The recent Man City win against Newcastle United (4-3) at the St. James Park, with a mixed squad showed that Pep Guardiola’s team is not done yet for the season. Ferran Torres scored a hat-trick and it was a very entertaining match.
A few statistics of Manchester City’s 20/21 EPL season:
Ilkay Gundogan – 12 goals in 27 matches
Raheem Sterling – 10 goals in 30 matches
Phil Foden – 7 goals in 26 matches
Kevin DeBruyne – 11 assists in 24 matches
Bernardo Silva – 6 assists in 30 matches
Raheem Sterling – 6 assists in 30 matches
Man City’s record: 26W 5D 5L – 83 points in 36 matches played.
The city’s solid season can be explained by the chemistry between its players and coaching staff. Guardiola’s signing for center-back finally paid off as the Portuguese Ruben Dias, reached expectations and displayed performances at an international quality, surprisingly pairing up with John Stones, only conceding 29 goals so far.
That, mixed up with City’s great attack consistency, led to 76 goals scored.
Kevin De Bruyne is still the best player and with the most impact in the squad, but Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden showed that this unconventional attack without strikers can also work great due to their technique and quality.
The blue part of Manchester clinched the championship for the third time with Pep Guardiola as a manager, but this time it could be even more special. On the 29th of March, the citizens will face Chelsea in an English derby for the ultimate glory of the European championship. For the first time, Manchester City can win the Treble, by winning the Champions League.