JUDGING by the noise coming from the away dressing room BEFORE the match, Metropolis’s gamers are usually not within the temper for change.
Jose Mourinho can moan as a lot as he likes.
Pep Guardiola’s workforce will preserve turning up the quantity of their music, proceed to win soccer matches and keep it up breaking data.
A 15th successive Premier League win – and so breaking Arsenal’s file throughout two seasons in 2002 – was a formality as quickly as Kevin de Bruyne made it 2-Zero by way of a 34th minute free-kick.
The away dressing room on the Liberty Stadium is subsequent to the media’s press convention room and it was shaking to the sound of Wonderwall by Oasis an hour earlier than the sport.
There was nothing wondrous about Swansea’s two-man wall and Metropolis’s workforce switched to cruise management on an evening which additionally noticed David Silva rating a brace, making it 4 targets in three video games. Sergio Aguero grabbed the fourth late on for his or her 52nd League purpose of the season.
Unsurprisingly, the comparisons will proceed between Metropolis and Arsenal and particularly Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles workforce of 2003-04 will proceed.
It stays unlikely whether or not this present workforce will have the ability to match that achievement – notably if they’re to go deep into the Champions League – however their soccer is simply nearly as good to observe.
On present kind, when it comes to a title race, it seems to be as if the second half of the season might be null and void.
Metropolis weren’t at their finest final evening however they didn’t need to get out of second gear in opposition to a Swansea workforce whose spirits had been lifted with a 1-Zero win over West Brom.
But when the south Wales membership do undergo relegation – and they’re clearly in main bother – their plight won’t be determined by outcomes in opposition to the champions elect.
Their hopes relaxation on matches like the subsequent two video games once they face Everton and Crystal Palace and Paul Clement wants at the very least one win if he’s to maintain his job.
For Metropolis, they will now look ahead to Saturday’s residence recreation in opposition to Spurs with even higher confidence – if that’s truly potential – after what has been a superb few days for Guardiola.
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After annoying the hell out of Mourinho and beating Manchester United, they bought again to the enterprise of carving out a straight-forward three factors with Wilfried Bony not having fun with an excellent evening in opposition to his former employers.
Guardiola made 4 modifications from the win over United with Vincent Kompany becoming a member of John Stones within the physio room. Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala performed collectively in central defence. Prior to now, throwing in Fabian Delph at left-back, you’d be anxious about Metropolis’s defence however contemplating the variety of team-mates with stardust of their boots, life is fairly easy.
Initially, Metropolis seemed barely off the tempo however Swansea by no means actually believed they may do something and that could be a main plus. Some groups are overwhelmed earlier than they even enter the pitch in opposition to this excellent workforce.
The opening purpose was barely odd. Swansea’s Roque Mesa misplaced possession with a horrible move, Bernardo Silva’s cross was respectable sufficient, and David Silva was left utterly unmarked. With the house defence hoping in useless for the offside flag – and Fabianski staying rooted to the spot moderately than playing and attacking the cross – the Spaniard caught out his leg and guided the ball into the online.
Fabianski delivered one other glorious save from Aguero after which bought a whack on the pinnacle after making the save Perhaps he was a bit groggy however he didn’t cowl himself in glory when failing to get close to De Bruyne’s free-kick which took as soon as bounce on its approach into the online.
The wall consisted of Mesa and Nathan Dyer and it was, fairly frankly, an entire waste of time though De Bruyne’s whipped effort seemed extra like a cross.
David Silva missed an open purpose 45 seconds into the second half however the visiting followers had been as soon as once more chanting his title a couple of minutes later. He performed a one-two with Raheem Sterling after which flicked the ball previous Fabianski.#
Guardiola made some modifications, giving Oleksandr Zinchenko his League debut and Yaya Toure solely a seventh look of the season.
Toure discovered Aguero with a easy move earlier than the Argentine striker ran rings across the visiting defence – embarrassingly so – and slotted the ball into the nook.
So, approaching the midway mark of the season, Metropolis nonetheless have a 100 per cent away file and are actually on 49 factors.
This quantity would have seen them end within the Premier League final time period however as everyone knows, there is just one place they’ll find yourself this season.
They secret’s when they’ll have the ability to begin enjoying We Are The Champions of their dressing room.