Manchester City end winless run but Bravo blunders again

Ross Houston
April 10, 2017

- No Premier League side has scored more goals in all competitions than Manchester City this season (101, level with Arsenal). "We are going to fight against Arsenal and (Manchester) United and Liverpool to qualify".

But Guardiola was delighted with the second - a brilliant team goal that saw every player touch the ball before Sergio Aguero finished Raheem Sterling's well effort trickled past Claudio Bravo, who was making his first Premier League start since January 21. It is not about the quality it's about the mentality to defend and we were not good. "We started well and created chances and we had the right attitude", Guardiola told BBC Sport.

"We thought the semi-finals of the Champions League but unfortunately it is gone".

"The problem is that in attack we have a little bit of a problem to score goals".


Guardiola later highlighted the 33-year-old's positive involvement in build-up play but questions will remain over his shot-stopping ability having now conceded from the last seven attempts he has faced in the Premier League. Sergio (has made) an wonderful step forward in the last two months. "He is playing unbelievably, scoring one goal a game". They now sit just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Marco Silva's side face Stoke, Watford and Southampton in their next three games but the Portuguese had few complaints about the latest result.

Wearing the captain's armband, the Spaniard once again ran the game, played a pivotal role in all three goals and, job done, left to a standing ovation 18 minutes from time. "We didn't put on a good performance".

Nevertheless, Guardiola believes Bravo is the ideal fit for his style of play, despite the Chile global conceding another weak goal against Hull City.


In the premier league match history, Manchester City never lost any match to Hull City on their home ground.

"I was happy because the first target was to qualify, but after that, and the Everton and Middlesbrough games (both 1-1at home), I realised we had to play really, really well to win the games".

Silva added: "Our home form has been incredible but we need to change something away".


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