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Pep Guardiola experimented with a 3-5-2 formation devoid of his star wide players against Huddersfield Town for Sunday's Premier League game and his team delivered a top class performance to send City top of the table.
David Wagner's Huddersfield Town team had no answer to the onslaught they faced from the opening whistle, grabbing a mere consolation goal with a rare foray upfield.
Despite missing midfield talisman Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City do not look like a team who are going to be held back this season.
Here are five things we learned from the game.