Pep Guardiola anxious for next week's Premier League derby clash

David Silva celebrates after scoring Manchester City's winner against West Ham

David Silva scored a late goal Sunday evening as runaway leaders Manchester City won their 13 successive Premier League game and restored their eight-point lead with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United. "Our game idea is always the same, and with this type of game we must have a lot of patience and precision when attacking". We didn't have any rhythm because (West Ham goalkeeper) Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time (with the ball). I hope they win it.

They played 10 players inside the box, it was nearly impossible.

The second-half was a different story, however, as City piled on the pressure with Nicolas Otamendi restoring parity on 61 minutes before David Silva completed the comeback seven minutes from time.

"You have to try to solve it (when teams defend deep)". You get results in football in different ways, and it looked as though we may have got one in a different way today.

"We don't normally play with two strikers and two wingers but we did, so it is a lesson for us".

The 83rd-minute victor came when David Silva launched himself to acrobatically turn in Kevin De Bruyne's brilliant chipped pass but Moyes pointed towards something of a learning experience for 18-year-old Rice, who he credited with impressing up until that point on his third top-flight start.

"I would like [if] Paul could play against us - I like to face the team with the best players possible".

City have been in irresistible form this season but it appears that teams may have identified a potential Achilles heel in their defence at set pieces. "They just want to defend - I understand, I am not judging, don't misunderstand me - but it is hard, they use the counter-attack and set pieces", Guardiola added. "It will happen again next week against United so we have to try and concede fewer set pieces".



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