After Chelsea’s defeat against Arsenal (3-1), Manchester City took the opportunity to move up the Premier League standings a little with a small victory against Newcastle (2-0).
On this “Boxing Day”, Manchester city did not put on a great show to his supporters on Saturday night when Newcastle. Pep Guardiola’s men imposed themselves without forcing (2-0) against the Magpies who did not really try to be dangerous … The Citizens came close to 80% of ball possession, by circulating the ball well, to try their luck only 11 times (6 attempts on target).
The residents of the Etihad Stadium, however, made it easier for themselves by finding the flaw in the quarter of an hour of play, thanks to a Ilkay Gündogan found by Raheem sterling (14th). Ferran Torres, used in tip, also showed opportunism to double the bet at the start of the second half (55th). Newcastle did not try to restart the match and City did not have many additional opportunities, even if Sergio Agüero, launched into the battle, fell on the opposing goalkeeper, Karl Darlow (82nd).
Everton 2nd before challenging… City!
The Mancuniens go back to 5th position, ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham, with 5 points less than Liverpool. They will especially defeat Everton, from next Monday, for a decisive shock. The Toffees, who were also playing this Saturday night, took 2nd place after their success at the last, Sheffield (0-1). Gylfi Sigurdsson made the nets tremble, on a subtle discount from Abdoulaye Doucouré in full surface (80th).
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