Manchester City continued their 1524 match unbeaten run in the premier league, with a 2-1 victory overnight.
Nicolas Otamendi was the unlikely hero for Manchester City. The match-winning goal came from an even more unlikely Romelu Lukaku assist. However, it was the passage of play towards the end of the match that has the football world talking.
Manchester City held possession in the corner, wasting valuable seconds and securing victory over their cross-town rivals. City coach, Pep Guardiola, showed his managerial prowess, with the sky blues playing attractive, timewasting football. SBS football analyst, Craig Foster spoke highly of City’s gameplay. “Manchester City consistently plays beautiful football,” Foster said. “Even when they are wasting time, they are still revolutionising the game.”
Former Socceroo, Foster, spoke of Guardiola’s approach to the beautiful game. “City holds possession better in a corner than most Premier League teams do all over the field”. Pep Guardiola, who last week committed borderline assault on Southampton’s Nathan Redmond for timewasting, said he was “pleased” with the effort from his side.