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Man City star commits to massive SEVEN years at club

Man City star commits to massive SEVEN years at club

"They play more here [centrally]; sometimes we look more for the sides to attack. But hopefully, hopefully he can stay and finish what we have started together in the coming years".

Ederson was part of the Benfica side that won the Portuguese league and cup double before he moved to Manchester.

January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubmeyang converted Aaron Ramsey's pass late in the first half to score his 10th goal in 14 appearances since joining from Borussia Dortmund.

Recent history suggests that the only thing harder than winning the title is defending it, and perhaps gives the teams trailing in City's wake some kind of reassurance.

"The difference of points tell a lot", said Mourinho. We have done that all season. "We are going to try". But what extraordinary numbers they are, and his celebrations at full-time on Sunday show exactly what it really means.

He has featured in all but two of the champions' Premier League games this season, keeping 16 clean sheets and contributing to 30 victories.

Worse was to follow for Guardiola on Merseyside, as a 3-0 first-leg defeat put the Champions League quarter-final beyond his team, who were beaten 2-1 by in the return.

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Extending that form out over the course of 38 games is now the challenge for the German to deliver a first league title since 1990.

"Not many people would say we would get to the Champions League final, we are progressing and learning from the manager, we have a good chance of winning trophies", Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.

"But it takes time and it is only the early stages".

However, with Russian oligarch owner Roman Abramovich no longer able to simply outspend the competition, Chelsea are at a crossroads. Chelsea won the league last year with 93 points, but could only manage 70 this year.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed off after 22 years and 1,235 games in charge with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbing the victor. Arsenal finished sixth with 63 points. "I admire him because [City midfielder Ilkay] Gundogan was with him, [Bayern striker Robert] Lewandowski was with him and every player speaks so well about him - as a manager and a human being".

Chelsea's record of 95 from the 2004/05 fell as City beat Brighton in midweek and Gabriel Jesus's stoppage time victor at Southampton took City into three figures for points.