Sterling puts City on top

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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling shoots at goal against AFC Bournemouth in Etihad Stadium, Manchester, December 1, 2018. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.

Guardiola acknowledged his team's first-half performance was "flat", but he was pleased to come away with a victory - his 400th as a manager - after a testing 2-2 Champions League draw at Lyon on Tuesday. Find out by following our live matchcast.

The goal was the Belgian striker's first for his club since the middle of September, a drought lasting 981 minutes. "Maybe in the future, he will be more consistent like Fernandinho, David Silva and Bernardo Silva - every game eight or nine [out of 10]".

"I made a mistake last week and I was the first one to hold my hands ups", said Maddison, who apologized for his sending-off in a message on social media. "Accordingly, he can manage everything, so we can access our potential, just like we did in recent weeks".

Europe is a top priority for the club and Gundogan said the defeats to Jurgen Klopp's side last season showed how they can not afford any slip-ups if they are to win the Champions League.

Rashford's profligacy in front of goal against Young Boys in the Champions League in midweek provoked Mourinho to display his frustration on the sidelines.

And in his first full season, the highly-rated forward scored 17 goals in 42 games across all competitions as Pep found a rotational policy with Aguero that worked with aplomb as they romped to the Premier League title.

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sane in action at Vicarage Road

"To have more continuity in our attacking waves you can not lose the ball so many times".

"He is a tough man to stop but they are a tough team to stop".

"Raheem Sterling changed the game and Leroy Sane was fantastic too. The other two, I don't know". In the 44th minute, Simon Francis swung in a flawless cross for Callum Wilson to rise and head home.

He nearly scored a remarkable individual goal minutes before he did find the net, producing a mazy run past five opponents before seeing his shot deflect off Andrew Surman against the post.

"They are taller than us and stronger than us. It was a good time to score, right on half time".

City's week does not get any easier after they have faced Watford as they then prepare to return to London for a trip to take on Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea in one of the biggest threats to their unbeaten status - should they leave Watford unscathed. After that the way we played that people like.

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