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Complete list of Premier League summer transfers

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Here’s the complete list of Premier League summer ins and outs and all 20 clubs, courtesy PremierLeague.com.

Arsenal

In
Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus)
Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen)
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Dortmund)
Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria)
Matteo Guendouzi (Lorient)

Out
Per Mertesacker (retired)
Santi Cazorla (released)
Takuma Asano (Hannover) Loan
Jack Wilshere (West Ham)
Vlad Dragomir (released)
Ryan Huddart (released)
Tafari Moore (released)
Hugo Keto (Brighton)
Chiori Johnson (released)
Yassin Fortune (released)
Aaron Eyoma (released)
Alex Crean (released)
Marc Bola (released)
Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto) Loan 
Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Angers)  
Matt Macey (Plymouth) Loan 
Chuba Akpom (PAOOK Salonika)
Joao Virginia (Everton)
Calum Chambers (Fulham) Loan
Lucas Perez (West Ham)

AFC Bournemouth

In
David Brooks (Sheff Utd)
Diego Rico (Leganes)
Jefferson Lerma (Levante)

Out
Baily Cargill (released)
Ryan Allsop (released)
Ollie Harfield (released)
Sam Matthews (released)
Patrick O’Flaherty (released)
Joe Quigley (released) 
Rhoys Wiggins (retired)
Benik Afobe (Wolves)
Max Gradel (Toulouse)
Adam Federici (Stoke)
Mikael Ndjoli (Kilmarnock) Loan
Lewis Grabban (Nott’m Forest)
Sam Surridge (Oldham) Loan
Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City) Loan
Harry Arter (Cardiff City) Loan

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Brighton & Hove Albion

In
Leon Balogun (Mainz)
Joseph Tomlinson (Yeovil)
Florin Andone (Deportivo)
Jason Steele (Sunderland)
Bernardo Fernandes da Silva Junior (RB Leipzig)
Hugo Keto (Arsenal)
David Button (Fulham)
Yves Bissouma (Lille)
Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar)
Anders Dreyer (Esbjerg)
Billy Arce (Independiente Del Valle)
Leo Skiri Ostigard (Molde)
Peter Gwargis (Jonkopings Sodra IF)
Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic)
Martin Montoya (Valencia)

Out
Uwe Huenemeier (Paderborn)
Steve Sidwell (released)
Jamie Murphy (Rangers)
Bailey Vose (Colchester)
Liam Rosenior (released)
Connor Goldson (Rangers)
Robert Sanchez (Forest Green Rovers) Loan
Ben Hall (Notts County) Loan
Niki Maenpaa (released)
Henrik Bjordal (Zulte Waregem)
Christian Walton (Wigan) Loan 
Steven Alzate (Swindon) Loan 
Ales Mateju (Brescia) Loan
Tom McGill (Worthing) Loan
Sam Baldock (Reading)  
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Wrexham) Loan 
Jiri Skalak (Millwall)
Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) Loan

Burnley

In
Vinnie Steels (York City)
Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)
Joe Hart (Man City)
Matej Vydra (Derby County)

Out
Dean Marney (released)
Scott Arfield (Rangers)
Tom Anderson (Doncaster)
Chris Long (released)
Josh Ginnelly (released)
Conor Mitchell (St Johnstone) Loan
Aiden Stone (Lancaster City) Loan

Cardiff City

In
Josh Murphy (Norwich)
Greg Cunningham (Preston)
Alex Smithies (QPR)
Bobby Reid (Bristol City)
Victor Camarasa (Real Betis) Loan
Harry Arter (AFC Bournemouth) Loan

Out
Greg Halford Released
Omar Bogle (Birmingham City) Loan
Lee Camp (Birmingham City)

Mateo Kovacic (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

Chelsea

In
Jorginho (Napoli)
Robert Green
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) Loan
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao)

Out
Mitchell Beeney (released)
Wallace Oliveira (released)
Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich) Loan
Nathan Baxter (Yeovil) Loan
Reece James (Wigan) Loan
Dujon Sterling (Coventry) Loan
Lewis Baker (Leeds) Loan
Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse) Loan
Danilo Pantic (Partizan) Loan
Jonathan Panzo (Monaco)
Eduardo (Vitesse) Loan
Kenedy (Newcastle) Loan
Jhoao Rodriguez (Tenerife) Loan
Jamal Blackman (Leeds) Loan
Todd Kane (Hull) Loan
Mason Mount (Derby) Loan
Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo)
Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) Loan
Nathan (Atletico Mineiro) Loan
Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Victorien Angban (Metz) Loan
Kasey Palmer (Blackburn) Loan
Kyle Scott (Telstar) Loan
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)

