Manchester City won 3 – 1 over Everton and close the gap on Liverpool

Manchester City secured the reigning champions and won over Everton after a hard-fought match thanks to two-goal salvo in the second half. Now they are just within five points of Liverpool.

Gabriel Jesus to leap forward and nod beyond Jordan Pickford after Kevin de Bruyne collected possession on the edge of the penalty area and lifted in a first-time cross. The Belgian midfielder had supplied a sumptuous assist which led to the opening goal of the match.

But ten minutes later Everton hit back. Dominic Calvert-Lewin ensured the home side’s leveller by delivering the decisive touch on the goalline. Seamus Coleman lobbed a deft effort over the head of City stopper Ederson while Substitute Alex Iwobi squeezed a pass out wide and showed his quick feet.

Bearing down on goal, Sterling could only place his effort wide of the post although Riyad Mahrez had slotted a defence-splitting pass through the England star. Raheem Sterling squandered a golden opportunity from close range. The players of Man City proved that they could restore their lead on the hour mark.

Mahrez tried his best to dribble down the right. Aguero received the ball near the byline and he crossed. Pickford kicked the ball away, but six yards out and Sterling nearly missed, the ball is leaned back and blootered off bythe underside of the post. But luckily it bounces down and go over the line.

And that’s end of the game! City is just behind the leading Liverpool with five points, but it means they had to work hard to win the next match. Everton ranks fifteen, above the bottom three with two points. But their display against City is much-improved and Marco Silva surely gets goodwill and a little time.

Aguero broke Rooney’s record

Striker Sergio Aguero was the first to score in all six rounds of the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero’s goal against Watford was scored in the 7th minute, from the penalty spot. His strike was the second goal in City’s 8-0 victory over Watford.

Aguero’s eight goals from the start of the season have spanned six matches against West Ham, Tottenham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Norwich and Watford. In particular, the Argentine striker scored twice in matches against Bournemouth and Brighton. Aguero was the first to score in all six rounds of the Premier League.

The old record was shared by Wayne Rooney and the late Jose Antonio Reyes. Reyes, when he was at Arsenal, scored in the first five matches of the 2004-2005 season. Seven years later, Rooney did the same for Man Utd before he got injured in a round 6 match against Stoke City.

The record of Reyes and Rooney is accompanied by the victory of the home team, which Aguero does not have. In the scoring game of the best striker in Man City history, the Manchester team won four, drew one and lost one.

In the 8-0 victory over Watford, Man City also created at least two other records. The Etihad team only took 18 minutes to score five goals against the opponent, the fastest in the Premier League history. The opening goal in the 52nd second of David Silva is also the fastest table from the beginning of the 2019-2020 season.

Aguero: ‘The turning point is a direct win against Liverpool’

The Man City striker shared about the match that helped him and his teammates change the course of the race to the 2018 Premier League championship.

Liverpool have more points than the first 25 champions in the Premier League set a record number of goals in a season

“The turning point was the direct victory over Liverpool in January 2019. After that game, we shortened the gap with them to a few points. Later, we went ahead when they went through some draws,” Sergio Aguero commented.

Tottenham vs Man City with a 2 – 2 draw

Being rejected by VAR in stoppage time, the defending champion accepted a 2-2 draw in the second round of the Premier League, on August 17.

This is a painful result for Pep Guardiola. Last season, they were also denied a goal by VAR in the fourth minute of injury time in the second quarter of the Champions League quarter-finals against Tottenham. The bad situation of crying and laughing makes Man City eliminated by the law of away goals.

Meeting Tottenham again, the will to ask for a debt in the Champions League last season may also become part of the motivation for many Man City players. They raised the formation and attacked the whole force from the beginning. The link between Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne makes Tottenham’s left wing frequently put on alert. The speed of Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker also created conditions for Man City to have unexpected downfall.

Continuous pressure finally brings results to them. Bernardo lets go of the ball for De Bruyne to stumble without looking towards the far post, knocking out all of Tottenham’s defense. Sterling bandage hit the head in a position that was not attached to anyone, took down Hugo Lloris. However, just three minutes later, Tottenham unexpectedly drew 1-1, when the gap opened for Erik Lamela between the defense and Manchester City midfielder. Being equalized, Man City did not flinch. They continue to organize attacks and once again rise. Still coming from a combination of Bernardo and De Bruyne on the right, Sergio Aguero cut the ball and finished a delicate touch, ending an attack with the brand “Man City – Guardiola”.

But Mauricio Pochettino made a difference from changing people. Only seconds after taking over from Harry Winks, Lucas Moura headed home from a corner. Only 1m73 high but he turned very high to defeat Walker in the air combat phase. It was the second finish for Tottenham’s goal.

Guardiola put Jesus in the yard to replace Aguero, in order to improve his attack power. Become the center of Man City’s attacks, but the Brazilian striker played slightly personal, causing some opportunities to pass. After a headed header, he hit Tottenham in the second minute from a corner kick, but the goal was not recognized.

Man City dominated in most of the match time and finished 10 times more (30 versus 3). However, with just two shots to finish the goal, Tottenham has the same number of goals. In one day, all statistics were inclined to Etihad owners, fortunately not on their side. In stoppage time of the second half, Gabriel Jesus kicked off a Tottenham goal but after being assisted by VAR, referees Michael Oliver denied the goal as the ball was slightly touched by Aymeric Laporte.