Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues May Prove Pep Wrong on His Numbers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues May Prove Pep Wrong on His Numbers

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ARE there really any limits to the greatness City can achieve under Pep Guardiola? The manner of City's title win in 2017/18 set an incredible standard for the rest of English football to follow, and despite Guardiola himself insisting his side could not repeat such a feat, he appears to have underestimated his side.

With the ease of their derby dissection of Manchester United at the Etihad stadium, Guardiola and his side go into the final international break of the calendar year in an equally incredible position to last season.

With 32 points from the opening 12 matches and an eye-watering goal difference of +31, City are seemingly doing the impossible and keeping pace with their incredible efforts of a year ago.

Despite having already faced Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man United this season, City are only two points off the blistering pace to which they started last season and have a favourable run of games leading up to the New Year. …

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