It’s been a wonderful week for the Blue half of Manchester, following Sunday’s Derby triumph over United.
The bragging rights belong to us and the superb victory has been fittingly celebrated by all connected to the Club.
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We don’t often toot our own horn but you simply must check out this sensational video by CityTV, entitled ‘How the Derby was won’, as our producers take you behind-the-scenes in the build-up to the big game – focusing on the small details that proved so key: the thoughts of the players, the training schedules, the food prepared… everything.
We couldn’t compile a list of our favourite things of the week without mentioning this glorious 44-pass goal, which sealed the win over the Reds.
All part of The Masterplan ⚽️#mancity pic.twitter.com/ThSYIC1PEZ— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 11, 2018
Champ meets Champs
A special guest joined in the post-match celebrations in the dressing room, as cruiserweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk – fresh from his Saturday night triumph over Tony Bellew – visited the Premier League Champions.
Champ meets the Champs! 🏆@usykaa joined us in the dressing room for our derby victory celebrations! 🙌#mancity pic.twitter.com/LpkGtCKaAG— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 11, 2018
Playing the Goat
It’s safe to say: Shaun Goater enjoyed Derby Day!
Many thanks to Soccer AM for sharing this footage of our Blue legend, celebrating David Silva and Sergio Aguero’s goals… in style?
Admittedly, we don’t think the Goat will be asked to participate in Strictly Come Dancing any time soon… Can someone let him know the Poznan is not a solo dance move?!
.@OfficialSGoater was absolutely LOVING life during the Manchester derby 🙌💙 pic.twitter.com/l1KdhBjswW— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 12, 2018
Sunday heralded further cause for celebration as it marked an incredible achievement for City captain Steph Houghton, as the defender earned her 100th England cap in the Lionesses’ game against Sweden.
A hero’s return
We were delighted to welcome Brazilian maestro Elano to the Etihad Stadium, as the midfield magician returned to his old stomping ground to savour the Manchester Derby.
The fans’ favourite spent a few days at the Club and was thrilled to meet Pep Guardiola. As he explains in this tweet, the pair spent time sharing stories and exchanging knowledge and experiences about the world of football.
Elano dubbed the meeting ‘the most special moment of my coming to England’.
We can think of a few!
Calma prof. Rs. Obrigado @pepteam. Ja era fã do seu trabalho, agora ainda mais. Ficamos por quase 30 minutos partilhando histórias, trocando conhecimentos e experiências sobre o mundo do futebol. Esse foi o momento mais especial da minha vinda a Inglaterra. #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/O99KU4AbH1— Elano Blumer (@elanoblumer) November 12, 2018
Lest we forget
As Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the world paused to remember those who had fought and fallen in war.
Members of our Academy teams planted trees in commemoration at the City Football Academy, and visited war veterans at Broughton House.
We will remember them.
Meeting the veterans and having a chat was a pleasure! Thank you❤️ #lestweforget @ManCityAcademy pic.twitter.com/nQnlyfxLCl— Rowan Mcdonald (@rowanmcdonald1) November 11, 2018
Cityzens Giving is back!
For the fifth year, six worthy causes in six cities around the world are being recognised, as £400,000 has been set aside to help our Young Leaders, who are changing lives in their communities through the power of football.
Fans are invited to decide how the funds are split. Cast your vote now!
#cityzensgiving is back! 💙— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 14, 2018
We have £400,000 to change lives through football.
Six cities. Six causes. Fans decide how funds are split.
VOTE NOW ▶️ https://t.co/fjIo0eltOu pic.twitter.com/c2RPdG4Oxf
Sorry Charlie Austin, but this is comedy genius!
The original version PARKLIFE 😆 pic.twitter.com/Lw5ApT7KBe— Ryan Butterworth (@RJButterworth11) November 11, 2018
A fantastic week became even better for Leroy Sane, as the German netted his first senior goal for his country in Die Mannschaft’s 3-0 friendly win over Russia.
The winger opened the scoring with a cool finish, having raced into the penalty area to make himself available as Serge Gnabry burst forward.
A moment he’ll never forget!
Sehr glücklich über den Sieg und mein erstes Tor fürs @DFB_Team 🔥⚽️🔥 // Very happy about our win and my first goal for @DFB_Team 🔥⚽️🔥 #LS19 #inSané pic.twitter.com/eMrxdAsUn0— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) November 15, 2018
Congratulations to Pep Guardiola and Jen Beattie on their success in the Northwest Football Awards.
Unsurprisingly, the Catalan scooped the Manager of the Year award, while the Scot was named Women's Player of the Year.
More good news!