On date 27 of the England – Premier League 2022-2023 tournament, the Citizens managed to open the scoring and beat Crystal P. 1-0. The visit scored the only goal of the game after 32 minutes of the second half, through Erling Haaland, from a penalty.
The figure of the party was Rodri. The Manchester City midfielder made 84 correct passes, recovered 3 balls and searched for the opposite goal with 3 shots.
Erling Haaland was another of the outstanding players. The Manchester City forward showed his best level by scoring 1 goal, shooting 5 times at the opposite goal and hitting 5 correct passes.
A high foul rate constantly slowed down play on the court. There were several cautioned: Luka Milivojevic, Rúben Dias, Nathan Aké and Joachim Andersen.
Crystal P.’s manager, Patrick Vieira, stopped the starting eleven with a 4-5-1 formation with Vicente Guaita in goal; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guéhi and Tyrick Mitchell on the defensive line; Luka Milivojevic, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Jeffrey Schlupp, Michael Olise and Wilfried Zaha in the middle; and Jordan Ayew in attack.
For their part, those chosen by Josep Guardiola took to the field of play with a 4-5-1 scheme with Ederson under the three sticks; John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké in defense; Rodri, Ilkay Gündogan, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish in midfield; and Erling Haaland up front.
Robert Jones was appointed as the main referee for the match at Selhurst Park.
On the following day Crystal P. will face Arsenal away and the Citizens will play the home game against West Ham United.
With this result, the host accumulates 27 points throughout the contest and occupies twelfth place. For its part, the visit adds 61 units and is located in second place.
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