Manchester City faced Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday afternoon. We have the player ratings.
Nine minutes was all it took for the Citizens to score the match-winner at the Etihad this Saturday. Sheffield United suffered a huge blow as the club’s defenders failed to stop Ferran Torres’ efforts on the right-wing. The Spanish forward brilliantly surpassed two opponents and assisted Gabriel Jesus who put the ball in the net.
Manchester City absolutely dominated the game and Ramsdale was called to action quite a few times. However, Sheffield’s defensive efforts were rewarded as the Blades managed to refrain from suffering any other goals.
Just before the end of the fixture, Ederson had quite the scare as Sharp presented Fleck with a chance to equalize. The midfielder shot the ball from outside the box and saw it miss the goal by mere inches.
The Citizens now have a four-point lead over Manchester United after 20 games in the Premier League. Guardiola’s team also currently holds the top spot in the league for the number of clean sheets. With brilliant efforts from Ruben Dias and Fernandinho this Saturday, City now have 12 games without conceding a single goal.
Manchester City: Moraes (6), Walker (6), Dias (8), Laporte (7), Zinchenko (6), Fernandinho (8), Gundogan (7), Foden (7), Silva (8), Torres (8), Jesus (7).
Bench: Rodri (N/A).
Sheffield United: Ramsdale (7), Baldock (6), Basham (5), Egan (5), Ampadu (6), Bogle (6), Fleck (7), Norwood (6), Lundstram (6), Burke (6), Brewster (5).
Bench: McGoldrick (5), Sharp (6), McBurnie (5).
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