"Never look at the table until November" has been the mantra of many a manager through the years. Well, it is November ... a time when some clubs start dreaming and others are getting twitchy about their manager.
Manchester City were searching for a third goal at Cardiff back in September and, as Leroy Sane advanced towards the area, there was no room for Raheem Sterling to make one of his blistering runs in behind. Sane offloaded the ball to Ilkay Gundogan and Sterling, occupying a harmless space between five home defenders with his back to goal, barely moved. When he did, it was to take two small steps forward into the "D" before he and City sprang to life.