Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side’s 2-0 win over Everton, but believed they could soon “die in the road”.
The Citizens would move ahead in first-half stoppage time when Aymeric Laporte sent a bullet header over Everton keeper Jordan Pickford – the 15th time this season that City had scored with their first shot on target – six more than any other team.
Subs would combine for Man City’s second, as Kevin De Bruyne played in Gabriel Jesus who scored on the second attempt.
The result means City are now back on top in the Premier League, leading the way from Liverpool on goal-difference.
Speaking to BBC, Guardiola said: “I am so satisfied, we have a game every three days for three months.
“Gabriel Jesus has scored nine goals in a short time and Sergio got three at the weekend, it is important to have two good strikers.
“I don’t know how far we will get, maybe we will die in the road, but we are trying. We have played one more game than Liverpool, it’s good to be top but Liverpool has a game at Old Trafford.”
City are now the side in control again, and while Guardiola said he tries to avoid thinking about the situation, he was aware that the Citizen’s predicament could have been far different.
“I don’t think too much about it but four or five days ago we could have been seven points behind, it is a lesson to never give up,” he explained.
“We have an incredible test on Sunday against Chelsea.”