Swansea striker Bony bears no grudges after horror Man City spell

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14 December, 2017

Another win, another record for rampant Premier League leader Manchester City.

Ahead of the festive season, Man City are the gift which keep on giving and they have to be up their with the best teams English soccer has ever seen.

"We spoke about that in the locker room and we said to have a good recovery because in three days we have another game against Tottenham". "It was a hard match", United manager Jose Mourinho told the BBC. Swansea offered early hints that they could offer a few problems but when they gave the ball away under City pressure, Bernardo Silva swung in a pinpoint cross that his Spanish namesake flicked neatly into the net.

Tottenham jumped from seventh place to fourth courtesy of their 2-0 win over Brighton at Wembley, which arrived courtesy of an overhit Serge Aurier cross and Son Heung-min's fourth goal in four games.

This was one of City's most dominant displays yet, highlighting the gulf between the league's first and last teams.

"We play good inside, outside. I'm happy with the performance".

Striker Dominic Solanke had a goal ruled out for handball late on at Anfield.

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Yet there was a threat from the home side on the break, as demonstrated by Jordan Ayew when he cut in from the left and connected with a shot that drew a smart, low save from Ederson in the Manchester City goal.

But it was City's history boys who grabbed the headlines, and Guardiola added: "Records are there to be broken but at this level it is so competitive - the managers, the players, the analysts - and that means we are strong in the head".

Second-bottom West Ham nearly won it at the death, but Javier Hernandez's shot from Mark Noble's pass hit the bar and bounced just short of the line.

It was undoubtedly a big game, in some respects a potential title-decider even though it came not even halfway through the season, and it made for great viewing as well.

Wayne Rooney scored Everton's goal in a 1-0 win at Newcastle as the Merseyside club continued its resurgence under new manager Sam Allardyce, with the team winning three of his four matches in charge.

Wilfried Bony was subbed off as he captained Swansea against his former side, but Clement said that "Bony isn't injured, but he felt his leg getting tight and it was the right thing to do".

Japanese forward Shinji Okazaki scored twice for Leicester, with Riyad Mahrez and Andy King also on target, while Maya Yoshida replied for the hosts.


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