Sep 202015
 

Manchester city started the English Premier League well. Their first five games were all wins for them. They also did not concede any goal of sort. However, this was not to last. Earlier this week, in the UEFA champions league, City’s good start to the season was destroyed as they Lost 2-1 to Juventus on Tuesday.
Although City lost in the Champions League, they were still unbeaten in the Premier League. One would expect that City would continue its unbeaten streak in the premier league. This turned out not to be the case. City lost 2 goals to 1 to Westham at the Etihad this Saturday. It took less than 31 minutes for Westham to find that Chink in City’s armour.
About 5 minutes into the game, Victor Moses put in the lead for Westham through a shot fired from 25 yards. The second goal came from a corner kick as Diafra Sakho scored from a rebound ball. City later got one up in the person of De Bruyne who scored his first goal for Manchester City. The goal was also a shot from 25 yards out.
City played without Da Silva who had a calf injury during the warm up. Perhaps, the presence of Silva could have added some edge to city’s attack. After the match, Pellegrini decided not to take Silva’s absence as an excuse. De Bruyne also performed well on his full debut for city, however his performance didn’t elicit praise from Pellegrini who lamented that although he scored, the main thing was that City didn’t win the game.
Westham’s boss, Slaven Bilic was understandably elated during the post match conference. Westham has won all three of their away games this season. The other two were at Anfield and Emirates. This has been their best start to the season in a while.
In all, it seems it that its too much to ask for City to maintain their invincibility for so long. We all hope they improve their consistency.


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