Crystal Palace

In
Vicente Guaita (Getafe)  
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham)  
Max Meyer (Schalke)
Jordan Ayew (Swansea) Loan

Out
Diego Cavalieri (released)
Damien Delaney (released)
Lee Chung-yong (released)
Yohan Cabaye (Al Nasr)  
Jaroslaw Jach (Caykur Rizespor) Loan

Everton

In
Richarlison (Watford)
Lucas Digne (Barcelona)
Joao Virginia (Arsenal)
Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk)
Yerry Mina (Barcelona)
Andre Gomes (Barcelona) Loan

Out
Joel Robles (Real Betis)
Jose Baxter (released)
David Henen (released)
Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal)
Wayne Rooney (D.C. United)
Luke Garbutt (Oxford United) Loan
Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray) Loan
Shani Tarashaj (Grasshopper Club Zurich) Loan
Davy Klaassen (Werder Bremen)
Ashley Williams (Stoke City) Loan
Antonee Robinson (Wigan) Loan
Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina) Loan
Callum Connolly (Wigan Athletic) Loan

Fulham

In
Jean Michael Seri (Nice)  
Maxime Le Marchand (Nice)
Fabricio Agosto Ramirez (Besiktas)
Andre Schurrle (Borussia Dortmund) Loan
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle United)
Alfie Mawson (Swansea City)
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) Loan
Sergio Rico (Sevilla) Loan
Joe Ryan (Bristol City)
Luciano Vietto (Atletico Madrid) Loan
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Man Utd) Loan
Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille)

Out
Ryan Fredericks (West Ham)
Stephen Humphrys (Scunthorpe) Loan
Elijah Adebayo (Swindon) Loan
David Button (Brighton)
Tayo Edun (Ipswich Town)

Huddersfield Town

In
Ben Hamer (Leicester)
Terence Kongolo (Monaco)
Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke)
Juninho Bacuna (Groningen)  
Jonas Lossl (Mainz)
Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund)
Adama Diakhaby (Monaco)
Isaac Mbenza (Montpellier) Loan

Out
Dean Whitehead (retired) 
Robert Green (Chelsea)
Jack Boyle (released)
Denilson Carvalho (released)
Dylan Cogill (released)
Luca Colville (released)
Cameron Taylor (released)
Jack Payne (Bradford City) Loan 
Sean Scannell (Bradford City)
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers)
Tom Ince (Stoke City) £10m
Joel Coleman (Shrewsbury) Loan 
Jordy Hiwula (Coventry City)
Jordan Williams (Barnsley)
Scott Malone (Derby County)
Michael Hefele (Nottingham Forest)

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Leicester City

In
Ricardo Pereira (Porto)
Jonny Evans (West Brom)
James Maddison (Norwich)
Danny Ward (Liverpool)
Rachid Ghezzal (AS Monaco)
Filip Benkovic (Dinamo Zagreb)
Caglar Soyuncu (SC Freiburg)

Out
Robert Huth (released) 
Ben Hamer (Huddersfield)
Elliott Moore (OH Leuven) Loan
Connor Wood (Bradford)  
Riyad Mahrez (Man City)
Harvey Barnes (West Brom) Loan 
Daniel Iverson (Oldham) Loan 
Max Bramley (Telford United) Loan
George Thomas (Scunthorpe United) Loan
Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr)
Josh Gordon (Walsall)

Liverpool

In
Fabinho (Monaco)
Naby Keita (RB Leipzig)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City)  
Alisson Becker (AS Roma)

Out
Yan Dhanda (Swansea)
Ovie Ejaria (Rangers) Loan
Emre Can (Juventus)
Jon Flanagan (released)
Adam Bogdan (Hibernian) Loan
Harry Wilson (Derby) Loan 
Paulo Alves (Wolves)
Danny Ward (Leicester)  
Andy Firth (Barrow)  
Ryan Kent (Rangers) Loan
Taiwo Awoniyi (Gent) Loan
Shamal George (Tranmere) Loan
Allan (Frankfurt) Loan
Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United) Loan
Danny Ings (Southampton) Loan

Manchester City

In
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
Claudio Gomes (PSG)
Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle)
Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City)

Out
Pablo Maffeo (Stuttgart)
Yaya Toure (released)
Angelino (PSV)
Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth)
Matt Smith (Twente) Loan
Edward Francis (Almere City) Loan
Manu Garcia Alonso (Toulouse) Loan
Angus Gunn (Southampton)  
Paolo Fernandes (NAC Breda) Loan
Jack Harrison (Leeds United) Loan
Aro Muric (NAC Breda) Loan
Bersant Celina (Swansea City)
Aleix Garcia (Girona) Loan
Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom) Loan
Joe Hart (Burnley)
Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian) Loan
Lukas Nmecha (Preston North End) Loan

