Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney looks at 5 things we learned from Manchester City’s 3-all draw with Tottenham. It was the third consecutive draw in the Premier League for Pep Guardiola’s side and one that left some questions at the final whistle.
Do Manchester City lack the ability to control games? It was a hallmark of last season’s treble-winning success but appears lacking so far this campaign. With new players adapting to life at the treble winners and key pieces of last season’s success gone it has seen a change in how City play. Whether or not the tactical shift is permanent remains to be seen. It may also be caused by key players missing games due to injury. Pep Guardiola’s side did look at their best this season with John Stones in the lineup. He was on the bench for the game with Tottenham and has been sorely missed.
Unfortunately for the European champions, Erling Haaland left his shooting boots at home against Spurs. He missed two easy chances and it proved costly at the final whistle. It currently does appear that City’s number 9 is putting the harder chances away but missing the easy ones. That can be the life of a striker and Haaland has still scored 19 goals in 21 appearances this season so he is scoring regularly. If he does start putting the easy chances away as well as the harder ones it may help his side get back to winning ways.
Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney looks at all of this and more as he explains 5 things we learned from Mancheater City’s 3-all draw with Tottenham on Sunday night.