Pep Guardiola makes freaky claim after Manchester City beat Napoli

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"I think it was an extraordinary game from both sides".

Chances were rare in the second half as Napoli found their feet in the game, and they could have scored in the 66th minute. "There's nothing wrong, after one minute then it's over".

Both sides are now in sublime form and each team sits atop of their respective leagues, with only one loss between them this season, it has all the makings of a fantastic game for the neutrals.

De Bruyne's agent, Patrick De Koster, said: 'In the coming months I'll meet with City to figure out how to improve and extend his contract. "It's one of the wins I'm most proud of in my whole career".

De Bruyne also played down all the praise he has received this season, adding: I don't care [about plaudits]. Here we had to come back into the game from a very hard situation after the first 25 minutes. We knew it was going to be so, so tough.

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"We've put ourselves in a good position, a lot of games to play still. I just like to enjoy my football, that's a big part of me". Gabriel Jesus (2), Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva all netted for the Citizens.

The Naples club have never won a game on English soil, losing five of six trips to these shores - scoring only three goals in the progress.

Four years later Marcelo Lippi leaned on catenaccio in the second round win against Australia when the Azzurri were reduced to 10 men en route to lifting the 2006 World Cup.

Man City remain first in the Premier League after they thumped Stoke City 7-2 at the weekend.

Napoli only have one real injury concern, following Saturday's victory over Roma, midfielder Jorinho suffered a knock and the Italian worldwide looks set to be replaced by Marko Rog.

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