Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Boss Hails 'Extraordinary' Gundo after Rout

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Boss Hails 'Extraordinary' Gundo after Rout

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PEP Guardiola says Ilkay Gundogan is 'extraordinary' after the midfielder played a starring role in City's 5-0 win over Cardiff on Saturday.

The result was a welcome one, after City had been defeated 2-1 by Lyon in last week's opening Champions League game after which Gundogan had been criticised for a lacklustre performance.

But victory at Cardiff proved the best way to show City's critics that the Lyon game was simply a blip - and Guardiola was quick to defend Gundogan after victory in South Wales.

He said Gundogan's poor showing against Lyon was one of many on the night for City - and his quality shone through at the weekend.

"Never forget that when we judge a player, we judge with ten other players," explained the Blues' boss. …

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