Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City: Key Talking Points from Friendly

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Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City: Key Talking Points from Friendly
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"You want some goals? Fine, here are some goals."

American Manchester City supporters had it pretty good, for once.

City's friendly with Sporting Kansas City was the back half of a twin bill on ESPN2 after Tottenham Hotspur's 3-2 victory over Toronto FC.

The 8 p.m. CT start in Kansas City meant that Americans in the lower 48 would see the match anywhere from the dinner hour on the West Coast to late prime time on the East Coast.

It may seem a small thing, but for American supporters accustomed to waking up on Saturday morning—or on odd occasions just flipping the City match on after coming home in the middle of the night—this friendly was a rare chance to see City play in the hours normally reserved for sports viewing.

That City put a thrashing on the reigning Major League Soccer champions was just more for City's American fans to love.

Here are six things City boss Manuel Pellegrini took away from Sporting Kansas City 1-4 Manchester City.

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