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  1. Man City unbeaten with six wins from opening seven games
  2. Stoke 13th after two wins from first seven matches

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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    Man City 7-2 Stoke

    It's over Stoke fans.

    It's over.

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    Man City 7-2 Stoke

    A minute of stoppage time remaining.

    Mark Hughes needs to find some solace from someone, somewhere.

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    Man City 7-2 Stoke

    All the Man City subs have been used and it looks like Kyle Walker will play no further part in the match. The England full-back trudges off.

    The home side are down to 10.

    Nope he's back on.

    As you were.

  4. GOAL - Man City 7-2 Stoke

    Bernardo Silva

    The vidiprinter is typing... SEVEN.

    Raheem Sterling feeds the ball into sub Bernardo Silva, who pokes in.

    Now I hope Man City realise I have to type up the match report?

    Bernardo Silva scores
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    Man City 6-2 Stoke

    It's gone down a notch at the Etihad. maybe they're trying to digest what's gone on before them.


    Man City 6-2 Stoke

    Chief piledriver expert Fernandinho is replaced by Yaya Toure.

    No Sergio Aguero today folks.

    He wasn't needed to be fair.

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    Man City 6-2 Stoke

    Stoke's Geoff Cameron lets rip from 20 yards but his high drive ripples against the side-netting.

    Maybe that was a release of anger after USA failing to qualify for the World Cup.



    Man City 6-2 Stoke

    Etihad roars again, thinking that Leroy Sane had scored again from a free-kick.

    Alas, it was the side-netting.

    Kevin De Bruyne is substituted - he gets a standing ovation for being from another world.

    Ilkay Gundogan - who is pretty decent as well - comes on.

    By the way Bernardo Silva came on for Gabriel Jesus earlier.

  9. GOAL - Man City 6-2 Stoke

    Leroy Sane


    Kevin De Bruyne. You are ridiculous.

    The Belgian threads a great ball through to Leroy Sane on the left of the six-yard area who is left to tap home.

    I've lost count...ahh yes.. 6-2.

    Leroy Sane celebrates
  10. GOAL - Man City 5-2 Stoke


    The net is still attached.

    Spanked. Smacked. Walloped.

    Fernandinho lights the cannon and fires the ball high past Jack Butland.


    And there's more...

    Fernandinho scores
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    Man City 4-2 Stoke

    When will Sergio Aguero come on?

  12. GOAL - Man City 4-2 Stoke

    Gabriel Jesus

    Guess who supplied the assist?

    Kevin De Bruyne. He's extraordinary.

    The Belgian, out wide right, fizzes and sumptuous low ball into the path of Gabriel Jesus who, on the run, fires in high past the reach of Jack Butland.

    Man City back on top.

    Gabriel Jesus celebrates

    Man City 3-2 Stoke

    Young Tom Edwards is getting treatment on the pitch - looks like his day's over.

    Poor fella. On his first-team debut.

    Looked like a fairly innocuous tackle by Fabian Delph.

    Ramadan Sobhi comes on having helped Egypt reach their first World Cup since 1990.

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    Man City 3-2 Stoke

    Stoke had only scored one goal in their last nine visits to the Etihad.

  15. GOAL - Man City 3-2 Stoke

    Kyle Walker OG

    No way!

    Yes, way.

    Tom Edwards, on his debut, surges down the right and delivers a great ball on to the head of Mame Biram Diouf whose effort comes off Kyle Walker's thigh, beats Ederson, hits the post and goes in.

    Goes down as a K Walker OG.

    Kyle Walker scores an own goal
  16. KICK-OFF

    Man City 3-1 Stoke

    Back under way.

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    Man City 3-1 Stoke

    The textbook "we're 3-1 down so we're going to come out of the tunnel first" attitude is applied by Stoke.

    They also make two changes Bruno Martins Indi and Ibrahim Afellay are on for Jese and Kevin Wimmer.


    Man City 3-1 Stoke

    Could Stoke...?



    Man City 3-1 Stoke

    Jack Butland produces a 'one for the cameras' save - diving at full stretch to push away Kevin De Bruyne's effort from the edge of the area.

    Excellent from the England keeper.

  20. GOAL- Man City 3-1 Stoke

    Mame Biram Diouf

    You what?!

    Mame Biram Diouf drives in via a biggish deflection after a lovely lay-off in the area from Jese.

    It happened.

    Stoke have scored.

    Mame Biram Diouf