Here are your Manchester City evening headlines on Saturday, September 16. Pep Guardiola admitted even he didn't think new signing Jeremy Doku would play as well as he did at West Ham.
City paid Rennes £55.5m to buy the 21-year-old winger this summer but assistant Juanma Lillo cautioned against putting too much responsibility on his shoulders too early and he could only show glimpses of his potential on debut against Fulham.
However, on his second outing he terrorised West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal and got the important equaliser in a 3-1 win for the Blues to show he can quickly influence games. READ MORE: City ratings vs West Ham READ MORE: City send Premier League message Guardiola was nodding along at the mere mention of Doku's name in his press conference at the London Stadium and did not need an invitation to talk of how well the new recruit had done in City's fifth straight Premier League win.
While the Blues know that it will take time for any player to adapt to this environment, Doku has raised expectations. Read more here. Guardiola said Julian Alvarez is now almost undroppable from the City team after two assists at West Ham.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk