5 things we learned from Manchester City’s win over FC Copenhagen

Esteemed Kompany host Steven Mcinerney looks at 5 things we learned from Manchester City’s 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen in the video below. The European champions took control of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie with a dominant display at the Parken Stadium. In truth, the scoreline flattered the hosts such was the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s side.

Here are 5 things we learned from City’s win last night:

1. Kevin De Bruyne is insane

Kevin De Bruyne has returned from injury as a man on a mission. The level he has reached after a 5-month injury layoff is astounding. It speaks volumes of just how great a player the Manchester City legend is.

He was at his best again last night. He scored one and set up another for Phil Foden in a dominant performance from De Bruyne. He also added another goal and an assist to his remarkable tally in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Steven examines just how great De Bruyne is in the video below.

Is this Phil Foden’s best season yet?

Phil Foden has taken his game to a new level this season. This season has seen City’s wonder boy given more first-team opportunities which he has seized with both hands.

With the departures of Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan last summer there was a void for someone on Pep Guardiola’s side to fill. It has been Phil Foden who has stepped up to the plate for the European champions as his game has gone to another level.

Is this Phil Foden’s best season for Manchester City? The Esteemed Kompany believes it is as he explains in the video below.

Was the starting lineup last night Manchester City’s best eleven?

Based on the performance of Manchester City in the first 20 minutes it did appear that Pep Guardiola had found his team’s best starting eleven. Before Jack Grealish suffered an apparent groin injury it was clear that the eleven on the pitch to begin the game is City’s best lineup. The play from the world champions resembled the treble winners in full flight.

Jeremy Doku has sparkled at times in his debut season for the world champions. But with Grealish on the left wing, it did appear to be Guardiola’s best eleven.

City concede another sloppy goal

Despite their dominance, Manchester City did once again concede a sloppy goal. The hosts took full advantage of a rare errant pass from Ederson to equalise in the first half.

This season has seen Manchester City concede sloppy goals. Whether it has been a lack of concentration or individual errors it has cost City at times this season.

Steven Mcinerney believes it isn’t a cause of concern for the European champions. He explains that it has been ever-present during Pep Guardiola’s reign and is a by-product of how the world champions play. He also explains that it is something that City tend to tidy up when the big games arrive.

Bernardo Silva shines in another big game

Last night also saw Bernardo Silva shine in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage. During his time at Manchester City, the Portuguese dynamo has consistently performed when his team needs him the most.

Alongside Rodri he has become the heartbeat of Pep Guardiola’s side. Last night was yet another example of the industry and technical ability Bernardo brings to the world champions.

Tags 5 things we learned Bernardo Silva Ederson Esteemed Kompany FC Copenhagen Jack Grealish Jeremy Doku Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Parken Stadium Phil Foden Steven Mcinerney UEFA Champions League