Published on April 25th, 2015 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa | Daniel Cheeseman
“Another Scrappy Win”
It was far from a convincing performance that the Blues put on again today, but as we’ve seen from the likes of Chelsea plenty of times this season – you don’t always have to play well to win games.
The thing that concerned me the most today was the fact that other than the first 15 minutes or so of the match – and a few other bright spells here and there – City never looked in control. The reason it worries me is because it would have only needed one moment of magic from Villa, or one decision to go against us for the team’s confidence to shatter like it did against United earlier this month – and that shouldn’t have to be an issue at this level of football.
Another issue which a lot of fans, including me, have become increasingly frustrated with recently is that we don’t kill off teams while we’re on top.
The number of golden opportunities we wasted today (and in other games for that matter) could have easily been the difference between winning and losing on another day, and just because we got away with it on this occasion doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t still be looked into and improved upon.
On the positive side of things, it was great to see David Silva looking well after his injury scare against West Ham, and it was also nice to see Sergio Aguero add another goal to his impressive tally this season (even though it’s probably one of the easiest he’ll ever score!).
The goals from Aleksander Kolarov and Fernandinho also deserve some credit too, as both required great skill to execute in the way that they did, and the fact that they had the composure to score goals of that quality in such a scrappy game is admirable in itself.
I suppose the only other things left to say (otherwise I’d just be repeating what I’ve said in previous blogs) are that I hope that Yaya Toure isn’t out for too long now, after he appeared to pull his hamstring in the first half, and that City continue to keep the pressure on the teams around them in the league – even if it means we have to win ugly for the rest of this season!
Bring on Spurs! (He says cautiously) 😉
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