The result sees Guardiola’s side move ahead of Liverpool at the top of the table on goal difference, albeit having played one game more.
Guardiola said, “Goodison Park, 0-2, we have to be happy. We had problems in the second half but it was a good game. In terms of consistency, we didn’t concede one shot on target. To score in the last minute of the first half helped us a lot.
“We are not the tallest team in the world so we don’t expect to score from set-pieces but Mikel Arteta works a lot on them. Many decisions could be better, but that is my job to analyse those.
“Gabriel Jesus has scored nine goals in a short time and Sergio got three at the weekend, it is important to have two good strikers. I am so satiusufed, we have a game every three days for three months.
“I don’t think too much about that but four or five days ago we could have been seven points behind, it is a lesson to never give up.
“We have an incredible test on Sunday against Chelsea.”