Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney reviews Manchester City’s 2-nil win over Sheffield United. Goals from Rodri and Julian Alvarez were enough to see off the visitors. It was a crucial win for Pep Guardiola’s side in the scheme of this Premier League season. It also looked like a typical City performance as they dominated possession and rarely looked threatened by Chris Wilder’s side.
Phil Foden stole the show in another magical performance. It continued the midfielder’s sparkling form of late as he controlled proceedings against Sheffield United. It was no coincidence that City looked at their best when Foden was on the ball. He picked up two assists as he continued his rise this campaign.
City’s win also rounded out a memorable 2023 for the treble winners. This past year has seen Manchester City win 5 trophies and play some of the best football ever seen in England. At the end of the year, they also didn’t lose a game at the Etihad as they turned it into a fortress. It will be a long time before such dominance is replicated in English football and has made it a year to savour for Manchester City fans.
It was a crucial result in this season’s title race. The three points allowed Pep Guardiola’s side to keep touch with league leaders Liverpool. It maintained City’s good recent form which includes the FIFA Club World Cup. With Kevin De Bruyne back in the squad yesterday and Erling Haaland and Jeremy Doku both not far away from returning City are well positioned for another title race.
Steven Mcinerney dissects all of this and more in the video below.