Man City shows familiar weaknesses

In away game against Wolverhampton Manchester City weren’t able to show their usual level of performance. Pep Guardiola choice of starting line up was bizarre and problems which it created were extremely easy to predict. Vincent Kompany again showed lack of composure, passing and technical ability. Belgian committed stupid fouls, lost ball when he wasn’t even under pressure. Gundogan again was ineffective in number 8 position when he made his usual runs in the box from midfield as usual German couldn’t score and wasn’t able to create chances for others. He made wrong decisions and was too slow. David Silva also had a bad day. He wasn’t able to connect with Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva. Bernardo Silva like in the last season was average on wing, Portuguese is much more suitable to play in midfield as number 8, he doesn’t have enough pace to play as winger. Raheem Sterling was active on left wing where he didn’t play last season, but he lacked last pass to create goal. Most dangerous moment with his involvement was shot outside box, which Wolves goalkeeper saved and hit bar after his save. This second time in two games Englishmen showed his ability to be threat outside the box, which is clear improvement comparing to last season. Sergio Aguero was extremely unlucky. He often didn’t get a ball, struggled to link up with teammates but was close to score on three occasions, two times he hit woodwork and once from center of a box made bad shot. Most threatening play for Man City was Benjamin Mendy. French full back created two great chances for forwards which weren’t taken by Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus but he showed familiar weaknesses on defense. When Adama Traore was substituted on by Wolves, Mendy was forced to stay deep and City weren’t able to create great chance to score a goal until last minutes.Pep Guardiola substitutes weren’t able to influence game apart from Gabriel Jesus header. To summarize game Man City clearly created enough chances to win game, conceded handball which shouldn’t be allowed but also they clearly missed their best player Kevin De Bruyne which is team main weapon in creating chances and unlocking opponents defenses.


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