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Manchester City at a Crossroads in the Premier League

Manchester City at a Crossroads in the Premier League


Football always presents a drama, It can be fun or painful. That picture is what happened when watching the final results of the Wolves versus Manchester City match at Molineux Stadium on Saturday (12/28/2019) early morning hrs.

In the continued match of the English League titled Boxing Day, Wolves managed to embarrass his guest with a score of 3-2. For City fans, this defeat is quite painful, because in an instant the happiness they feel turns into a cry.

City, who were forced to play with 10 players after Edersen received a red card in the 12th minute, were able to score two goals through the action of Raheem Sterling (25 ‘and 50’). One thing that was interesting in the match was the opening goal scored by Sterling in the 25th minute.

At that time, the referee pointed to the spot after the Wolves player dropped his opponent in the restricted area. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) also gave the same decision as Martin Atkinson that it was a violation.

Sterling was appointed to be the executioner, but his shot was still able to be saved by goalkeeper Rui Patricio. But VAR was again the ringleader when the penalty had to be repeated. Sterling again kicked the ball in the same direction that is the bottom right of the goalkeeper, but this time Patricio’s low ball headed towards the middle and was immediately struck by the England winger.

A look of disappointment clearly overshadows the Wolves players, but they seem unable to do much with the VAR’s decision. In the midst of self-confidence that began to decline, Wolves increasingly left behind through a Sterling goal at minute 50.

Five minutes later Wolves was able to reduce the position to 1-2 through goals scored by Adama Traore. When City tried to maintain excellence, in a short time the Citizens defense line instead lost concentration. As a result, two goals nested in 82 and 89 minutes through the actions of Raul Jimenez and Matt Doherty.

In an instant, the look of disappointment was apparent from Pep Guardiola’s face. Bald coach seemed unable to cover his disappointment after being embarrassed by Wolves.

Currently, City has swallowed five defeats in the English League this season. Minor notes were more than last season (4). Guardiola was known to have raised the white flag for the hunt for championship titles in domestic competitions.

Now the Citizens position is at a crossroads and what Guardiola is thinking right now is how to secure an ideal position to continue to appear in European competitions such as the Champions League.


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