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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…

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Manchester City return in style as Arsenal pay for David Luiz’s errors

Manchester City were impressive in a victory that ensures Liverpool cannot break their 30-year title drought by beating Everton on Sunday. The only blot on the display was a nasty injury late on to Eric García, after he collided at speed with Ederson, …

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No fairytale comeback but Solskjær’s tactics prove testing for Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

With Manchester City threatening to overrun United in the first half, Solskjær tweaked United’s shape and earned his reward with the winning goalIn this second leg a place in the Carabao Cup final beckoned for the team whose manager plotted the better …

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No fairytale comeback but Solskjær’s tactics prove testing for Guardiola | Jamie Jackson

With Manchester City threatening to overrun United in the first half, Solskjær tweaked United’s shape and earned his reward with the winning goalIn this second leg a place in the Carabao Cup final beckoned for the team whose manager plotted the better …

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Gabriel Jesus double eases Manchester City past Fulham after Ream’s early red

This was Manchester City’s 19th straight win in domestic cup competition, the holders coasting into the fifth round in a tie that neared a soporific state at times.Pep Guardiola and his team will not care, of course. They are favourites to reach Wemble…

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Pep Guardiola baffled at Manchester City letting Zaha make crucial run

• Wilfried Zaha’s break and cross lead to Fernandinho own goal• ‘The second goal is a mistake and we have to avoid it’Pep Guardiola criticised the defensive mistake that allowed Crystal Palace a late equaliser against Manchester City that may kill any …

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Manchester City hit by Fernandinho own goal as Crystal Palace grab draw

If this is the day Manchester City all but mathematically surrender their title, frustration will surely be the searing emotion. They dominated Crystal Palace and looked to have overturned Cenk Tosun’s first-half strike via two late Sergio Agüero goals…

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Gabriel Jesus strikes twice to steer Manchester City past Everton

Manchester City end the festive period with nine points from their four games after a pair of Gabriel Jesus goals handed a first defeat with Everton to Carlo Ancelotti. The visitors held out until early in the second half but ultimately could not deny …