Guardiola 'learned to attack differently' in Man City win

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the 2-1 win over West Ham showed him how to unlock packed defences that are "almost impossible" to break down. For the second time in three matches, City came from behind to extend their winning run to 13 Premier League games...


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the 2-1 win over West Ham showed him how to unlock packed defences that are "almost impossible" to break down.

For the second time in three matches, City came from behind to extend their winning run to 13 Premier League games.

Guardiola brought on Gabriel Jesus to partner Sergio Aguero in attack for the second half, with Kevin de Bruyne operating deeper in midfield.

"I learned to attack a bit differently," said Guardiola.

"Normally we don't play with two strikers and two wingers. Maybe to attack this kind of defence it is much better.

"They didn't want to play. When they lost the ball, they didn't press. They just went back with 10 players in the box. It has happened the last three games. It is almost impossible."

Last Sunday, City rallied to win 2-1 after conceding the opening goal at Huddersfield before netting a late winner against Southampton at home three days later.

In both those games, Raheem Sterling got the late gaol but on Sunday it was David Silva who scored in the 83rd minute after Nicolas Otamendi cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna's goal for West Ham.

Victory meant Guardiola's side re-established their eight-point lead over Manchester United, who they play at Old Trafford on Sunday (16:30 GMT).

City's victory also equalled the longest winning run within a top-flight season, matching Sunderland and Preston (1891-92), Arsenal (2001-02) and Chelsea (2016-17).

Source: BBC



Related Posts

Chibsah opens up on Frosinone’s season so far

Mayweather to fight kickboxer Nasukawa

Liverpool go top with draw at Arsenal

Ghana draw Egypt, Uganda again for 2017 Afcon

JOY promises ‘1-district, 1-sports facility’

Stop bastardising my marriage – Gyan warns media

Rahman Chibsah eyes a perfect show against Parma

'I am annulling my marriage not divorcing'– Gyan

Leave a reply
your email address will not be published

Featured Posts

Chibsah opens up on Frosinone’s season so far


Menzgold had big plans including TSX listing – CEO


678 SHSs fumigated – Oppong Nkrumah


Stonebwoy wins Artiste of the Year at GMA South Africa


Uber says it's ready to start testing self-driving cars again


New KNUST C'cil: Old reps'll be "judges in own court" – Govt


E/R EOCO boss suspended


Menzgold had big plans including TSX listing – CEO


Stonebwoy wins Artiste of the Year at GMA South Africa


Uber says it's ready to start testing self-driving cars again


E/R EOCO boss suspended


Uber says it's ready to start testing self-driving cars again


New KNUST C'cil: Old reps'll be "judges in own court" – Govt


New KNUST C'cil: Old reps'll be "judges in own court" – Govt