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I lost to Son Heung-min and couldn’t get myself together… Man City lost 0-1 to Villa → 4th place

Manchester City lost 0-1 to Aston Villa in the 15th round of the 2023-24 Premier League at Villa Park in Birmingham, the U.K. at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Manchester City failed to win in four consecutive league matches due to the defeat, but fell to fourth place.

What was more surprising than the result was the content. Manchester City only had a high meaningless share and could not find an answer at all in the attack. Rather, it was helpless against the counterattack strategy prepared by Unai Emery Villa. Manchester City almost lost a point to Leon Bailey after giving up a counterattack in the first five minutes. If it were not for Ederson’s save in the sixth minute of the first half, Pau Torres would have given up a point.

Rodri’s empty spot felt big, and there was no ball distribution at all toward Erling Holland. Holland was threatened in this game by consecutive shots blocked by Emiliano Martinez in the 11th minute of the first half. 메이저 토토사이트

Manchester City players seemed to be clearly behind in their energy level like the last Tottenham match. Villa players, who played one more shot than Manchester City players, continued to create dangerous scenes on the counterattack. If Villa players had taken advantage of the opportunity, Manchester City could have collapsed early on.

In the second half, Manchester City was even less powerful. When achieving the treble last season, Manchester City, the best team in Europe, was not seen at all. Eventually, Manchester City lost a point in the 28th minute of the second half due to Bailey’s counterattack. There was also an unfortunate misfortune of being hit and deflected by Hoobeng Diaz, but the failure to change the game was a bigger mistake.

Manchester City was able to save face when Douglas Luiz’ shot hit the post in the 41st minute of the second half. Manchester City was defeated in the second half by failing to counterattack at all. Manchester City’s winless four consecutive games is fatal. This was because they failed to win against Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Villa.

Chelsea are clearly a team to catch, while Liverpool, Tottenham, and Villa are top teams, so the draws at home and losses on the road are painful. It is also worrisome that players’ energy levels are declining even though the second half of the season has not entered. Manchester City already has to go to the Club World Cup ahead of Boxing Day. At times of exhaustion, tired players are more likely to cause physical problems.

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