Premier League: Manchester City Plays Memorably Against Tottenham Hotspurs
Manchester City hosted Tottenham Hotspur earlier today in a game that was certainly expected to be much closer than it was. Here we go.
It all started in the first 15 seconds, when Jesus Navas perfectly lobbed home the opener after Sergio Kun Aguero‘s shot was parried right to the Spanish winger by Hugo Lloris. The reason for that quick description is because the game commenced exactly in that fashion: Spurs started with the ball, then City’s pressure was a bit too much, and that forced Lloris to clear the ball right to the Argentine striker.
Afterwards, City managed to score two more in the first half and three more in the second to finalize a mesmerizing performance where they hustled and bustled to a 6-0 victory. This team showed the league and the rest of the world that they truly are capable of masterminding an brilliant attacking performance. They seemed like they never needed to take a breath.
Now, one team that has yet to face this season is the league-leading Arsenal. That is a team that they cannot score six goals against at home or away, but they can definitely beat them with their never-ending pressure off the ball, as they know how to push teams deep into their own half. Perhaps they have Manuel Pelegrini to thank for that.
City has the largest goal difference tally of +22 and are only six points adrift of the Gunners. They will face them at the Emirates on Dec. 14, just 12 days prior to hosting second-placed Liverpool.