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Pep Guardiola brands Man City 5-0 Westham thrashing as “sloppy”

Manchester City kicked off the new season in spectacular fashion, thrashing Westham 5-0. However, Pep Guardiola was unimpressed with his side, despite the win.



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Manchester City kicked off the new season in spectacular fashion, thrashing Westham 5-0. However, Pep Guardiola was unimpressed with his side, despite the win.

Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero were both on target, while Raheem Sterling got off to a hat trick in the new season. However, West Ham seemed the more fruitful side, until the deadlock was broken that is.

“Was it the perfect start? In terms of result, yes. Performance, no!” Pep Guardiola said.

“In the first half we were sloppy in our passing. But that’s normal. It’s the first game, away, it was hot, the rhythm was not there.

“The second half was better, more calm, extra passes, and after 3-0 the game was over. I cannot deny I’m so delighted for 5-0.”

The fixture witnessed the first VAR intervention in the Premier League. And having been on the wrong end of the VAR decisions in the recent past, Pep Guardiola had a few words.

“After what happened against Tottenham in the (Champions League) quarter-finals, we scored in 95th minute and we were there, 60,000 people were jumping, dancing, and one second later we’d lost because it was offside, I’m used to these situations. Nothing will be comparable to that.

“Saying that we have to be strong. After 3-0 the game is almost over, but at 2-0, 10 minutes later Ederson had to make an incredible save, and we’d have played the last 15 minutes at 2-1. So when that happens, after celebrating, you have to refocus.”

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