Serious threat spread by Manchester City on Liverpool. The greatness of City in scoring goals supported by the offensive game they implemented, could disrupt the ambitions of the Reds who want to become champions of the English Premier League this season.
The Citizens reputation as a productive team is more classy after beating Everton 3-1 on Saturday (28/9). An additional three goals make City’s goal coffers to 27 goals in the last seven league games this season.
It was the highest number of goals scored by the Premier League team in the first seven matches since Everton in 1894/1895 (27 goals). Victory at Goodison Park at the same time make City back within five points with Liverpool who topped the standings.
City’s domination of Everton is increasingly undeniable. Noted David Silva et al have won eight times in the last 13 Premier League matches. However, City Coach Pep Guardiola said his team needed a hard struggle to win three points at Goodison Park which he considered a haunted place for the opposing team.
What Guardiola said referred to Everton’s fierce resistance. Excellent through Gabriel Jesus (24), The Toffees equalized through Dominic Calvert-Lewin (33) before City finally sealed victory thanks to goals from Riyad Mahrez (71) and Raheem Sterling (84). “Goodison Park has always been difficult at this stadium, but we started very well as usual, and we created chances and scored goals. But, we created from a large area in the second half and had the quality of Riyad Mahrez for that goal, “Guardiola said.
City’s positive step was also followed by Chelsea. The team nicknamed The Blues finally won the first three points at home this season after beating Brighton & Hoves Albion on Saturday (28/9), through penalty donations Jorginho (50) and Willian (76). Cesar Azpilicueta et al also successfully incised his first clean sheet in 11 matches since being held goalless by Leicester last season.
Coach Frank Lampard assesses his team continues to show significant progress. He believes if sharper, Chelsea will be more dangerous. Lampard hopes that the increased productivity will help his team against Lille OSC in the Champions League group phase on Thursday morning (3/10).
“Before playing Brighton, we didn’t have a 90 minute game where we controlled the game. The only disappointment is we don’t have more goals. But, we carve a clean sheet. This is good for increasing the confidence of the players, “he said.