Manchester City cruise to 3-1 Premier League win at Chelsea

City impressive run of recent form puts them just four points behind leaders Liverpool as goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne secured a massive result in London.

Guardiola’s team were on their A game from the start in this one with a 20-minute blitz putting them 3-0 up before the break.

German star Gundogan smashed home his third goal in four games to get City going before Foden brilliantly swept home De Bruyne’s cross.

And the Belgian talisman wasn’t to be denied his own goal before the half time break as he started and buried an emphatic City counter attack.

Chelsea’s chances of a comeback vanished almost immediately after the restart as wave after wave of City pressure kept Edouard Mendy busy from Rodri and De Bruyne.

The hosts did notch a consolation in added time, as Kai Havertz’s cross was slid home by fellow sub Callum Hudson-Odoi, but there was very little to shout about at the end as the pressure grows on Frank Lampard.

Full Time at Stamford Bridge it’s Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

Manchester City seal vital 1-0 Premier League win at Southampton

Pep Guardiola’s side were unable to match Liverpool’s seven goal haul at Selhurst Park but Raheem Sterling first half strike proved enough to secure a key three points.

Neither side created much in a frantic opening but City’s first real attack handed Sterling the perfect chance to blast home.

Bernardo Silva’s pounced on a loose ball in midfield, he fed in Kevin De Bruyne, and the Belgian drilled cross was emphatically tucked home by Sterling.

But the Saints refused to be knocked by that setback as Danny Ings came within inches of finding an equaliser.

Theo Walcott’s pace took him away from two challenges and hang a cross into the box with Ings nodding agonisingly wide.

But the hosts intensity inevitably dropped off after the break, with Ings forced off through injury, and Ferran Torres fizzing an effort just wide.

However with just a single goal in it heading in to the final 15 minutes it was still open season on the south coast.

City defender John Stones produced an outrageous block to deny Che Adams before Alex McCarthy produced a world class stop from Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez blazed over in added time.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton Manchester City

Manchester United and Manchester City battle out 0-0 derby draw

Neither side were really able to impose themselves on the night at Old Trafford, but the under-pressure Norwegian will be relieved to have snatched a point.

City did carve out the only real chance of the first 45 as Riyad Mahrez missed a perfect chance to put them in front on 35 minutes.

Gabriel Jesus led the City charge from half way and he slipped in Mahrez inside the box.

But his poor effort was easily blocked by David De Gea with Kevin De Bruyne lashing over from the rebound.

United looked to start the second half with a bit more purpose and Marcus Rashford looked to have won a clear penalty just after restart.

The England man went down under a late challenge from Kyle Walker, but referee Michael Oliver went back on his original call after VAR ruled offside against Rashford.

City managed to wrestle some control back from the hosts as the second half wore as Harry Maguire produced a game winning block to deny De Bruyne.

United almost eked out a late winner with eight minutes left, but Bruno Fernandes rushed his weak strike and Ederson gobbled it up

Full Time at Old Trafford it’s Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0

Kevin De Bruyne inspires Manchester City to 2-0 Premier League win over Fulham

City put five past Burnley last weekend and they were unlucky not to beat that total after completing outclassing Scott Parker’s struggling visitors.

The hosts were right on their A-game from kick off at the Etihad as Raheem Sterling got the ball rolling inside the first five minutes.

Kevin De Bruyne’s perfect pass split the Fulham defence in two and Sterling raced on to calmly clip over the stranded Alphonse Areola.

The talismanic De Bruyne continued to the beating heart of City’s first half dominance, firstly forcing a smart stop from Areola before making it 2-0 on the half hour.

Sterling was caught by Joachim Anderson inside the box and the Belgian routinely tucked past Areola from the spot.

City clicked back into top gear after the break, with Fulham looking to batten down the hatches, as De Bruyne cracked another fine effort against the bar.

Parker’s side did show some signs of life in the final 20 as Ivan Cavaleiro forced a reaction stop from Ederson on the break.

But in reality, Guardiola’s side could and should have added to the lead in the closing minutes as Ruben Dias headed wide and Gabriel Jesus fired over.

Full Time at the Etihad Stadium it’s Manchester City 2 Fulham 0

Riyad Mahrez nets a hat trick as Manchester City crush Burnley 5-0

Pep Guardiola’s side have been in dire need of a dominant performance in recent weeks, and a hat trick from Riyad Mahrez power his side to all three points.

City dominated this one from start to finish at the Etihad, with Mahrez edging them in front after six minutes.

