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Manchester City Faces Familiar Territory with Four-Game Premier League Drought
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Manchester City Faces Familiar Territory with Four-Game Premier League Drought

By Score More Staff Manchester City's recent defeat at the hands of Aston Villa has left them in a rare predicament, marking their fourth consecutive Premier League game without a victory. This uncharacteristic downturn in form raises concerns for Pep Guardiola and the City faithful, who have become accustomed to their team's relentless dominance. The last time Manchester City experienced such a four-game winless streak in the Premier League was during Pep Guardiola's inaugural season in charge. Back in March 2017, City endured a challenging run that ultimately saw them finish in third place, a far cry from their usual title-chasing standards. Guardiola's debut Premier League campaign started on a high note with six consecutive wins. However, vulnerabilities in defense were exposed ...
Premier League: Wolves 2-1 Manchester City
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Premier League: Wolves 2-1 Manchester City

By Score More Molineux witnessed fire and fury as Manchester City's flawless record went up in smoke. In a tumultuous encounter, Matheus Nunes faced relentless jeering, Erling Haaland struggled to make an impact, and the reigning champions appeared surprisingly lackluster. Nunes inadvertently played into Wolves' hands, with the persistent and fierce jeering against the former Wolves midfielder Gary O'Neil adding to City's discomfort. The Brazilian midfielder was substituted at halftime, with Wolves already leading. It was a turbulent afternoon, marked by nine bookings and a post-match melee. This is precisely how you defeat a Pep Guardiola side, which looked noticeably weaker without Rodri. His absence in the upcoming match against Arsenal should be a significant concern for City. Wi...
Premier League: Man City 2-0 Nottingham Forest
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Premier League: Man City 2-0 Nottingham Forest

By Score More Manchester City's scintillating form in the early stages of the season defies their usual trend of gradually finding their rhythm. This year, they've hit the ground running, resembling a team in peak form even in September, with a style of play that's almost reminiscent of their peak performance months later in the season. Nottingham Forest, their opponents, could only watch in admiration until a glimmer of hope emerged with Rodri's red card. Despite this setback, City managed to maintain control comfortably. One Forest supporter in the stands, frustrated with his team's performance, called out, "Come on Forest, work hard," but it wasn't a matter of effort for manager Steve Cooper's side. Facing an opponent that orchestrated an opening goal with an impressive 46-pass s...
Premier League: West Ham 1-3 Manchester City
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Premier League: West Ham 1-3 Manchester City

By Score More In a thrilling encounter, Manchester City battled back from a deficit to defeat West Ham, securing their place at the summit of the Premier League. James Ward-Prowse surprised the spectators by opening the scoring just before half-time, defying the run of play. He met Vladimir Coufal's precise delivery and directed a low header beyond Ederson from close range. However, the defending champions wasted no time in leveling the score, equalizing just a minute into the second half. Julian Alvarez set up the summer signing, who calmly slotted his shot into the far corner. City continued to press for a winning goal, with Alvarez striking the woodwork and Erling Haaland forcing goalkeeper Alphonse Areola to make an outstanding stop from his acrobatic volley. West Ham's resist...
Premier League: Manchester City 5-1 Fulham
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Premier League: Manchester City 5-1 Fulham

By Score More Erling Haaland displayed his exceptional goal-scoring abilities by securing a mesmerizing hat-trick, while Julian Alvarez played a pivotal role in Manchester City's commanding 5-1 triumph over Fulham in the Premier League. Haaland's outstanding performance unfolded amidst a backdrop of controversy as Fulham departed the Etihad Stadium at halftime with vehement protests regarding Nathan Ake's disputed goal. Ake's goal restored City's lead after Tim Ream had swiftly countered Julian Alvarez's initial strike. Fulham passionately argued that Ake's goal should have been disallowed, citing Manuel Akanji's apparent offside position and involvement in the play. Despite these contentious moments, City, guided by Haaland's brilliance, overcame the challenges with a resolute secon...
Premier League: Rodri’s Stunning Strike Seals Epic Victory for Manchester City Against Sheffield United
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Premier League: Rodri’s Stunning Strike Seals Epic Victory for Manchester City Against Sheffield United

By Score More Manchester City stepped onto the field for the third round of the Premier League and secured another three points. The match seemed to be heading for a draw, but Rodri scored a stunning goal late in the game, ensuring a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United away from home. Haaland opened the scoring, and Bogle netted for the home team. With this outcome, Guardiola's team maintains its lead with nine points. As expected, Manchester City dominated the initial 45 minutes, enjoying 83% of ball possession and producing 12 attempts. However, only three of those were on target, indicating a low conversion rate in their plays. The highlight came at the 34th minute when a penalty was awarded to City due to Egan's handball in Grealish's crossing attempt. Haaland took the penalty, b...
Manchester City Clinches Narrow Victory Over Newcastle in Premier League Battle
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Manchester City Clinches Narrow Victory Over Newcastle in Premier League Battle

By Score More Manchester City suffered but still managed to win on Saturday, defeating Newcastle 1-0 in a match of the 2nd round of the Premier League. Just three days after winning the UEFA Super Cup, the cityzens delivered a less convincing performance where physical fatigue was evident. The only goal of the match came in the 30th minute. Phil Foden broke through the right wing, delivered a low cross to Julián Álvarez who had time and space to take a shot and find the back of the net for the magpies. In the second half, Newcastle increased the pressure on City's defense, but failed to create problems for Ederson. On the other hand, the cityzens had some opportunities to extend their lead, but Erling Haaland had an uninspiring night and missed three chances to score. In the end, M...
Manchester City Secures First UEFA Super Cup Victory in Dramatic Shootout
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Manchester City Secures First UEFA Super Cup Victory in Dramatic Shootout

By Score More Manchester City won their first UEFA Super Cup after clinching the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup last season. With the match against Sevilla tied (1-1) after 90 minutes, a penalty shootout was needed to determine the winner. The citizens triumphed 5-4, with Gudelj, a former Sporting player, missing the fifth and decisive penalty. In a high-quality final played under scorching 30-degree heat in Athens, the Spanish team, accustomed to this competition due to their numerous Europa League titles, took the lead at the 25th minute with an unstoppable header by El Nesyri. This came after a precise wide cross from Marcus Acuña, also a former Sporting player. However, Acuña would later miss Cole Palmer (what a player!), who elegantly headed in the equalizer in t...
Manchester City Secures Convincing 3-0 Victory Over Burnley in Premier League Opener 2023/24
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Manchester City Secures Convincing 3-0 Victory Over Burnley in Premier League Opener 2023/24

By Score More Manchester City emerged triumphant with a 3-0 win against Burnley on Friday, marking the opening match of the Premier League's 2023/24 season. Erling Haaland wasted no time, finding the net just three minutes into the game to open the scoring. He continued his impressive run in the first half by adding another goal. In the second half, Rodri sealed the deal with a third goal, securing an away victory for the reigning champions. After netting 36 goals in 35 matches during the 2022/23 Premier League season, Erling Haaland kicks off the current campaign by showcasing his goal-scoring prowess. The Norwegian striker only needed three minutes to find the back of the net and had already tallied two goals in the competition within 36 minutes. With this opening victory, Manches...