Manchester City Club records continue to tumble - Manchester City FC
The weekend triumph over the Cherries beat a 118-year record set by Sam Ormerod’s City side who then called Hyde Road their home. The Blues began 1897/98 with seven victories before being held 1-1 by Newton Heath – soon to be renamed Manchester United – before tailing off somewhat.
Loan watch: Enes Unal and Bersant Celina impress
Enes Unal and Bersant Celina were the weekend's star pupils as FC Twente beat Den Haag 4-1.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says Man City will be difficult to beat in Premier League - Manchester Evening News
Henry, who managed 175 league goals during his time with Arsenal, hailed his former coach Pep Guardiola's new regime and explained why he feels they will be successful this campaign.
Balotelli's agent has one big Man City regret - Manchester Evening News
Raiola, who represents the Italian striker, believes he was too soft and should have fought to make Balotelli stay at the Etihad. At the time, Balotelli’s relationship with Roberto Mancini was suffering after a series of high-profile indiscretions had brought the club into disrepute.
Man City manager Guardiola will have 'devastating' influence in England - Manchester Evening News
New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will have a 'devastating' influence in England, according to one of his former players. Joshua Kimmich played under Guardiola at Bayern Munich and the midfielder has been impressed by his former coach's start to life at The Etihad.
Everton's Ronald Koeman taught a teenage Pep Guardiola everything he knew — now they are title-race rivals - Dave Kidd - Mirror Online
Koeman and Guardiola – whose teams will meet at the Etihad on October 15 - are both Cruyff disciples. The Dutchman, though, describes his methods as being only ‘80 per cent Cruyff’. He knows you can’t be tactically purer than pure unless you have the best players - and Guardiola has those.
Torino 0-0 Empoli: Joe Hart keeps first clean sheet of Serie A loan spell in home debut - Mirror Online
Joe Hart kept the first clean sheet of his loan spell with Serie A side Torino as his temporary employers drew 0-0 with Empoli. The Manchester City and England keeper was making his home debut for Torino and was largely untroubled in his second Italian league match.
Revitalised Manchester City star Aleksandar Kolarov is playing like BOBBY MOORE, insists Martin Keown - Mirror Online
Kolarov looks a new man after being switched to a centre-half role in some of Pep Guardiola's first games as City boss. He played alongside Nicolas Otamendi during the 4-0 mauling of Bournemouth on Saturday and looked unflappable in the heart of the defence. Arsenal legend Martin Keown claims that Kolarov reminds him of England and West Ham great Moore.