Fresh from overseeing an outright record for successive Premier League victories - 15 and counting this season - with another 4-0 masterclass at Swansea City, Guardiola sounded nearly affronted at the idea the leaders might lose their focus.
Premier League leaders Manchester City plan to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window to avoid a lack of squad depth as they compete on multiple fronts, manager Pep Guardiola has said.
City have been near-invincible this season and have not dropped points in the league since being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Everton in their second game of the campaign in August.
The England victor has repeated this trick to keep City on track more recently with late interventions in wins by the same margin over Huddersfield Town and Southampton.
Liverpool are fifth, on goal difference, after a 0-0 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion. Watford were also thumped 6-0 at Vicarage Road during this period. Carlo Ancelotti then opened up with six straight wins to establish the club record broken by Conte's side.
Bony's 26 goals in 54 games for Swansea between 2013 and 2015 caught the eyes of Manchester City, however the Ivorian made just 15 league starts for the Sky Blues. We are watching history being made in handsome fashion.
He continued: "I am so happy because our job depends on if we win, so if we win we are so happy in our lives and in our jobs".
Guardiola made four changes to the team that had prevailed at Old Trafford in a game marred by an angry post-match brawl that is being investigated by the Football Association, with Sergio Aguero earning a recall.
Speaking to the gathered press, Clement said: "They are one of the best sides I have come across, they do the basics and the ugly side really well, they make it hard for you to press them because they pop it around you, if you sit off it makes them totally dominate".
Tottenham returned to the Premier League's top four as Serge Aurier and Son Heung-min were on target in a 2-0 win over Brighton at Wembley.
It was timely for the striker, who was at fault for both of City's goals in the derby before squandering a close-range chance late on.
West Brom have now gone a club-record 16 games without a win in all competitions, but the point took Alan Pardew's side out of the relegation zone.