Yet even he needed to smile after any other blistering triumph for his rampant Manchester City staff.
They are best of the Premier League above opponents Manchester United this morning by way of greater than alphabetical order. More essential, who can doubt that they’re best of the league for slick soccer and stupendous objectives?
A second of magic from Leroy Sane started this demolition of Crystal Palace. Another from Fabian Delph completed it off within the ultimate minute.
In between there have been two tap-ins for Raheem Sterling and a close-range header from Sergio Aguero that took him one function wanting equalling the best-ever City file.
It is the starvation to play, the starvation to entertain, and the starvation to attain a hatful each time they take the sector that marks out this City staff to have the potential of one thing very particular.
They have scored 16 objectives of their closing 3 Premier League video games, and seven extra in two cup suits. They are an impossible to resist tide simply nowadays.
Palace didn’t play that badly, and resisted virtually till half-time due to defensive organisation that veteran supervisor Roy Hodgson has impulsively delivered to the aspect.
The dam was once damaged within the 44th minute due to person brilliance from Sane, who performed a one-two with David Silva, dinked the ball over defender Scott Dann with beautiful ability, and then slipped within the function.
It illustrated the ambitious promise of the younger German, a flyer born to run on both wing.
Palace had come into the fit with the unenviable file of no issues and no objectives of their opening 5 video games of the Premier League season, and with one supervisor already sacked.
Sure, Hodgson’s staff had been pinned again by way of City’s dominance, and maximum groups can be this season. But they had been an original danger with swift, clever counter-attacks within the opening duration — with Ruben Loftus-Cheek on the middle of a lot just right paintings.
He struck the submit within the 19th minute with a fierce shot that took a slight deflection and then skewed extensive from any other alternative at shut fluctuate.
If simplest. If simplest. Maybe Manchester City may have stuttered — however most probably no longer. This is an impressive staff being created by way of Guardiola.
He had no longer been glad at half-time, believing his staff was once enjoying too slowly. He kicked over a chair at the touchline in frustration.
The 2d 1/2, by contrast, was once a master-class of the way fast and suave, and intricate passing can ruin down massed defence.
Sterling scored the second one within the 51st minute, changing a precision move from Sane on the finish of a sweeping transfer.
He scored once more 8 mins later after an attractive chip by way of Kevin De Bruyne foxed the Crystal Palace defence and Aguero arrange the danger with a candy volleyed go.
Aguero was once chasing the best-ever City objectives file of 177 set by way of pre-war ace Eric Brook. He scored his personal 176th with a formidable header from a move by way of the darting, dazzling Sane.
The Argentine striker had any other effort stored by way of the keeper after an indicator surge into the field, and the overall function was once left to change Delph, who despatched an unstoppable curling shot into the highest nook of the web along with his supposedly weaker proper foot.
Guardiola stood at the touchline applauding the methodology of this under-rated English midfielder, a grin of pleasure on his face.
The chairs had been protected from his rage now.
MANCHESTER CITY: Ederson; Walker, Stones (Delph 70th), Otamendi, Mendy (Danilo 28th); Fernandinho; Sane, De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling (B Silva 61st); Aguero.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Sakho, van Aanholt; Townsend, Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye (Puncheon 57th), Milivojevic, Schlupp; Benteke (Sako 71st).
Man of the fit: LEROY SANE — scored a very good opening function, made two others, and a devastating danger all through the fit.
Referee: N Swarbrick.