Monday Mar 27, 2023

Emergency ahead of ‘Manchester Derby’…Man City, ‘0 effective shots’ against 20th place Thorton

Manchester City’s failure to record a single shot on target is certainly something to be pointed out.

Manchester City lost 0-2 to Southampton in the quarterfinals of the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) in the 2022-23 season held at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England at 5 am (Korean time) on the 12th. As a result, Manchester City failed to advance to the quarterfinals.

Coach Pep Guardiola went into the game without some key players. Man City’s 4-3-3 formation consists of Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gundogan, Calvin Phillips, Cole Palmer, Sergio Gomes, Emric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, and Stefan Orr. Tekka came out.

An easy win for Man City was expected. Even if some of the main players did not come out, Southampton is currently a team located at the bottom of the English Premier League (EPL). However, Manchester City’s attacking line was very sluggish that day. Man City developed an attack based on high possession from the first half, but did not create a chance to do this.

Rather, it gave up and collapsed. Manchester City took the lead in the 23rd minute when Seku Mara scored the opening goal. Manchester City immediately conceded an additional goal. In the 28th minute of the first half, Moussa Genepo caught the ball in midfield and tried to break through the dribble himself. Zenepo was a little far away, but when he saw the goalkeeper, he calmly fired a shot, and the ball passed the goalkeeper’s key and went straight into the goal.

Man City strikes back. Guardiola made changes at the start of the second half by introducing Nathan Ake, Kevin De Bruyne and Manuel Akanzi. In the 11th minute of the second half, he even added Elling Holland. However, he failed to create an attacking opportunity against Southampton’s thorough defense. In the end, Man City couldn’t score a single goal and knelt down 0-2. 바카라사이트

Man City revealed problems in both air and defense. In particular, the offensive team was unable to record a single effective shot and bowed their heads. Football statistics media ‘Squawka’ explained, “Man City did not record a single effective shot against Southampton.” Manchester City needs a reorganization ahead of the upcoming ‘Manchester Derby’.

Guardiola was also worried about the match against Manchester United. “We weren’t ready to go into the semi-finals,” he said in an interview after the match.


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