Preview - Man City vs Stoke 14 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 14, 2017, 03:52 PM

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Oct 14, 2017, 03:52 PM Last Edit: Oct 14, 2017, 03:55 PM by Bensergi
Man City vs Stoke

The two-week international break has served Sergio Aguero well as he is back in full training after a horrible car crash. The Argentine needs two more goals to become City's all-time top scorer. He wouldn't need to deal with Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, who sits out with a back injury. Bruno Martins Indi is also unlikely to be available.

Man City have mastered the art of keeping Stoke at bay. Out of their last nine EPL home matches against Stoke, there have been eight clean sheets. The odd one out was a 1-0 defeat three seasons back. City have an ever-widening goal difference. And their current GD of +20 at this stage of the season is only bettered by the Chelsea class of 2010/11.


Match Stats:

  • Man City 7-2 Stoke
  • Shots: 20-5
  • Possession: 79%-21%
  • Corner kicks: 5-0

Manchester City remain unbeaten and returned to the top of the Premier League after a sensational 7-2 win over Stoke City.

Pep Guardiola's side opened up a three-goal lead within 30 minutes as Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and David Silva finished off devastating team moves.

Stoke mounted a comeback with two goals in three minutes. Mame Biram Diouf scoring a deflected shot from Jese's assist before seeing his header go in off Kyle Walker.

But Kevin De Bruyne produced two clinical passes to assist goals by Jesus and Leroy Sane, either side of a Fernandinho long-range strike, before Bernardo Silva completed the scoring.

Man City go back above Manchester United and have scored 5+ goals in three consecutive home matches. Stoke drop to 15th.

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