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Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    A very comfortable win for Manchester City in the end after a slow start. Next up is Real Madrid on Tuesday. It promises to be a intriguing clash.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Jimmy Armfield

    Ex-England captain at the Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live

    "I don’t think Manuel Pellegrini would have dreamt it would be as comfortable as this. His team have played okay and won 4-0. 

    "It really is the perfect lift-off ahead of the big game next week."

    Manuel Pellegrini
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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Next for Stoke is a home game with struggling Sunderland next Saturday.

    Fair to say Mark Hughes will be working on his defenders on the training pitch before then.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Arsenal will go back above Manchester City into third spot in the table if they win at Sunderland on Sunday.

    But this has been a thoroughly professional job by Manuel Pellegrini's side as the fourth official indicates four additional minutes.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Yaya Toure is clearly injured but he is carrying on for the final few minutes.Stoke are effectively playing against 10 men.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Yaya Toure is down on the ground after taking a knock.

    Concerned looks on the Manchester City bench as Manuel Pellegrini has used all his substitutes.

    Will City be finishing the game with 10 men?

    Yaya Toure
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    Alan Ferguson: Mark Hughes will be delighted that his Stoke team are consistent. Another game. Another 4 goals conceded.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Ten minutes to go.

    Stoke cannot say they have had chances - particularly at the start of the second half.

    But Mark Hughes's side have been unable to match the quality of Manchester City's finishing.

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    Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Jimmy Armfield

    Ex-England captain at the Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live

    "Iheanacho took the goal well. We know all about his talent. It was Bony who made that with the pass but Iheanacho has proved a point once again when he gets a chance. 

    "He has something that Rashford has - pace. It comes at the right time and took him past the Stoke defenders." 

    Kelechi Iheanacho
  10. GOAL - Man City 4-0 Stoke

    Kelechi Iheanacho

    Terrific finish by the teenager Kelechi Iheanacho after being released by substitute Wilfried Bony.

    He shows maturity beyond his 19 years to keep his composure and round the keeper to slot home.

    Lovely goal. Party atmosphere at the Etihad. 

    Kelechi Iheanacho
  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Man City 3-0 Stoke

    Pellegrini makes his third and final change as goalscorer Fernando is replaced by Martín Demichelis.

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    Man City 3-0 Stoke

    The question now is: Will Stoke concede four goals for the third successive Premier League game?

    There's still another 20 minutes to go.

    Joe hart
  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Man City 3-0 Stoke

    Manchester City's fans have found their voices.

    Their team is coasting to three points and third place in the Premier League table above Arsenal.

    With his team comfortably ahead, Manuel Pellegrini decides to bring off Sergio Aguero and replace him with Wilfried Bony.

    Sergio Aguero
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    Man City 3-0 Stoke

    Jimmy Armfield

    Ex-England captain at the Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live

    "That was a good move by Man City. It started in midfield and then a lovely overlap from Zabaleta and he pulled it back perfectly and Iheanacho just steered it into the empty net."

  15. GOAL - Man City 3-0 Stoke

    Kelechi Iheanacho

    Just when it looked like Stoke were coming back into this...

    Kelechi Iheanacho surely seals the points for Manchester City with a cool finish in front of goal after a terrific run and pass by Pablo Zabaleta.

    Kelechi Iheanacho
  16. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 2-0 Stoke

    Cristiano Ronaldo will fancy his chances of another hat-trick whe he sees a replay of this game. City are giving the ball away in dangerous areas.

    Marko Arnautovic pounces on another error by the hosts inside the area and his fiercely struck effort from an angle forces a fine save from Joe Hart.

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    Man City 2-0 Stoke

    Jimmy Armfield

    Ex-England captain at the Etihad Stadium for BBC Radio 5 live

    "It was a good header from Diouf, almost too good. He got so much power on it, it just lacked the direction because Hart would never have got that."

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    Man City 2-0 Stoke

    All eyes on Tuesday as David Silva is replaced by Fabian Delph with more than half an hour remaining. 

    Fabian Delph replaces David Silva
  19. CLOSE!

    Man City 2-0 Stoke

    Stoke haven't given up on this.

    Phil Bardsley whips in a dangerous cross which is just about hacked away for a corner. In it comes and Mame Biram Diouf heads just wide.

    Manchester City haven't started since the interval. Stoke have wasted two great chances.

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