Man City vs Sheffield United was a one-sided encounter as expected. The Cityzens dominated the match from the very first minutes to the end and left their visitors with no chance of proving their football ability.
It only took Pep Guardiola’s men 14 minutes before taking the lead. Rodri fired a low shot into the bottom corner of the post. Before the goal, Sheffield United decided to play a defensive game and hurt the World Champions with counter-attack whenever the opportunity presented itself but their plan failed as they returned to Bramall Lane with nothing.
Important Stats Of The Match
Foden Provided 2 Assist: Phil Foden has another incredible match for the second time in three days having done fantastic against Everton last Wednesday. Again, in the Man City vs Sheffield United showdown in front of City’s fans, he stole the show by showing his standard.
In the 14 minutes of the match, he played the ball squarely to Rodri to open the score sheet and made an incredible run in the second half to assist Julian Alvarez.
The Midfielder has now produced six Premier League assists this season. Only Mo Salah and Kieran Trippier have more – both with seven.
Man City Now Two Points Behind League Leader: This victory leaves Man City perfectly positioned in the title race, just two points off Liverpool. A back-to-back win for the Cityzens and a perfect return of Kevin De Bruyne from injury means the title race fully begins in January.
Man City Score 159 Goals in 66 Matches In 2023: Man City vs Sheffield United could be described as the sweet end of a superb story of Pep Guardiola’s team in 2023.
The Sky Blues achieved what will remain a mere dream for many clubs in the Premier League. They won five trophies, equalling the record of Manchester United treble winning season and becoming the World Champions for the first time in the Club’s history.
With a victory in the last game of the year, Pep Guardiola and his boys would have everything to celebrate heading into the new year.