Fernandinho Signs Manchester City Contract Extension Until 2020


"He has worked with a lot of great players, a lot of quality players, intelligent players, so when you hear something like that you know you are doing the right things".

The Spaniard has also said the true test of his team would come in how they responded when they did finally lose a league game - and he will find that out this weekend.

The 32-year-old has been in outstanding form this season, making 30 appearances in all competitions as City made a record-breaking start to the campaign.

Antonio Conte could certainly do with adding to his striking department and January is a notoriously hard time to buy, but surely there are better alternatives available.

They've scored 50 goals in those matches - at just under three per game - with only Championship leaders Wolves stopping them from scoring over 90 minutes.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones believes it is still possible for The Red Devils to repeat Manchester City's 2011/12 title-winning comeback, as United look to close the gap down to nine points with their Saturday 3pm kick-off against Burnley. The first bet is the over 2.5 goals bet.

When City are at their best, they are a joy to watch.

The imminent arrival of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United could have a knock-on effect for some of the club's other attacking talents.

That may mean backing fewer goals in the game is where the action is, and that's where the value always is nowadays where Man City are concerned.

The new deal will keep the Brazilian International at the Etihad until 2020.

"And you go through any champions, World Cup, Premier League, European Championships, European Cups, tell me a team that has won anything without a good, in-form goalkeeper?".

Newcastle Unite continue to push for new faces in the January transfer market but Rafael Benitez faces the difficulties of entering the window with his hands tied behind his back, as finances remain strict in the North East. Guardiola's ability to get the best out of every player has been key to the success of this season, and the fact that Fabian Delph has been hugely impressive at left back is testament to that philosophy.

The influential David Silva missed the reverse fixture due to the premature birth of his son.