Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Match Report

Manchester City took an important step closer to the title as they overturned a 20th second goal by John McGinn thanks to efforts by Phil Foden and Rodri, with both teams finishing the match with ten men. The goal was the second fastest ever scored against City in the Premier League era, but the reactionContinue reading “Aston Villa vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Leicester vs Manchester City: Match Report

Manchester City banished their early season defeat to the Foxes to move 17 points clear at the top of the Premier League, with second half strikes from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus enough to overcome their opponents. Even in the reverse fixture, Leicester had been lucky to benefit from a couple of wondergoals and defendingContinue reading “Leicester vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Southampton: Match Report

Manchester City returned to winning ways with a five star performance over the struggling Saints, although another ridiculous VAR decision will once again detract from the footballing spectacle. Riyad Mahrez and Kevin de Bruyne doubles, along with a close-range Ilkay Gundogan effort, overcame an early James Ward-Prowse penalty equaliser and a second half Che AdamsContinue reading “Manchester City vs Southampton: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Ilkay Gundogan continued his great form to guide top of the table Manchester City to a comfortable win over Tottenham Hotspur. The last team these two sides met, Jose Mourinho and his team were victorious with a 2-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Since the Portuguese manager’s arrival, both games against Man City hadContinue reading “Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur”

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Match Report

Manchester City extended their record-breaking run to 16 consecutive wins as they easily dismantled an overly defensive Tottenham team, with a Rodri penalty and a brace from Ilkay Gundogan sealing the points. Spurs had gained seven points from the previous three league meetings between the sides, despite being completely outplayed in each, but that luckContinue reading “Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: Match Report”

Liverpool vs Manchester City: Match Report

A crushing second half display saw Manchester City move 10 points clear of the reigning champions with a game in hand, after a brace from Ilkay Gundogan and efforts from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden helped City to a first Anfield win in almost 18 years. Nicolas Anelka scored both goals for the Citizens onContinue reading “Liverpool vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Burnley vs Manchester City: Match Report

Warning: VAR in operation. If every match started with that announcement, maybe the decisions would be easier to accept. As Manchester City strolled to victory at Burnley thanks to first half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, rather than focusing on yet another dominant performance by the visitors, once again the incomprehensible decisions atContinue reading “Burnley vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Manchester City vs Sheffield United: Match Report

A sluggish Manchester City eked their way past bottom side Sheffield United thanks to an early goal from Gabriel Jesus, in a game remarkable only for its lack of remarkableness. When City took the lead inside eight minutes, however, the apathy that followed did not seem particularly likely. A Jayden Bogle misjudgement allowed Ferran TorresContinue reading “Manchester City vs Sheffield United: Match Report”

West Brom vs Manchester City: Match Report

In terms of the Premier League’s most comfortable ever wins, this game has to be up there. West Brom were, quite simply, outplayed. Not slightly second best, not even distinctly second best. Just completely played off the park by a team who, amazingly, lead the Premier League for the first time all season. Ilkay GundoganContinue reading “West Brom vs Manchester City: Match Report”

Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City: Match Report

The problem is, if Cheltenham had managed to hang on for those last ten minutes, you would not have been able to say it was undeserved. Cup ties can never be taken lightly, especially against a team who genuinely place some nice football while also having a potent weapon from long throws. City took itContinue reading “Cheltenham Town vs Manchester City: Match Report”