Man City extend lead at top, Man United salvage draw

Hope Soto
December 5, 2018

City changed their entire back four as Pep Guardiola made six changes from the 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

Manchester City were without the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez at the Etihad but took the lead against Bournemouth after 16 minutes when Bernardo Silva fired in.

The opener was the sixth time this season that United have conceded a goal in the first 15 minutes of a match.

Manchester City won their 6th consecutive Premier League game thanks to a much-improved second-half performance against Bournemouth.

However, the 21-year-old City striker failed to score any goal since the second week of this season's Premier League.

He is an outstanding player who does well for Manchester City and England.

City's week does not get any easier after they have faced Watford as they then prepare to return to London for a trip to take on Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea in one of the biggest threats to their unbeaten status - should they leave Watford unscathed.

It seemingly needs a sleepy start to a game to jolt Manchester United's players into action these days.

To maintain our title challenge we need to dispatch Bournemouth and i hope Guardiola selects a side capable of this quickly.

After a flat first half, Guardiola singled out Sterling for invigorating the champions in the second period.

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Michael Obafemi fed Armstrong inside the area and from a tight angle the Scottish worldwide smashed the ball confidently past De Gea for his third goal in two league games.

"It is the toughest situation I have to handle", said Guardiola.

"There are many games to play and I have a feeling he can do better".

The Reds fell behind to an early Stuart Armstrong strike and when Cedric doubled Southampton's lead from an excellent free-kick the signs looked ominous.

"Hopefully I make the best out of my next chance".

Brighton conceded the fastest goal in the Premier League this season after 54 seconds, but Chris Hughton's team recovered to win 2-1 at 10-man Huddersfield.

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring with a penalty after 12 minutes before James Maddison netted a brilliant volley to move Leicester up to eighth.

The City manager, blessed with an embarrassment of riches in virtually every position, admits that team selection is one of the most hard aspects of his job.

West Ham ended Newcastle's three-match winning run as Javier Hernandez struck twice in a 3-0 victory at St James Park.

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