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Summary

  1. Nolito & Aguero get Man City goals
  2. Stoke City: Given, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Krkic, Imbula, Whelan, Arnautovic, Allen, Diouf
  3. Man City: Caballero, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero
  4. Five Premier League games at 15:00 BST

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Stoke 1-4 Man City

So, it's three wins out of three for Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City's season is well and truly up and running but Guardiola will know sterner tests await.

Many thanks for your company. You can check out reaction from Guardiola and the rest of Saturday's Premier League games here.

'We are hurting'

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes, speaking to Sky Sports: "For long periods I thought we acquitted ourselves well. Obviously the debate tomorrow and tonight will be about the two penalties. It's fine as long as it is consistent to the end of the season.

"We were playing well on the front foot and asking questions. The second goal was poor defending. The third and fourth goals knocked the stuffing out of us. We are hurting at the moment."

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Stoke 1-4 Man City

Pep Guardiola is asked what he liked about Manchester City's performance. "Everything," he replies to Sky Sports. "We're so happy."

Will Pep rest his stars?

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Manchester City turn their thoughts now to the Champions League as they look to finish off Steaua Bucharest in the qualifying play-off. 

Pep Guardiola's side have a huge 5-0 lead from the first leg in Romania. Will the City boss rest his key players ahead of their next Premier League outing at home to West Ham on 28 August?

Stoke 1-4 Man City

3 - After 12 games without assisting, Raheem Sterling has 3 assists in his last 2 games for Man City (all comps). Creator.

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Stoke 1-4 Man City

Johnny Magrinho: Far too much optimism from both sets of Manchester fans far too soon. We're two games in & neither have really been tested yet!

Allan Abbas: Can he do it on a windy day at Stoke? Better ask Pep a better question next time and never doubt his ability.

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Pep Guardiola
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Man City top of the table

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Manchester City have the same number of points and the same goal difference as Manchester United. However, City are top of the table after two games due to the fact they have scored six goals - one more than United.

The first Manchester derby of the season? 10 September at Old Trafford. Not long to wait.

'Big impact'

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Manchester City defender John Stones, speaking to Sky Sports: "I've settled in quite quickly. The games are coming thick and fast and that's what I have come here to do...to develop and play games. 

"We had players coming off the bench making such a big impact. I am trying to perfect my game and the manager is showing me the route to go down."

'Great team spirit'

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's not easy because we played we played in midweek but today we produced a great performance and great team spirit from the first minute. The first 10 minutes of the second half were hard and we were only one goal up after the penalty but we managed to create chances."

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Andy Knowles: What a hugely impressive result. Shows what work rate can achieve. Pep Guardiola getting rid of the slackers.

'Total dominance'

Stoke 1-4 Man City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

Totally dominant from Man City, it's a brilliant dummy from Iheanacho, it totally deceives Shawcross, Sterling is one on one with Given, then he lays it aside and it's a simple goal from Nolito.

Manchester City were dominant at times, Stoke did cause problems at times, there will be a talking point about a few decisions but this was a fair result and Manchester City march on with Pep Guardiola.

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Manchester City's travelling fans celebrate

FULL-TIME - Stoke 1-4 Man City

Thumping win by Manchester City. Six points from two games to join neighbours Manchester United level on points at the top of the Premier League table.

GOAL - Stoke 1-4 Man City

Nolito

Two goals in eight minutes for substitute Nolito as he taps in from inside the six-yard area after Stoke's defence crumbles yet again.

The icing on the Manchester City cake.

Stoke 1-3 Man City

Manchester City fans are singing Pep Guardiola's name again and again. This has been an impressive performance.

Guardiola and Hughes
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SUBSTITUTION

Stoke 1-3 Man City

Late changes by both teams.

Ramadan Sobhi replaces Marko Arnautovic for Stoke while Fabian Delph is on for Kevin de Bruyne.

Kevin de Bruyne has been substituted late on
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Kevin de Bruyne has been substituted late on

Stoke 1-3 Man City

It's 3-1 to @ManCity and who would ever have thought that Nolito would have more of an end product than Navas?

'Brilliant from Iheanacho'

Stoke 1-3 City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a brilliant run from Iheanacho, he was held up but had the awareness to look up, to check onto his left foot and pick out Nolito who had an easy, easy tap-in.

GOAL - Stoke 1-3 Man City

Nolito

A goal made and scored by Manchester City's substitutes seals a third successive win for Pep Guardiola.

