Monday, 12 August 2019
Manchester City Feasting Goals in the opening match
DBasia.news – Compete at London Stadium on Saturday (10/8) night WIB, The Citizens won a landslide 5-0 victory and topped the standings, shifting Liverpool.
Playing at the opponent’s base does not diminish Pep Guardiola’s City. They continue to play as usual: dominating possession and playing offensively.
As a result, the opening goal was born for City in the 25th minute. City striker, Gabriel Jesus, converted assists from Kyle Walker into the first goal. Man City won 1-0 and the position lasted until halftime.
City was able to create several opportunities that forced Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham goalkeeper, to save. But, City’s performance is not as intense and as high-tempo as usual. While West Ham only created chances from a weak strike from the new striker, Sebastien Haller.
In the second half, City went crazy. Raheem Sterling immediately scored a goal when he welcomed the measured pass from Kevin De Bruyne on 51 minutes. Sterling was supposed to score his second goal in minute 53.
However, Sterling’s goal was disallowed after the referee reviewed it from VAR (Video Assistant Referee). Sterling was offside and the goal was canceled. The use of VAR is a new history in English football.
But the goal is only a matter of time for Manchester City. Sure enough, Sterling immediately bought up two goals at once in minutes 75 and 90 +1 which made sure to score a hat-trick in this match.
Sergio Aguero, who just came on the bench to replace Jesus in the 69th minute, previously managed to score a goal and complete the City victory party with a fourth goal scored from the spot in 86 minutes.
Man City won 5-0 and in the next match will be against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (8/17) at 23.30 Western Indonesian Time.