Palace, beware: The Guardiola era is taking off at Man City

Palace, beware: The Guardiola era is taking off at Man City

"We started last season quite well too", he said, "but it was not good enough in the end. I'm happy to tell you my injury is nothing serious and I hope to be back soon on the pitch!"

In 2011 Toure scored the victor in City's 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Stoke to end the club's 35-year wait for silverware and has won the league in 2012 and 2014.

"This is for me the nice challenge and we have to strive for this. The ones who miss out are upset for a few hours, but then they realise that there is another game coming along in three days".

In the 41 years since goal difference was adopted in England over goal average, there have been many great teams, teams that will go down in history as era-defining.

For proof, check out City's opening goal against West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup in midweek.

Amazon has started live-streaming National Football League games this season and in some overseas countries it is commonplace for fans of sports to be able to purchase subscriptions to only watch their team, should they wish. Of course there are players I think the club want to renew.

Just nine months ago, Sergio Aguero appeared in danger of being the odd man out in Guardiola's forward line following the arrival of Brazilian sensation Gabriel Jesus, but the Argentine has made himself indispensable with a blistering start to the season. "I admire people who keep going, especially if they are 70". The team has netted 17 goals in four games across three competitions in the past two weeks. "They were the better team in the second half".

The main reason that Monaco's success in Ligue 1 last season was so shocking was the campaign that came before it. Now we have Palace, then Shakhtar Donetsk, then we must go to Stamford Bridge before the global break.

"I used to enjoy watching him play because he had an edge to him and the reaction of other players to him was really interesting", Hughes added.

Aguero sits well behind Shearer overall, with Premier League 127 goals to his name and six hat-tricks, but Shearer believes the 29-year-old can close in on his record this season.

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