Manchester City ended pre-season with a 100% record after a convincing 4-1 victory over Blackpool at the Academy Stadium.
Sam Edozie and Riyad Mahrez both scored for the third consecutive game, either side of Luke Garbutt’s penalty, with Ilkay Gundogan’s second half brace ensuring the score line reflected City’s dominance.
Pep Guardiola’s men took the lead in the third minute, with Edozie calmly lifting the ball over Stuart Moore after Gundogan’s blocked shot dropped into his path six-yards from goal, but Garbutt fired an emphatic spot-kick into the top left corner to level things up after Ruben Dias tangled with Shayne Lavery.
Mahrez restored the home side’s lead three minutes into the second half, with substitute and former City goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw unable to keep out his angled drive following a brilliant lofted pass from Fernandinho.
The third goal was the pick of the bunch for Guardiola’s men as the visitors were undone by the quick thinking of Mahrez and Gundogan, with the latter ghosting unmarked into the area to steer a first-time finish under Grimshaw following the winger’s pinpoint delivery from a free-kick wide on the right.
A similarly accurate cross from Cancelo teed up the German's second as he got in behind the Tangerines’ defence again and converted a smart side foot finish from six-yards.
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