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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Bernardo Silva of Manchester City is challenged by Cyrus Christie of Fulham during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham FC at Etihad Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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