Manchester City wins have marked them the most successful club so far, since the restart of the English Premier League on 17th June. This came after two comfortable wins against Arsenal and Burnley consecutively.
Triumph over Arsenal
The defending league champions easily got three points from a defensively struggling Arsenal on the night of Wednesday 17th June. Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil foden each scored in their 3-0 win. Manchester city and Arsenal have had quite a bitter rivalry. The Cityzens have won their last six matches against the gunners. This result did not come as a surprise for many since the Londoners were deemed as the weaker side. Arsenal suffered two injuries from Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari which led to unplanned substitution.
The Cityzens extended their winning streak on Monday, June 22nd, with a phenomenal 5-0 home win against Burnley. Phil Foden and Riyadh Mahrez both scored two goals and David Silva netting one. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes were out on injury for Burnley. This really affected Burnley’s game play. This was an easy win for Manchester City since they massively outclassed the Clarets despite starting the game with some of their key players on the bench. This added to the number of Manchester City wins.
Pep Guardiola, City’s Head Coach, has been quite efficient in rotating his squad to give all his players enough game time. Moreover, rotation is now easier for him since clubs can now make up to five substitutions in a single game. Manchester City are to set face Chelsea on Thursday at Stamford Bridge, hoping to win and stretch the gap between them and Leicester City on the league table.
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