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Bernardo Silva's outrageous piece of control for Man City vs Fulham

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Manchester City were always going to enjoy their game against Fulham.

While the west Londoners have looked decent so far on their return to the Premier League, their open style simply falls into City's hands.

Slavisa Jokanovic refused to sit back at the Etihad and he was punished.

Leroy Sane made it 1-0 before two minutes was on the clock and the game pretty much followed the same pattern throughout.

David Silva and Raheem Sterling added goals after to seal a well-deserved 3-0 win.

But one of the big stars of the show was Bernardo Silva, who was given his favoured central midfield role.

The Portuguese is one of Pep Guardiola's favourite players these days and he was simply unplayable.

And the former Monaco man produced an outrageous moment of skill in the first-half.

Bernardo in action

If you ever wondered why he's nicknamed 'bubblegum', here's all the proof you need.

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Controlling the ball on your shoulder from that height ins impressive, but to then pretty much balance it on your head and then let it roll onto your feet is just outrageous.

Bernardo also produced another brilliant bit of close control and followed it up with a stunning ball into Sterling.

Had the Englishman converted, it would have been the assist of the season.

Bernardo's quality is all the proof needed that Guardiola has assembled possibly the finest squad ever seen in the Premier League.

The fact Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus were all available in reserve against Fulham is just frightening.

Mahrez on the bench vs Fulham

The Citizens look like they will have some serious contenders for the title in Liverpool this season, but it's hard to bet against Guardiola's men.

However, if they do get caught up in trying to win the Champions League for the very first time, the Reds could take advantage.

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Leroy Sane
Bernardo Silva
Kevin De Bruyne
Pep Guardiola
Raheem Sterling
Premier League
David Silva
Manchester City

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