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The New Boy, The Old Hand and The Kid – the trio who transformed Manchester City

Eamonn Sweeney


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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty

Manchester City won the Premier League with one hand tied behind their back. Their third victory in four seasons was hardly a surprise, but few titles have been won in a more surprising manner. Almost everything we thought we knew about City was wrong.

Before the season began there was general agreement on what needed to happen if City were to wrest back their crown from Liverpool.

They would, for example, need a good start to put the Reds under pressure. Instead, Pep Guardiola’s side began their campaign as unimpressively as they’d finished the last one.


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