Manchester City put Fulham to the sword with straightforward win

David Silva: I was living with my parents and they were getting divorced, it was time to leave Spain

David Silva: I was living with my parents and they were getting divorced, it was time to leave Spain

- Sane's opener for Manchester City was the quickest goal in the Premier League this season so far, at one minute 36 seconds.

Germany winger Sane tapped home after 96 seconds and David Silva netted his 50th Premier League goal midway through the first half. According to The Times, Sterling, who now earns £175k a week, wants a 100k a week pay rise which would see him become one of the highest paid players in the Premier League.

They also won the EFL Cup and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they lost to Liverpool.

'Unfortunately, we didn't do a surprise today and if I analyse the game, Ryan played a good game and I believe it is good for him and for his development and for his experience'. All the credit to him; he made really important steps in the game.

The winger was left out of the squad for City's last game ahead of the worldwide break against Newcastle United, but Pep Guardiola was delighted with his performance as City maintained the pressure on early leaders Chelsea and Liverpool. "It's a challenge for him and not just him - everybody", Guardiola told a news conference ahead of City's clash against Fulham. "But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there".


"Sometimes he has to realise for himself, like a professional (what) he has to do - (I am) delighted for his performance". When he fell down, he felt something. We will see tomorrow how he wakes up.

- Fulham have registered their second worst start to a Premier League campaign after five games (4pts, -5 goal difference); only bettering 2011-2012 (3 pts, -3 goal difference).

The hosts got number three two minutes into the second half. "It feels that we are only halfway up our Everest", the billionaire said as he reflected on the past decade and, spelling out his vision for the future, declared that there was "much more to win".

But Guardiola was happy with the win and predicts that the Cottagers will take points off City's title rivals.

"I give a lot of credit to Fulham, Fulham ask a lot from us, from them because they want to play", he said. "We are filled with an extraordinary sense of pride in the hard work of Pep Guardiola, the players, and the staff who work tirelessly to support them".

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