Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he never doubted Leroy Sane’s quality after he opened the scoring in the win over Fulham, but reminded the winger he must stay professional.
Sane, making his first league start for Guardiola’s side this term, netted after one minute and 36 seconds as the defending champions maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
David Silva doubled the hosts’ lead before the break, with Raheem Sterling all but securing the win two minutes into the second half.
A fourth win in five games keeps City within touching distance of league leaders Liverpool and Chelsea, who have taken maximum points so far.
Guardiola said he was impressed by 22-year-old Sane’s performance at Etihad Stadium, having restricted the Germany international to substitute appearances before the international break.
“We never had doubts about Leroy’s quality,” said the Spaniard. “He shows us many times in the last season and today he played again so good.
“We cannot forget sometimes this kind of thing happens, he is 21, 22. Sometimes he has to realise what, like a professional, he has to do.
“I am delighted for his performance and so confident.”
City were rarely troubled by the newly promoted Cottagers, restricting the visitors to handful of half chances at Etihad Stadium.
The hosts, perhaps with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Lyon, eased off the pace in the second half but could have added to their lead with a number of opportunities falling to substitute Gabriel Jesus.
Game ended with manchester City winning 3 goals to zero over Fuham that makes the side unbeaten still start of the premier league.