In new news, Erling Haaland scored his 10th goal in six games, but Aston Villa stopped Manchester City from heading to the top of the Premier League as they drew 1-1 with hard-earned Leon Bailey in the 74th minute. Drawn. played a draw. To claim the point, ease the pressure on boss Steven Gerrard.
Haaland, buoyed by back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest, headed for Villa Park, but he and his City team-mates were unable to register a shot on goal during the first half.
The breakthrough came five minutes after halftime when Kevin De Bruyne delivered a surprise cross from the right flank with a simple finish at the back post by Kevin De Bruyne, although Bayley had the final word at the end of Jacob Ramsey’s cutback with Kyle Walker. Villa broke into the box in the minute but went unnecessarily wide.
Guardiola’s men played their better foot in the spell after half-time in which de Bruyne’s magical moment left Haaland to rest and participate in the already familiar celebration in front of traveling fans in the 71st minute. Gave. De Bruyne was City’s standout performer before Tyrone Mings teamed up with the goalscorer to fire a dipping free-kick against the crossbar.
Haaland came for a sharp save from Emiliano Martinez, which meant that the equalizer came against play as Jacob Ramsey drove down the left channel and Bayley decided to riot first, with Gerrard speaking after the match. , Admitted he had opted for practicality out of necessity, but sent off his main player and probably should have been a match winner.
Coutinho has a history of scoring goals against City and has sent the strike home 25 yards under the crossbar. Referee Simon Hooper had already blew his whistle as an offside flag went up so a goal could not be scored.
VAR’s hands were tied because of the whistle. Delayed offside flags have become a real pet peeve of fans in recent years but this incident showed why it happens. Gerard has every right to feel distressed. You are in Guardiola’s left field. Traveled down a dangerous path by questioning the strategy.
Remember all those who cried during their first trophy-less season in England playing from the back and high defensive lines. Most of the time the flights of his fancy work out beautifully as Walker bumps into midfield again and again this season. Since joining Tottenham, Walker has shown unexpected versatility and skill on the ball as he moves from the full back of his youth and tackles inside to make a back three.
On the other hand, he does not have the qualifications for his current job that Ju Cancillo does. His 74.4% passing accuracy in the Villa half was lower than any City outfield player in that role, Bar Haaland, in terms of team composition. There are arguments but right now Walker looks to be an uncomfortable fit and the result is a tough spell for one of the most consistent performers of Guardiola’s reign.