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Bojan (P) 49'
27' S. Agüero (P)
36' S. Agüero
86' Nolito
90'+5' Nolito
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That's all for today. Watford v Chelsea kicks off in 30 minutes. For live match commentary click here

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Pep Guardiola continued his perfect record with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Stoke. City started off the better team and broke the deadlock through a Sergio Aguero penalty. The Argentine added a second just 9 minutes later when he got on the end of a De Bruyne free kick. 
Stoke emerged a new team after the break. An early Bojan penalty got them back into the game but they just couldn't break down City for a second time. As Stoke threw men forward insearch of an equaliser, City hit them on the break with Nolito scoring his first 2 goals as a Manchester City player.
City now move to the top of the Premier League table

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Final score: Stoke 1- 4 Manchester City

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Peeeep! PeeeeP! PeeeP! Final whistle goes and City run out 4-1 winners

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Long ball played by Otamendi finds its way through the entire Stoke defence. Sterling receives the ball and squares it to Nolito who again taps it into an empty net. Game over

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95' Goalllll for Nolito

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94' Good effort by Bojan

Bojan tries a curler from 30 yards but it is easily kept out by Cabbalero

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93' Yellow card for Stones

Unnecessary challenge by John Stones who goes in late on a player and recieves a yellow card for his efforts.

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90' There will be 5 minutes of added time.

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Fans have started streaming out as we enter stoppage time

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Great goal all around and City have regained their two goal lead. Surely game over for Stoke now

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86' Iheanacho battles for the ball from a throw in. he then plays a neat one two with Silva before rounding the goal keeper and squaring the ball to Nolito who taps it into an empty net

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86' Goal for City. Duran Nolitoooo

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85' Side Netting!!
Silva links up well with Sterling before driving at the heart of the Stoke defence. He unleashes a shot which hits the side of the net. 

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No hattrick for the Argentine as Guardiola brings on Iheanacho in his place. Aguero has been extremely quiet in the second half after scoring a brace in the first 45.

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83' Manchester City substitution. 
Aguero goes off to be replaced by Iheanacho

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83' Sterling makes another poor pass. De Bruyne makes a great run behind th Stoke defence but Sterling's pass is over hit and runs out of play

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Into the last 10 minutes. City still hold a narrow lead but nothing is safe in the Premier League.

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80' Penalty shout for Stoke. Walters takes down a ball in the City box and is brought tumbling down. Nothing given though and they play on

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76'  Pieters' grabs hold of Sterling and pulls him to the ground. Man City take the free kick quicky and Nolito runs at Bardsley but fails to link up with Silva. Goal kick to the hosts.

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73' Stoke substitution. Imbula is replaced by Irishman Jonathan Walters as Mark Hughes goes on the offensive

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71' Tackles flying all over the pitch. This time Joe Allen goes in late on Zabaleta. Poor challenge, worthy of a yellow.

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69' Nolito has moved to the left so Sterling switches over to the right hand sie. Maybe he will have better luck against Pieters.

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69' Manchester City substitution. Nolito replaces Navas who had a poor game by his standards

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68' Poor from Sterling again.  The winger finds some space on the left flank yet again. But again his final delivery is poor and is easily claimed by Given

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66' Yellow card for De Bruyne. The Belgian steps on Shawcross' foot as he tries to make a pass. Must have been painful as Shawcross is down with a grimace on his face

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64' At the other end Silva tries to glide past the Stoke defence but the ball deflects off his shin and isoutf or a goal kick

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63' Ball over the top towards Diouf but Cabbalero is quickly off his line to clear the danger. City living dangerously at the moment.

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61' City corner
  De Bruyne with the corner. Flicked on by Kolarov but wide of the target.

