Match: Sheffield United vs Manchester City
League: English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Sheffield United vs Manchester City: City is ranked as the favorite for this game, given its superior alignment talent, comparatively better form, h2h fighting dominance and the fact that they are the newly promoted team defending champions.
The second leg ended with a 2-0 victory for Manchester City.
Since 2000, Sheffield has won only once against this opponent.
The city has won two of the three previous clashes on this site.
The last time Manchester Blues failed to score in this stadium was two decades ago.
Manchester City sinks deeper into a hole, and hardly seems to escape from it. The team again lost points on the last day of the game and is falling behind the Reds day by day.
Even for loyal fans, the dream of a third consecutive title now seems to be nested. However, it is not in the nature of Pep Guardiola to throw in the towel. The Spanish will continue fighting until the title is considered mathematically impossible.
Sheffield United had made a trip to the Emirates Stadium the previous week and kept Arsenal in a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Manchester City suffered a setback, as it was also attracted to Crystal Palace, and that also in Etihad. The match ended with a score of 2-2.
This Tuesday, despite the results of the last day, City is considered a favorite. Injured champions will prepare for a massive victory, and several factors are in their favor.
Citizens are the reigning champions, in fact consecutive champions, and are considered one of the elites of world football. They have the services of some of the best players in the world, who found their way in the most exciting stage of the season.
Sergio Agüero, who has scored five goals in the last two games, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, etc. They are among the few who name the talents of champion training. In addition to all this, they are guided by probably the best manager of recent times, our own Pep Guardiola.
On the other hand, Sheffield United won the promotion on this top flight last summer and has little experience and underexposure.
Nor have they won in four of their last six games, and have won in six of their last eleven games.
On the contrary, the City has been undefeated in ten of its last ten games and won nine impressive. Along the way, they had also won six of their previous seven games.
In addition, the Manchester team also won the second leg of that match and kept a clean sheet at that time as well. In addition, City has lost only once against this opponent since 2000 and has also won two of his three previous visits at this stadium.
Finally, keep in mind that Pep’s team was the best offensive unit in the entire competition and scored 64 goals out of a total of 23 games in PL. Along the way, in its 11 league games, the team scored at the rate of 3 goals per game.
Taking into account all these factors, it was concluded that Manchester City achieved a massive victory on Tuesday.