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John Stones double sinks Crystal Palace as Manchester City close gap at top

Like a champion racehorse Manchester City are timing their title challenge perfectly, this win moving them into second with 35 points, two behind Manchester United with a game in hand.This cruise of a victory over Crystal Palace was their fifth in-a-ro…

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Phil Foden’s moment of class sets up Manchester City victory over Brighton

Manchester City are now 14 matches unbeaten, the scoreline of this win not reflecting the conveyor-belt of chances they created. At the end all that separated the sides was Phil Foden’s impressive goal near half-time – the substitute Raheem Sterling bl…

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Gündogan and Torres ease Manchester City to victory over Newcastle

Manchester City remain in search of the relentlessness of their title triumphs under Pep Guardiola but this scrappy win still moves them into fifth.Missing is a killer touch before goal, with Sergio Agüero being nursed back to full fitness. Newcastle w…

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Sergio Agüero returns to help Manchester City end Marseille’s hopes

Ferran Torres’s fourth goal of the group stage ensured Manchester City headed the phase unbeaten for a second consecutive year, their 16 points the joint-highest return of any English team in the competion’s history.Pep Guardiola will be as pleased wit…

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Manchester City ease past Fulham with Sterling and De Bruyne sparkling

Manchester City were in exhibition mode, winning this 10th Premier League outing of the season with ease. Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez particularly sparkled in a fine team display, their play at times sublime and just too good for Ful…

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Riyad Mahrez fires hat-trick in Manchester City’s rout of Burnley

Manchester City ended their paltry Premier League goal return in style. After scoring only 10 in eight previous matches this was Pep Guardiola’s side at their silken best.Riyad Mahrez was the star turn with a hat-trick completed on 69 minutes, his head…

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Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus returns with a bang in win over Olympiakos

Manchester City have a maximum nine points in a group stage that is going perfectly. Factor in a fine display from Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus’s goal-scoring appearance as a substitute following a long lay-off and Pep Guardiola can be pleased. His …

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Ilkay Gündogan calms Manchester City nerves to set up win over Porto

When required Manchester City moved into high-gear, pulling away from Porto as the second half wore on. For that Pep Guardiola deserves credit for a double substitution that introduced Phil Foden and Ferran Torres, the pair combining within minutes for…

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Raheem Sterling goal gives Manchester City victory over Arsenal

Manchester City were accomplished in a victory in which they virtually shut Arsenal out in the second half. Before the break Pep Guardiola’s side were almost as dominant, though an oft-cited defensive fragility was again evident that will continue to o…

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Pep Guardiola questions Manchester City’s belief after drubbing by Leicester

• ‘We started to think we were playing bad,’ says manager• Brendan Rodgers full of praise for Leicester’s tactical disciplinePep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 5-2 humbling by Leicester was a result of his players lacking stability and belief, after …

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Jamie Vardy hat-trick takes Leicester top and stuns Manchester City

This was a scintillating exhibition of why Jamie Vardy is so dangerous. His was a hat-trick that made Manchester City appear half-paced and meant Leicester handed their hosts a loss in their opening top-flight home league game of the season for the fir…

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Manchester City made to work by Bournemouth till Phil Foden clincher

Manchester City’s unbeaten run in League Cup ties, dating back to 26 October 2016, continues. The victors of the past three seasons’ competitions are through to meet Burnley in round four courtesy of Phil Foden’s second of the season. The 20-year-old i…

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Jesus ensures stylish Manchester City sweep past Real Madrid

Manchester City were relentless in a dazzling performance of shock-and-awe attacking that pinned back Real Madrid from kick-off to final whistle. It gave Pep Guardiola’s team – and the club – its finest Champions League result and pits them against Lyo…

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Jesus ensures stylish Manchester City sweep past Real Madrid

Manchester City were relentless in a dazzling performance of shock-and-awe attacking that pinned back Real Madrid from kick-off to final whistle. It gave Pep Guardiola’s team – and the club – its finest Champions League result and pits them against Lyo…

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De Bruyne’s stunner sparks 5-0 rout of Norwich as Manchester City reach 100

David Silva’s 309th and final Manchester City Premier League appearance was a canter of a victory. It means the champions of the past two years finish on 81 points, 16 behind the champions, Liverpool, with 102 goals as they bid farewell to Silva – from…

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Gabriel Jesus’s skill steers Manchester City past battling Bournemouth

Manchester City roll on to Wembley while Bournemouth’s Premier League status becomes ever more precarious. A week beginning with the court of arbitration for sport appeal victory moved to this hard-fought win for Pep Guardiola’s side before the continu…

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Manchester City thump Newcastle with David Silva in starring role

Manchester City cantered to a win that ended Newcastle United’s unbeaten four-game run since the restart of the Premier League. As is so often the case, Pep Guardiola’s side were far classier, far more accomplished than opponents who barely – if ever –…

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Manchester City thump Newcastle with David Silva in starring role

Manchester City cantered to a win that ended Newcastle United’s unbeaten four-game run since the restart of the Premier League. As is so often the case, Pep Guardiola’s side were far classier, far more accomplished than opponents who barely – if ever –…

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Sterling and Foden star as Manchester City rain on Liverpool’s title parade

Manchester City, smarting from losing their title, unleashed their frustration on the side who took it from them and they must wonder how Jürgen Klopp’s side had arrived 23 points ahead of them. Related: Manchester City 4-0 Liverpool: Premier League – …

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Phil Foden leads Manchester City’s ruthless dismantling of Burnley

Manchester City were a juggernaut Burnley just could not stop but next visitors Liverpool could claim the Premier League title on the champions’ home turf on Thursday-week.For the scenario to occur City must beat Chelsea on Thursday – if Liverpool have…