Kyle Walker defends Manchester City fans' treatment of the Champions League

07 November, 2018, 10:18 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Pep Guardiola- Pep Guardiola said he had never told any player on any team to deliberately foul opponents

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola says in-form Raheem Sterling is no longer a "scared player" while the England star explained why he opted to set Leroy Sane up for a goal despite being on a hattrick.

Manchester City have denied there is an Etihad factor that works against them in the Champions League.

So far City's failure to land Jorginho, who instead choose to follow Maurizio Sarri in the move from Napoli to Chelsea in July, to share the burden as the midfield anchor hasn't proved costly.

"I want to share, of course, this award with the whole Manchester City family because I know it's a real family".

"We were brilliant at times". "It is great times at the moment". Sterling then quickly laid on the second as Aguero became the ninth player to reach the landmark of 150 Premier League goals.

David Silva slammed home their third from Sane's flick-on after 18 minutes but Danny Ings did pull one back from the spot after Ederson brought him down in the area.

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Southampton manager Mark Hughes, whose future has been the subject of increasing speculation following a run that has now seen him win just four of his 19 league games in charge, reacted furiously to yet more appalling defending from his side.

Sterling got in on the act on the stroke of half-time and doubled his tally for the day with 23 minutes left, and Leroy Sane added a sixth in stoppage-time as City emphatically returned to the Premier League summit.

"We played excellently, without and especially with the ball", he told BBC Sport. "Before that we played well against Liverpool but could not make up the deficit from the first leg, the game was over before the last 20 minutes, and the defeat by Basel did not matter because we were already qualified". The game was not over.

Evidently not everyone in Manchester feels quite the same way, because City's crowds for Europe are generally lower than their domestic attendances, the habit of booing the Uefa anthem has not completely died away, and Guardiola has just taken part in a promotional club video aimed at encouraging supporters to feel more positive and proprietorial about European nights.

Unbeaten Chelsea made a slow start but Morata cheered the Stamford Bridge crowd by putting his team in front from close range in the 32nd minute after pouncing on a cross by Pedro.

Palace, beaten in their previous five league matches, levelled early in the second half when James McArthur sent Andros Townsend clear, and he slammed a right-foot shot into the net.

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