With rivals Liverpool dropping two points at home to Southampton on Sunday, City will finish third if they win their remaining three Premier League matches - a position that would see them qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage.
Of course, it's not a job well done yet, but City have one foot in next season's Champions League.
"But we are not able to score goals".
Guardiola's stats are correct - Spurs had 13 shots to City's 12 when they lost at White Hart Lane in October. When we switched, we got better going forward. Against Chelsea, we create more chances both here and at Stamford Bridge but in the boxes we are not good.
With a haul of eight goals, Iheanacho had the best goals-per-minute ratio of any Premier League player last season after scoring a goal every 93.9 minutes. The one against Man United will always be best.
"The right question to ask ourselves is, 'Are we capable to increase, especially in the moments under pressure all together in a big game, the level?'" Lloris said.
"Our problem is finishing these chances- this is the most hard thing in football".
Player ratingsMan City: Willy Caballero: 7, Fernandinho: 7, Vincent Kompany: 8, Nicolas Otamendi: 8, Gael Clichy: 7, Yaya Toure: 8, Raheem Sterling: 8, Kevin De Bruyne: 9, David Silva: 9, Leroy Sane: 8, Gabriel Jesus: 7.
"In the game against Everton, they arrive four times and we lose 4-0".
"Sometimes we talk about needing more time, but when you are good, you maybe don't need time".
While City are top of the "chances created" statistic in the division, they rank only seventh in goals scored and Guardiola claims there is only one solution to that problem. "I'm pleased for our people we can finally enjoy a lot of goals here", manager Pep Guardiola, who has bemoaned his side's finishing of late, said.
A win against already relegated Sunderland would have moved them to within a point of 16th place Crystal Palace and would have handed them the momentum heading into the final two games of the season. "They punished us heavily", he said.
There are four incredible teams fighting for the final two places.
"I didn't speak with him but I'm pretty sure Manuel Pellegrini missed him a lot last season, for the last two seasons". "It will be unbelievable".
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace might have to deal with the absence of Andros Townsend, who is an injury doubt after suffering what manager Sam Allardyce described as a "twinge" in his Achilles during training on Friday. The home side can ill afford to drop points against 16-place Crystal Palace.
City showed that they do not need to only rely on their strikers to get the goals.
"All five goals were avoidable". That is the biggest disappointment. The numbers don't lie, though, we have created so many chances but haven't scored enough.