Asked if it was one of City’s best performances of his reign, Guardiola said: “Yes, we played good.”
However, he refused to get too carried away, pointing to the recent shock defeat at Newcastle, and also claimed the Carabao Cup final against Chelsea at the end of the month has been made far more difficult.
“One week ago we played Newcastle, remember? Not two months,” he said.
“The final, now it’s tougher, they will react. If you analyse the performances this week – beating Arsenal and Everton, to play this way – the players were outstanding. I said to them I just want to say thank you for what they’ve done.”