Route One Football And Luck!
The two things you wouldn’t usually associate with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is the route one football, and luck. Certainly the luck part has been lacking in the last few games when clear goals and penalty shouts have been ruled in favor of the opposition.
But there was a hint of luck in Manchester City’s second goal, the penalty. In slow motion replays it was clear that Sterling was fouled outside the box. With the speed of the game though it was a tough call for the referee and his assistant, who wasn’t really up with play.
Had it been a free kick outside the box there could have been little argument, but we certainly deserved the luck I feel. That followed on three minutes after the most un-Guardiola goal scored. A long ball in behind the Spurs defence to Gabby Jesus is what we call route one.
It was great vision from the Captain though, who got himself an assist. For Gabby it was a chance to stretch his legs, pulling the ball away from the defender and onto his left foot. The strike was close enough to Lloris that he couldn’t adjust in time, and City were a goal up.