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Evening Standard: David Silva masterclass on show against Fulham
Writes James Robson: “A masterclass from him. Enjoy him while you can. Gave Fulham the complete run-around with his elusive runs and deft touches.
“Also showed his aggressive side when forcing the mistake for Jesus’ first. Absolutely brilliant.”
Manchester Evening News: The FA Cup decision that Man City opponents can all see coming
Simon Bajkowski reports: “Nobody really expected Fulham to upset the defending champions, one of the best sides seen in English football that have now won 19 straight domestic cup games since losing at Wigan in February 2018.
“Tim Ream’s dismissal in the sixth minute for conceding the penalty that brought the first goal merely confirmed the narrative.
“The sight of lone striker Ivan Cavaleiro in his own box hopelessly failing to close down Bernardo Silva as the Portugal international proceeded to beat Marek Rodak at his near post neatly highlighted the gulf between the teams.”
Manchester Evening News: Riyad Mahrez moment shows Pep Guardiola’s biggest Man City worry
Writes Simon Bajkowski: “At no point did Fulham look like they could cope with Manchester City at the Etihad, and Riyad Mahrez had more joy than most.
“The former Leicester star stood out on the pitch with his exquisite touch and skill proving too much for any visiting player to handle.”