Playing at the Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield United hosted Manchester City in the 24th matchweek in the English Premier League. Once again in the competition, Pep Guardiola’s men counted on Sergio Aguero, who came from the bench, to score the winner for the Blues. Gabriel Jesus even wasted a penalty, but in the end, Man City got the three points away.
In a physically-disputed game with few chances, it was up to the Citizens’ top scorer to solve the deal once more. Man City’s record-breaker – and probably the best player they have ever had in their history, Aguero came on to the pitch in the 68th minute and a few minutes later scored the winner for the visitors.
It was the Argentine’s 16th goal in the Premier League this season. He is fighting against Leicester’s Jamie Vardy for the League’s Golden Ball of this current season.
Another highlight in the match for Pep Guardiola’s side was Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian gave another assist. It was his, the pass to Aguero to score the goal of the game. Man City’s number went deep down the right and pulled off a great delivery for the Argentine striker, who scored.
It was De Bruyne’s 15th assist in the league.
The record in a single season is by Frenchman Thierry Henry, with 20 assists.
However, something that many Manchester City fans might be asking themselves is why does Pep Guardiola insist so much with Gabriel Jesus?
The Brazilian striker had yet another poor match. In the 35th minute of the match, Jesus had a chance to score from a penalty, following a beautiful play by Algerian Riyad Mahrez. Once more though, the Brazilian missed it from the spot in a save from goalkeeper Henderson.
Following the tough away victory, Man City has 51 points and is the second place in the League table.