Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has expressed his delight after they beat Newcastle 1-0 in a “complicated” Premier League fixture on Wednesday.
The victory extended their lead at the top of the table to 15 points and their record-breaking winning streak to 18 matches.
But despite having 72% possession and 21 shots, Newcastle almost stole a point when Dwight Gayle went close with a header in the dying minutes. He was also rightly booked for a dive inside the penalty box.
“We created chances. At half-time it could have been three or four,” Guardiola told a news conference.
“It’s okay. When you’re winning 18 games in a row, you have 10-15 minutes in that way but we are so happy.
“It’s not easy when Newcastle don’t want to play. They defend well and want to counter-attack and defend deep. It’s not easy.
“We created chances in the first half and the beginning of the second. In the last minutes — it was a little more complicated.”