A great 3-0 win for City tonight, which proved we well & truly we’re back to where we left off. An opening goal from Mahrez after he picked up the scraps from a Gundogan shot period away by Pyatov gave us the lead.
Gundogan then went into get himself a well early goal after a nicely placed shot into the bottom right hand corner.
The first half ended with the visitors 2-0 up.
Into the second half & again city dominated from the off, an effort from Sterling saw City hit the woodwork before Gabriel Jesus managed to bag a goal with just under 15 minutes to go.
In the last 10 minutes City brought on summer signing Joao Cancelo who looked impressive as well as long term absentee Benjamin Mendy - it was great to see the pair finally get the minutes they deserve.
Overall it was a comfortable performance by the blues which has surely restored Guardiola’s confidence going into the weekend 🙌🏼🔵
Thoughts on the match?🤔
Full-Time: Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Man City. Solid performance today, great to see our defence keep a clean sheet despite looking shakey recently without Laporte. Great to see Mendy and Cancelo get some minutes aswell. All in all a great performance and a perfect response to our defeat against Norwich. Huge well done to anybody who went to the game today, I've heard about how bad of a state Ukraine is in right now. C'mon City! 🔥💙⚽️
Half-Time: Shaktar Donetsk 0-2 Man City. A good first-half performance by us, looks like our loss to Norwich on the weekend hasn't affected us at all which is a good sign. A couple more goals in the second-half and it will be a great start to our Champions League journey. C'mon City! 💙🔥⚽️
The official line-up to face Shakhtar Donetsk! Honestly, I'm not too happy about it. Cancelo should definitely be starting in my opinion, but it's good to see Mendy back on the bench with Eric Garcia. Score Prediction: Shakhtar 2-3 City. C'mon City! 💙🔥
Most assists after GW 5 (top 5):
☛Kevin De Bruyne (MCI; £9.8) tops the list with 5 assists and 37 points in 5 games.
However, he was brought on as a substitute in GW 5, and only got 1 point.
His fixtures are also moderate-to-hard now, going up against WAT(H), EVE(A), WOL(H).
☛A far cheaper option is David Silva (MCI; £7.5), tied with Roberto Firmino (LIV; £9.5) with 4 assists.
Roberto has 35, while Silva has 25.
But David Silva has played nearly 90 minutes less, and was a substitute in GW 5.
☛Next up is Buendia (NOR; £6.0) with 4 assists.
A cheaper differential midfielder compared to the MCI ones and only one point behind Silva, he is only selected by 1.3% of players, due to better midfielders of the same price.
He racked up 11 points and 2 assists last match, and has an easy run of fixtures ahead with BUR(A), CRY(A), AVL(H) ahead.
☛Callum Wilson (BOU; £7.8) has 3 assists and 33 points to his name.
He is the only forward to not blank in a single GW yet, and is most in form compared to the rest.
Despite this, he has faced a price drop of £0.2, due to being higher priced than other high goal-scoring forwards.
His next 2 fixtures are against easier teams as well.
☛Honorable mentions include:
1) Trent Alexander Arnold (LIV; £7.1) with 3 assists and 24 points, the only defender in this list.
2) Riyad Mahrez (MCI; £8.5) with 3 assists and 20 points. However, he has been getting limited minutes, and was a substitute in GW
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TONIGHT we start our UEFA Champions League journey! We face Shakhtar Donetsk away for the 3rd time in a row! What will be the outcome? Can we finally bring the UEFA Champions League home? More news to follow tonight. C'MON CITY! 🔥💙💪
All smiles in Ukraine! Matchday tomorrow, now we're down to only one actual centre back. We could be in a bit of trouble, but @fernandinho can also play at the back which I think is what will happen. Hopefully Ederson keeps a clean sheet! 🇺🇦💙 Todos os sorrisos na Ucrânia! Jornada de amanhã, agora temos apenas um zagueiro de verdade. Podemos estar com alguns problemas, mas o @fernandinho também pode jogar na parte de trás, o que acho que será o que acontecerá. Espero que Ederson mantenha um lençol limpo! 🇺🇦💙
Sorry I'm a bit late with this but thank you for 2,000 followers! Crazy to think that just two months ago I had barely 700. Thanks for all the support and I'll continue to keep you all up to date with the latest City news! #ctid 💙🙌🔥