Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Bernardo Silva says Man City haven’t lost their hunger for more trophies

Bernardo Silva says Man City haven’t lost their hunger for more trophies

Premier League champions Manchester City are moving ominously into gear, boasting almost 2.9 goals per game in the Premier League after nine matches - an even higher strike rate than over the course of their record-breaking return last season.

Bernardo Silva has warned that Manchester City are in no mood to let up in their pursuit of further glory.

City are undefeated in the top flight and now turn their attention to a Champions League group fixture at Shakhtar Donetsk tomorrow.

Silva was also impressed with how City eased back into top gear after the disruption of the recent global fixtures.

"I know how tough it was for the fans, for the people. We need to keep it this way".

The second goal proved pivotal, however, and was not without controversy as Sane went down after contact from Jack Cork and referee Jonathan Moss appeared about to blow his whistle only to wave play on. The Burnley defence could not contain the intricate play of Sane and David Silva and Aguero finished clinically after being picked out unmarked at the back post.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Guardiola said: "Normally the player thinks of himself, himself, himself - it's not easy - but he put himself a little bit in my position and said he understood perfectly. Whenever a player is out, I like it when they come back - we will be stronger".

Aguero had another chance blocked and David Silva lifted the loose ball over the bar before Mahrez drilled into the side-netting. To be honest I didn't know if it would be allowed'.

Pep Guardiola opted ring the changes for the final 15 minutes as De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden were introduced.

Erik Lamela's first-half header and a composed defensive display sealed a fourth successive league victory for Mauricio Pochettino's team.

Such was the visitor's astonishment that they had conceded in such circumstances, they conceded again just one minute later. But Guardiola says he is not concerned about interest from German clubs despite the early success of Sancho.

The England goalkeeper was part of the City team who ended their 35-year wait for a trophy by winning the FA Cup in 2011, before securing their first league title since 1968 a year later.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche, who felt City should have had Vincent Kompany and Leroy Sane sent off for bad challenges, felt the scoreline was harsh.

That miss hardly mattered as City made the game safe with goals in the 54th and 56th minutes.

Burnley did at least manage to get 75 minutes out of midfielder Steven Defour, who was making his first league appearance since suffering a knee injury in January.

"I think to be fair, if you take away the noise I don't think there's ever been any real problem with him, the manager or the club", said Dyche.

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