Manchester City vs Brighton: Match Report

A lacklustre Man City side edged out strugglers Brighton at the Etihad, thanks to a precise finish by Phil Foden following good footwork by the England international. City have been back towards their dominant form recently, so many might have expected a hatful of goals and a cruise to victory, especially with Brighton missing influentialContinue reading “Manchester City vs Brighton: Match Report”

Manchester United v Manchester City: Match Report

United exit Carabao Cup as they slump to a disheartening derby defeat Manchester United’s Premier League fortunes have steadily risen over the past months, but they were to receive a harsh reality check against their ‘noisy neighbours’ in the Carabao Cup semi-final. The previous meeting between these two sides had come at a time whenContinue reading “Manchester United v Manchester City: Match Report”

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match Report

Barcelona are back, and they play in Sky Blue. First half goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne saw City win easily at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea snatching a consolation at the whistle through Callum Hudson-Odoi. It was that sort of performance, a throwback to the City of previous years, utterly outplayingContinue reading “Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Southampton vs Manchester City: Match Report

A gutsy second half display from Manchester City saw them close out a tight game at St Mary’s Stadium thanks to Raheem Sterling’s early goal. The result sees City rise to 5th in the league, one place and one point behind Southampton, who proved they are no flash in the pan with a genuinely excellentContinue reading “Southampton vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion: Match Report

Another abject display by Manchester City saw them somehow drop yet more points at home, this time to a West Brom side which failed to have a shot on target after the ninth minute of the match. The same attacking issues seem to haunt City in every Premier League fixture, but this is a gameContinue reading “Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Marseille: Match Report

A second half surge from Manchester City saw them complete a comfortable 3-0 win over Marseille, and consigned the French outfit to bottom spot in Group C. Marseille arrived knowing they had to better Olympiacos’ result with Porto, yet once again started with everyone camped deep inside their half, allowing City the freedom to dictateContinue reading “Manchester City vs Marseille: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Fulham: Match Report

Visiting teams to the Etihad have set up in a diverse array of ways over the last decade, with many seeking to sit deep and defend and some pressing from the front foot. I cannot recall many, though, who arrive determined to give the ball away in front of goal for the first 15 minutesContinue reading “Manchester City vs Fulham: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Burnley: Match Report

A Riyad Mahrez hat-trick helped Man City romp to a 5-0 victory against a beleaguered Burnley side, with the visitors proving no match as the home side returned to their goalscoring best. In previous seasons, Burnley have set out to simply contain at the Etihad, with their team sheets often 5-4-1 variations in an attemptContinue reading “Manchester City vs Burnley: Match Report”