Gunners fall as City Triumph
I am not quite sure who I had down at the start of the season to win the league but after Manchester City’s performance against Arsenal at the weekend, your guess is as good as mine. In a game that lived up to all expectations City had the opportunity to close the gap on leaders Liverpool and did just that.
The game had barely kicked off before Aguero opened the scoring in literally what was the first minute which sent the home fans into early Ecstasy. The Argentina forward was in no mood for messing around (you could tell he was up for the game). Arsenal to their credit also looked like they were up for the game and shortly equalised through defender (and captain) Koscielny.
On a good day Arsenal may have had a result, however, Aguero seemed to have rediscovered his form at the right time for City. And, the little magician was back at it again as he added another two for the defending champions. He was given a well deserved standing ovation by the home supporters in appreciation for his man of the match display.
City pressed and outplayed an Arsenal side that seemed at times to run out of ideas. The gulf between the two teams was clear for all to see as City dragged themselves right on the heals of Liverpool. I am sure Guardiola and his band of men must believe they have a great chance of defending their title having managed to close the gap and hold a better goal difference to their rivals.
Whilst things are progressive for City, Liverpool can’t quite say the same as they were held to a 1-1 draw against West Ham away. This was one of the worst performances from this current crop of Liverpool players. I’m not quite sure what happened to the likes of Salah and Firmino as both were very disappointing.
If Liverpool harbour any ambitions of being premier league champions, they’ll need to do a lot better. They have had a great season thus far and have clearly improved on last season (especially in the league). To be champions in May is no mean feat and the players will need to dig deep if they want the crown otherwise the trophy will remain at the etihad.
West Ham have come a long way under Manuel Pellegrini and could have won the game. I can’t help but feel the result benefits City hugely and perhaps maybe this is the turning point in this season’s campaign. Liverpool took the lead through Mane before Antonio drew level for West Ham. Origi came on at half time for Liverpool and could have scored a late winner but was stopped by Fabianski.
Tottenham who are also considered title contenders by some got a late win against Newcastle. Son was the hero of the day as he helped his side to a 1-0 win without the injured Harry Kane. Spurs are now the only team in premier league history to have not purchased players in both transfer windows. Will Daniel Levi’s (chairman) gamble pay off for Spurs? Only time will tell as the Spurs go marching on.
King Kun Aguero strikes back!!!!!!!!!!!!!