Sunday, June 4, 2023

Manchester City are indomitable; breeze past Wolves 4-1 in search of title

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Manchester City equal their own club record of 28 games unbeaten: a feat achieved in 2017 as they thrash Wolves 4-1 and register a 15 point lead above United.

It seems like Manchester City will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Premier League title again, this year. And possibly even The Champion’s League. Pep Guardiola once again shows his masterclass team mentality, as they held off a irrepressible Wolves up until the last 10 minutes of the game, when G.Jesus slotted in the ball in the 80th minute.

Wolves had earlier scored a shocking equaliser in the 61st minute of the game with Coady heading in Joao Moutinho’s deep free-kick, creating further problems for Pep’s side. It almost seemed like Wolves would finally put a stop to City’s winning streak, as they have been the only team before, to do so.

1st Half: City’s first half was nothing but a possession of 80% kept by them, an extremely effective one and one which saw them net in the first 20 minutes of the game. A sublime pass from De Bruyne found Mahrez, who put in a delicious low cross at the 2nd post, only for it to be slotted in by Leander Dendoncker: an own goal.

The tactics that Wolves would follow, would be to soak in City’s immense pressure and catch them on the break. But they did not look too decisive on the break and rarely came forward.

Wolves after scoring that equalising header

2nd Half: What was surprising was Wolves’ equaliser which seemed to come out of nowhere. City, obviously did not stop there, they kept coming forward, only for Jesus to miss two big chances, Sterling to hit the woodwork and De Bruyne to have his shot saved by Rui Patricio. City however, did not seem to accept the fact that they would be drawing. In the 80th minute of the game, Mahrez found a cross into the box which got deflected by the defenders only for it to run into the open at Jesus, who banged it in into the left corner of post with his left foot. 10 minutes later, Mahrez had scored from outside the box into the far bottom left corner, and Jesus had scored in a rebound coming off Rui Patricio.

Manchester CIty equal their unbeated run of the previous 28 games in 2017
Mahrez scores clinically to give Manchester City the win

This shows nothing but Pep’s team’s winning spirit, and their hunger to score goals.

And as Pep said: his sole focus is on City’s next game, “Manchester United, that all we care about.”

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