Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Sane sets Manchester City on way to Fulham win

David Silva in a Manchester City game David Silva in a Manchester City game. AFP
Shannon Reynolds | 16 September, 2018, 15:14

The German worldwide claimed an early opening goal before further efforts from David Silva and Raheem Sterling maintained City's unbeaten start to the campaign in effortless fashion.

Leroy Sané scores Manchester City's first goal against Fulham.

Raheem Sterling wrapped up the points once and for all with another goal at the start of the second half, and City's stranglehold over the game only strengthened as they cruised to the victory.

On the commencement of the second stanza, City netted again threaten with Sane bursting down the left flank before cutting the ball back for Bernardo, but the Portuguese effort from the edge of the box was blocked.

Fulham had, in contrast to many visitors to the Etihad, arrived with a clear intention to take the game to City but after that early setback the task was beyond Slavisa Jokanovic's side.

However, coach Pep Guardiola said they could have scored more goals and they must be more clinical in front of the goal.

In the Champions League final of 2011, they ran rings around a Manchester United team that could barely get near them for 90 minutes, with Lionel Messi at his imperious best.

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It was the start of a dominant afternoon from City and a trying one for a Fulham defence without a clean sheet and with nine goals against them in their opening four league games.

Schurrle kept Ederson busy with another sharp strike from the edge of the area which needed to be tipped over, but City were back up the other end in a heartbeat and Sane nearly doubled his personal tally moments later when his shot was denied by Bettinelli.

And it's fair to say that the result is emphatic in favour of the great Barcelona side of 2011.

Bernardo Silva formed part of a frightening City attack that gave Fulham a torrid time for large periods.

At blast of the whistle to make the end of the first stanza, Man City lead 2-0 going into the break. Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Raz [Raheem Sterling] - the other ones are young - and he will grow up.

"We had a problem with Sergio Aguero, he got injured in the first half and we didn't want to take a risk", he said.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Bournemouth were the big winners in Saturday afternoon's Premier League action. Sterling also made way midway through the second half.

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