Well blues, it’s that time again; my predicted line-up as this Wednesday, City welcome another newly promoted side to the Etihad, home of the Premier League Champions.
With the addition of Champions League fixtures, games are coming in thick and fast with the winter World Cup around the corner, causing a pile up of games in the chilly months.
Nottingham Forest have been impressive so far, despite sitting in 14th position currently, winning one game, drawing one and losing two, they have proven to be a difficult side to face.
So far, they have made 19 new signings; whilst it may seem ruthless, they mean business and do not intend to imitate the fates of regular yo-yo(ers), Norwich, Fulham and Watford.
They put up a good fight against Tottenham and were unfortunate to come away with nothing after playing fearlessly against the top six side and regular champs of the “we beat City cup”.
After a solid start in their first two games, Manchester City have struggled a little and conceded a lot their two most recent games. Drawing to Newcastle in an odd and underwhelming performance.
The most recent game against Crystal Palace was one of disappointment and despair in the first half as we went two down to last seasons bogey team; to elation and limbs in the second half coming back to win 4-2.
The game wasn’t without controversy. A Palace goal disallowed as Ayew attempted to block Ederson from releasing the ball, and a Haaland high boot/Andersen low head gained the focus of the complaints
The media, including Match of the Day questioned the referee decisions. With some Liverpool fans comparing the Haaland/Andersen incident with the time Mane drop kicked Ederson and broke his jaw – there’s a clinical diagnosis for such delusions.
The fact you are in the position you are, with the lack of knowledge you illustrate with this comparison is worrying. Perhaps if Palace had someone in your position that could tell the difference between these two incidents, you wouldn’t be mid-table.
An incident that has magically eluded the media and rival fans is the smack in the chops Cancelo received, that was rewarded with a Palace corner and a goal.
Nevertheless, the City come back was inspired. Bernardo running down the wing, he made the blue boys sing, SILVA forced the first goal. He looked around and decided to take on the whole of Palace by himself and encouraged his teammates.
Not only did Haaland get his first home goal of the season, but he also bagged himself his first hat-trick. The Nordic Meat Shield was unstoppable and absolutely loving it. As were the fans bouncing the Etihad.