Manchester City took on relegation threatened Swansea City in the premier league game on Sunday at Etihad Stadium and they went into the game as odds on favourites to get all three points. Pep Guardiola’s started with Gabriel Jesus upfront with Aguero on the bench the moved paid dividends as City took the lead inside first 11 minutes thanks to tap in goal by Gabriel. It was a very dominant performance by City who dominated the game while Swansea hardly had a touch in City half.
Manchester City 1-1 Swansea City Highlights
[ English Premier league 2017 Match ]
11′ 1 – 0 Gabriel Jesus scored his second in as many games as City took the lead inside first 11 minutes.
81′ 1 – 1 Gylfi Sigurdsson scores late in second half to make it 1-1 which came totally out of the blue.
Match Highlights (English)
Pep Guardiola has reverted back from some of his early season decision by brining Yaya Toure back in the starting lineup and finally dropping Claudio Bravo while new signing Gabriel Jesus started in midweek against West Ham and created chances and got himself on scoring sheet. Which means City now have two quality strikers with Aguero likely to wait for his chance.
Team News & Possible Starting Lineups: Vincent Kompany is out injured while Nolito is suspended. Fabien Delph is set to miss the Swansea clash due to lack of match fitness. Apart from that City has a full squad to choose from and Guardiola is expected to start with Otamendi and John Stones in central defence while Kolarov and Sagna to start in full back positions.
Swansea on the other hand will start with an unconventional 4-3-1-1 system where Baston to play upfront on his own while Barrow and Sigurdsson to start in attacking roles ahead of Cork, Britton and Fer. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Swansea City 1-3 Manchester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
09′ 0 – 1 Sergio Aguero scored just inside first 10 minutes to put Manchester City in lead after a cracking start to the game.
13′ 1 – 1 Fernando Llorente brought Swansea right back into the game minutes later and made it 1-1 for Swansea City.
66′ 1 – 2 Sergio Aguero scores midway through second half to put City back in lead.
77′ 1 – 3 Raheem Sterling continue his superb form under new manager Pep Guardiola and scored third for City and secure 6th straight premier league win.