Manchester City Breaks the Potters

Published on 23-Aug-2016 by srijan213

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Manchester City Breaks the Potters

Stoke City's reputation is that of a tall, physical side.

However, the Potters don't dominate Premiership height stats anymore, and they've never really held sway over Manchester City.

That was confimred in spades this time around, as City humiliated the homeys, 1-4.

So much for the Sky Blues' close call on opening day.

Britannia Stadium is usually an intimidating place, but Sergio Agüero is not one to cowtow:

If Argentina had five of that dude, they'd never lose a penalty shootout.

And he wasn't done.

Agüero bagged a second when he rose higher than the Potters' tall pillars:

Imagine that. No cape or tights needed.

Stoke harbored false hope of a comeback when Bojan knocked one home from the spot:

Agüero's not the only one with penalty skills.

After that, though, City lit the afterburners.

New recruit Nolito sealed the deal for all intents and purposes when he notched their third:

Pep Guardiola seems to be imparting a bit of Tiki Taka wisdom on his troops, despite his words to the contrary.

And talk about room service! Nolito got his second goal served on a platter:

Now we know why most Barcelona players aren't selfish, Pep.

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