Manchester City

City score six to go top

Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th minute, heading home Kevin de Bruyne's superb free-kick and doubled the lead within four minutes when he converted David Silva's teasing cross from close range.

City were in exuberant mood and added a third before the break when the excellent Gabriel Jesus latched on to Aguero's cute pass to stroke home in the 38th minute.

After Nicolas Otamendi headed in a fourth in the 63rd minute, Aguero completed his treble with a neat finish at the end of a sensational run.

Premier League not toughest, says Guardiola

Guardiola is into his second season in charge of City, having won three LaLiga titles – and two Champions Leagues – at the helm of Barcelona and three Bundesliga crowns with Bayern Munich.

But the Spaniard said the Premier League was not yet the most difficult, pointing to the records of English clubs in Europe.

Chelsea were the last English side to reach a decider in the Champions League, claiming the trophy in 2012, with Spain (six times), Germany (two) and Italy (two) the nations with finalists since then.

Man City post classy United tribute

Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured a third trophy of the season for Jose Mourinho after their successes in the Community Shield and EFL Cup and sealed a return to the Champions League.

The build-up to the match was overshadowed by the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people, including children.

Manchester held a vigil in Albert Square on Tuesday in honour of the victims and in defiance of the perpetrators, while a minute's silence was held before the start of Wednesday's match at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Man City and Man United draw 0-0

The draw keeps the race for Champions League qualification wide open.

Fellaini might have been about to receive a second booking anyway for fouling Aguero when he went head to head with City's striker and aimed a butt in the 83rd minute, earning a straight red card.

City sent on fit-again striker Gabriel Jesus in an attempt to score a late goal and the striker had a stoppage-time headed goal disallowed for offside in a tense finish at Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City and Liverpool draw

City, in third place, stayed a point ahead of the Merseysiders with a game in hand thanks to Sergio Aguero's equalising goal.

Knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in midweek, City fell behind when full back Gael Clichy conceded a penalty six minutes after halftime and James Milner scored from the spot against his old club.

Liverpool, who had come into the game more after a slow start, were pegged back 18 minutes later when Aguero scored from Kevin de Bruyne's fine low cross.

De Bruyne out of Manchester derby

Belgium international De Bruyne was substituted at half-time during Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Southampton after taking a knock to the calf.

The 25-year-old opened the scoring when City claimed a 2-1 win over United last month but Guardiola told a pre-match news conference he had "no way" of playing in the latest derby showdown.

"He had a knock on the leg and he cannot play," Guardiola said, before casting doubt on De Bruyne's participation in City's matches over the coming week.

Manchester City draw with Celtic

City had to come from behind three times to earn the draw, with the home side's Moussa Dembele scoring at the start of each half and Raheem Sterling netting a first-half own goal for the Scottish champions.

Celtic were unrecognizable from the side that was humbled 7-0 at Barcelona in their opening game.

But City simply refused to be subdued, responding with strikes from Fernandinho, the excellent Sterling and Nolito and coming close to a late winner that would have equalled Tottenham Hotspur's 11 straight wins in 1960-61 as the best start to a season by any English club.

Celtic claims first Champions League Group C point

The hosts led twice in the first half, Moussa Dembele diverting in Erik Sviatchenko's header and Kieran Tierney forcing an own goal by Raheem Sterling.

Fernandinho's strike brought City level first time and Sterling showed composure to net the visitors' second.

Nolito equalised for the visitors again after Dembele had netted on the turn.

Barcelona's win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany keeps the Spaniards top of the group with City two points behind in second. The top two meet in Barcelona on 19 October.

Manchester City sign first e-sports player

Instead 18-year-old Kieran "Kez" Brown joins the club as its first e-sports player.

He will represent the club at e-sports tournaments, playing popular computer game Fifa.

Premier League rivals West Ham signed their first Fifa player, Sean "Dragonn" Allen, in May and many other top flight clubs are keen to get involved.

"It's exciting, it's something new for the club and it's something new for me," said Mr Brown.