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Jan 20, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
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Aguero (34', 63' pen., 83')
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Murphy (67')

Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City need 10 more wins for title'

Guardiola: 'Man City need 10 more wins'
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Pep Guardiola believes that "10 more wins" are required if Manchester City are to win the Premier League title for a third time.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised his players for 'not panicking' against Newcastle United, as they picked up a 3-1 win to maintain their 12-point lead at the Premier League summit.

A Jacob Murphy goal on the counter, four minutes after Sergio Aguero had netted his second of the match, made things interesting at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero went on to complete his hat-trick - number 11 in a City shirt - to help City reach 65 points after just 24 matches.

Guardiola insists that there is still plenty of work to be done before they can be crowned champions, however, despite the big gap on the chasing pack.

"We need 10 more wins to be champions, and we'll try for more points," he told BBC Sport. "We face these kind of teams - Southampton, West Ham, Bournemouth, who play with the 5-4-1, that's why it's so important to attack this kind of team.

"It's not how many goals you score, it's how many chances you create, it's how many chances your keeper has to save. It was important how we reacted at 2-1, we didn't panic."

City have conceded in seven of their last eight home games in all competitions, having kept three clean sheets in the previous four.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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