Manchester City were taken back by how good Fulham played against them.
Pep Guardiola’s men did run away 3-0 winners from Craven Cottage but the hosts held them goalless the entire first half.
The Cottagers even came close to scoring themselves, making City work for the win. If it was not for their defensive errors, Fulham could have collected a point on the night.
First John Stones broke the deadlock from a Joao Canceloa free-kick, then Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero drove City home. Stones said, “Really difficult game.
“Give a lot of credit to Fulham. The way they play their football doesn’t really reflect where they are in the table.
“They’re a strong opposition and they made it hard for us in the first half. It was hard to find space in the pockets and in behind. We corrected a few things and it was great to get three points again and another clean sheet.”
City are now 17 points ahead at the top of the Premier League with a second leg against Borussia Monchengladbach coming up. The fans will want to see a deeper run in the Champions League now that the league is pretty much wrapped up.
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