Manu vs city
Man City reach final with aggregate win. League Tables Premier League Team P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Liverpool 24 19 4 1 55 14 41 61 2 Man City 24 18 2 4 63 19 44 56 3 Tottenham 24 18 0 6 50 24 26 54 4 Arsenal 24 14 5 5 50 33 17 47 5 Chelsea 24 14 5 5 40 23 17 47 6 Man Utd 24 13 6 5 48 35 13 45 7 Wolves 24 10 5 9 30 31 -1 35 8 Everton 24 9 6 9 35 33 2 33 9 Watford 24 9 6 9 33 34 -1 33 10 Bournemouth 24 10 3 11 37 42 -5 33 11 Leicester 24 9 5 10 30 30 0 32 12 West Ham 24 9 4 11 30 37 -7 31 13 Brighton 24 7 5 12 27 36 -9 26 14 Newcastle 24 6 6 12 21 32 24 15 Crystal Palace 24 6 5 13 24 33 -9 23 16 Southampton 24 5 8 11 26 41 23 17 Burnley 24 6 5 13 25 45 23 18 Cardiff 24 5 4 15 20 46 19 19 Fulham 24 4 5 15 25 53 17 20 Huddersfield 24 2 5 17 13 41 Premier League title race: Manchester City not aggressive enough - Guardiola.
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Why Liverpool face the most competitive title race in history Liverpool lead the way in the Premier League, but champions Manchester City are close behind.
Eight-hour journey for 15 mins of football Hours stuck on the motorway, a loss and possibly another hammering to come - it was not a great night to be a Burton fan.
Do Liverpool have a Christmas curse? What now for Premier League title race? O tamendi chips a pass straight at Matic who twists and plays it to Lingard storming down the left.
He plays an excellent crossfield diagonal to Lukaku who approches the right of the box on an angled run. Mangala refuses to let him come in on his left and he takes two strides and bludgeons a right foot shot miles over.
B rilliant from Silva out on the left to draw Smalling out and then play a pass through the six yard box for Gundogan to hit a shot on the angle. R ashford is booked for contesting a throw-in decision by hurling the ball into the turf.
C ity free-kick on the left, parallel with the yard line. It hits the posted sentry but bounces happily for City straight back to them.
D avid Silva moves up front to continue the whirl with Sane and Sterling. M an City substitution: Eliaquim Mangala on, Gabriel Jesus off.
M angala is warming up - as is Ibrahimovic. Walker bundles over Young and United have a free-kick just inside their own half. City swung a free-kick from the left towards the far post.
It was hit too long and Lukaku was under no significant pressure to clear it. S ane decides to have a ping from 20 yards - at last - but demolishes the argument made on these pages for more long-range shots by spooning it miles over.
Otamendi gets there first. J esus shimmies and shakes his way back from the byline on the left of the box, looking for a pass and particularly Sterling but United swarm their own box and deny him any escape routes, win the ball back and push forward.
T hey try to spring Lukaku who beasts Fernandinho but Walker hares back to help out and benefits from an overhit touch one Lukaku had got past his man.
D e Bruyne picks a pass into the box with his left to the right for Silva who squares a cross instead of trying his luck. United intercept and bomb forward.
U nited had made a half-time sub too, Lindelof on for Rojo who had a gashed head. F ernandinho drops into the back four.
Ederson makes a long clearance up the left touchline. Jesus and Sterling combine to run at Smalling who nicks the ball away from the former and out for a City throw.
G undogan is replacing the captain Kompany. C ity have dominated the half but have been guilty of over elaboration. All this useless beauty etc.
United have defended stoutly and sometimes skittishly but fought back when a double error in the City box presented Rashford with a straightforward chance.
T wo mistakes by City defenders when a raking left-wing diagonal cross was launched into their box. Otamendi was in the wrong position and glanced his clearing header into Delph.
It bounced off his midriff to Rashford and the United forward buried the opportunity with a smart right-foot shot. A nd Delph hits a long cross from the left.
Young miscalculates and is caught under it. Sane at the far post hits the dropping ball and De Gea has to be at his sharpest to palm it over, leaping to close down his space with a starfish jump.
Matic mops the pass up and strides upfield but back come City. A fter a couple of minutes, a booking for Rojo, a head bandage and a change of bloodied shirt, Rojo comes back on and the game proceeds.
R ojo goes up to challenge David Silva in the air and crashes through him in midair, a split second late on the ball. Silva is hurt but Rojo is cut.
M arcos Rojo is annoyed with Sterling who jinked his way through the box, bypassing Valencia and Smalling but failed to shoot, took it too far and ran into the clearing United defender with his arm raised.
L ingard is penalised for shoving Otamendi over. He pleads for mercy on grounds of the discrepancy in their sizes and Michael Oliver keeps his card pocketed.
But Ederson traps it with the velvet touch of a Bergkamp. J esus to Silva who is 20 yards out and ripe to shoot but instead plays it back to Jesus.
That came at the end of a quick bout of City interchanging the ball and their positions. City are exhilarating to watch but are suffering from a temporary bout of Arsenalitis, taking one touch too many instead of pulling the trigger.
Yellow Card 63 Mins Yellow Card 73 Mins Substitution 76 Mins Jesse Lingard Substitution Off. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Substitution On.
Yellow Card 79 Mins Substitution 82 Mins Ander Herrera Substitution Off. Juan Mata Substitution On. Substitution 88 Mins Bernardo Silva Substitution On.
Yellow Card 90 Mins Man City Total Wins.