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Guardiola tells City players to keep minds on the job and forget Liverpool

• ‘I don’t have magician’s ball about how many points we need’• Nuno Espírito Santo has no complaints over Boly red cardPep Guardiola said he has no “magician’s ball” to tell him how many points Manchester City may need to defend their Premier League t…

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Rúben Neves fails to show he could be City’s Fernandinho-in-waiting | Jamie Jackson

Wolves’ defensive midfielder overshadowed by Pep Guardiola’s current all-rounder although his opportunities were limited by Willy Boly’s early red cardIf Kevin De Bruyne was a surprise omission for Manchester City, this was an evening when Rúben Neves …

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Nigel Clough: ‘I hope Guardiola’s got more than a glass of wine for me’

• Burton manager sees funny side of 9-0 defeat by Manchester City• Pep Guardiola: ‘It’s an honour to play against a Clough’Nigel Clough managed to retain his sense of humour after Burton’s 9-0 trouncing by stating he hoped Pep Guardiola had “more than …

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Phil Foden helps merciless Manchester City put Rotherham to the sword

Manchester City required only low gear to rout Rotherham United and coast into the FA Cup fourth round – 7-0 being the highest margin of victory of the Pep Guardiola reign.Riyad Mahrez’s 73rd-minute finish was indicative of the contest. When Guardiola’…

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Jürgen Klopp: ‘How on earth was Vincent Kompany not sent off?’

• Liverpool manager rails at lunging tackle on Mohamed Salah• Pep Guardiola ‘proud’ of Manchester City – ‘It was like a final’Jürgen Klopp was left in disbelief that Vincent Kompany was not sent off in the first half of Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Manche…

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola praises Raheem Sterling’s calmness

• Manager ‘very pleased’ after Sterling scores third in Everton win• Marco Silva disappointed by Everton’s profligacy up frontPep Guardiola praised Raheem Sterling’s calmness after a week that began with his alleged racial abuse at Chelsea ended with t…

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Raheem Sterling finishes off Everton to put Manchester City on top

Manchester City did not have things completely their own way against Everton so in emerging with the win the champions illustrated why they remained title favourites despite losing top spot last Saturday. They also leapfrogged Liverpool to become leade…

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Leroy Sané’s fine double fires Manchester City past Hoffenheim

Manchester City stuttered but two goals from Leroy Sané gave them a fourth win of the group stage and cemented their position as one of the big favourites to win the Champions League this season.Pep Guardiola made five changes to the team that lost at …

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David Silva sparks Manchester City’s precious derby victory over United

With this victory in the 177th derby, Manchester City surely killed any lingering hopes Manchester United had of competing for the league title.José Mourinho’s side made a fight of it but City always appeared a class – at least – above and left United …

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Sterling hits two as Manchester City thrash Southampton to go top again

This dismantling of Southampton illustrates how difficult dethroning Manchester City will surely be. From opening whistle to the end Pep Guardiola’s supreme side made the contest a virtual duck shoot on an afternoon when Raheem Sterling was sublime.The…

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Brahim Díaz double fires half-powered Manchester City past Fulham

Manchester City’s bid to retain the Carabao Cup will take in a trip to Leicester or Southampton after this canter of a win over Fulham that featured Brahim Díaz’s first goals for the club.Pep Guardiola will be pleased with securing a place in the quart…

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Manchester City outclass Brighton with sublime Sergio Agüero finish

Manchester City’s sixth Premier League victory of the season lifted them to the top of the table, for a couple of hours at least, and was decorated by a sublime Sergio Agüero goal.Midway through the second half the striker traded passes with David Silv…

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Manchester City outclass Brighton with sublime Sergio Agüero finish

Manchester City’s sixth Premier League victory of the season lifted them to the top of the table, for a couple of hours at least, and was decorated by a sublime Sergio Agüero goal.Midway through the second half the striker traded passes with David Silv…

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Pep Guardiola blasts Manchester City sloppiness in Lyon wake-up call

• Manager chastises players before Champions League opener• After win over Fulham, says Liverpool are strong title rivalsPep Guardiola has admitted being angry with his Manchester City players despite their convincing 3-0 victory against Fulham at the …

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Pep Guardiola blasts Manchester City sloppiness in Lyon wake-up call

• Manager chastises players before Champions League opener• After win over Fulham, says Liverpool are strong title rivalsPep Guardiola has admitted being angry with his Manchester City players despite their convincing 3-0 victory against Fulham at the …

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Sergio Agüero hits hat-trick in Manchester City’s rout of Huddersfield

Kevin De Bruyne’s convalescence from his serious knee injury began with him witnessing another mesmeric Manchester City performance. On days likes these, the sense is Pep Guardiola’s finely tuned team can do precisely what they wish, when they wish: on…

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Manchester City shatter Premier League records in win over Brighton

Yaya Toure’s 316th and final home outing for Manchester City ended with Pep Guardiola’s side setting new record marks of 97 points, 105 goals, and 31 wins – the last regarding the Premier League era.After the match the Ivorian’s brother, Kolo, presente…

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Pep Guardiola still has his sights on points century for Manchester City

• Manager first wants to overhaul Chelsea record of 96 points• ‘These targets help to stay focused,’ says GuardiolaPep Guardiola admitted it would be nice for Manchester City to reach 100 points after his champions moved to 94 with their goalless draw …

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Manchester City fans celebrate title but pay tribute to Alex Ferguson

After Manchester City tweeted in support of Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday the mood here was celebratory from start to finish as the coronation of Pep Guardiola’s champions should be – though the pitch invasion at the close featured two City fans holdin…

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Manchester City celebrate title success with demolition of Swansea

They came to see a victorious coronation and were not disappointed. Manchester City fans witnessed a masterclass from their freshly crowned champions on what was a festive afternoon.It was decorated by a Kevin De Bruyne 20-yard peach that rocketed past…