I couldn’t come to my senses after being beaten by Son Heung-min…Man City suffered a 0-1 shock loss to Villa → fell to 4th place
Man City lost 0-1 to Aston Villa in the 15th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) held at Villa Park in Birmingham, England at 5:15 a.m. on the 7th (Korean time).
With this loss, Man City, who had not won four consecutive league games, fell to fourth place.
What was more surprising than the result was the content.
Man City only had a meaningless high possession rate and could not find any answer in attack.
Rather, they were helpless against the counterattack strategy prepared by Villa coach Unai Emery.
It was Manchester City who almost conceded a goal to Leon Bailey after giving up a counterattack in the 5th minute of the first half. 바카라사이트
If it weren’t for Ederson’s save in the 6th minute of the first half,
they would have conceded a goal to Pau Torres.
Rodri’s empty spot was felt greatly, and no ball was distributed to Erling Haaland at all.
The only threat Holland had in this game was a series of shots that were blocked by Emiliano Martinez in the 11th minute of the first half.
The Manchester City players seemed to be clearly behind in energy level,
just like the last Tottenham match.
Villa players, who run one step further than Manchester City players, continued to create dangerous scenes on counterattacks.
If Villa players had made better use of their opportunities,
Manchester City could have collapsed early.
In the second half, Man City was even more unable to exert its strength.
There was no sign of Manchester City, the best team in Europe, as they achieved the treble last season.
In the end, Man City ended up conceding a goal due to Bailey’s counterattack in the 28th minute of the second half.
There was the misfortune of being deflected after being hit by Ruben Dias’ body,
but failing to change the flow of the game was an even bigger mistake.
Man City was barely able to save face as Douglas Luiz’s shot hit the goalpost in the 41st minute of the second half.
Man City lost as they were unable to mount a counterattack at all in the second half.
Manchester City’s four-game winless streak is very critical.
This is because they failed to win against Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Villa.
Chelsea is a team that must be beaten right now, and Liverpool, Tottenham, and Villa are top-tier teams,
so a draw at home and a loss away are painful.
There is also concern that players’ energy levels are dropping even though we have not even entered the second half of the season.
Man City already has to attend the Club World Cup before Boxing Day.
Players who are exhausted are more likely to have physical problems.