April 2019
City 2 Cardiff 0
April 3rd 2019 att.54,234
City moved back to the top of the league with this easy win over Cardiff City, It was our 8th win on the trot and we had the best of starts with a great goal by Kevin de Bruyne. He was back to his best following his injury. A second goal by Sane was enough to secure the three points. The only concern was the injury to Zinchenko who been improving over the past few weeks.
The league debut of Phil Foden was welcomed by City fans and he certainly did not look out of place. With a bit of luck he would have scored a couple of goals. Chasing four trophies is not going to be easy so having a big squad playing well is vital at this stage of the season.
The defence had a comfortable evening with Cardiff hardly getting into our penalty area and it was good to see Fernandinho back in business.
Foden made his Premier League debut and Silva and Sterling were on the bench. No sign of Aguero.
There were only a few Cardiff fans present and there were City fans missing too
Jesus just missed this cross in the first few seconds
a shot by Mahrez is saved
Taking a pass from Laporte de Bruyne managed to beat the keeper from a narrow angle
It's early celebration time
Neil Warnock is a bit pensive
Danilo is brought down.....
.....and Bennett gets booked but the free kick taken by Sane does not result in a a goal!
Zinchenko makes a brave effort to cross and gets injured as a result
another miss by Jesus
A shot by Foden goes just over
Foden is brought down and it's a card for Peltier
Cardiff had the temerity to come into our penalty area but we cleared and counter attacked
It was a good chance to score and Kevin was a bit miffed when Jesus failed to find the net!
Ederson helps out in midfield
yet another City corner
Just before half time Jesus lays the ball out to Sane who cracks it past the keeper for number two
A perfect time to score and celebration time
At half time John Henshaw talked about the new Trautmann film
On 51 minutes Foden breaks through but has his finish saved
A shot by Fernandinho just goes wide
a Mahrez effort is saved
Etheridge in the Cardiff goal is having to work hard
Etheridge has to make a double save - City just cannot add to the score
A Foden shot is saved
Jesus has to leap
Wow! Cardiff get in a shot - Ederson saves from Niasse
Walker is brought down but nothing comes from the free kick
Cardiff did have a late break but Ederson saves the effort
City held out until the final whistle and it was another three points
Ederson 7, Danilo 7, Stones 7, Laporte 7.5, Zinchenko ( Walker 7) , De Bruyne 8.5, Fernandinho 7.5, Foden 7.5, Mahrez 6.5, Sane 8, Jesus 7
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