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Man City strikes early, rolls to 7-2 win

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Manchester City took all three points against a lowly Stoke City with a 7-2 rout at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Manchester City (7-1-0) dominated the game, scoring three goals in 10 first-half minutes with Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and David Silva all getting on the scoresheet.

Mame Diouf pulled one back just before halftime with a deflected effort, and again in the opening minutes of the second half. His woeful header went in off Kyle Walker's leg - but a Stoke comeback never looked on the cards.

Jesus restored City's two-goal advantage with a close-range effort after a wonderful through ball from Kevin De Bruyne. Fernandinho made it five with a spectacular long-range effort from 30 yards that crashed in off the crossbar.

Leroy Sane bagged Manchester City's sixth after racing onto another fantastic pass from De Bruyne, burying his shot inside the near post.

Stoke (2-2-4) had a rare opportunity with Geoff Cameron, but he lashed his effort wide of the goal.

Bernardo Silva wrapped up the victory with a close-range effort, after some great work from Sterling.

Updated October 14, 2017

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