Manchester City beat Brentford 1-0 in the English Premier League Boxing Day match.
Appearing at the Brentford Community Stadium, Wednesday (29/12), Man City took the lead thanks to Phil Foden’s goal in the 16th minute.
In the match The Citizens appeared to attack by releasing 11 shots against Brentford. However, from those 11 shots, Man City only recorded two shots on target.
Man City also appeared strong in ball possession by recording ball possession of 77 percent compared to 23 percent.
Man City was also able to record 704 passes compared to 213 and a passing accuracy of 88 percent compared to 63 percent.
This victory makes Man City continue the positive trend by always winning in the last five games in a row.
Previously, Man City won over Wolves (1-0), Leeds United (7-0), Newcastle (4-0), and Leicester (6-3).
Manchester City collected 50 points from the results of 20 matches. The Citizens are eight points ahead of their nearest competitor, Chelsea. Despite appearing at home, Thomas Tuchel’s team were only able to draw 1-1 during the match against Brighton & Hove Albion which was held at Stamford Bridge Stadium, London. This is the official website for the English Premier League.
Meanwhile, this defeat keeps Brentford in 14th position in the standings with 20 points.
There are interesting statistics in the English Premier League. In eight of the last 12 seasons, the club that led the standings in the middle of the season will come out as league champions at the end of the competition. And currently, the champion of the 2021/2022 half season is Manchester City.
Although firmly at the top of the standings, but Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola did not want to be careless. Because according to him the season is only half way through. And there are still many matches that must be played by his team.
“There are still 54 points to chase. Thank you for the prayers, but we can’t say the competition is over yet. “Chelsea and Liverpool were outstanding, one of them was a European champion and our rival for several seasons,” Guardiola said as reported by BBC Sport, Thursday (30/12).
Pep Guardiola’s men successfully closed 2021 with 113 goals. The win against Brentford added to a series of 10 maximum results that Kevin De Bryune was able to win in a row.
The situation is increasingly favorable for Man City because Chelsea and Liverpool will duel on Sunday (2/1). The day before, Man City will play Arsenal and first have the opportunity to widen the difference in points to 11 points with Chelsea.