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End to end stuff. Corner for City as Navas' low cross is blocked by Imbula

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59' Corner for Stoke. 
This time the keeper hangs on. City breathe a sigh of relief

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58' Corner for Stoke.
Great delivery by Allen but Cabbalero just manages to get his hands on it. Another corner

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58' Allen delivers a hopeful lball into the box which finds Arnautovic. He takes it down though and the chance is wasted. They still manage a corner

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57' Stoke have regained their energy. Pressing high up the pitch, Diouf forces Cabbalero into booting the ball out of play

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52' The game has really opened up now with some end to end action. Navas whips a ball into the box which is just about cleared away by the Stoke defence. At the other end Arnautovic causes problems for Stones by chasing a long ball. It is evetually cleared away though

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Coming back to the penalty. Sterling had his arms around Shawcross. Pretty soft to be honest but whats done is done and Stoke are now in the game

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49' Goooall.
Bojan cooly sends the keeper the wrong way. Great penalty. 
Stoke are back in it. 1-2

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Bojan steps up

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48' Penalty for Stoke

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47' Poor from Arnautovic. The Austrian finds some space on the lft flank but his delivery is poor. The ball finds Cabbalero's hands

90'+3'
J. Stones
90'+5'
Nolito
assist: R. Sterling
88'
F. Delph
K. De Bruyne
Ramadan Sobhi
M. Arnautović
88'
86'
Nolito
assist: K. Iheanacho
83'
K. Iheanacho
S. Agüero
J. Walters
G. Imbula
72'
J. Allen
71'
69'
Nolito
Jesús Navas
66'
K. De Bruyne
49'
R. Sterling
Bojan, Penalty
49'
48'
P. Zabaleta
Bojan
45'
36'
S. Agüero
assist: K. De Bruyne
27'
S. Agüero, Penalty
R. Shawcross
26'
Match time Sat, 20 Aug 2016, 05:00 PM
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Josep Guardiola i Sala (Manager)
24
S. Given
3
E. Pieters
26
P. Wollscheid
17
R. Shawcross
2
P. Bardsley
21
G. Imbula
6
G. Whelan
4
J. Allen
10
M. Arnautović
18
M. Diouf
27
Bojan
13
W. Caballero
11
A. Kolarov
24
J. Stones
30
N. Otamendi
5
P. Zabaleta
21
David Silva
25
Fernandinho
17
K. De Bruyne
7
R. Sterling
10
S. Agüero
15
Jesús Navas
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Josep Guardiola i Sala (Manager)
Stoke City Subs
16
C. Adam
20
G. Cameron
25
P. Crouch
29
J. Haugaard
5
Muniesa
32
Ramadan Sobhi
19
J. Walters
Manchester City Subs
9
Nolito
22
G. Clichy
18
F. Delph
1
J. Hart
72
K. Iheanacho
50
Pablo Maffeo
6
Fernando
43% POSSESSION 57%
8 SHOTS 12
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
12 FOULS 13
7 CORNERS 7
3 OFFSIDES 1
3 YELLOW CARDS 4
0 RED CARDS 0
2 SAVES 2
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Manchester City 34 29 3 2 73 90
2 Manchester United 34 23 5 6 39 74
3 Liverpool 35 20 11 4 43 71
4 Tottenham Hotspur 34 20 8 6 35 68
5 Chelsea 34 19 6 9 25 63
6 Arsenal 34 17 6 11 20 57
7 Burnley 35 14 11 10 3 53
8 Leicester City 34 11 11 12 2 44
9 Everton 34 11 9 14 -15 42
10 Newcastle 33 11 8 14 -7 41
11 AFC Bournemouth 35 9 11 15 -17 38
12 Watford 35 10 8 17 -18 38
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 8 12 14 -15 36
14 Crystal Palace 35 8 11 16 -18 35
15 West Ham United 34 8 11 15 -21 35
16 Huddersfield Town 34 9 8 17 -27 35
17 Swansea City 34 8 9 17 -24 33
18 Southampton 34 5 14 15 -20 29
19 Stoke City 35 6 11 18 -33 29
20 West Bromwich Albion 35 4 13 18 -25 25
Updated: Aug 20, 2016 19:02 PM | Published: Aug 20, 2016 15:46 PM