Manchester City: Steady and Firm

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Manchester City is on a roll right now under Pep. After the loss against Tottenham in the opening league game for one goal, the team reacted quickly, and now they are having the fruit of the quick reaction to the loss. The best days for Man City betting is also a positive factor.

The last two matches show how they have improved in the attacking. Even when Pep doesn’t choose a natural number nine in the first XI, the team does not favour scoring goals. It is something that other clubs lack as a team. After not succeeding in signing Kane, which was a much-needed transfer for Pep, pundits predicted City would find it difficult to score goals. But right now, there are no signs of the goal drought for the Citizens.

In the Champions League match against Club Brugge, City scored five goals and conceded just one. The full-backs, Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo, were on top form that evening and scored one each. The brace from Riyad Mahrez was enough for the team to seal the victory. The youngster, Cole Palmer’s first goal for the first team, was a cherry on the top. City completely dominated the match and had 22 shots in total, out of which nine were on target. Pep started the game without a natural number nine as usual. Phil Foden was given the freedom to have a free role in the game, which helped the team keep dynamism.
Manchester City’s next match was against Brighton in the league. It was a decisive match for both teams. Brighton had an excellent start to the season as they’re currently sitting on the top 6 in the table.

Pep decided to make some changes as usual. Gundogan and Jesus came in for De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez. Like in the last game, Foden was given the free role in the absence of De Bruyne. There was no lack of threat in City’s attacking as they constantly rushed to Brighton’s box. In the 13th minute, they were able to break it with a goal from Gundogan.
Then, it was the turn of Foden. He was able to find a goal in the 28th minute, and then quickly, after three minutes, he scored the second. A much-deserved brace of the English youngster. The fourth goal came from the substitute Riyad Mahrez in the 95th minute.
Brighton was able to find a goal for relief in the 81st minute with a penalty by Alexis Mac Allister.

Manchester City’s next league game will be against Crystal Palace, who have a good season under Patrick Viera.