The defeat of Manu by Man city is a classic tale of “tell the house mouse that there is a new sheriff in town.” This is not just a football game but was a battle of supremacy by two managers, each with his own achievements. It was also “a battle for the soul of Manchester.” As one football fan aptly said. It showed that having a spending spree to get the best players on your team or the most expensive players …Pogba* is not a guarantee to winning.
In a related development, Mourinho blames players for the defeat at Old Trafford, the classical Mourinho comment. We are not surprised! In another breath he turned around and blamed himself.
Kevin de Bruyne’s cool finish and Kelechi Iheanacho’s tap-in after the Belgian hit the post put City in complete control as they outclassed Manu for most of the opening of 45minutes.
Manu were handed a lifeline just before the break when City’s debutant keeper Claudio Bravo summed up his desperately uncertain display by dropping a free-kick to allow Zkatan Ibramhimovic to pull a goal back.
Man city without suspended striker Sergio Aguero were simply in a different class to Mourinho’s expensive reassembled Manu according to reports from Guardian. Mancity overran Manu in midfield, created space and chances while remaining cool under pressure.
Other results in Today’s fixtures in Barclay’s premier league are:
FTAFC Bournemouth 1-0 West Bromwich Albion.
FTArsenal 2-1 Southampton
FTBurnley 1-1 Hull City
FT Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace
FTStoke City 0-4 Tottenham
FTWest Ham United 2- 4 Watford
Liverpool 2-1 Leciester is still on going at the time of writing this post.