Like proper title contenders, Manchester City have been extremely consistent since their last league loss. Their wins have come as a result of a confident defense. This win ,however, is surrounded by controversy which could prove crucial in the title race.
The game started out on a great note with Silva forcing Martinez to pull a save that fell in the goalmouth which instinctively made Matty Cash to clear for a corner. Aston Villa did well in defense and managed to trouble Manchester City on a number of occasions.
One of Villa’s best chances came in the 52nd minute from a counter attack when Bertrand Traore had a lot of room to conjure up something magical after he had a magical first touch .However ,it was unfortunate that the said chance went to waste
All was fair in the game until the moment of controversy came about in the 79th minute which saw Rodrigo nick the ball from Mings after coming from an offside position. Rodrigo passed the ball to Silva who managed to score this time around. The moment made Dean Smith and his team aggrieved which lead the gaffer getting sent off after his protests.
After all the madness had transpired Matty Cash conceded a penalty -in the 89th -as a result of a handball offense after Gabriel Jesus had a headed attempt on goal. Gundogan made no mistake as he converted the shot to seal all the three points and get his fifth goal in seven games .