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Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s men go into record books

Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s men go into record books

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Pep Guardiola hailed his "special players" as Manchester City rewrote English football's record books with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Swansea City that sent them into the FA Cup quarter-finals.Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Guardiola's team won a 15th game in a row in all competitions, with Swansea pulling one back late on through debutant Morgan Whittaker.This triumph means Manchester City have set a new record for successive domestic wins by an English top-flight club, surpassing the previous best of 14 achieved by the Preston team of 1891-92 and the 1987-88 Arsenal side."It shows how special these players are," said Guardiola."And we think of the next one. I know we broke a record of all-time. To do what we have done so far is quite remarkable."The re...
Man City: Diego Costa would win title for Pep Guardiola’s side – Micah Richards analysis

Man City: Diego Costa would win title for Pep Guardiola’s side – Micah Richards analysis

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Manchester City are already on a ridiculously good run of form but if they signed Diego Costa now, he would win them the Premier League - I am sure of it.Costa is 32 and I am not suggesting he is a long-term solution for City up front, but the former Chelsea striker is a free agent after ending his Atletico Madrid contract in December, and can sign for anyone for nothing.Why not get him in until the end of the season? He would do more than just ruffle a few feathers and be a pain in the backside for opposition defences - he is a proven finisher who would offer Pep Guardiola's side a proper plan B.Yes, you would have to cover Costa's wages, but the massive difference he could make to City's season would make that worthwhile.Jesus is not the focal point City needWhen I won the title with Cit...
Manchester City 1-0 Brighton: Phil Foden scores only goal for Pep Guardiola’s side

Manchester City 1-0 Brighton: Phil Foden scores only goal for Pep Guardiola’s side

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Manchester City extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions with a hard-fought win over struggling Brighton.Phil Foden grabbed the only goal just before half-time when he collected Kevin de Bruyne's pass, created space and fired into the bottom corner.The hosts had chances to extend the lead, Riyad Mahrez shooting just wide, Ilkay Gundogan seeing an effort saved by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and Bernardo Silva hitting the crossbar. Most culpably, Raheem Sterling sent an injury-time penalty over the bar after Sanchez had fouled De Bruyne.Alexis Mac Allister had perhaps the Seagulls' best chance to equalise but shot over the top.City's fourth straight win in the league moved them up to third. Brighton, meanwhile, have now not won in nine league matches and are just ...
Man City 2-5 Leicester: Pep Guardiola’s side have bigger problems than defence – Darren Fletcher analysis

Man City 2-5 Leicester: Pep Guardiola’s side have bigger problems than defence – Darren Fletcher analysis

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has got a lot to sort out. His side had an awful afternoon against Leicester City on Sunday and that was as poor as I've seen them play in a long time.It was more than just the fact they conceded some bad goals - what was really worrying was how lost they looked, from front to back.When things have gone wrong for City under Pep in the past, it has been easy to criticise their defence for being unable to deal with counter-attacks or for making individual mistakes.We saw both of those things happen again against Leicester, but I think the whole team has to take responsibility for this defeat - not just their defenders.The players in front of them did not put enough pressure on the ball and got played around too easily. They weren't staying with runners o...
Wolves 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side start with away win

Wolves 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side start with away win

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Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux.City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing for the first time since being sent home from England duty in disgrace, both found the net.At that stage it seemed a case of how many the visitors would get, with Foden and Raheem Sterling both going close and Wolves keeper Rui Patricio making two decent saves.However, City ran out of steam after the break.Daniel Podence twice went close for the hosts and Kyle Walker hacked a scuffed Ruben Neves shot off the line, before Raul Jimenez, scorer of 27 goals last season, netted for the second time in this one 12 minutes f...