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Basel
0-4
Man CityManchester City

Xhaka (38'), Die (89')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Gundogan (14', 53'), Silva (18'), Aguero (23')
Fernandinho (59'), Gundogan (89')
Timeline
(K. De Bruyne) I. Gundogan        14'
(R. Sterling) B. Silva        18'
S. Aguero        23'
38'     T. Xhaka (Holding)
(S. Aguero) I. Gundogan        53'
(R. Sterling) L. Sane        57'
(Tripping) Fernandinho        59'
(K. De Bruyne) D. Silva        63'
71'     A. Ajeti (V. Stocker)
85'     K. Bua (M. Elyounoussi)
(S. Aguero) Danilo        85'
89'     G. Serey Die (Roughing)
(Roughing) I. Gundogan        89'

Ilkay Gundogan: 'Manchester City have plenty of things to improve'

Gundogan: 'Man City can still improve'
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Ilkay Gundogan believes that Manchester City still have room for improvement despite cruising to a 4-0 win over Basel in the Champions League last-16 first leg.

Ilkay Gundogan has claimed that Manchester City still have room for improvement despite cruising to a 4-0 win over Basel in the Champions League.

The Citizens raced into a three-goal lead by the half-hour mark of their last-16 first leg in Switzerland thanks to strikes from Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero.

Gundogan then added a second on 53 minutes to give City a resounding lead in the tie, with the second leg at the Etihad Stadium coming up in three weeks' time.

Despite the lopsided scoreline, Basel threatened on numerous occasions, with Dimitri Oberlin, Valentin Stocket and Mohamed Elyounoussi spurning several gilt-edged opportunities.

"The result was maybe perfect but the way we played there are still plenty of things to improve," Gundogan told BT Sport after the final whistle.

"It's Champions League and it's always tough - we didn't concede which was the most important thing after these goals. It seemed comfortable but it was tense and Basel had chances to score."

Man City continue to fight on four fronts as they lead the Premier League table by 16 points and have reached the final of the EFL Cup as well as the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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