TOUCHED IN THE PREMIER
An own goal of Fernandinho in the 90th minute leaves City without a comeback (2-2)
Published:19/01/2020 - 10:48h
Updated:19/01/2020 - 10:48h
Manchester City got a disappointment in the Premier League again after a draw against Crystal Palace. At the Etihad Stadium, the 'sky blues' touched the comeback, which fell apart with an own goal of Fernandinho in the 90th minute
The calendar no for to give him opportunities, but the Manchester City does not take advantage of them and follows moving away of the Premier League. The one who does some months was the all-powerful champion of England no longer is intocable, what causes that the opponents take out split to his weaknesses and explode them for his own celebrations, a tendency that every time escasea more in an Etihad Stadium with more disappointments that smiles.
With the confidence to having marked in this same stage in his last visit and the opportunity that supposes the defence of the 'sky blues' arrived Crystal Palace, convinced that it did not have to lose the head if it wanted to go back home with points in his pigeonhole. The group that directs Roy Hodgson handles with comfort shut in defence and prepared to go out to the career, and the strategy gave him resulted in front of a rival dominador.
Solidarity, concentration and effort were keys for the visitors, and when it did not appear Vicente Guaita did it the wood, decisive to detain a free shot magistral of Kevin of Bruyne. The push of the venues no surtía effect and began to arrive the doubts, that aggravated with a goal of Cenk Tosun. Gary Cahill cabeceó a kickoff of corner to the pot and the Turkish only had to remachar for embocar in the first finish of his.
The go through changing rooms gave more strength to the 'citizen', that jumped to the willing green to trace back. Although the VAR indultó to the londinenses by a hand that the referees understood like involuntary, the straight final of the meeting was vibrant. Pep Guardiola put more leading to corner to his opponent and the advantage gave it to him the one of always. The centres of Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy connected them Sergio Agüero, that in five minutes materialised a doublet. First with the right and afterwards with the testa, the Argentinian seemed to have resolved the contention.
And only it seemed because in the minute 90 arrived a vase of cold water for the City, with a goal in own of Fernandinho that ruined him the party. Without Aymeric Laporte, the saga is much less solid and suffers in each charged of the contrary, that this time found an unexpected help. The career of Wilfried Zaha finished with a pass of the death that did not know to take out the Brazilian, overwhelmed by Connor Wickham that was in his back prepared to put the foot.
Guardiola Changes the aims of the City
Although it never refuses to approach to the leadership, Guardiola has given by impossible to the Liverpool, and has changed the aims of a City condemned to tie up the zone Champions. The 'sky blues' concentrate in containing the push of the Leicester and Chelsea and keep to line to the Manchester United, the first in a persecution that for the moment observes very far. It will be necessary to expect to see the denouement, but the interests of the 'citizens' no longer are in the league.