Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney gives his post-mortem on Manchester City’s disappointing 2-all draw with Crystal Palace at the weekend.
The draw at the Etihad saw Pep Guardiola’s side throw away a comfortable 2-nil lead in the final 15 minutes of a game they dominated. The game followed a familiar pattern of late especially at home. They have now drawn three consecutive games at the Etihad after having failed to hold onto late leads in their home games against Liverpool, Tottenham and now Crystal Palace. It appears that they lack on-field leadership and the nerve to ride out moments of adversity during games. With the loss of key players from last season like Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez the champions need the current players to step up and fill the void.
Looking at the game despite the late collapse for the majority of the contest Manchester City looked more like themselves. Pep Guardiola’s side was calm and poised in possession and the side and created a plethora of chances. Barring the familiar mistakes that have crept into the City side this season it was one of the better performances from City. While the result was disappointing there were positives to take from the majority of City’s performance.
Fortunately for the treble winners, results fell their way last weekend and they only sit 5 points behind league leaders Arsenal in the Premier League table despite a poor run of results. The European champions are currently on duty in Saudi Arabia for the FIFA Club World Cup this weekend.
Steven Mcinerney gives his post-mortem from Saturday’s draw with Crystal Palace in the video below.