Published: Wed, September 27, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Manchester City aim to extend winning streak

Manchester City aim to extend winning streak

Leroy Sane completed his first 90 minutes of the season in the Citizens 5-0 win over Crystal Palace in a game where he also scored.

"In the last years Manchester City always started good and afterwards we were not able to achieve our [expected] results".

Danilo will likely come into the squad at left back if Mendy isn't deemed fit enough to play while Nicolas Otamendi, John Stone and Kyle Walker retain their places in the starting lineup.

"The transfer window closed on September 1 but we are still working", he said.

"I'm not the specialist to talk about that but I'm so happy that we are scoring them".

"All we have to do is keep going - that is the secret". He is improving me as a player. Today is another such example when I will once again prove that everything I have accomplished, thus far, both in my life and my professional career, has been achieved exclusively through hard work, integrity, discipline, and honesty above all. A lot of teams enjoy those early-season flawless pitches, but as we get those tougher conditions the quality and fitness shines through. It remains to be seen though, how captain Darijo Srna's recent doping scandal has affected the dressing room and the confidence.

Combined with a 4-0 dismantling of Feyenoord in the opening Champions League group game, and a more modest 2-1 victory over West Brom in the Carabao Cup, City's momentum since the last global break has been formidable.

The teams drew both games 2-2 last season as the Germans topped the section before bowing out in the last eight while Real went on to win a record 12th title.

Shakhtar have not played in Donestsk for more than three years due to war.

"It is the seventh time I play against Shakhtar in my career and every time before I have the same feeling", Guardiola said.

They do have a poor record in England - losing on five of their six trips - but they have won their last five European away games. One of them, Taison, scored their opener against Napoli, while the wingers Bernard and Marlos are also first-team regulars.

"Whether I'm four, five or six years under contract, that does not change much, but it's nice the club have so much confidence in me".

It was a manager reacting to his team losing the ball, there's a picture of his arm round the fourth official Mike Jones just before it happened and I don't think he even knew what he did wrong.

Alongside Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini has probably played his two best games in a United shirt and to be keeping a top player like Ander Herrera out really says something.

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