Pep Guardiola uses the term 'Fraudiola' in latest press conference

Pep Guardiola has used the term 'Fraudiola'

Manchester City are no longer the favourites for the Premier League title.

Pep Guardiola's side were easily expected to defeat an injury-plagued Norwich City on Saturday evening.

But they fell to a shock 3-2 defeat as Man City looked vulnerable without the presence of Aymeric Laporte.

That result meant City remained second in the table but already five points behind last season's runners up, Liverpool.

Of course, it's still early days. Only five games have been played and the season is still in it's second month.

City will be buoyed by the fact they were seven points back from Liverpool going into the new year but still went on to claim the title in May.

But Guardiola is showing signs that he is feeling the pressure.

He jokingly crowned Liverpool champions after their defeat to Norwich on the weekend.

Pep Guardiola looks on as his side lose to Norwich

And now, Guardiola has even used the term 'Fraudiola', a word used by Twitter trolls to describe him.

"They gave me all the prestige I have in England, when the first season when it was Fraud Guardiola, Fraudiola," he said, per Goal.

"This kind of game here in England - it’s not possible to play because you need to have tackles and you have to play like that - these players gave me the prestige that I have.

"And now all around the world people say how good a manager I am - it’s for them, not for me."

A proud day for Twitter trolls. Guardiola seems rattled.

The Spanish manager went on to state whether he thinks his side went wrong against Norwich.

"We were not precise up front or we made individual mistakes but I am responsible for that, but that is part of the game," he added.

"Sometimes it happens and the players know it’s not necessary to tell them or watch some clips.

"Right now in the locker room they know they have to improve on that or it will not be possible to compete [for the title]."

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