Wednesday 16 November 2011

Milner: City will get better

Midfielder wants leaders to maintain momentum following derby win

James Milner provided two assists in City's 6-1 thrashing of rivals United at Old Trafford

James Milner says Manchester City can keep on improving following their demolition job on Manchester United.

Roberto Mancini's team secured an emphatic 6-1 win at Old Trafford against a 10-man United side, a victory that moved City five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League and set a plethora of records in the process.

City have been in superb form scoring 33 goals in their opening nine fixtures, equalling the all-time total for a top-flight season set by Everton in 1894/95.

However, Milner warned against complacency, insisting his team must maintain their momentum following their extraordinary win over the Barclays Premier League champions.

"We want to keep improving as a team," he said. "We still have some new players in this team and can get even better.

"It's all about riding the wave. The confidence is there and it's about keeping this momentum, putting in good performances and getting the results.

"It's a tough place to go, there's always a great atmosphere and their record at home in recent years speaks for itself, so it's great to get three points.

"It's a fantastic result but we have to remember that it's just one game and it's just early days in the season.

"You have to keep your feet on the ground. This is one match out of 38 to achieve what we want to achieve. But we'll take confidence from it and the way we played."

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Key Points

  • James Milner says City can still improve this season
  • Midfielder was instrumental in 6-1 win at Old Trafford
  • Keen to keep momentum going for future matches