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GUARDIAN – Liverpool too honest and too fair, says Joe Allen after City mauling

Allen: Manchester City cut through Liverpool too easily At this level you need to be clever at times Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool match reportJoe Allen believes Liverpool need to be more cynical after describing Brendan Rodgers team as too honest and too fair in their defeat at Manchester City.While the Liverpool manager blamed Mondays 3-1 reverse on defensive lapses, and his side lacked Citys clinical touch in front of goal, Allen thought the champions cut through the visiting ranks too easily at the Etihad Stadium. By contrast, City largely restricted Liverpools threat during their ultimately comfortable win and were not averse to halting counterattacks with a foul. The Wales international believes that side of Liverpools game needs to develop this season. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Manchester City fear no one in Champions League, says Stevan Jovetic

Montenegrin enjoys best start since arrival in 2013 £22m striker vows to lead Manchester City hunt for trophiesStevan Jovetic has promised Manchester City will mount an attack on the Champions League this season, as Manuel Pellegrinis team target every competition they are entering.The Montenegrin produced his finest display for City since signing in July 2013 when scoring twice in the 3-1 home win over Liverpool on Monday. Jovetic had an injury-plagued debut season following his 22m move from Fiorentina but has now started in Citys first two games. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Stevan Jovetic eager to make up for lost time at Manchester City

£22m forward saw first season blighted by injury Beating Liverpool worth six points, says Pellegrini Match report: Manchester City 3-1 LiverpoolStevan Jovetic is hungry for more after his match-winning double strike for Manchester City against Liverpool.The Montenegro striker is determined to make up for lost time and make his mark with the champions after an injury-ravaged first year at the club. Jovetic managed only six goals in 18 appearances after his 22m move from Fiorentina last term but is now looking sharp after playing a full part in pre-season. He underlined that return to form and fitness by setting up Citys 3-1 win over Premier League title rivals Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Monday with the first two goals. Continue reading…

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