Platt makes City-Barca comparison

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Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has compared his side to Spanish giants Barcelona after Saturday's 3-2 win at QPR.

The Citizens went behind in the first-half after Jay Bothroyd gave Neil Warnock's side a surprise lead, but Edin Dzeko and David Silva put Roberto Mancini's side back in-front. Heidar Helguson leveled for the Hoops, but Yaya Toure headed the winner late-on to secure victory and maintain a five-point gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Despite a lack of clean sheets for City in recent weeks, their attacking play continues to impress, and Platt is convinced only Pep Guardiola's side can match them on the form they showed in west London.

"The only time I have seen attacking like that is when I watch Barcelona on TV. We have won the game because we have scored three more goals," said Platt post-match.

"We feel as though there are goals in the team. Even at 1-0 down, even if it had gone to 2-0, I knew we were not out of it because we have such a goal threat about us."

The former Arsenal midfielder is keeping his feet on the ground despite the side's early advantage at the top of the table, insisting none of the players are getting carried away despite big wins against Spurs and Manchester United already this term.

"Things can change in an instant. Five points is not many. The league is starting to take shape," he added.

"Those teams up at the top, United, Chelsea and Arsenal, are starting to win games on a regular basis. Not many of those teams drop points, so we have to keep going."

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