Manchester City - Wolverhampton 3-0 (2-0)
MANCHESTER (Dagbladet): Pep Guardiolas crew were looking to answer ligaleder Liverpool, who struggled to a 1-0 victory over Brighton away from home in the weekend.
And already after 40 minutes was the basis for tonight's superior City-victory under the flomlysene at the Etihad.
At the press conference after the match was Guardiola questions about how many points the spaniard believes City need to win the league.
I don't have a magic ball where I can see when I'm going to lose points, so I don't know. I have said it to them, do not look at the fighting, do not look at Liverpool's schedule, forget it. My experience is that you start to lose matches when it happens, " says Guardiola, who points out that the players quickly lose focus on their own tasks if they focus on other teams.
The best way is to focus on the next match, which is against Huddersfield, with the new manager. So we are going to try to beat them and continue. We shall try to win games, and if Liverpool win, I am sure that I will be here and congratulate Jürgen and the team, for it will be very deserved. All we can do is to be involved in the battle, says Guardiola on. the
Manchester City is finished with their two games against Liverpool in the current season, so therefore it is about applying pressure by winning matches.
- We can not play the matches against Liverpool. So we can't do anything with their games. We can only win our battles. We have several times talked about it with our players. We can't control what they do. The only thing we can do is to be involved in the battle, and perhaps they will one day make a mistake. the
the away team ruined it for himself with an early red card and a penalty against before the rest, while the City's starring at times played with the opponent. It topped itself when the Wolves also scored an own goal.
Gabriel Jesus has really begun to find form with Sergio their new top gloves out of the City-elleveren, and the character once again on scoringslista with two goals today.CASE: Willy Boly got the red card after only 19 minutes of play. Photograph: ROBBIE STEPHENSON/JMP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/NTB Scanpix Show more Ugly tackle
There was plenty of red in Liverpool that had a hope that the wolves would bite down against Manchester City, for the statistics of the orange against the top sides this season has been good.
In three away from home against Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, had Nuno Espírito Santo's men won one (3-1 against the Spurs) and played two draw. On a total of seven matches against top 6 teams this season, had the away team only lost twice.
But already after 19 minutes, it was obvious that the Wolves would get the struggle to maintain the fine statistics at the Etihad, for then already had Gabriel Jesus given the home team the lead, before Willy Boly was expelled for a nasty tackle on Bernardo Silva.
Aymerick Laporte looked more like a playmaker than a central defender when he played a free Leroy Sané on the run, with a perfectly weighted sticks, before the latter struck the ball into the legs of Jesus, that could be easily put into the lead.
the Wolves have on several occasions come back after having been under this season, but this is largely due to should be even steeper when the Boly threw himself into with the knobs, first on a loose ball, before he hit the foot of Bernardo Silva. Referee Craig Pawson took resolutely up the red card, the away great despair.
It goes with the story that it was the Boly who scored when the teams played 1-1 in the reverse settlement. The stopper went from hero to become the scapegoat.
- the Match with eleven against eleven was quite similar to the with eleven against ten. We scored a fantastic åpningsmål, speed, movement, pass, everything. After that, we forgot to focus on their box, " says Guardiola.FIELD: Raheem Sterling got a penalty for this situation. Photo: Reuters/Carl Recine/NTB Scanpix Show more Penalties
As if that wasn't enough, made the away side a penalty when Ryan Bennett was unable to stop Raheem Sterling on the legal show. Jesus got the glory, and was the safety even from krittmerket.
According to the BBC had the home team the ball in 78,3% of the time in the first half. After 57 minutes, the figure was over 80 per cent - a good picture on the klasseforskjellen in the evening.Liverpool22183150-1057 Manchester C. 22172359-1753 Tottenham22160646-2248 Chelsea22145340-1747 Arsenal22125546-3241 Manchester U. 22125544-3241 Watford2295832-3232 Leicester2294926-2531 West Ham2294930-3231 Everton2286833-3130 Wolverhampton2285923-2829 Bournemouth22831131-4227 Brighton22751024-3026 Crystal Palace22641220-2822 Burnley22631323-4321 Southampton22471123-3919 Cardiff22541319-4119 Newcastle22461216-3118 Fulham22351420-4914 Huddersfield22251513-3711
Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio their new top gloves, Riyad Mahrez, Nicolas Otamendi and Ilkay Gündogan. No, it is not half of the month teams in the Premier League, but the bench for Manchester City tonight. It testified about the relative strength between the two clubs at the Etihad.
in Order to consummate the evening, scored the away team own goal. Substitute Kevin de Bruyne struck a good post, captain Conor Coady put in their own goal twelve minutes before the end.
their new top gloves has struggled with illness the last time and it was the main reason why the argentine superstar started on the bench, according to Guardiola. Quarter before eventually replaced him tomålsscorer Jesus to a standing ovation.
Manchester City, who are four points behind ligaleder Liverpool in second place, visiting Huddersfield this coming Sunday.Reveals Solskjærs United-dissatisfaction