Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep: This Was the Best Yet

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep: This Was the Best Yet

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PEP Guardiola could not name a better City performance under him after the 7-2 thrashing of Stoke.

Seven goals from six different scorers propelled City to the top of the league and sent out another warning to the rest of the league that they will be incredibly difficult to stop this season.

Considering their players travelled more than any other team during the international break, City - led by another masterclass from Kevin de Bruyne - looked fresh as they Odd steamrollered Stoke and made it impossible for Mark Hughes and his side.

"Always you can do it better but I cannot deny today was maybe the best performance since I arrived," said Guardiola.

"Everybody wanted a touch to help us to give an extra pass. After the people in the middle had done their bit, the wingers and strikers made the difference. …

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