Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola refused to get too carried away after seeing his side defeat Manchester United 3-1 to preserve their Premier League lead.
Having seen Liverpool see off Fulham earlier on in the day, Guardiola was delighted to see his players respond with a deserved derby victory at the Etihad Stadium, but was not reading too much into a single result.
He told reporters: "It is November so we haven't even finished the first round (of games). A lot can happen in football.
"City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal – they have numbers to be champions. We are just two points ahead, it is nothing.
"When you win (the league) with 100 points, people can think we’ll maintain our level. The key is the depth (of the squad). Everybody knows they have to maintain their level if they want to stay in the team.
"The important thing is that we are consistent and that we play well most of the time, but I see a lot of things we can improve."
The Citizens are currently two points clear at the top of the table, with Liverpool their closest challengers, while Chelsea are now four points off the pace after drawing 0-0 at home to Everton on Sunday.
City are currently priced at 1/4 to retain their Premier League crown, with Liverpool available at 4/1 and Chelsea 20/1.
Guardiola's side return to action after the international break with a trip to West Ham on Saturday 24th November, with City having won their last five meetings with the Londoners – scoring 18 goals in the process.
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