Jeremy Doku put in another electrifying display in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Brighton. The Belgian international has hit the ground running since arriving at the treble winners from Ligue One side Rennes.
Against Brighton, Doku was at his best. He gave James Milner a torrid time out wide on City’s left-hand side. Time and time again the champions isolated Doku one on one with Milner. It was this avenue that created the opening goal for Julian Alvarez. The winger used his pace to get to the byline and put the ball on a plate for Alvarez to open the scoring.
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As the first half progressed City made it an emphasis to isolate Doku one on one with Milner. If it wasn’t for some wayward finishing from Doku he could’ve added a couple of goals to his sparkling display.
Speaking post game Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the winger. He said: “I am really pleased for his impact since he came into us. After the West Ham game, he didn’t play one or two (games) because of doubts he has to play game, game, game and he is not used to it. He is an exceptional winger.”
Since arriving at City the winger has added something that was missing from the treble winners. His ability to take on a beat a man was something missing from the City squad.
Jeremy Doku has completed more take-ons per 90 than any other Premier League player to play 200+ minutes so far this season (4.47).
Pep has a dribble monster on his hands. ⚡https://t.co/dPvkgv3eHt
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Once Doku refines his game and develops more synergy with his teammates, performances like yesterday’s will become the norm for the talented winger.