Take a bow, Manchester City.
Because that was an absolute pleasure to watch.
Pep Guardiola’s side showed Liverpool and Manchester United exactly how it’s done by thrashing Stoke City 7-2 at the Etihad.
That’s right, SEVEN.
City have now scored 24 goals in their last five Premier League games and have opened up a two-point lead over rivals United at the top of the table.
Just give ’em the Premier League trophy now, yeah?
In one of the most one-sided games we’ve seen in quite a while, City amassed 79% possession and were simply devastating in attack – even without the crocked Sergio Aguero in the side.
Young forward Gabriel Jesus scored twice, Raheem Sterling was back to his best, David Silva was seemingly everywhere and Leroy Sane just keeps getting better and better.
But it was Kevin De Bruyne who deserves extra-special praise.
Making his 100th appearance for City, the (new) Ginger Prince notched two assists – taking his overall tally to 38 since joining City – and produced one of the passes of the CENTURY that led to City’s second goal.
Understandably, the folks of Twitter had a few nice things to say about him:
Even Stoke City’s Social Media Manager was in agreement:
DREAM TEAM POINTS
Man City: Ederson -1, Otamendi 2, Stones 2, Delph 5, Walker 1, Fernandinho 8, D. Silva 8, De Bruyne 7, Jesus 13, Sane 10, Sterling 17
Subs: B. Silva 5, Gundogan 0, Toure 0
Stoke: Butland -6, Wimmer -6, Zouma -6, Pieters -6, Edwards -6, Cameron -6, Fletcher 0, Choupo-Moting 0, Diouf 7, Jese 2, Shaqiri 0
Subs: Afellay -1, Sodhi 0, Martins Indi -6
STAR MAN: RAHEEM STERLING