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R. Mahrez
R. Sterling
F. Ayité
L. Vietto
R. Sterling
S. Agüero
3 - 0
David Silva
2 - 0
L. Sané
1 - 0

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 3
Total Passes 736 400
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City now turn their attention towards their first Champions League game of the season against Lyon, before travelling to face anothew newly-promoted side in the form of Cardiff next weekend. Meanwhile, Fulham will look to bounce back when they host Watford.
Easy as your like for Guardiola's side, who benefitted from two quick goals in either half. Leroy Sane, David Silva and Raheem Sterling are the scorers on a routine victory for the defending champions, as Fulham simply could not cope with the threat of the hosts when they surged forward.
90' + 2' SAVE! Mitrovic finally gets a chance to shoot at goal, turning on the edge of the area and seeing his bouncing attempt palmed away by Ederson.
90' Three minutes of added time at the end of the second period.
88' Just to sum up how dominant Manchester City have been today, Guardiola's men have had 25 shots on goal.
87' Fine work from Zambo Anguissa in midfield sees Fulham steal possession but the chance is wasted following a poor touch from Schurrle.
85' As City take their foot off the gas, Fulham have a rare chance to get forward but they are unable to pose any threat to Ederson's goal. 
83' Bernardo Silva beats the offside trap but Odoi is across quickly to steal the ball away, as Fulham quell the danger.
81' OVER! Bernardo Silva misses a glorious chance to fire City four ahead after Jesus cuts back and plays the ball across, firing way above the bar.
80' City threatening again but Bernardo Silva is not quite on tune with Sane, as the backheel from the former is way beyond his team-mate.
78' Otamendi is penalised for a foul and concedes a free-kick just inside his defensive half but City force Fulham all the way back to Bettinelli once again.
76' City more than happy to knock the ball around to retain possession and run down the clock, while Fulham are showing no desire to push forward and are sitting back inside their own half.
R. Mahrez
R. Sterling
74' Third and final change for City as Sterling, clearly unhappy about being taken off, is replaced by Mahrez.
73' The hosts continue to knock the ball around in midfield before finding space in wide areas but the Fulham defence is on hand to clear away Sterling's latest cross into the box.
71' It has been easy for Manchester City and Fulham have been taught a real lesson. Jokanovic's side continue to struggle to see any extended periods on the ball.
F. Ayité
L. Vietto
69' Fulham follow with their second change, bringing on Ayite for Vietto.
İ. Gündoğan
F. Delph
67' Second change of the game from Guardiola, who introduces Gundogan for Delph.
66' Fulham steal possession in their attacking third but the ball looped towards Mitrovic will not come down for the Serbia striker, allowing City to quell the danger.
64' Walker, who received treatment in the first half, does not look to be moving that well and may be taken off as a precaution before the end of the match.
62' OVER! Sterling again gets the better of Sessegnon down the right and teases an inviting ball into the middle towards Jesus but the ball bounces just before he can strike, firing over the bar as a result.
60' Fulham finally get the ball into City's box but the cross is headed away, though Mitrovic helps the visitors retain possession. They are starting again from the back though.
58' City have been extremely dominant since the break and the third goal has allowed the hosts to relax. Fulham, meanwhile, cannot keep the ball.
A. Zambo Anguissa
J. Seri
56' Time for Fulham to make their first change as Seri, who was guilty of the mistake for City's opener, is replaced by Zambo Anguissa.
55' WIDE! Jesus almost immediately as David Silva cuts a pass back into the middle but he cannot beat Bettinelli.
Gabriel Jesus
S. Agüero
54' Cruising towards a win and with a Champions League tie on the horizon, Guardiola brings Aguero off to introduce Jesus.
52' The opportunity is wasted by Aguero as he drills an effort into the wall, in what looks to be his last contribution to the game.
51' Fernandinho is fouled outside the box after a push from Mitrovic and City have a shooting opportunity as a result.
49' Well, whatever Jokanovic said to his side at the break has immediately been wiped away. City are all over Fulham and the visitors cannot get out of their own half at the moment.
S. Agüero
47' Almost a carbon copy of City's opener and superb work from Aguero. The hosts are cruising. 
R. Sterling
47' GOAL! 3-0 Manchester City! The hosts begin the second period just as they started the first. Aguero takes the ball down finely in a wide position, pushes into the box and drills a low pass across the face of goal that hands Sterling a tap-in.
46' Manchester City get us back underway for the second half.
City will hope for more of the same in the second half, especially if they are not required to hit top gear ahead of their European endeavours this week, while Fulham need to protect their defensive line more. A change in set-up may be required for Jokanovic's side to have any chance of a turnaround.
So far so good for Manchester City, who have had the better of Fulham in the wide areas and have made their chances count. Sane's opener came after a poor pass from Seri conceded possession, while Silva capped off a fine move for the hosts to double the advantage of Guardiola's defending champions.
45' + 2' DISALLOWED! Sterling forces Bettinelli into a save and the resulting corner is initially punched away by the stopper before being played back into the middle, where Sane turns it goalwards but is flagged offside.
45' Two minutes of added time to end the first period.
44' Christie is giving Sane far too much room down the left and the Germany ace has been superb in this first half. 
