Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners over West Ham on Wednesday evening, as the Citizens managed to mute the discussion over their Financial Fair Play sanction and Champions League ban for 90 minutes.
They dominated possession, passed West Ham off the park and forced the Hammers deeper and deeper into their own half as the game progressed.
It was a vintage City display, demonstrating just what Pep Guardiola's men are capable of when they're in the mood.
West Ham, meanwhile, mustered 22% possession and a grand total of zero shots on target.
It was a vintage West Ham display, demonstrating just what David Moyes' men are capable of when they're in the mood.
Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne struck either side of half-time to condemn the Hammers to their 14th defeat of a bleak campaign, and the two goal scorers were instrumental in the heart of the City midfield.
De Bruyne turned in a man of the match performance, while midfield partner Rodri sent Premier League passing records tumbling.
According to OptaJoe,
UEFA may be able to ban City from the Champions League but they wont ever be able to ban Rodri from passing and pulling the strings in sky blue.— Pundit Jay (@punditjay) February 19, 2020