The Citizens have been ruling English football for quite some time now. Since winning their first Premier League title in 2011-12, they haven’t looked back once. Riding on Sergio Aguero’s goal-scoring ability, the club has been able to win three more Premier League titles after the 2011-12 season.
For a considerable amount of time, Manchester City remained under Manchester United’s shadow. In the mid-2000s, Manchester City played well, but couldn’t go on to lift the title. One has to say that they’ve been unlucky. Talk of football in Manchester and the only name that’ll come to your mind is Manchester United. Well, not anymore. The Sky Blues have enjoyed a lot of success of late. They’ve been decimating oppositions with ease. Manchester City won as many as 32 out of the 38 Premier League games they played during the 2018-19 season. They lost four games while the remaining two fixtures were drawn. Now, these are incredible numbers, aren’t they?
Ever wondered why Manchester City is riding high on success? Let us take a look at the reasons behind the team’s strong show in recent times:
A goal, a purpose, and a dream
When Manchester City won its first Premier League title in 2011-12, many thought it was a fluke. Nobody, not even the club’s biggest supporters believed that they could win the title again, but they did. Since 2011-12, the Sky Blues have been dominating the Premier League. The old warhorses (Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal) are finding it hard to match Manchester City’s consistency.
At present, the club is playing with a sense of purpose. City lads want to win games. They want to make their presence felt. The 2018-19 season of the Premier League brought to light the team’s ‘want’ to win more and more games. Here’s a team that wants to hunt down its opponents. If you wish to catch some breathtaking live-action in the upcoming season, then start looking out for sports hospitality packages.
A power-packed line-up
In order to win matches, you need to have reliable players in your ranks. Fortunately, Manchester City had some excellent raw material to work with. The likes of Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling have become an integral part of the side. These young men have all the ingredients to become ‘legends’ in the years to come.
The ‘Aguero-Sterling-Sane’ axis
Manchester City is fortunate enough to have some of the finest strikers in its ranks. The trio of Sergio Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling took the oppositions’ defence lines to the cleaners. Sergio Aguero was the team’s leading goal scorer this year (21 goals). Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane scored 17 and 10 goals respectively.
Pep Guardiola is an invisible force behind the club’s success
Signing good players is not a challenge. Getting a host of players to play along with each other is the biggest of challenges. Pep Guardiola is a guy who knows his players inside out. He had a clearly-defined role for each of his players. Sergio Aguero was sent in every single time the team needed to score. If Aguero didn’t score, Sterling did. Kevin De Bruyne was handled quite well by Guardiola. He was sent in during several crucial junctures in the game. He is a constant presence in the dressing room. His on-field tactics are spot-on (well, most of the time, they are)
Well, here are a few reasons behind Manchester City’s impressive show in the Premier League. Get your Man City tickets booked as soon as you can.
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