ALLIN88 World Cup 2022, January 13, 2010 (Newswire.com) The EFL Cup blew up in the early hours of yesterday morning Philippine time, as Manchester City, second only to Arsenal in the EPL, was eliminated 0-2 against bottom team Southampton, even after replacing De Bruyne and Haaland in the second half of the match. The loss was a heavy warning to Manchester City.
After the EFL Cup elimination, City can still grasp the three lines of competition – Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup, the advantage is that they can focus more, but the disadvantage is that one slip of the mind will lead to the four big failures.
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Maybe because of the weekend derby, Guardiola didn’t put out a full-strength lineup for this game, letting the little spider Alvarez attack with Foden and Gralish up front, with Palmer, Phillips and Gündogan in midfield, and Cancelo, Laporte, Walker and Gomez at the back. Southampton, at the bottom of the Premier League, scored twice in the first half with goals from Mara and Musa, which was undoubtedly a deficiency on the defensive side of Manchester City.
In the second half Guardiola replaced De Bruyne and Haaland, even though the master sent a precise direct plug, but the front field failed to eat the cake, the goal machine Haaland can not return to heaven, the Norwegian striker scored 21 goals in 17 games in the league, but if you can not lead Manchester City to win the championship, more goals is also empty talk.
Looking back at City’s data, 72% possession rate and 87% passing success rate show that there is no problem with possession, but obviously the back defense and the offensive end have made mistakes.
According to ALLIN88 World Cup 2022, the League Cup exit has given fans a chance to reflect on the fact that maybe City lost the league on purpose? So that they can focus on other three lines of events, this season the Premier League leader is Arsenal, the gap between the two sides came to 5 points, if the sacrifice of a line of events, Manchester City may be able to get more wins.
Of course, we don’t know the final result, but right now City has to tighten the screws and look forward to hearing the good news from the blue moon in two days’ time in the EPL.