manchester city continued their fine form, beating Stoke City at Etihad Stadium, according to the Guardian. Manchester City began the encounter on a bright note and went on to score the opener in the seventeenth minute courtesy of Gabriel Jesus clinical finish. Afterward, Pep Guardiola's side continued piling up pressure on the visitor's half and creating chances. City was absolutely dominant throughout the encounter. The goalscorers for Manchester City were Gabriel Jesus (17', 55'), Raheem Sterling (19'), David Silva (27'), Fernandinho (60'), Leroy Sane (62') and Bernando Silva (79').

The only goalscorer for Stoke City was Mame Biram Diouf (44', 47'). With this victory, Manchester City leads the EPL standings with twenty-two points, while Stoke City is 15th with eight points. Here's an analysis of the match.

Manchester City outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Ederson (5.90). Defender - Kyle Walker (6.68), Nicolás Otamendi (seven points), John Stones (7.29), Fabian Delph (7.55). Midfielder - Kevin De Bruyne (8.77), Fernandinho (8.12), David Silva (7.78). Forward - Raheem Sterling (9.11), Gabriel Jesus (nine points), Leroy Sané (8.67). Used substitutes - Ilkay Gündogan (6.18), Bernardo Silva (6.90), Yaya Touré (6.48).

Team's strength and weakness: Man City created goal bound chances from long shots, through balls, flanks, counter attacks and set pieces.

Overall, they were absolutely good at finishing.

Style of play: Pep Guardiola's side held more possession in Stoke's half and attacked through the center midfield. In addition, they favored short passes.

Stoke City outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Jack Butland (4.48). Defender - Thomas Edwards (six points), Kevin Wimmer (5.58), Kurt Zouma (6.63), Erik Pieters (5.33).

Midfielder - Mame Biram Diouf (6.29), Geoff Cameron (6.48), Darren Fletcher (5.32), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (5.61), Xherdan Shaqiri (5.61). Forward - Jesé (6.23). Used substitutes - Ramadan Sobhi (5.70), Bruno Martins Indi (five points), Ibrahim Afellay (5.50).

Team's strength and weakness: Mark Hughes' men created chances in front of goal from the flanks and were somewhat good at scoring.

However, they often lost possession and committed a high number of individual fumbles.

Style of play: Stoke City mainly launched attacks through the right flank and favored long balls.

Man of the Match

Raheem Sterling was magnificent in the midfield. He was solely responsible for setting up defense splitting passes that easily paved City players entrance into Stoke's box. The Englishman scored a goal and provided two assists. Overall, Sterling had a total of seventy-one touches.

Upcoming matches for both teams

Manchester City will once again play host to Burnley on Saturday 21 October. The same day, Stoke City slogs it out with Bournemouth.