Pep Guardiola wasn’t happy with Man City’s first half. He reserved special praise for his two headline stars, while criticizing his team’s performance in the first half. Everton frustrated City for most of the clash, but Erling Haaland’s goal in the 71st minute broke the deadlock, followed by a second goal in the 85th minute.
Guardiola was displeased with his team’s body language in the first half and expressed his disappointment at half-time. However, he emphasized the team’s stability and praised the players’ efforts in the second half. Despite not speaking highly of his team’s performance, Guardiola acknowledged Erling Haaland’s lethal finishing and Kevin De Bruyne’s technical brilliance for securing the win.