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Centre-back Akanji has impressed in his three appearances since joining from Borussia Dortmund on deadline day earlier this month, and has managed to keep Ruben Dias, John Stones and Nathan Ake out of the team at times. His debut at Sevilla earned him praise from Guardiola, who compared his style to new teammate Aymeric Laporte and hailed the club for completing the signing.

The Brazilian arrived at the Etihad Stadium in June 2017 for £35 million and has now penned fresh terms until the summer of 2026. Ederson’s previous contract ran out in 2025, but City have moved to secure a longer commitment.

Ruben Dias and John Stones – whose defensive partnership has formed the bedrock of City’s record breaking run – were both on target either side of Michail Antonio’s strike at the Etihad.

City can go top if they win their game in hand over their local rivals and take full advantage of dropped points for both their biggest title challengers after United and Liverpool played out a disappointing 0-0 draw earlier on Sunday.


In the knowledge that Newcastle would sit back and soak up the pressure, a week on from ending their meeting against Chelsea with 19 per cent of the ball, Guardiola partnered returning striker Gabriel Jesus with Sergio Aguero in one of three changes.

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Kane had sent England into an 11th-minute lead, but Ferjani Sassi levelled the scores from the penalty spot 10 minutes before the break, and it appeared that the points would be shared in Volgograd

Pep Guardiola

Victory for City in this match will see them equal the record winning run in one of Europe’s top five leagues – Bayern Munich, managed by Pep Guardiola, won 19 consecutively in the 2013/14 season