Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: Blues Are Simply a Class Apart in the League

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zaba: Blues Are Simply a Class Apart in the League

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PABLO Zabaleta says City's clinical finishing sets them apart in the Premier League.

The former Blues defender turned out for West Ham in City's 4-0 demolition of the Hammers at the London Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane (two) secured their sixth consecutive win on their travels in the capital and maintained their two-point cushion over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.

And Zabaleta, who won two Premier League medals, the FA Cup and the League Cup in his nine years at the Etihad, says City can be unplayable in the final third.

"The difference on Saturday was the quality in the final third," the 33-year-old said.

"That's the key to winning games, and they did it.

"I thought they had five chances, they scored four goals and that was the difference because I don't think our performance was bad. …

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