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Pep Guardiola pleased as Manchester City overcome ‘difficult’ Everton test

Pep Guardiola felt his Manchester City side had come through a tough game after grinding out a 2-0 victory over Everton on Saturday. Erling Haaland struck twice in the latter stages to secure a hard-fought Premier League success for the champions at the Etihad Stadium. It was City’s 10th successive triumph in all competitions and Guardiola said the manner of the win would stand them in good stead as they chase a repeat treble.