Incredible stat proves Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are the real deal

Incredible stat proves Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are the real deal

Sterling has played a key part in City's excellent start to the season that has seen them move two points clear at the top of the Premier League as well as having a flawless opening in the Champions League.

"I didn't have any negative thoughts or anything about it, I just woke up one day with England and didn't believe a word of it, and I wouldn't have until I spoke to the manager".

"I signed for five years here".

"It wasn't something that I was anxious about because I think Pep is an honest guy and he would have spoken to me before that. So I didn't need to worry about it, and I didn't think about it, not for one minute".

When Pep Guardiola arrived in the Premier League I wrote that he would improve English football.

Indeed, Sterling is focused upon events on the pitch, with his career-best haul of 11 goals in the 2014-15 season for Liverpool already in his sights.

City are unbeaten in their past 10 Champions League home games (W7 D3).

Four minutes later, the in-form Kevin De Bruyne created the second, powering down the right flank and delivering a pinpoint low cross to Gabriel Jesus, who made no mistake.

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'Ederson has kept us in at and we need to say thank you to him, ' Walker said.

Simon Gleave, head of analysis at Gracenote Sports, said: "Manchester City's win against Shakhtar Donetsk was expected but still pushes the club's chance of progress up to 93%".

Kevin de Bruyne almost turned from provider to goalscorer in the 26th minute when his curling effort from the edge of the box struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced down onto the pitch rather than into the back of the net.

"I would like to help DeBruyne all I can to help him get to the highest level possible". Guardiola said he would feature "very soon".

'And the amount of goals they're scoring in the Premier League is awesome, it's never been seen before.

But whether boss Maurizio Sarri plays the 30-year-old against City remains to be seen.

"They are one of the strongest teams in Europe".

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