Manchester United

In
Diogo Dalot (Porto)
Fred (Shakhtar)
Lee Grant (Stoke)

Out
Michael Carrick (retired)
Joe Riley (Bradford)
Dean Henderson (Sheff Utd) Loan
Sam Johnstone (West Brom)  
Daley Blind (Ajax)
Matty Willock (St Mirren) Loan
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe) Loan 
Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal) Loan
Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa) Loan
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) Loan

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Newcastle United

In
Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague)
Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea)
Kenedy (Chelsea) Loan 
Fabian Schar (Deportivo La Coruna)
Yoshinori Muto (Mainz)
Salomon Rondon (West Brom) Loan
Federico Fernandez (Swansea City)

Out
Massadio Haidara (Lens) 
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock)
Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad)
Chancel Mbemba (Porto)
Matz Sels (Strasbourg)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers)
Dwight Gayle (West Brom) Loan
Ivan Toney (Peterborough United)

Southampton

In
Stuart Armstrong (Celtic)
Mohamed Elyounoussi (Basel)
Angus Gunn (Man City)
Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Danny Ings (Liverpool) Loan

Out
Olufela Olomola (Scunthorpe)
Jeremy Pied (released)
Florin Gardos (released)
Ollie Cook (released)
Armani Little (released)
Will Wood (released)
Richard Bakary (released)
Dusan Tadic (Ajax)
Stuart Taylor (released)
Guido Carrillo (Leganes) Loan
Ryan Seager (Telstar) Loan
Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo) Loan
Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord) Loan

Tottenham Hotspur

Out
Keanan Bennetts (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Anton Walkes (Portsmouth)

Gerard Deulofeu (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Watford

In
Ben Wilmot (Stevenage)
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona)
Marc Navarro (Espanyol)
Adam Masina (Bologna)
Ken Sema (Ostersunds)
Ben Foster (West Brom)
Domingos Quina (West Ham)

Out
Brandon Mason (released)
Costel Pantilimon (Nott’m Forest)
Mauro Zarate (Boca Juniors)
Richarlison (Everton)
Tommie Hoban (Aberdeen) Loan
Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nassr)
Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland) Loan
Randell Williams (Wycombe) Loan
Dodi Lukebakio (Fortuna Dusseldorf) Loan
Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United)  
Daniel Bachmann (Kilmarnock) Loan
Alex Jakubiak (Bristol Rovers) Loan

West Ham United

In
Ryan Fredericks (Fulham)
Issa Diop (Toulouse)
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Andriy Yarmolenko (Dortmund)
Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians)
Felipe Anderson (Lazio)
Xande Silva (Vitoria de Guimaraes)
Lucas Perez (Arsenal)
Carlos Sanchez (Fiorentina)

Out
James Collins (released)
Patrice Evra (released)
Ben Wells (QPR)
Reece Burke (Hull)
Marcus Browne (Oxford) Loan 
Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace)
Sead Haksabanovic (Malaga) Loan
Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough) Loan
Domingos Quina (Watford)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

In
Benik Afobe (AFC Bournemouth)
Willy Boly (Porto)
Raul Jimenez (Benfica) Loan 
Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon)  
Leo Bonatini (Al-Hilal)  
Ruben Vinagre (Monaco)  
Paulo Alves (Liverpool)  
Joao Moutinho (Monaco)
Jonny Castro Otto (Atletico Madrid) Loan
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough)
John Kitolano (Odds Ballklubb)
Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht) Loan

Out
Jordan Allan
Dan Armstrong
Anthony Breslin
Nicu Carnat
Ross Finnie
Jon Flatt
Conor Levingston
Tomas Nogueira
Hakeem Odoffin
Adam Osbourne
Ryan Rainey
Jose Xavier
Christian Herc (Dunajska Streda) Loan
Aaron Collins (Colchester) Loan
Benik Afobe (Stoke) Loan
Duckens Nazon (STVV)
Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford) Loan
Ben Marshall (Norwich)
Roderick Miranda (Olympiacos) Loan
Prince Oniangue (Caen)
Rafa Mir (Las Palmas) Loan
Carl Ikeme (retired)
Barry Douglas (Leeds)
Ben Goodliffe (Dagenham & Redbridge) Loan

Premier League Club Power Rankings: Week 9

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This is getting good.

