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- De BruyneGündogan66'
- Walker (o.g.)47'
- Martins Indi46'
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Manchester City - Stoke City
Premier League - 14 October 2017
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Manchester City move two points clear at the top of the Premier League with a simply mesmerising performance. Six different scorers, seven goals - City look like champions-elect.
It is an eighth straight victory in all competitions for Pep Guardiola's side.
- Yellow cardIbrahim AfellayStoke City
The first booking is issued after 92 minutes! Afellay is cautioned for a cynical foul on Sane.
City award their man of the match to De Bruyne. There are so many options, but the Belgian has been quite simply brilliant.
Three minutes to be added on.
Next up for City is a home match with Napoli on Tuesday night in the Champions League, and what a game that should be.
Inches wide from David Silva! Everyone in the ground expects the net to bulge as he curls a shot from inside the box, but it drifts narrowly wide of the post.
Walker hobbles off the field - a concern for City on such a positive day. Unclear if he will play out the last five minutes at this stage.
Walker needs treatment after a heavy challenge from Diouf. City have already used all of their subs, so hopefully the full-back is fit to continue.
What will please Guardiola most is the fact that there have been six different scorers today - and still Aguero looks on from the sidelines!
Ah, there is the newest statistic for you.
Make that 29...
- GoalBernardo SilvaManchester City
GOAL - Bernardo Silva scores!
On this kind of form, it was only a matter of time before City scored again, and there it is. The former Monaco forward is slid through by Sterling, and he makes no mistake, poking the ball beyond Butland.
City in total control of possession and simply biding their time for now.
David Silva is hungry for his second, but curls a shot well over from 25 yards.
Half-hearted appeals for a penalty as Zouma blocks Sane's cross inside the box. The City faithful believe it was blocked by the Stoke defender's arm.
- OffFernandinhoManchester City
- OnYaya TouréManchester City
The fans have been chanting his name in the stands, and now Yaya Toure is brought on the pitch. He replaces Fernandinho, whose goal will live in the memory.
Shaqiri, still looking sharp in Stoke's attack, finds Cameron in space, but the USA international can only find the side-netting.
It is almost four years since Cameron last found the net.
What a devastating performance from City - and there is still a quarter of the match to play!
- OffKevin De BruyneManchester City
- OnIlkay GündoganManchester City
Ilkay Gundogan replaces the remarkable De Bruyne in City's second change.
Sane curls his free-kick effort at the side netting. Butland is rooted to the spot and half of the Etihad thought it was in!
- OffGabriel JesusManchester City
- OnBernardo SilvaManchester City
There will be no hat-trick for Jesus, as the Brazilian is replaced by Bernardo Silva.
- GoalLeroy SanéManchester City
GOAL! Sane scores City's six!
Simply scintillating from City as Sane gets in on the act. It is another stunning assist from De Bruyne who rolls a cross to the back post for Sane who tucks the ball between the legs of Butland.
- GoalFernandinhoManchester City
GOAL! A stunner from Fernandinho!
What a goal from the Brazilian! No one closes him down, and he fires an unstoppable shot from 25 yards straight into the top corner of the net. Butland had no chance.
Sterling drives to the by-line and tries to pick out Jesus at the back post, but Zouma makes a crucial intervention.
Jesus, on his hat-trick, scored a brace for Brazil during the international break and is probably the most likely to be replaced with Sergio Aguero all but ready to replace him.
With Napoli to follow in mid-week, Guardiola may well look to the bench to make a couple of changes and keep his players fresh.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL - Jesus grabs his double!
A quality cross from De Bruyne picks out Jesus at the back post and his one-touch finish sees the ball strike the roof of the net. A clinical finish, and surely now City have sealed the three points.
By the way, the dubious goal panel appear to have given Stoke's second goal as a Walker own-goal.
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- OnRamadan SobhiStoke City
Concerning scenes as Edwards leaves the pitch on a stretcher - and what a disappointing way for the 18-year-old to end his debut. He is replaced by Ramadan Sobhi.
Edwards, Stoke's 18-year-old debutant who set up his side's second goal, is going to be forced off with an injury. Remember, the visitors have already made two changes.
