Mendy misses Man City match due to knee problem

Elena Summers
September 21, 2018

"It was frustrating to not put more chances into the back of the net - we need to be more ruthless".

Manchester City will now face newly promoted Fulham at the Etihad on Saturday in their Premier League clash.

"His natural position is outside but it is important to have several players who can play in different positions and Bernardo is one of them".

"The result is completely fair, they show why they are the best team in the world and showed great possession of the ball and great attacking weapons".

Fulham tried to press them when playing out from the back but City popped the ball around the press before passing the ball through midfield.

"We never want to lose the game", manager Slavisa Jokanovic said.

Vera has been a season ticket holder for more than 85 years and still goes to every home match with Olga, son Danny and son-in-law Roger.

But Guardiola was happy with the win and predicts that the Cottagers will take points off City's title rivals.

The London club did not help their cause by gifting their opponents the lead after trying to build from the back and falling prey to City's high press.

Fulham were fortunate to escape further damage as Bernardo Silva had a good effort deflected wide and Fernandinho narrowly missed the target with a thunderous strike.

Raheem Sterling wrapped up the points once and for all with another goal at the start of the second half, and City's stranglehold over the game only strengthened as they cruised to the victory. David Silva was the chief perpetrator, slicing open a hapless Fulham defence with passes to set his team-mates up.

The only criticism would be of Sterling, who should have scored in the first half, but saw his shot saved from close range by Marcus Bettinelli.

Pep Guardiola's men were in full control, but despite their dominance, they struggled to bag a couple more goals before the break.

The Argentine superstar appeared to feel some discomfort in his ankle during the first half, but stayed on the field until midway through the second half, proving an assist, before being substituted off. "After that we will see".

The City boss purred over the skills of his two Silvas and said Portugal global Bernardo would be at the club for as long as he is in charge.

"Nah, he's a team player, a wonderful guy, everyone loves him".

Perhaps because the Champions League starts next week, that proved Aguero's last significant involvement as he was replaced by Gabriel Jesus.

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