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Media Watch: Aguero’s evolution analysed

ON TARGET: Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring against Brighton.

ON TARGET: Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring against Brighton.

Monday morning’s headlines bring more praise for Sergio Aguero and more reaction to the sight of Aymeric Laporte being stretchered off the Etihad Stadium pitch.

Our Argentinian sharpshooter receives a glowing review for the manner in which he has adapted his game, whilst retaining his prolific prowess in front of goal.

Elsewhere, Rodrigo has called on his team-mates to maintain their form in the wake of Laporte’s injury.


The Telegraph: Sergio Aguero, scorer and survivor

Writes Richard Jolly: “He has adapted, evolved and yet carried on scoring with enviable consistency.

“He has lost the sprinter’s speed, the quicksilver dribbling that brought echoes of Romario and Jimmy Greaves. He has compensated with a predator’s precision.

“When he curled his second goal past Mat Ryan, he had scored with seven successive shots on target in the Premier League.

“He may not be as exciting, but he is unerringly precise. City’s record scorer has delivered at least 28 goals in six successive seasons.”

TALKING TACTICS: Pep Guardiola speaks to Riyad Mahrez on the training pitch.



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From the players

The Mirror: Rodri makes Man City vow after Aymeric Laporte's devastating injury

Rodrigo: “Unfortunately we have Aymer’s injury - it sucks for the team. But this is football and we have to keep going.

“The good thing is we were still fighting at the end of the match and it’s three points more.

“It looked serious, that’s why we’re not very happy. He’s a very important player for the team and it’s going to be tough without him.

“We have to keep on working. This is football, this is how it works, but I think we have enough in the team to cope with it.”

Men's Team

Guardiola names Walker amongst centre-half options

NEW ROLE: Pep Guardiola has not ruled out utilising Kyle Walker as a centre-back in Aymeric Laporte's absence.

Pep Guardiola says Kyle Walker could be deployed at the heart of City’s defence in the absence of Aymeric Laporte.

Though concerned for the Frenchman, the boss says we must find a solution in order to cope without his services.

Men's Team

De Bruyne never doubted strong comeback

GOAL GETTER: Kevin De Bruyne celebrates against Brighton.

Despite an injury affected 2018/19, Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he was always convinced he could recapture his best form this season.

The midfielder ha made a stellar start to the new campaign, with five assists and one goal in the opening four games.

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Media Watch: Pep praised by European opponent

COMPLIMENT: Pep Guardiola has been praised by Atlanta boss Gianpiero Gasperini.

After a convincing 4-0 defeat of Brighton there’s plenty of positivity in the City stories dominating Sunday’s back pages.

Your daily roundup of City opinion and transfer gossip from the local and national press.