James Tarkowski gifted possession to Kevin De Bruyne just inside his own half and the Belgian fed the rampaging Mahrez to fire a brilliant effort past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

And Burnley were to shoot themselves in the foot yet again on 24 minutes, as Mahrez seized on a loose ball on the edge of the box and fired an unstoppable effort home.

With the Clarets simply chasing shadows before the break, a brilliant team goal from Benjamin Mendy essentially sealed the tie before the break.

De Bruyne was once again at the heart of it for City, finding Mendy on the overlap after a 25 pass move, and the French full back powered into the far corner.

And there was to be no slowing down from Pep’s men after the break as they continued to tear Burnley to bits.

Ferran Torres got himself in on the act on the hour as he tucked home another City passing carousel, before Mahrez completed a hat trick just after.

The Algerian was unplayable for Burnley on the day and he bulleted home a header from Phil Foden’s clever cross to make five goals and three points for Pep.

Full Time at the Etihad Stadium it’s Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

Man City linked with move for Jack Grealish

Pep Guardiola is understood to be a big admirer of the 25-year-old, who has impressed since Aston Villa returned to the Premier League last season.

After staying up last season after a late improvement, Grealish was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, but now the other side of Manchester has joined the race.

Guardiola is believed to have discussed the midfielder’s talent with Kevin De Bruyne, after the pair faced each other in the Nations League recently. Grealish has openly said numerous times in the past that he admires the Belgian midfielder and tries to replicate his game.

Grealish signed a new five-year deal in September, and the agreement is likely to mean his asking price is close to £100m. Whether or not City will spend that much is another thing, but they certainly seem to have moved ahead of their cross-city rivals in the hunt for one of England’s brightest talents.

Jose Mourinho masterclass seals 2-0 Tottenham Premier League win over Manchester CIty

Goals from the on-fire Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso were enough to seal all three points for Spurs, as City lost on the road for the first time since July.

On a night of very few clear chances in North London, it was City’s lax defending that gifted their hosts the opener after five minutes.

Tanguy Ndombele’s clipped pass caught Guardiola’s back four way out of position and Son calmly and clinically tucked past Ederson.

City did look to muster up a quick reaction to Son’s goal, but their tame response amounted to an easy stop for Hugo Lloris from Rodri’s header.

The visitors did get the ball in net on the half hour mark though, as Aymeric Laporte nodded home Gabriel Jesus’ cross.

But VAR chalked off his effort after a blatant handball by the Brazilian.

Guardiola’s side continued to pose the bulk of the threat after the restart, with Jesus testing Lloris and Kevin De Bruyne firing just wide.

But with an inefficient City being smothered out of the game, Mourinho’ plan worked perfectly, as Lo Celso made it 2-0.

The Argentinian had been on the pitch less than a minute as he latched on to Harry Kane’s through ball, but he showed no
rustiness to fire past Ederson.

That strike effectively ended this as a contest as Mourinho’s Spurs continued their case as Premier League title challengers.

Full Time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium it’s Tottenham 2 Manchester City 0

Manchester City and Liverpool battle out 1-1 Premier League draw

Both sides showed plenty of desire to win this game, and based on the balance of chances, its likely to be City that will feel this was a missed opportunity.

The two teams showed plenty of hustle and bustle in the opening stages but a clinical edge was missing at both ends.

Klopp’s side just about edged the first 10 minutes and they were handed a deserved lead through star man Mo Salah.

Kyle Walker clumsily brought down Sadio Mane inside the box and the Egyptian kept his cool to tuck past Ederson from the spot.

City did look to impose themselves more and more following that setback as Raheem Sterling tested Alisson and Kevin De Bruyne began to pull the strings in midfield.

And that increase in City pressure was exactly what the hosts needed as Gabriel Jesus powered them level on the half hour.

De Bruyne fed the Brazilian inside the box and he cleverly spun away from Trent Alexander-Arnold and prodded past Alisson.

And with their tails up from City were awarded a controversial spot kick just before the break.

De Bruyne’s cross caught Joe Gomez on the arm and after consulting VAR, Craig Pawson pointed to the
spot.

The Belgian will have backed himself to give City a vital lead from 12 yards, but despite sending the Alisson the wrong way, his effort thudded back off the post.

The game continued at breakneck speed after the restart as Diogo Jota forced a stop from Ederson and Jesus nodded a brilliant chance wide.

But after such a hectic opening hour in Manchester, both sides began to run out of steam in the closing stages but Pep is likely to see this as two vital points dropped.

Full Time at the Etihad Stadium it’s Manchester City 1 Liverpool 1