Three Things We Learnt From Watching Manchester City Win Again

Annette Crawford
Апреля 16, 2019

De Bruyne assisted the first of the attacker's two goals in Sunday's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace and revealed their "strong connection" extends beyond the pitch.

"We are fighting to be champions back to back".

'I think Jose was a bit disappointed, but to be fair to him, I think he also understood that I absolutely needed to play.

This is the start of a massive week for City who entertain Spurs back at the Etihad at the weekend in the Premier League before the Manchester derby at Old Trafford next midweek.

Last season, Palace ended City's record 18-game winning run last season but Guardiola's team still amassed 100 points as they cruised to the title.

Former Liverpool player Sterling said he felt the title race would go to the final match."The way Liverpool have been playing it will go down to the wire". However, De Bruyne is not a normal player and these stats stand in pale comparison to last years where he played 52 games, scored 12 goals and assisted a further 21. But over time, I got closer to Raheem, because our sons were born around the same time, so they would always play together. "When I play, I try to perform well and help the team win".

That game kicks-off just minutes after the final whistle at Selhurst Park, making it all the more vital that City land a psychological blow by going back to the top of the table against Palace. "Chelsea got more than double the price they paid for me, and I got into a much better situation at Wolfsburg".

"I don't know if he pays tribute to that, but I am sure he would, and it has certainly been a factor in his development, and he has developed so well thanks to himself and the effort he's put into the game".

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Sterling should have opened the scoring on 11 minutes when after a patient build-up, David Silva got to the by-line and picked out the England worldwide, who somehow sliced wide with an open goal at his mercy from close range.

"Of course, when you read this stuff about yourself, you think, 'Me?"

"This is the real truth: Raheem is one of the nicest, most humble guys I've met in football".

"He had some papers in front of him, and he said: "One assist".

It takes me a really long time to open up to people.

'I was completely honest. You can be - easily - a top five player in the world.

He said: "Pep and I share a similar mentality. In my experience, footballers can be a lot different than you expect, especially if you really get to know them". You threw me in the garbage. But then Mourinho texted me, 'You are staying.

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