A classy finish from our young Brazilian striker...

Sane won the ball on the left but still had plenty of work to do, but the power and pace he skipped past two West Ham defenders will have sent a chill down the spine of defences up and down the land and his low cross was tapped in at the far post by Silva.

From there on, the Blues picked apart the West Ham defence at will and the only surprise was the third goal didn’t come until the 39th minute.

It began with Yaya Toure winning possession back in the City half and then Sane drove forward, found Sterling who in turn played in Gabriel Jesus who tucked the ball home for his first goal in English football.

It had been a stunning performance, but it was only at the halfway point.