After the turmoil around the Super League and a week away from facing PSG in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League (to be followed on RMC Sport), Manchester City dominated Aston Villa on Wednesday (2-1) in the part of the 32nd day of the Premier League. And gets closer to the title.
It’s a matter of weeks now, to see Manchester City lift the championship trophy of England. If their main rival, Manchester United (second in the table) does not fail by then, it could be May 12. Because the Cityzens resumed their march forward in the Premier League on Wednesday, winning Aston Villa (2-1) in the context of the 32nd day.
Stones, an evening to forget
The match was not easy for the Skyblues, however, who conceded the opener signed John McGinn, served in the first seconds by Watkins after a failed intervention by John Stones. A John Stones who saw his meeting end in the 44th minute, for a sole on Ramsey who had first earned him a yellow card, changed to red by the referee after consulting the VAR.
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Foden on fire
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s players, who remained on a loss to Leeds in the league and an elimination by Chelsea in the FA Cup, had taken the lead. And with the manner, as on this first goal signed by the very fit Phil Foden, after a splendid collective action (22nd). Rodri scored the second Mancunian goal in the 40th, with the tip of his head, on a cross from Bernardo Silva. Note that Matty Cash also took red shortly before the hour mark, for a chain of faults on the untenable Foden.
The victory and the essentials are there for Manchester City, deprived of Kevin De Bruyne, injured and very uncertain to face PSG on Wednesday (9 p.m. on RMC Sport) in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. Enough to gain momentum by then, with a League Cup final to be played on Sunday against Tottenham. And in a context of failure of a Super League that pleased neither Pep Guardiola nor the players, the feeling of work accomplished.