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Pep Guardiola: Manchester City best in Premier League at creating chances

• Spaniard pleased with 5-0 win over Palace but wants more ruthlessness
• Defeat brings Sam Allardyce’s side back into relegation equation

Pep Guardiola paid tribute to his captain, Vincent Kompany, after Manchester City’s biggest league win of the season, not for completing a fifth successive game but for popping up with an important goal at the start of the second half of the 5-0 win against Crystal Palace.

“We don’t score enough goals,” the City manager said. “The numbers don’t lie, we have not been good enough in the boxes this season. If we had been only one goal in front with 20 minutes to go in this game we would not have won, so I said to the players at half-time either score a goal or forget about it. Going ahead in the first minutes of the game helped us a lot but we still needed a second and Vincent scored an amazing goal. After that we were able to play without pressure.”

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