Unai Emery on the performance: "The first half we didn't play like we wanted".
All Whites defender Winston Reid did not feature owing to injury as Liverpool romped to a big 4-0 win over his West Ham United side and Kiwi striker Chris Wood was contained as his Burnley were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton.
Dele Alli's match-winning display for Tottenham at Newcastle on Saturday suggested England players taking their World Cup form back to their clubs and here was further evidence. I have played in finals when we were excellent and you lose, because the others are good teams as well. "I think every day is important to know how they are".
John Stones is bidding to become "the best in the world", but acknowledges that he will need to accept squad rotation at Manchester City.
"In the second half, we took more risks with our pressing, took more risks with the ball to break their lines and go forward quickly".
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For City, it's a lovely start away from home and it shows that even this early in the season, this team is once again the favorite to win the league. "He has this experience for continuing to defend our goal", Emery said.
Guendouzi had a rather mixed afternoon, with some of his teammates blaming him for Raheem Sterling's opener, while one shot in the second half almost flew out of the stadium. [City] deserved this result.today City demanded our best performance. Manchester City are working in their third year with Guardiola and they have built a team with security, good players and a great stability of playing like they want.
This might be a new Premier League season but it could quite easily follow the very same pattern as the one prior. "We can not be anything different than the challenger because we haven't won anything since I came in".
"We played really well in the first half but they changed it round at half-time and pushed us in the second half", Hart told the BBC.
"In the next week we are continuing this work and against Chelsea, we are going to analyse the opposition".