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Manchester City Fans Loved Joao Cancelo Fighting Off Adama Traore

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Manchester City Fans Loved Joao Cancelo Fighting Off Adama Traore

Joao Cancelo did the seemingly impossible on Tuesday night, as he shrugged off the ripped frame of Adama Traore during Manchester City's win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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City continued their winning incredible run against Nuno Espirito Santos' side, as they overcame a second half equaliser to win 4-1.

It was Pep Guardiola's side's 21st win in-a-row in all competitions, which was preceded by back-to-back draws with West Brom and rivals Manchester United.

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One of the key performers for City during their record breaking run has been Cancelo. The full back has been transformed this season, after a tough start to life in the Premier League last season.

Kevin de Bruyne's 'bicycle kick pass' was the highlight on Tuesday, but Cancelo continued to impress and one short clip pleased City fans, as the full back fought off Traore three times in quick succession.

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Following City's win in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach, Rio Ferdinand was full of praise for the former Juventus full back, saying, "He's playing as a full-back but it's not the conventional full-back. He ends up coming into the centre of the pitch.

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"His position once they get good possession is inside the pitch, almost as a pivot. When they have the ball it's three at the back with two boys in front of them and he's one of the boys.

"He's even into the No 10 position at times and he becomes like a playmaker - it's crazy to see. And this is all obviously Pep [Guardiola] and him seeing the game a different way."

Cancelo won the man of the match award in the Champions League recently. Image: PA Images
Cancelo won the man of the match award in the Champions League recently. Image: PA Images

Despite Guardiola's side winning pretty comfortably in the end, there was still time for controversy that threatened to ruin City's run.

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Aymeric Laporte had a goal disallowed for an offside by the barest of margins, with the hosts only 1-0 up, Conor Coady's equaliser around the hour mark added to the frustration, before Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez struck late to make it 4-1.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Football, Pep Guardiola, Adama Traore, Premier League, Joao Cancelo

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