Jordan Ayew features as Swansea suffers heavy defeat to Manchester City

Ross Houston
December 14, 2017

Clement's comments came as the Football Association gave Manchester United and Manchester City until Wednesday to reply to a request for observations following reports of ugly scenes after City's 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Swansea's weekend win against West Brom - only their third in the Premier League this season - took them off the bottom of the table.

City have ridden a record 14-game winning streak to establish an 11-point lead at the top of Premier League and have been drawn against Swiss side Basel in the last 16 of the Champions League after winning their group. When you come from a club where you play every game and then you are playing maybe once a month or two games a month it is completely different.

People like videos so I've put the match highlights above, but this wasn't the kind of match that could accurately be summarized by a neat and tidy collection of each team's best chances. "After we scored, I thought Zlatan Ibrahimovic would come in, so I made a decision to put Mangala in front, and pulled a striker out [Gabriel Jesus] because I wanted one more man in the middle to make more passes", he clarified.

If Manchester City need to make changes in Wales tonight, they can look to their bench, where options available include Yaya Toure and Gabriel Jesus.

Guardiola's men are now on a 14-match winning streak and are yet to lose a match and have only drawn one.

Ultimately, neither team played their best soccer, none of the three goals were anything to fawn over, and at no point did City or United comprehensively dominate their opponent. "We don't want to be in same position as a year ago and I am confident we can do it because the group is good and we train well".

The England victor has repeated this trick to keep City on track more recently with late interventions in wins by the same margin over Huddersfield Town and Southampton.

"We all know it is going to be a hard game, because they are top and very good at the moment".

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