Ten pictures to sum up Manchester City’s season so far

Manchester City have had a frustrating start to life under Pep Guardiola this season, although their campaign has been far from disastrous so far.

Seven points behind league leaders Chelsea, they’re on the cusp of being cut adrift from the title race. They’re still in the mix though and have been keeping pace with the Stamford Bridge side over the last few weeks.

Many tipped Guardiola to come in and work wonders at City, but it hasn’t quite been smooth sailing with unhappy squad members, poor results in key matches and defensive calamities littering good spells of high performance.

Still, there’s plenty of hope to carry into 2017 for City fans and they’ll be buoyed by the fact that the team are bouncing back rather than hitting an extended slump when results don’t go their way.

With knockout European football to look forward to and plenty still to play for in the league, 2017 could be the making of Guardiola.

Here are TEN photos that sum up Manchester City’s season so far.