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Media watch: City's hot streak and transfer gossip

MEDIA WATCH: Your Monday media round-up!

MEDIA WATCH: Your Monday media round-up!

A last-minute goal, our winning streak and transfer gossip all feature in your Monday media round-up!

After David Silva’s late goal to win City’s Premier League game 2-1 over West Ham on Sunday, it’s no wonder we are making the headlines today!

After our 20th-consecutive win across all competitions, former Manchester United star and BBC pundit Phil Neville delivered his verdict on the Blues – and praised the belief from Pep Guardiola and his squad.

“When some managers need a goal with 20 minutes left, they chuck a big man up front and change to a more direct style,” Neville explained to BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan. “But City's players have total belief in what they are doing, so they do not need a Plan B.

“Guardiola will put more attacking players on the pitch, but not taller or bigger ones.

“City never resort to hopeful balls forward - they keep on passing and probing, because they know full well that chance will come.

“In each of their wins in the past seven days, they wore the opposition out by working the ball out to the left, then to the right, then back again.

“It becomes impossible to stop them from creating chances, no matter how diligent a defender you are.

“Lapse for a second, and that is it. Young West Ham defender Declan Rice had a great game on Sunday but he did not quite stay with David Silva in the 83rd minute.

“In front of him, nobody pressed the ball quite enough when it came to Kevin de Bruyne on the edge of the area.

“A chip into the box and - bang - that is it. City have scored and won the game.”

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Next up, the Daily Star.

The newspaper has looked at our current Premier League winning streak as City close in on the record.

At the moment, the Blues have won an impressive 13 consecutive games in the top flight this season, and remain unbeaten across all competitions.

In a gallery, the Daily Star have compiled the top eight number of Premier League wins, and City currently sit in joint-second place with Chelsea – who secured 13 consecutive wins from October 2016 to January 2017.

City need just one more win to equal Arsenal’s record of 14 which the Gunner achieved back in 2002 between the months of February and August.

Finally we look at the latest transfer gossip and rumours surrounding the club.

With the January transfer window just around the corner, West Brom defender Jonny Evans has been linked with the Blues in the newspapers once again.

Neil Fissler, of the Express, writes: “Manchester City have not given up hope that they can persuade West Brom to part with Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans next month.

“City boss Pep Guardiola failed with bids to land the former Manchester United star in the summer but still wants to take him to the Etihad Stadium.

“And that could mean a winter bidding war with Arsenal also keeping tabs on Evans who has been a target for Arsene Wenger for the last 18 months.

“But it remains to be seen if the Baggies will allow Evans to leave especially as they are on the verge of a long battle against relegation in the second half of the season.

“Evans is a player that they would love to keep at the club but Evans could find the lure of another tilt at the top of the Premier League table too much to turn down.

“While Liverpool cannot be ruled out of any race to land Evans with Jurgen Klopp looking to strengthen his defence but is only likely to move if he cannot land other targets.

“New Baggies boss Alan Pardew wants to hold talks with the £30 million Evans and a new contract is likely to offered in a bid to keep him.

“It is only after the 29 year-old has spoken to Pardew will City know if they have got a chance of doing a deal.”

That's all for today but we will be back tomorrow with the latest from the media!

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