Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

£130M Spend Has Helped Pep's Men Take Leap Forward

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

£130M Spend Has Helped Pep's Men Take Leap Forward

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PEP Guardiola believes City have taken a step forward this season and claims three of his summer signings are heavily responsible for the team doing so.

The manager was spoilt for choice looking for standout performances at Vicarage Road on Saturday as a sensational display saw them rack up a 6-0 win - their biggest away victory in the top flight since 1938.

That result leaves them joint-top of the Premier League and 15 goals in their past three games in all competitions has seen them establish their credentials for success this season.

According to Guardiola, it is the new full-backs that are making his team better. City attracted plenty of criticism for spending close to £130m on three 'defenders' in the summer.

But the money spent looks better value with every game that passes as it becomes irrefutable how much Danilo, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy are contributing to the team performance. …

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