Three things we learned from Man City - Sheffield United

Three things we learned from Man City - Sheffield United

City failed to build on the lead, but comfortably held out for a 15th clean sheet in their last 19 games to pull clear of second-placed Manchester United, who visit Arsenal later on Saturday. We played really well. I am grateful to my players for the victory we had. I don't like to bring these up - the momentum shifted for us with the Sheffield United game - but I've got the delegates' report from the ref and the two decisions were wrong.

City controlled the majority of possession but Chris Wilder's team limited them to few chances and nearly snatched a late equaliser through John Fleck. We can not drop at home.

Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 30, 2021.

Ferran Torres, despite falling over, ducked and dived away from his marker in the box before cutting the ball in to Jesus who tapped home from the six-yard box. Liverpool on November 8.

Oleksandr Zinchenko forced a save out of Ramsdale with a stinging effort from the edge of the box midway through the second half, while John Fleck rasped a strike wide with just five minutes to go following a Billy Sharp layoff as the visitors looked to snatch a point.

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His victor against Sheffield United was his third league strike of the season and his first since he scored against Liverpool almost three months ago (which was the last time that City conceded at the Etihad Stadium).

With the victory, Manchester City set a club record of 12 consecutive league wins and they'll be hoping to extend it to 13 when they take on Burnley for their next fixture.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has impressed in both games on the right side of Chelsea's attack and Mason Mount has shown Tuchel he deserves to be in the starting line-up. It's so hard because they defend with 10 players.

"Hopefully we react good in the bad moments, which for sure are coming".

"We struggle every season against them - the organization [of Wilder's] team is outstanding". They are alive, you can feel it. "They shout, they talk, they stick together until the end".

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