Nolito grabbed a late double as Manchester City sealed a 4-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday, with Pep Guardiola making it two wins in two Premier League games.
The Spanish tactician saw his side get off to a winning start last weekend against Sunderland, and followed that up with another victory in mid-week in their Champions League qualification tie with Steaua Bucharest.
That winning trend continued on Saturday with Sergio Aguero scoring twice in the first half to give them a commanding lead, only to see Bojan score from the penalty spot in the 49th minute to keep the game alive.
However, it didn’t lead to a comeback for the hosts as they were eventually undone by these two late goals from Nolito, who scored with his first two shots on target in the Premier League since making the switch to England from Celta Vigo earlier this summer.
Nolito scores with his first shot on target in PL, benefitting from Kelechi Iheanacho’s 2nd PL assist pic.twitter.com/5sHbxIQvC6
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In turn, City join rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table with six points from their opening two games, as Guardiola will undoubtedly be pleased with his side’s ability to pick up positive results immediately as they promise to only get better with time and patience.
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