27 Aug 2023 at 17:03
Manchester City escaped a blunder on a visit to Sheffield United on Sunday without manager Josep Guardiola on the bench. In a spectacular duel, Manchester City secured three points in the final phase: 1-2.
It was not easy for City in the game against Sheffield, where Gustavo Hamer started in the base. The treble winner took the initiative and put Sheffield goalkeeper Wesley Foderingham to work from minute one.
In the twentieth minute Nathan Aké seemed to give his team the lead, but the goal was disallowed due to offside. City failed to convert the force majeure to the scoreboard without coach Josep Guardiola, who was missing due to back surgery.
After a handball, Erling Haaland had the perfect opportunity in the 37th minute from 11 meters to give City the lead, but the Norwegian hit the post. Despite twelve attempts on goal, the teams went to the dressing room with a 0-0 score.
After more than an hour of play, it was a hit for City. On a pass from Jack Grealish, Haaland headed in sharply. Visibly relieved, the goal was celebrated. City seemed on their way to the three points, but Sheffield surprisingly equalized five minutes before the end through a goal from Jayden Bogle.
A few minutes later, ‘The Citizens’ won the game after all. Rodri signed for the winning goal with a hard shot. Manchester City is still without a point loss in the Premier League due to the victory. It previously beat Newcastle United and Burnley.
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