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City’s best shot at ruling Europe implodes in self-immolating fury | Barney Ronay

Pep Guardiola’s half-time bust-up helped bring Manchester City’s Champions League house of cards crashing downAnd fade to blue. Two billion pounds, 10 years and an entire Gulf state marketing plan in the making, in the end Manchester City’s best shot s…

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Eden Hazard woe as Chelsea’s roughed-up false nine toils at Manchester City | Barney Ronay

Belgian playmaker trudged a lonely path as reigning champions were beaten despite adopting an ultra defensive approachWith 89 minutes gone at a drenched, slightly woozy Etihad Stadium Eden Hazard was taken off, bringing to an end an afternoon spent cha…

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Leroy Sané takes the breath away in Manchester City’s latest rampage | Barney Ronay

After David Silva’s exceptional performance in the Manchester derby, it was the exquisitely talented Sané’s turn to shine in the rout of Tottenham HotspurAshes to ashes, dust to dust, if Sergio, Kevin, David, Raheem and Gabriel don’t get you. Well, the…

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Manchester City rely on early goals to overcome Napoli in Champions League

Manchester City extended their perfect record on an edgy, absorbing night here that saw City purring up through the attacking gears before finding themselves reeled in by fast-breaking opponents Pep Guardiola described as “one of the best teams I have …

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