And Guardiola's side were applauded by the Swansea players and staff in a guard of honour before kick-off.
And that is not the truth, ' Guardiola said.
He tweeted after the game: "Damn I missed you, Football". A dogged and dependable defensive midfielder, Fernando was a good player for Manchester City, he just wasn't as good as team mate and compatriot Fernandinho.
The Brazilian, who had been starved off the scoresheet by the post and Swansea's goalkeeper, finally got his goal when he headed home a handsome ball from Yaya Toure.
With four games left, City needs six more points to post the most points outright in a Premier League campaign, six more goals for the most goals in a Premier League campaign, and two more wins to post the most victories in a Premier League campaign.
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The final whistle saw hundreds of supporters storm onto the pitch, despite the best efforts of club security and appeals over the loudspeakers at the Etihad Stadium.
And Guardiola, who will be heading into his third season as manager in the Premier League, is wary of the challenges of repeating the same feat again next year.
City return to action with a home game against Swansea on Sunday. They ended the half having had 86 percent of the possession, and only two player with less than 90 percent pass success (De Bruyne and Bernardo).
They now sit four points above the drop zone - though they would not have expected to pick up points at the Etihad.
They could also get the biggest ever win margin in terms of points, beating the 18 points that the United of 99/00 won the league by.
They are also keen to avoid embarrassment against a Swansea side who, for all their troubles this season, have beaten Liverpool and Arsenal in the league since Christmas.
"Fourteen teams lose at Manchester City this season, we are 15".