"Our game idea is always the same, and with this type of game we must have a lot of patience and precision when attacking".
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"It's a big victory", Guardiola told the BBC.
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.
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They played 10 players inside the box, it was nearly impossible. "We didn't have any rhythm because Adrian was taking 30 seconds every time".
Guardiola felt the change worked and plans to use it again against teams who defend deeply.
Star striker Sergio Aguero was substituted late on against West Ham having only taken two shots on goal for the match, yet Guardiola claims a recent dip in form is partly due to his recovery from a previous auto accident, coupled with more stringent opposition marking. Some of the games we've had this season, I don't think we've been as good as that.
"Arguably we had the best chances in the first half". You get results in football in different ways, and it looked as though we may have got one in a different way today. It's complicated for us, and they obviously hold the game, and try to take advantage from a set piece.
Guardiola expects an aerial bombardment from United after seeing his side concede another goal from a set-piece.