English Premiership

Laporte happy that Man City are top of league at this stage

Aymeric Laporte (Getty Images)
Aymeric Laporte (Getty Images)

Manchester - Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte says they want to be top of the Premier League right now even if title rivals Liverpool have a game in hand.

The champions produced arguably their best performances of a scintillating season to thump Chelsea 6-0 and leapfrog Liverpool at the summit once more.

Since losing at Newcastle last month, City have taken maximum points from three fixtures that could have also seen them drop points, but Pep Guardiola's side have now firmly put the pressure on their Merseyside rivals.

Laporte said: "We wanted to be on top and we are. We continue in the real fight for the title, we are first and this is very important in this fight.

"The luck we did not have there [Newcastle] we have had now against Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea.

"In the end the games are always coming thick and fast here in England."

Laporte also echoed Guardiola's belief that it's always better to be at the top of the table even it is only a provisional place with City having now played a game more than the others.

The Spanish player added: "You can ask anybody, it is always better to be up there to face any type of situation."

City are now preparing for a FA Cup clash at Newport County on Saturday.

Fixtures
Mon 13 Jul 20 21:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester United
Southampton
Old Trafford
Tue 14 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Chelsea
Norwich City
Stamford Bridge
Wed 15 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Manchester City
AFC Bournemouth
Etihad Stadium
Results
Sun 12 Jul 20
AFC Bournemouth 4
Leicester City 1
Sun 12 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 2
Arsenal 1
Sun 12 Jul 20
Aston Villa 2
Crystal Palace 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
35
30
93
2. Manchester City
35
23
72
3. Chelsea
35
18
60
4. Leicester City
35
17
59