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Man City boss Pep Guardiola reflects on ‘bizarre’ win over Leicester City after nine-goal Boxing Day thriller

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola reflects on ‘bizarre’ win over Leicester City after nine-goal Boxing Day thriller

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Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City never had control of a “strange game” against Leicester after a frenzied Boxing Day fight ended in a 6-3 victory.

The Champions took a 4-0 lead at the Etihad Stadium, but were narrowed down to 4-3 before producing a solid finish to set a Premier League classic.

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Guardiola was prepared for the frenetic nature of party football

The victory was City’s ninth in a row and opened up a six-point lead at the top of the table, but Guardiola admitted he could barely breathe easily.

The Spaniard said: “It was a roller coaster, a typical Boxing Day (match) with a lot of goals. For everyone it was a fun game.

“It’s another victory, so important to continue our race, but it was weird. Even at 4-0 in the first half, every time they had the ball they would come in the last third and create chances.

“The match was open even at 4-0. It was not closed. It’s a great club with a lot of quality and in the second half they changed shape.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola reflects on ‘bizarre’ win over Leicester City after nine-goal Boxing Day thriller

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Leicester valiantly tried to strike back and make it a contest

“We know the quality they have in the construction. They have a good side and we know they’ve been good the last few years. They have always been so difficult and they have an exceptional manager.

“How smart it was to change shape and they created a lot of problems.

“At 4-2 the mood of the players changed and at 4-3 the game was close to being equalized, or even (them) to winning the game, because their mood was high and we had doubts.

“But we were patient and we had chances, and on set pieces we won the game.”

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