FilGoal | News | Eighth successive victory … City defeats Sheffield and confirms its hold on the lead

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Manchester City continued its victories in the English Premier League and defeated Sheffield United 1-0 in the match that was compiled in the 21st round of the competition, which was held at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City scored his eighth successive victory in the English Premier League, confirming its grip on the lead with 44 points, 4 points ahead of Manchester United, who is second.

While Sheffield stuck at point 8 in last place.

Description of the match

Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola made several changes to his starting team to face Sheffield.

He decided to keep Raheem Sterling on the bench, as well as Emric Laporte and Kyle Walker returning to defense, at the expense of John Stones and Joao Cancelo.

City, who appeared more dangerous offensively, managed to score the winning goal early in the 9th minute by Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, who received the ball in front of the goal and put it into the net after a great effort from Spaniard Ferran Torres.

Guardiola made his first and only change in the match in the 90th minute by dropping Rodrigo instead of Ferran Torres.

Manchester City players demanded that a penalty kick be awarded to them after the ball touched the hand of the Sheffield defender after Olexander Zinchenkos cross in the 92nd minute, but the referee indicated that the play would continue.

The match ended with Manchester City winning 1-0.



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