Guardiola ‘delighted’ with City display despite first defeat


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he was “delighted” with his side’s performance despite a first Premier League defeat of the season in a 2-0 loss at Chelsea.

City dominated possession early on at Stamford Bridge, but could not find a way through a well-organised Chelsea defence and were hit on the break just before halftime as N’Golo Kante netted Chelsea’s first shot at goal.

David Luiz’s header in the second half sealed City’s first Premier League defeat since April as they were knocked off the summit by unbeaten Liverpool.

Guardiola, however, still liked what he saw, believing Chelsea simply took their chances at key moments.