A lesser coach might have gone back to the drawing board after running into problems.
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Eleven points clear atop the Premier League and on an unprecedented 16-game winning run, Manchester City have produced one of the most stupendous half-seasons in English football history.AFP Sport looks at what manager Pep Guardiola has done to turn City from also-rans into world-beaters.of adversityAfter City shelled out close to 100 million pounds to sign Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, Guardiola began testing out systems in which the width in his team was provided by the full-backs.A less-storied coach might have gone back to the drawing board, but Guardiola responded by going further in the same direction, convinced City could succeed playing his kind of football.Improving key players John Stones endured a difficult first season at City, but Guardiola stood by the elegant center-back, defending his right to take risks in possession and praising his courage on the ball.
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