Pep Guardiola was unhappy with the suggestion that what Manchester City do is easy.
City won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and the result never looked in any doubt.
Gabriel Jesus and David Silva scored in the first half to see Guardiola’s side temporarily cut Liverpool’s lead at the top to five points.
The City boss did not like people thinking it is easy for his side when they win.
He told talkSPORT: “It is always routine when you win and when you lose against Wolves you are a disaster.
“It’s always like this. We are a good team and sometimes the opponents are good, sometimes we have a bad performance but it’s not routine and there’s a lot of work behind it.
“You cannot imagine to make 190 points straight in the Premier League and create standards that no one before has done. It is because we work a lot.
“It is always easy when you win because you spend a lot of money and the others are disaster teams. When Wolves win it is because they are exceptional and we are a disaster. In this kind of situation, I know how it works.
“I don’t like ‘when we win it’s because it’s easy’. I don’t like that. I accept the critics but I don’t like when the people can think about when we win it is because it is easy because it is not and that’s not nice.”
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Liverpool have the chance to restore their eight point lead at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
City’s next league match is at home to Aston Villa next Saturday following a Champions League trip to Atalanta on Tuesday.
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