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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…

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Paul Pogba highlights ‘if only’ feeling despite his performance of season | Jamie Jackson

The United midfielder was a force of nature in the Manchester derby but can he produce that form week in, week out to ensure his side are not left as also-rans again in the title race?Is Paul Pogba on the cusp of greatness or will Saturday’s barnstormi…

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Jesus on target as Manchester City ease into last eight despite Basel defeat

Manchester City are Champions League quarter-finalists for only a second time following what ended as a professional job in this last-16 tie.They ended as 5-2 victors on aggregate, their only blight conceding two soft goals in this second-leg defeat to…

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Antonio Conte hits back at comments by Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville

• Chelsea manager says remarks on Sky Sports were ‘stupid’• Redknapp called Chelsea’s display a ‘crime against football’Antonio Conte branded the Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville “stupid” after they described Chelsea’s display in thei…

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Sergio Agüero hits fizzing four in Manchester City’s mauling of Leicester

Manchester City will fly to Basel for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 encounter in fine heart due to this impressive win. Their lead is 16 points – until Manchester United play on Sunday, at least – and they need a maximum 20 more for a third Premie…

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Sergio Agüero wraps up deserved Manchester City win against West Brom

Manchester City took care of business on a night when their radar was somewhat awry though not enough to prevent a 22nd league win of their ever-more dazzling campaign. Once more Pep Guardiola’s side dominated, making West Bromwich Albion appear the Ch…

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Bristol City’s Lee Johnson warns Pep Guardiola to be ready for Ashton Gate

• Bristol City manager says Ashton Gate atmosphere will be phenomenal• Guardiola praises Man City after 2-1 Carabao Cup semi-final first leg winLee Johnson promised a febrile atmosphere at Ashton Gate when Bristol City play Manchester City in the Carab…

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Sergio Agüero rides to Manchester City’s rescue against Bristol City

Manchester City had to fight throughout this semi-final first leg as they will surely have to do in the return game. That is in a fortnight and for Bristol City still to have a chance of reaching Wembley shows how fine a display this was.Agüero may hav…

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Pep Guardiola: Kyle Walker injury shows schedule is ‘killing the players’

• Manchester City manager bemoans two-day turnaround for Watford game• ‘The Premier League must think about the players – they are artists’Pep Guardiola believes the busy festive schedule is going to “kill” players, with Manchester City’s manager point…

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Manchester City steamroller Watford after Raheem Sterling’s rapid opener

Manchester City are back to winning ways and who would bet against them reeling off another 18 consecutive Premier League victories – or more. Certainly the breezy, emphatic nature of this defeat of Watford suggests the ending of their record sequence …

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Pep Guardiola lends his sympathy to ‘sad’ Sergio Agüero

• Striker Sergio Agüero unhappy not to play in the Manchester derby• Guardiola: ‘I understand the feelings but I respect Sergio’Pep Guardiola insisted he understood why Sergio Agüero is unhappy at not always being selected for Manchester City’s biggest…

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Sergio Agüero on song as Manchester City stroll against Bournemouth

It is not a stretch to say Manchester City barely moved out of second gear and were still a class above Bournemouth. This was a record-extending 17th consecutive Premier League win and with Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Watford to complete their…