Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has lauded his team for an “incredible performance” after they thrashed Chelsea 6-0 in a tense encounter on Sunday.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s sixth goal

Maurizio Sarri’s side were taken apart by the defending champions at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the Blues suffering their heaviest ever Premier League loss.

Raheem Sterling struck in the fourth minute and Ilkay Gundogan rapidly made it four after Aguero’s first-half double, with Chelsea unable to muster any response in the face of City’s incredible intensity.

Sergio Aguero

Aguero, who also hit a treble in City’s last home league game against Arsenal, stroked home a penalty after the break to join Alan Shearer on 11 Premier League hat-tricks and Sterling struck late to complete the scoring.

Yeah, good. Of course we were lucky that the first three times we attacked we scored two goals, but in general we make an incredible performance against a top team.

Pep Guardiola

On the title chase:

Pressure doesn’t exist. It never exists. We’ll play like a team and if we win, perfect. If we don’t, we’re going to try next season. It’s a privilege, to be a football player or manager. They have to try their best. That is what I demand of them. So many things happen all over the world, to talk of pressure.

Pep Guardiola