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Five teams sit within two points of the Premier League lead following nine weeks of play, and Champions League midweek action will only raise the potential for tumult atop the table.

And there are a number of eyebrow-raising litmus tests for mid-table sides once we reach another weekend of PL play.


20. Huddersfield Town — Scorers of four goals through nine matches, the Terriers were stout but non-threatening against Liverpool. Better needed, and fast, with points for the taking in their next six PL fixtures.
Last week: 20
Season high: 18
Season low: 20

19. Newcastle United — The weekend’s loss to Brighton and Hove Albion was the first one in some time which couldn’t be written off due to opponent or injury. That the Seagulls were without Davy Propper and still controlled the midfield is not a good sign for Rafa Benitez‘s punchless attack.
Last week: 18
Season high: 13
Season low: 19

18. Fulham — Fulham has allowed 25 goals through nine matches.

Googles “Most goals allowed in Premier League season.” 100, Swindon Town, 1993-94. 

That’s history-making pace, Slavisa.
Last week: 18
Season high: 11
Season low: 18

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17. Burnley — A week after drawing Huddersfield at home, the Clarets were absolutely worked by Man City. That happens. Chelsea, West Ham, and Leicester are next.
Last week: 13
Season high: 13
Season low: 20

16. Cardiff City — Huge win for the Bluebirds, who clobbered Fulham to show a bit of hope to their supporters ahead of trip to Anfield.
Last week: 19
Season high: 16
Season low: 20

15. Crystal Palace — Three-straight league losses and a slumping Wilfried Zaha have taken the shine off Roy Hodgson‘s tenure at Selhurst Park. A visit from high-flying Arsenal in next.
Last week: 15
Season high: 6
Season low: 15

14. Southampton — A visit from Newcastle provides Saints an inviting chance to experience breathing room from the relegation race.
Last week: 16
Season high: 13
Season low: 17

13. West Ham United — Andriy Yarmolenko‘s injury is a concern for an attack which was coming together. Two-straight losses, but a litmus test at Leicester City awaits the Irons.
Last week: 12
Season high: 9
Season low: 20

12. Leicester City — Maybe the most difficult team in the league to read on a week-to-week basis, the Foxes were a bit hard done by after taking a lead at Arsenal. See: West Ham for prognosis.
Last week: 11
Season high: 7
Season low: 13

11. Brighton and Hove Albion — Back-to-back wins have Chris Hughton‘s men envisioning a run up the table, and a win over Wolves would be wonderful for those ambitions.
Last week: 10
Season high: 9
Season low: 19

10. Wolves — A 2-0 home loss to Watford? We didn’t see that coming.
Last week: 5
Season high: 5
Season low: 13

9. Watford — Javi Gracia‘s men are capable of any result in the book on any given week. Can they built on win at Wolves by getting an expected win when Huddersfield visits?
Last week: 14
Season high: 4
Season low: 14

8. Everton — Three-straight wins on the road to Old Trafford, and a fixture worth circling on Sunday.
Last week: 8
Season high: 5
Season low: 13

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7. Bournemouth — There have been few stumbles this season for Eddie Howe‘s men, who simply must handle their business at Fulham this weekend.
Last week: 6
Season high: 6
Season low: 12

6. Manchester United — Where’s the mentality? That’s the question after a comeback win over Newcastle and draw with Chelsea yielded to Tuesday’s loss to Juventus. If Mourinho has hold of this crew, it’ll be just fine when Everton arrives on Sunday. If he doesn’t?
Last week: 9
Season high: 4
Season low: 14

5. Chelsea — The draw with Manchester United keeps Chelsea unbeaten, but the Blues have just one win in their last four PL matches. A trip to Burnley three days after Europa League duty is next.
Last week: 1
Season high: 1
Season low: 4

4. Spurs — Four-straight wins, three away from home and three without conceding a goal. Hugo Lloris and Tottenham are breathing a bit easier and have until Monday to regroup and face Man City.
Last week: 7
Season high: 3
Season low: 8

3. Liverpool — Here’s the good news: Liverpool’s first “slump” of the year has cost them very little and includes a number of “gut it out” results. Expect the Reds to “get healthy” at Cardiff.
Last week: 4
Season high: 1
Season low: 4

2. Arsenal — A tricky week for the red-hot Gunners, who start a Europa League pair with Sporting Lisbon before visiting desperate Crystal Palace. Arsenal has now won 10-straight in all competitions under Unai Emery since losing its first two matches of the PL season.
Last week: 3
Season high: 3
Season low: 9

1. Man City — Kevin De Bruyne is back, and the Citizens are basically beating back anything in their path. A trip to Tottenham is next.
Last week: 2
Season high: 1
Season low: 2

Champions League wrap: Dzeko dominates again; Real wins (just)

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Another terrific day in the UEFA Champions League saw goals, fine finishes, and star performances across Europe.

