Manchester City show what they are made of in comeback win over Luton Town

Manchester City showed what they’re made of during their 2-1 win over Luton Town yesterday. After going in at the interval down 1-nil following an Elijah Adebayo header on the stroke of halftime, the champions responded to take home three precious points.

Pep Guardiola’s side came into the game without a win in 4 Premier League games. With league leaders Liverpool opening up a 7-point lead over the champions on Saturday the treble winners needed a response. They needed a victory to keep in touch with Jurgen Klopp’s side and for their own belief. After a setback on the stroke of halftime, they responded as all champion teams do.

In the face of adversity, Pep Guardiola’s side responded. They pinned Luton Town back during the second half as the treble winners passing and movement went up a gear. While Rob Edwards side was defending well and digging in once the European champions went up a gear it did feel like the damn wall would break. It eventually did as goals from Bernardo Silva and Grealish in three second half minutes decided the contest.

Speaking post-game Pep Guardiola was delighted with his side’s victory. He believed it could be a significant victory as they bid to become the first side in Premier League history to win four consecutive league titles. The City manager said: “We have to forget people saying it’s normal to win 7-0 at Luton and grounds like this. Burnley before with Dyche and Stoke when I arrived, always it’s difficult. Whether the result is significant for people, I don’t care. The win is significant for us.”

The win by Manchester City may become significant at season’s end. It wasn’t City at their best but their championship-winning mentality was on full display to clinch a vital three points.

Tags Bernardo Silva Burnley Elijah Adebayo English Premier League European Champions Jack Grealish Jurgen Klopp Kenilworth Road Liverpool Luton Town Manchester City Pep Guardiola Premier League Champions Rob Edwards Sean Dyche Stoke City Treble winners