Manchester City 5 Swansea 0: Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva score in easy rout for champions

But try telling Manchester City fans that the Belgian ace has not been the star of this Premier League season.

As if he wanted to give one last reminder before the results are announced, KdB scored a sensational goal and had a hand in one more.

It was another 65 minute masterclass as City turned in another five-star display in their first game since being crowned champions last weekend.

Stoke's failure to beat Burnley earlier in the day had taken the heat off Carlos Carvahal's men.

But that was as far as the good news went for the men from South Wales – who still have work to do.


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Pep Guardiola wheeled out most of his big guns as his team were given the traditional guard of honour by their opponents.

And the party atmosphere continued as the game kicked off – with City showing no sign of taking their foot off the gas.


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Guardiola has been in this posstion before – where his team has won the title and there are still several games to go.

He admitted at the weekend it has not gone so well in terms of finsihing with a flourish in the past – but the early signs were this City team were about to buck the trend.


The opportunity to break the points record and highest number of goals is clearly still driving them on.

They were ahead in the 12th minute with a typically stylish goal as Kevin de Bruyne whipped a pass over from the left.

Raheem Sterling flicked it into the path of David Silva who controlled and fired a low shot past Lucasz Fabianski.

What a season the Spaniard has had – particularly taking the emotion of his baby son being born prematurely in December.

He was also involved in the second goal four minutes later as he swapped passes with Fabian Delph before sending the makeshift full-back down the left.

His low cross was perfect for Sterling who couldn't miss as he tapped in his 23rd goal of the campaign.

Swansea couldn't get a touch of the ball – and even though only 16 minutes had passed they must have felt ready to go home.


Delph tried to round off another flowing move by volleying home Sterling's pass but his effort bounced just wide.

Fabianski had to be at his best to tip away a low 20 yarder from de Bruyne and also had to keep out efforts from Bernardo and Gabriel Jesus.

Ederson must have sat back and watched in admiration – but he was finally called into action just before half time.

Alfie Mawson won his dual with Bernardo and pushed forward before letting fly with a shot that was comfortable for the Brazilian.

City had made 542 passes in the first 45 minutes – the most ever by a team in a half of Premier League football.

Swansea knew it would be a long second half – and they weren't disappointed.

When they failed to clear their lines nine minutes after the break, Danilo rolled a pass to de Buryne.


The Belgian took a touch before unleashing a 25 yard bullet that gave Fabianski no chance.

And just after the hour it it was four as Sterling was upeneded in the box by visitors skipper Federico Fernandez.

Jesus took the spot-kick and it was pushed onto the inside of the post by Fabianski – but it fell nicely for Bernardo to tap in the rebound.

Mawson was then lucky not to score an own goal when he flicked the ball onto his own post.


City's fans were enjoying the party and they gave Yaya Toure – who will leave the club this summer – the warmest of welcomes as a second half sub.

Then there was another one for £49.3 million defender Benjamin Mendy – making his first appearance since a cruciate injury in September.

There was still time for one more goal as Toure lifted a pass over the top and Jesus acrobatically nodded in.

Chelsea had better get used to their fact their goals and points records are about to go.

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