Jake Humphrey, Peter Crouch, and Joleon Lescott shared a wry smile and a chuckle at Nuno Espirito Santo’s somewhat strange post-match interview following Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Wolves on Tuesday night.
City were dominant throughout the 90 minutes and produced one of their best displays of the season, despite needing late goals to secure the victory.
A brief equaliser from Conor Coady in the second half did cast doubt over the home side extending their winning run to 21 matches in all competitions until Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez quickly put the game away late on.
But for all the fun and games on the pitch, with Mahrez and Jesus stealing the headlines, it was Nuno’s curious post-match interview that perked Humphrey and the BT Sport’s pundits’ attention after the match.
In conversation with Des Kelly, the BT Sport interviewer ended the interview, saying, “Nuno, thank you very much.”
Obviously surprised by the decision to end the interview whilst he was still talking, Nuno funnily responded in a high-pitched voice: “Oh, okay,” and made his way.
The camera then cuts to Humphrey, Crouch, and Lescott, who are obviously a little taken aback by Nuno’s curious response to the interview ending.
It was a funny little moment in a match that was mostly rudimentary for Pep Guardiola and his players.
With the win, City moved to within just two games of matching Bayern Munich’s 23-game winning record, which was set just last year.
Guardiola’s team now sit 15 points clear at the top of the table, though Manchester United can close that gap to 12 with a win over Crystal Palace tonight.
The pair then meet at the weekend in a critical Manchester derby that United must win to keep their slender title hopes alive. But for City, the task is simply on focusing on the next game, while recognising their brilliant achievements in recent months, as Guardiola admitted after the win.
“I had a feeling we were going to be good,” he told BT Sport. “I saw this morning the team, how focused they were when we warmed up. I thought they were ready.
“Wolves had one shot on target and got one goal – and after that they had a good five minutes. If you let them run they kill you, they are so good with their pace.
“But in 90 minutes we conceded so few actions to them and we created enough against them. It was an incredibly well-deserved victory and a big compliment to the guys, they were outstanding.”