Kelechi Iheanacho lays it on a plate for Nolito to fire home from close range - the Spaniard's first Premier League goal.

Guardiola celebrates City's third
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Guardiola celebrates City's third

'Sensible decision'

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

It's sensible, you can understand it from Pep Guardiola's point of view - keep Sergio Aguero fresh, and it gives them fresh legs up front.

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Stoke 1-2 Man City

"Aguero, Aguero" chant Manchester City's travelling fans as he makes way for teenage forward Kelechi Iheanacho for the last few minutes.

Terrific shift by Aguero.

Aguero has put in a terrific shift
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Aguero has put in a terrific shift

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Manchester City are minutes away from joining Manchester United on six points at the top of the Premier League table. Can Stoke produce a late twist?

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Jonathan Walters goes down inside the Manchester City penalty area in front of Mike Dean. No penalty.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

A mistake by Philipp Wollscheid gives Manchester City a chance to wrap up the points. Sergio Aguero, looking for his second hat-trick of the season, can't get his shot away while Raheem Sterling loses possession on the edge of the area before the ball breaks for Aleksandar Kolarov whose shot is blocked.

All to play for

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

Both sides are vulnerable at set plays, neither are great defensively but as much as it gives Manchester City a chance to make it three, it gives Stoke hope to get an equaliser.

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Stoke 1-2 Man City

Here come Stoke's first change. It's an attacking one as Jonathan Walters comes on for Giannelli Imbula. 

Imbula
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Imbula is coming off

Stoke 1-2 Man City

This game has been peppered with niggly fouls and Mike Dean is again forced to act after Joe Allen goes in hard on Pablo Zabaleta.

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Stoke 1-2 Man City

Pep Guardiola makes the game's first change. Recent signing Nolito is on for the last 20 minutes or so for midfielder Jesus Navas. No sign of any Stoke changes yet.

Guardiola makes the game's first change
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Guardiola makes the game's first change

'Pacy City can still be vulnerable'

Stoke 1-2 City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

It's that injection of pace that Man City can put into the game that helps them. Silva is the one dictating the pace, but City are vulnerable to the break from Stoke because of the number of bodies they commit forward.

YELLOW CARD

A busy old afternoon for Mike Dean as he brandishes another yellow, the fifth of a hard-fought match.

This time Kevin de Bruyne is punished for a late challenge on Philipp Wollscheid. No complaints there.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Willy Caballero's distribution has been poor to say the least but the Argentine comes flying off his line to hoof the ball clear just as Mame Biram Diouf looks set to fire Stoke level. These are anxious moments for Pep Guardiola.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

1 - Ryan Shawcross is the first PL player to concede and win a penalty in the same game since Theo Walcott in August 2011. Rare.

Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City
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Stoke 1-2 Man City

Manchester City survive a flurry of Stoke corners. Roared on by the crowd, the hosts are throwing everything at this. It's a real test of Manchester City's defensive qualities.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

What did Mark Hughes say at half-time? Stoke have been much better this half and look far more threatening. Before Bojan's penalty, John Stones made a fine block to deny Mame Biram Diouf as he let fly inside the area.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

The television cameras zoom in on Joe Hart sat on the Manchester City substitutes bench as Willy Caballero's wild kick gifts possession back to Stoke. Hart has his poker face on while furiously chewing gum.

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Stoke 1-2 Man City

Paul Lummis: Good call from Mike Dean, Sterling had no interest in the ball. Let's get this garbage out of the game and move on.

BtheG: Two wrongs don't make a right! Two soft penalties.

Jack Vickers: I could watch that 10,000 times from 10,000 different angles, and I'll never understand how it's a penalty.

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Man City players argue with ref Mike Dean
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Stoke 1-2 Man City

So, whatever happens Pep Guardiola will still be seeking his first Premier League clean sheet as Manchester City boss.

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Pep has #sterling marking Shawcross hahahaha! dont like these new rules...a non contact sport its becoming!

'Spot-on spot kick decision'

Stoke 1-2 Man City

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Radio 5 live

If a player is not looking at the ball and obstructing, it's a foul. That's a penalty, he was on spot on.

Stering is looking at Shawcross, not the ball, and looking to obstruct. It is a clear penalty, a good decision.

I'd question Guardiola for putting Sterling on Shawcross at a corner.  

GOAL - Stoke 1-2 Man City

Bojan

Bojan sends Willy Caballero the wrong way. Stoke fans celebrate wildly. The hosts, from nowhere, are back in this.

Stoke celebrate getting back into the game
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