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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.