Manchester City Creates History At The Liberty Stadium
Man City create history as Swansea falter yet again
Manchester City cruised past relegation battle fighters Swansea City away from home as they thumped Paul Clement’s struggling side 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium. City successfully scripted history as they now stretched their winning run to an impressive 15 games this season, surpassing Arsenal’s 14 match winning streak set between February and August 2002.
Manchester City have had a pretty good record against the Swans, winning 75% of the Premier League games against them (W9 P12), their best winning rate against any specific opponent with more than five matches between them. The runaway leaders now sit with 49 points on the pinnacle of the league table, 11 points ahead of second placed Man United and 14 points off Chelsea while the home team remain on the bottom of the table with just 12 accumulated points from their 17 matches with a goal difference of -13.
Swansea City starting XI: – L. Fabianski, K. Naughton, M. van der Hoorn, A. Mawson, M. Olsson, S. yueng Ki, R. Mesa, T. Carroll (T. Abraham 45’), J. Ayew, N. Dyer (L. Narsingh 65’), W. Bony (L. Fer 74)
Man City starting XI: – Ederson, Danilo, N. Otamendi, E. Mangala, F. Delph (O. Zinchenko 73’), K. De Bruyne (I. Gundogan77’), Fernandinho (Y. Toure 58’), D. Silva, B. Silva, S. Kun Aguero, R. Sterling
Knowing Man City’s fluid gameplay, the Swansea City players were marking them high up the field, trying to give City minimum of spaces to rally forward. But the deadlock was broken in the 27th minute as City’s newest recruit Bernardo Silva lofted in a curling through ball which found veteran David Silva inside the box who graciously flicked it past Fabianski to score his third goal in as many games for the Blues. De Bruyne doubled the lead for City after his free kick outside the box found its way to the back of the net, gliding it past the opposition defenders sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Magnificent David Silva registered a goal yet again early in the second half from close range after Raheem played the ball into a crowded opposition box receiving which the Spanish playmaker dispatched with a powerful shot to make it 0-3. Pep’s substitution worked well in the final third after Toure’s through ball found Aguero in the 85th minute who ran past a couple of defenders to lash in a wonderful grounded shot to seal City’s victory.