How Guardiola's Pep talk to this City ballboy inspired victory!


Premier League leaders Manchester City are flying high after a 1-0 win over champions Chelsea in Week 7. But it was their 5-0 hammering of Crystal Palace in the previous round which really showed just why Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers around. Pointless Palace had parked the bus at the Etihad and after about 30 minutes of listless play from his City players, Guardiola knew he had to make a change. The Spaniard grabbed hold of a City ballboy and demanded the youngster help the team by speeding up play at throw-ins and creating a sense of urgency in the game. And it worked as City scored just before the break - and then another four more times in the second half!

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