[ MORE: Champions League standings ]


Roma 3-0 CSKA Moscow

Powerful striker Edin Dzeko scored twice and assisted Cenzig Under’s 50th minute marker as Roma joined Real Madrid on six points in Group G.

How about a little love for Dzeko, by the way? The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker has five goals for Roma in this season’s UCL, and has 17 goals and seven assists in 23 appearances for Roma in the competition.

[ READ: PST’s talk with Dzeko on Serie A chase ]

Manchester United 0-1 JuventusRECAP

A spirited second half wasn’t enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to overcome another sloppy start, as Paulo Dybala’s 17th minute goal holds up at Old Trafford.

Shakhtar Donetsk 0-3 Manchester CityRECAP

David Silva‘s star show could’ve produced 7 or 8 goals, but he’ll settle for the match winner as Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte also scored to send Man City atop its group.

Hoffenheim 3-3 Lyon

Talk about a back-and-forth affair.

Lyon led 1-0 and 3-2, in between overcoming a 2-1 deficit, but fell apart in stoppage time as Hoffenheim kept its UCL hopes alive via a Joelinton stoppage time finish.

Andrej Kramaric had the Bundesliga club’s other goals, while Bertrand Traore, Tanguy Ndombele, and Memphis Depay bagged goals for Lyon.

Hoffenheim and Shakhtar are three points back of Lyon and four behind Man City after three matches.

Real Madrid 2-1 Viktoria Plzen

Wobby Real built a 2-0 lead through Karim Benzema and Marcelo, but Slovakian midfielder Patrik Hrosovsky’s 78th minute goal gave the champions quite a fright at home.

Young Boys 1-1 Valencia

Michy Batshuayi struck first, but this one was all Young Boys. The Swiss side converted a 55th minute penalty through Guillaume Hoarau and out shot the La Liga side 18-8.

Ajax 1-0 Benfica

Dutch-born Moroccan right back Noussair Mazraoui scored in stoppage time to move Ajax level with Bayern Munich and in pole position to reach its first Champions League knockout round since 2005-06.

AEK Athens 0-2 Bayern Munich

Scoreless at halftime, Javi Martinez and Robert Lewandowski scored within a 3-minute run at Bayern. It was a fine leaping volley for Martinez.

Mourinho praises Manchester United effort, Juve center backs

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In case you haven’t heard, Jose Mourinho wanted defensive reinforcements this summer and Manchester United was largely unable to deliver any.

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Was Mourinho slyly pointing the finger again after Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League?

Maybe, or maybe he just really admires Juventus’ center backs.

The United manager mentioned center back Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini no less than three times in his recap of the loss, praising The Old Lady as well as his own side’s effort. From the BBC:

“Juventus is a different level of quality, I have to be honest. A level of quality, stability, experience, know how. The base of the team they have Bonucci and Chiellini.

“That’s the base that allows them to play with the freedom in attack. ‘Lose the ball, no problem, we are here’. We could deserve a goal for the effort of the boys but it was not possible. I have no complaints with my boys. I have a positive feeling for their effort.”

Bonucci admitted that United tried to sign him from AC Milan this summer before the 31-year-old opted for a return to Juventus.

United hosts Everton and goes to Bournemouth in the Premier League before heading to Turin for a rematch with Juventus. After that, it’s the tiny matter of a Manchester Derby at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City atop group after blowout in Ukraine

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David Silva shone once again as Manchester City dominated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 at Donbass Arena in UEFA Champions League play on Tuesday.

Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte joined David Silva on the score sheet.

Hoffenheim’s late equalizer versus Lyon means Man City summits Group F at the midpoint, a point ahead of the Ligue 1 side and four clear of Hoffenheim and Shakhtar.

[ MORE: Champions League standings ]

Andriy Pyatov stopped Gabriel Jesus on one of City’s numerous early chances.

It was all City, but the finish wasn’t quite there. Riyad Mahrez was perhaps the biggest culprit, as playmaker David Silva provided ammunition for several goals.

So Silva just went and did the thing himself, making it 1-0 in the 30th minute with a volleyed finish of a blocked shot.

Floodgates opened? It seemed so, as Laporte notched a 34th minute marker, but Shakhtar held into halftime.

Bernardo scored a 70th minute goal soon after subbing into the match.

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