We’ve gone from a 0-0 against Huddersfield to smashing five past Monaco and then five more against Huddersfield last night as well. Our attacking prowess currently is quite scary and we’re currently in the mood and other teams should be now worried. Huddersfield did okay last night and played some nice football at times, but with the mood we’re currently in we’d have taken any team apart last night.
Before the game started we made several changes including starts for Bravo in goal and Garcia back in the team after 4 months out. In the commentary it got mentioned that we’d lost to lower opposition twice in the last three years, against Wigan and Middlesbrough but I believe there was absolutely no chance of that happening.
Our fast attacking started right from the off, with both Sane and Aguero coming in from the left hand side to get left footed shots away in the opening five minutes. Sane’s great strike hit the post and Sergio’s was straight at their keeper Coleman. The threat was there though.
With in a minute of that though, Huddersfield had a few passes down our left hand side before moving it into the middle where all of a sudden they had so much space. A delighted disguised side pass from Billing laid in Harry Bunn. He took a touch to get it out in front of him but because he had so much time it looked like he’d taken too long, but such was the space he had, he hit it low and underneath Bravo to send the their away following wild. Fair play to them but it was never going to stop our game plan.
Ten minutes later and how did De Bruyne not score? We were getting more and more space but also the West Yorkshire side were giving the ball away too much. Kevin did everything right accept score as when he should have shot after surrounding another defended he opted to pass across goal. There were claims for hand ball, as there was just a minute later too, but neither were given. The ball did hit the hand on both occasions but neither were deliberate. Among all that, Sterling had a drilled shot headed away from goal and out. Otamendi then nodded over from the resulting corner.
Sterling started the game well and after a couple of tricks here and there, he started another one and after a couple of step overs he drilled the ball across the goal for Sane to tap in from two yards on the half hour for the equaliser. Two minutes later and we were in front from a penalty. Aguero converted after Otamendi was brought down after latching on to a great ding over the top from Zabeltta to create the chance.
We were absolutely running riot now and finally the numerous amount of chances created turned into more goals. As Aquero was first to react to his own saved shot to control and tap it across to Zabaleta to score the move he’d initially started. 3-1 half-time.
The second half was a breeze and we finished the game off with a fourth goals from Aguero before Iheanacho came off the bench to accidentally flick in another in injury time. Although he was in a slight offside position.
Huddersfield are a good team and will go back to their domestic charge of heading towards the Premier League now. Automatic promotion is still a target but it will more than likely be the playoffs from them, but a win against table topping Newcastle United could change that.
We now go on to face Middlesbrough away in the next round of the FA Cup the week after next. In other news, our current April fixture times have now been confirmed:
Arsenal v Manchester City Sun 2 Apr 16:00hrs
Chelsea v Manchester City Wed 5 Apr 20:00hrs
Manchester City v Hull City Sat 8 Apr 15:00hrs
Southampton v Manchester City Sat 15 Apr 17:30hrs
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion Sat 22 Apr 12:30hrs
Middlesbrough v Manchester City Sat 29 Apr 15:00hrs