42' SAVE! At the other end, Sane again has the better of Christie and shifts the ball onto his left before firing at the near post where Bettinelli is forced to make a save.
41' OVER! Schurrle has been Fulham's brighest player so far but he has been limited to attempts from distance, firing over the top of Ederson's bar once again. There was a deflection and the resulting corner comes to nothing.
39' The tempo of the game has been perfect for City so far, who would have hoped for a comfortable result ahead of their Champions League opener against Lyon in midweek.
37' City look happy with their lead as it stands heading into the latter stages of the first half and Fulham will be keen to ensure they do not fall further behind before the break, as that would surely be the end of the tie.
35' Fulham, to their credit, have not let their poor start sway them. They continue to push forward with intent and have their full-backs bombing forward, while they are just about managing to keep City quiet at the other end - at least for now.
33' Bettinelli is furious with his Fulham defence as a pass is punted forward towards the head of Aguero, who cannot head on target. City are being allowed too much time on the ball.
31' The resulting corner is wasted as City clear the defence away without any real pressure, forcing Fulham to go all the way back to Bettinelli.
29' SAVE! The visitors have an effort at goal as Schurrle tries to beat Ederson from distance but the Brazil international palms the ball behind for a corner.
27' Fulham get a chance to break as Vietto leads a charge down the left but his run is halted by a superb sliding challenge from Otamendi.
25' David Silva's goal was his 50th in the Premier League for Manchester City. He is the fourth Spaniard to hit that tally.
23' City are in curise control already and Fulham are playing into the palm of their hands. The Cottagers may need to shift their approach in damage limitation, as they are being torn apart.
David Silva
21' GOAL! 2-0 Manchester City! It has been coming and the hosts double their advantage. Bernardo Silva cuts it back into the middle of the box where Aguero's shot is blocked but bounces up kindly for David Silva, who smashes in off the bar from close range.
20' A better period in the game for Fulham, who are pressing City high up the field, but they are unable to threaten Ederson's goal.
18' Jokanovic's side are certainly looking to play their own style against the defending champions and are not prepared to sit back to soak up the pressure, although that looks like it could be their downfall.
16' Fulham were left exposed by their full-backs flying forward and that left Sterling with only Mawson to beat, which was an easy battle for the City man to win. It is really concerning from the visitors' perspective though.
14' OFF THE BAR! Sterling again has plenty of room to work with as he bursts forward and into the box, where his effort is met by Bettinelli and bounces back off the frame of the goal.
13' Sane has had a hand in 18 goals in his last 16 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium (6 goals, 12 assists).
11' Walker is back on the field as City continue their strong start to the game, continuing to put Fulham under severe pressure.
9' Short break in play as Walker receives treatment for what appears to be a scratch to his eye but the full-back appears to be able to continue.
7' Sterling against Sessegnon is already shaping up to be an intriguing battle, especially for England fans, and the Fulham defender emerges triumphant this time with a fine tackle.
5' City continue to flood forward and are looking extremely dangerous down the flanks, as Sterling drags a shot wide of the post following his side's latest charge down the right.
4' Fulham's plan for the game could already have gone up in smoke and Jokanovic will be furious with the fashion of the goal his side have conceded. 
L. Sané
2' GOAL! 1-0 Manchester City! Fernandino picks up a poor pass from Seri and charges forward, cutting a ball across the face of goal that Sane taps home easily.
2' A very poor pass from Seri, following what was actually a Fulham corner, and Fernandinho took full advantage as he put the ball on a plate for Sane.
1' We are underway at the Etihad Stadium, where Fulham start the action.
The two teams are exiting the tunnel and kick off is just a few minutes away.
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 10 Premier League matches against Fulham, winning the last five in a row.
Slavisla Jokanovic makes three changes to his Fulham side that drew 2-2 with Brighton, bringing in Christie, Sessegnon and Johansen. Fosu-Mensah, Zambo Anguissa and Le Marchand drop to the bench, while Schurrle, Mitrovic and Vietto lead the line once again.
Guardiola makes four changes to the side that defeated Newcastle prior to the international break as Otamendi, Delph, Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane all come in. As a result, Stones, Mahrez and Jesus drop to the bench, while Benjamin Mendy is not in the squad.
Fulham subs: Fabri, Joe Bryan, Maxime Le Marchand, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Calum Chambers, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Floyd Ayite.
Man City subs: Arijanet Muric, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Riyad Mahrez.
Fulham XI (4-3-3): Marcus Bettinelli; Cyrus Christie, Denis Odoi, Alfie Mawson, Ryan Sessegnon; Jean Micheal Seri, Kevin McDonald, Stefan Johansen; Andre Schurrle, Alexsandar Mitrovic, Luciano Vietto.
Man City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte, Fabian Delph; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane.
Fulham struggled in the first two Premier League weekends, losing to Crystal Palace and Tottenham, but responded with a win against Burnley and a draw against Brighton. City will be their biggest test of the season so far though and the Cottagers may find it difficult.
Manchester City are unbeaten so far this season but did drop points against Wolves last month, which will provide Fulham with encouragement. However, Pep Guardiola's side will be ranked as firm favourites for the match at the Etihad Stadium.
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