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Laporte says City feel better on top

11th February 2019, 12:26 by Simon Barlow

Aymeric Laporte says Manchester City wanted to be on top of the Premier League even if title rivals Liverpool have a game in hand.

The champions produced arguably their best performances of a scintillating season to thump Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool at the summit once more.

Since losing at Newcastle last month, City have taken maximum points from three fixtures that could have also seen them drop points, but Pep Guardiola's side have now firmly put the pressure on their Merseyside rivals.

"We wanted to be on top and we are," said Laporte on Sunday.

"We continue in the real fight for the title, we are first and this is very important in this fight.

"The luck we did not have there [Newcastle] we have had now against Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea. Small details. In the end the games are always coming thick and fast here in England."

Laporte also echoed Guardiola's belief that it's always better to be at the top of the table even it is only a provisional place with City having now played a game more than the others.

"You can ask anybody, it is always better to be up there to face any type of situation," he added.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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