The first team reached its raw power for the fourth time under Pep Guardiola.
Brentford – Manchester City 0-1:
Kevin De Bruyne’s passing foot and Phil Foden’s brilliance gave Manchester City the finishing touches to their 1-0 away win over Brentford in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side played their last game in 2021 and are celebrating the New Year with an eight-point lead over their closest opponent in the Golden Match. City have won their last ten league games, while their closest rivals have faltered in the final round of the league this year.
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Since Guardiola took over as coach in 2016, Manchester City have already won 10 consecutive league games four times.
This is the only Spanish player to run the history of the Premier League, statistics agency Opta reports. There are also no other managers who have managed ten or more points with three points in a row more than twice.
Performance is undoubtedly something that has smelled like gold in the league for a long time.
Liverpool lost 0-1 at Leicester on Tuesday and are nine points behind. Chelsea lost the win over Brighton in overtime on Wednesday, and the 1-1 match just a mile away allowed City to consolidate their lead even further.
Brentford Brent at the start of the match had many good chances. A quarter of an hour later, João Cancelo had to tackle on the line when Yoane Wissa finished off after a corner kick.
Ederson also made several good saves, but in the 16th minute the visitors took the lead, and since then, the light blues have been firmly in control of the points.
De Bruyne scored another pass when he played a straight pass into the backcourt.
The foot started at just the right moment between goalkeepers Pontus Jansson and Ethan Bennock and met the ball inside the delicate left foot so that it disappeared behind goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez.
The goal was checked by the VAR for a possible offside, but Pinnock barely caught the goal, and the goal was fine.
A number of goals have been disallowed for offside this year, so I didn’t feel safe. It was an important victory. Brentford made it difficult for us. It’s a physically strong team that’s dangerous on set pieces. We had to stay until the final whistle, and I’m proud of the team because we did,” Foden told Amazon Prime.
City had a huge advantage in the game for the rest of the match and forced the home team to run between them. Foden got the ball in goal again in the second half, but then slipped off the post from Cancelo.
De Bruyne was close to equalizing the scorers’ list, but his shot midway through the second half hit the post.
In the final minutes, Aymeric Laporte thought he was scoring, but again a City goal was disallowed for offside after a VAR review.
For City, it was the last half of the Premier League season that started on Wednesday. The score after 20 matches is 50 points and 51-12 goal difference.
Chelsea are eight points behind with the same number of games, and Liverpool are nine points behind and have played less than one game.
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