Silva steps up to strike the free-kick, but it is a disappointing effort as he curls the ball over the wall.
City have a chance to make an immediate response as they win a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. De Bruyne and Silva are over the ball...
- Own-goalKyle WalkerManchester City
GOAL - Stoke score again!
The visitors make a remarkable start to the second period!
A deep cross from young debutant Edwards picks out Diouf whose header deflects off Walker and into the net.
- 2nd Half
We are back underway in the second half. Stoke have made a much needed double change at the break, Afellay and Martins-Indi replacing Jese and Wimmer.
- End of 1st Half
Manchester City scored three tremendous goals in 10 first-half minutes, but conceded a rare goal just before the break.
Sane tees up De Bruyne on the edge of the penalty area, the Belgian generates a lot of power in his shot, it is heading towards the top corner, but Butland is at full-stretch to push it behind for a corner.
Two minutes will be added on at the end of the first half.
- GoalMame Biram DioufStoke City
GOAL - And Stoke have one back!
Diouf charges forward on the right, playing a clever give-and-go with Jese, before hammering in a deflected shot past Ederson.
There are reports of a few Stoke fans having already left the Etihad to start the journey home.
A day to forget for the Potters.
Sterling finds Silva on the overlap with the Spaniard driving a low shot at goal from an acute angle, forcing Butland into a good stop with his feet.
Sterling delivers a cross to the near post, but it's too close to Butland. The Stoke goalkeeper almost makes a mess of it though, but eventually clears with his feet under pressure from Silva.
Sterling and Sane appear to have switched flanks. It is has been a whole 10 minutes without a goal, and clearly Guardiola is getting worried...
Silva dinks the ball to De Bruyne on the left side of the penalty area, with the Belgian trying to pick out a team mate with a side-footed pass. The ball, however, rolls into the arms of a relieved Butland.
It is hard to believe City were held to a goalless draw by Stoke at the Etihad last season. Their ruthless first-half performance today is an indication of just how much they have progressed in a year.
It has only taken 34 minutes, but Stoke finally muster up their first shot of the game. Zouma tries his luck from 20 yards, but it is always drifting wide.
Otamendi carries the ball from defence, and just for a moment it seemed his through ball would release Jesus. Thankfully for the visitors, they were able to make an intervention.
City, who have had 82 per cent of possession, fail to create anything from their latest corner.
City continue to pile the pressure on the visitors as Sane forces yet another corner, this time off Edwards who is enduring a baptism of fire on his Stoke debut.
City have been simply irresistible, and in this form they could rack up a double-figure scoreline.
- GoalDavid SilvaManchester City
GOAL - Silva makes it three!
Breath-taking football from City as they go further ahead! Sane finds Sterling at the back post, he shows great desire to pull it back for Silva who, off-balance, pokes the ball past Butland.
To say Pieters is struggling with the pace and movement of Sterling on the right channel would be an understatement.
Sterling plays a brilliant one-two, goes past Pieters like he isn't there and cuts the ball back for Silva inside the box. However, the Spaniard overruns the ball and the chance is gone.
Guardiola is grinning like a Cheshire Cat at the touchline. So far, so good for City.
Quite sumptuous football from City, and Guardiola's side really look in the mood this afternoon. It could be a long, long day for the visitiors.
- GoalRaheem SterlingManchester City
GOAL! Sterling doubles City's advantage!
Sparking football from the hosts! De Bruyne plays a lovely reverse pass to Sane to open Stoke's defence, he unselfishly squares it for Sterling at the back post and he is left with a gaping goal to shoot into.
- GoalGabriel JesusManchester City
GOAL! Jesus puts City ahead!
Walker makes a run from the half-way line to meet De Bruyne's through pass at the by-line, he cleverly cuts it back across goal for Jesus who is left with a simple tap-in.
A wonderful team goal.
Delph loves a shot from distance, and he is very capable of scoring from such range as well. However, his latest effort fails to trouble Butland.
Sterling dances his way past Pieters on the wing, before delivering a cross into the box for Jesus. However, Zouma makes a crucial intervention and Stoke survive, for now.
City play the corner short, with Delph eventually swinging a cross to the back post for Otamendi who heads well wide.
