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Fernandinho Proves Man City's Reliance On Him Is More Than A Meme

Fernandinho Proves Man City's Reliance On Him Is More Than A Meme

Man City's reliance on Fernandinho almost achieved mythical status as the Cityzens inexplicably lost three matches in Decemeber in the Brazilian's absence.

In tonight's match against City and Liverpool, the 32-year-old midfielder showed the world just why he is so pivotal to City's title charge with a dominant and assured performance in the City midfield as goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane saw them prevail 2-1 at the Etihad.

Fernandinho's performance was all the more impressive given the workmanlike opposition he was up against in Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and Jordan Henderson.

The midfield destroyer was never outfought, despite having to more attacking midfielders in his trench in David and Bernardo Silva.

Appreciation for the Brazilian's performance was widespread online:

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City's win sees them close the gap on Liverpool to four points, and you feel Fernandinho's fitness over the second half of the season will be a key factor in whether Pep Guardiola will secure back to back Premier League titles.

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