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Gabriel Jesus an 8/10 as brace helps Man City brush aside Wolves

Manchester City thoroughly handle Wolves at the Etihad to get back to four points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City thoroughly handle Wolves at the Etihad to get back to four points behind Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
The guys respond to your tweets about Cristiano Ronaldo, Paolo Bandini's hair, Shaka Hislop's name, Steve Nicol's clothes, pizza boxes and more.

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City moved back to within four points of Premier League leaders Liverpool with a comfortable 3-0 victory over 10-man Wolves on Monday. Gabriel Jesus poked the home side ahead before Willy Boly was shown a straight red cad for an aggressive lunge on Bernardo Silva. Gabriel added a second from the spot before Conor Coady flicked a header into his own net.

Positives

The ease with which Wolves were brushed aside was reminiscent of City performances in their...

Numbers: Lionel Messi reaches 400, David De Gea saves Manchester United

The FC crew answer your tweets on Liverpool's controversial penalty against Brighton and what's caused Manchester United's resurgence.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the key factors that guided Manchester United to a statement victory over top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Craig Burley and Steve Nicol are unsure Gareth Southgate will suit Man United after reports listed him as a potential long-term replacement.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are not the Harlem Globetrotters, and must get results as well as show good performances.

Lionel Messi hit another milestone as Barcelona swatted Eibar aside 3-0 to maintain their five-point lead atop La Liga. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer passed his first 'real' tactical test with a tough 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal stumbled at West Ham, losing 1-0 while Liverpool saw off Brighton by the same score with a performance that screamed substance over style.

Here are the best of the numbers from this week's football action.


400

Lionel Messi is now the first player to score 400 goals in...

Premier League predictions revealed: Man City will be champions, Man United to finish fourth

The FC panel react to the six clubs Mark Ogden picked to finish at the top this Premier League season and reveal this own rankings.
Despite trimming Liverpool's lead to four points, ESPN FC's Craig Burley believes Man City need to be just about perfect to repeat as champions.
Mark Ogden explains how desperation could factor into Liverpool's pursuit of the Premier League title after their defeat at Manchester City.

The Premier League returns this weekend with the title and Champions League qualification up for grabs. The relegation battle is also set to intensify as games begin to run out in the fight for survival.

Manchester City's 2-1 win against Liverpool has reignited the title race, while Manchester United's resurgence under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has created a three-way battle with Chelsea and Arsenal for a top-four finish.

So, how will it all shape out? Who will finish where, and why?

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POLL: Should Manchester City have eased off on Burton in 9-0 win?

In a grossly lopsided affair, Man City put nine goals past League One's Burton Albion in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
The FC guys answer your tweets on the most lopsided game they've played in, who would win in a cook-off and much more.
The FC crew agreed that Manchester City showed full respect to Carabao Cup opponents Burton Albion, while running up a 9-0 lead in the first leg.
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola was quick heap praise on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and pointed out it was better than his start to life at City.

Manchester City will carry a virtually unassailable lead into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal after beating Burton Albion 9-0 in Wednesday's first leg at the Etihad.

There were three divisions and several hundred million pounds in market value separating the two sides at kick-off and the question of "professional etiquette" was raised after the game, in which Gabriel Jesus helped himself to four goals.

Indeed, critics were left to query whether City really had to continue piling the...

Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane pick Burton apart as Man City explode for nine in Carabao Cup

In a grossly lopsided affair, Man City put nine goals past League One's Burton Albion in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.
The FC crew agreed that Manchester City showed full respect to Carabao Cup opponents Burton Albion, while running up a 9-0 lead in the first leg.

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City all but clinched their place in the Carabao Cup final with a devastating 9-0 victory over League One side Burton Albion. Gabriel Jesus scored four as the defending champions essentially secured a spot at Wembley against Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur.

Positives

With fixture congestion a serious concern for Pep Guardiola, as they challenge for silverware in four competitions, City at least lightened their load a little. There is no need to send any sort of a...

Marlos Moreno's Manchester City plight an example of joining a European giant too young

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop sifts through all the latest transfer rumours surrounding N'Golo Kante, Callum Wilson and many more in Transfer Rater.

When it comes to promising South American talent, the major European clubs appear to have arrived at a conclusion. The best way to do business is to buy them young, and bring them across the Atlantic as soon as possible.

The plus side of this arrangement is clear. Top-level European football offers a different challenge: The games are played at a greater level of intensity, with less space available on the field. The sooner the player can adapt, the better.

But all of this comes with risks, both...