Intricate football from City, Fernandinho releasing Sane who forces a corner at the by-line.
As you would expect, Manchester City are in total control. Stoke fortunate not to be trailing already.
Sterling pulls the trigger inside the area, but drags his shot well wide of Butland's post.
How have Stoke got away with that?!
Wimmer makes a total mess of clearing De Bruyne's cross as he inadvertently heads the ball straight into the path of Sane who somehow blasts over the bar from a few yards out.
That is a glaring miss.
Sterling is finding plenty of space on the right-hand channel. This time he is picked out by Otamendi's long ball, but his touch lets him down and Peters gets back to recover the ball for the visitors.
Delph finds Sterling with a lovely cross-field switch, and he nods it onto De Bruyne whose cross is hacked away by Stoke inside their box.
Sterling tries to pick out Sane with a teasing ball across the face of goal, but the pass has too much zip on it and rolls into the arms of Butland.
Of course City have been lethal in front attack, but they haven't been half bad in defence, either. They have only conceded three goals all season.
City are on the front foot already; Jesus finding Sterling on the channel and the England international has a number of team mates to aim for, but his cross is charged down.
- 1st Half
The hosts get us underway. Having scored 17 goals in their last four games, will City continue their formidable run of form?
With only five minutes to kick-off, I'd love to read your predictions. Let me know.
The hosts are currently warming up in t-shirts with Benjamin Mendy's name on the back. The full-back has been ruled out for a number of months after sustaining a ruptured cruciate ligament in the match against Crystal Palace a few weeks ago.
A nice touch for their team mate.
City can move two points clear at the top of the table, after rivals Manchester United were held to a goalless draw at Anfield in today's early kick-off.
Kevin De Bruyne has been City's standout player thus far this season, winning the club's player of the month for September, and Guardiola will be mightily relieved he made it through the international break unscathed.
Hughes sounds like he is rather envious of City's spending...
"As good as they were last year they still felt they needed to go into the market and spend £200m to address a few areas of the team," he said.
"That's the resources they have and they use them very, very well. They look a lot stronger this year, certainly than they were last year.
"It's a big test for us but it's not one we're not afraid of."
Stoke were the first team to stop Guardiola's City from scoring in a Premier League game last season and the result clearly still plays on the mind of the Spaniard.
"They [Stoke] are defensively well organised with quality up front in [Xherdan] Shaqiri, Jese and [Eric Maxim] Choupo-Moting," said Guardiola.
"When they need the long balls, [Peter] Crouch is unstoppable in the air.
"Last season we were not able to beat them here at home. It'll be a tough game."
HUGHES ON EDWARDS
Today's referee is Craig Pawson, who showed Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas red cards on the opening weekend of the season at Stamford Bridge.
Missing Ryan Shawcross and Bruno Martins Indi through injury, Mark Hughes has a headache in defence, so in comes 18-year-old Tom Edwards for his surprise debut.
The visitors are at full-strength in attack, with Choupo-Moting, Jese and Shaqiri all involved.
Stoke's only win - and goal - in nine Premier League visits to the Etihad Stadium came in August 2014 courtesy of Mame Biram Diouf's 70-yard run and near-post finish.
Guardiola names an unchanged starting line-up from the side that won at Chelsea a fortnight ago. Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling are rewarded for their fine displays at Stamford Bridge as they keep their place, while Gabriel Jesus, who scored twice for Brazil on international duty, also starts in attack. Sergio Aguero, out of action after breaking a rib in a car accident only 16 days ago, is fit enough for the substitute's bench.
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Silva (c), Fernandinho, Sterling, Sane, Jesus.
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Gundogan, Aguero, Mangala, B. Silva, Toure.
STOKE TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Butland; Edwards, Zouma, Wimmer, Pieters; Cameron, Fletcher; Diouf, Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting; Jese.
Subs: Grant, Berahino, Afellay, Martins Indi, Adam, Crouch, Sobhi.
Hello and good afternoon. Welcome to our LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between league-leaders Manchester City and Stoke City.
Pep Guardiola's side are on fire, winning each of their previous two home games 5-0, but Stoke, - who have already held Man United to a 2-2 draw earlier this season - should provide a sterner test.
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