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Manchester City vs Swansea, full-time: Blues play like champions, win like champions

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Let’s start the title party, shall we?

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FULL-TIME, Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City: What a performance from the Blues, and it didn’t even seem like they were champions yet. More than 1000 passes made, and Pep Guardiola football at its finest.


GOAL! Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City (Jesus 88’): GABRIEL JESUS FINALLY SCORES! After missing a penalty and a few other big chances, the Brazilian heads home a beautiful cross from Yaya Touré and joins the scoring party!


GOAL! Manchester City 4-0 Swansea City (Bernardo 64’): It’s a penalty for City, but Gabriel Jesus misses it. HOWEVER!!! The ball comes off the post and Bernardo Silva is the first to the rebound!


GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City (De Bruyne 54’): WHAT A GOAL FROM KEVIN DE BRUYNE!!!! A spectacular striker from distance right into the top corner! Amazing!!!!


HALF-TIME, Manchester City 2-0 Swansea City: We’ve been our usual dominant selves and we’re just cruising to another win. It’s been scary easy, and that could be a dangerous thing if Swansea come back with more intensity in the second half. But it definitely has been great so far.


GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Swansea City (Sterling 16’): IT’S TWO FOR THE BLUES! Beautiful one-two between Fabian Delph and David Silva, and Delph fires a great low cross for a Sterling tap-in. This is turning into a party early!


GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Swansea City (Silva 12’): It’s a classic Manchester City goal for the champions! Long sequence of possession ends with a glorious pass from Kevin De Bruyne, a smart assist from Raheem Sterling and a beautiful finish from David Silva. Three of the best players of this amazing season combine for a great goal!


KICKOFF! Manchester City 0-0 Swansea City: It’s a party, so we won’t have any heart attacks. Really nice guard of honor from Swansea players and the referees as well.


LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY

Starting XI: Ederson; Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Delph; De Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva; Bernardo, Jesus, Sterling

Bench: Bravo, Otamendi, Walker, Mendy, Touré, Foden, Sané

SWANSEA CITY

Starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, v.d.Hoorn, Fernández, Mawson, Olsson; Ki, King, Carroll; A.Ayew, J.Ayew

Bench: Nordfeldt, Bartley, Roberts, Clucas, Routledge, Dyer, Abraham


Manchester City start today their Premier League title celebration with a game against Swansea City at the Etihad. We won’t see the trophy for a few weeks, but the party starts now. So let’s celebrate and LIVE BLOG!!!


MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2017-18 Premier League, Matchday 35

Date/Time: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 4.30pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11.30am EST, 8.30am PST (USA), 9pm IST (India)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Referee: Craig Pawson

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM PREMIER LEAGUE

How to watch on TV: Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBCSN (USA), TSN 4 (Canada), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), Star Sport Select 2 (India), others

How to stream: Sky GO (UK), NBC Sports Live (USA), TSN GO (Canada), FuboTV (7-day free trial, click here to sign up)


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do will be warned, and those who post links will be banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Manchester City community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! COME ON, CITY!