Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool, 2017 Premier League: 3 Things We Learned

Ederson required eight stitches in his side's 5-0 win and was snapped with a bandage covering the damage to the left side of his face.

The 5-0, when everything was said and done, was a fair reflection of City's dominamce against a side down to ten for much of the game, but Liverpool's problem wasn't Coutinho-and with a goal and call going differently in the early going, it could easily have been them easing to a 5-0 victory. Guardiola has one of the world's best in Sergio Aguero, but the Argentine is more lethal given his attacking responsibility is burdened by a support striker (evident with Diego Forlan at Atletico Madrid and Lionel Messi for Argentina).

The Liverpool forward posted a public apology for his challenge on Ederson, who luckily isn't badly hurt.

The Brazilian was the least exciting signing of the summer and many thought his price tag was excessive, but Danilo proved his worth against Liverpool.

Only a claim of wrongful dismissal would see Mane's ban completely withdrawn but that is unlikely, so the Senegal international still faces at least one game out. They are laws after all, not guidelines, so maybe there is no wiggle room for whistle blowers, regardless of whether they feel common sense should be incorporated into their decision making.

Since the start of the 2012-13 season, Kompany has missed 95 City games due to injury and has been sidelined for no fewer than 582 days during that time by a succession of muscle-related problems.

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"He's quick, he always sees the spaces on the middle or outside".

Substitute Leroy Sane completed the scoring with a brace, while De Bruyne played an instrumental role in most of City's good work.

This submission, which saw Liverpool fail to register a single shot after the interval, can perhaps be explained by a collective sense of injustice following the pivotal sending-off.

The Citizens nearly managed to grab a fifth goal after 86 minutes but Mignolet produced a top save to deny Aguero from six-yards out.

"(The foot) was not that high", he said.

"The window is over", Guardiola said. Danny Welbeck scored twice and Alexandre Lacazette also netted to leave the south-coast team winless after four games.

"Now, we have a wonderful player in our squad who wants to get fit and wants to play for this club".

Jurgen Klopp responded by introducing former City player James Milner for Georginio Wijnaldum in the 58th minute. He is used to it!'

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