Premier League: Stevan Jovetic Gives Manuel Pellegrini Striking Headache

By Gareth Hinton
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Stevan Jovetic once again proved to Manuel Pellegrini that he deserves a decent chance in the striking roles at Manchester City this season. The Montenegrin forward has started both games in the Premier League for City so far and has justified his selection.

Pellegrini gave Jovetic the nod in Manchester City’s opening day win at Newcastle United. The 24-year-old had a good game at St James’ Park, and his replacement Sergio Aguero came on to score City’s second in a 2-0 win. Jovetic was then given his second start against Liverpool on Monday, which may have a surprise to many considering Aguero looked to be fit and firing.

However, Pellegrini stuck with the former Fiorentina man and Jovetic did not disappoint. He produced a stunning display and capped his night off with two goals. It was certainly his best game in a City shirt, and he showed the signs of why the 2013-14 champions paid £22 million for his services.

Pellegrini has the brilliant problem of having three strikers at the top of their game, Edin Dzeko is putting in the performances to justify his starting place, and Aguero has come off the bench twice and scored in both games. It’s certainly a good headache to have for City’s boss.

Manchester City have started the season with six points out of six. They will be looking to make it nine out of nine when they entertain Stoke City at the Etihad on Saturday. No disrespect to Stoke, but Manchester City should sweep them aside with ease and remain top of the Barclays Premier League.

Pellegrini may start Aguero for the first time this season on Saturday, but who does he replace? Surely he cant replace Jovetic in this form, and the Montenegrin international certainly deserves his starting place in City’s 11.

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