Manchester City beat Sheffield United 2-0 in premier league match on Sunday to narrow the gap behind second placed Leicester City to just a point.
Sergio Aguero, who was sent off in City’s unfortunate outing against Wolves on Friday, scored the opening goal for City after Lys Mousset’s opener for Sheffield was ruled out by VAR as an offside.
Then Kevin De Bruyne’s shot hit the back of the net in the 83rd minute to make it 2-0 and ended the game with three points for City.
The result means City are a point behind Leicester while Sheffield’s unbeaten away match record have ended despite the fact that they were the better team on Sunday’s match.
“We had a short time to recover and faced a strong team. Not just mentally but physically against Sheffield United. They are good in the long balls, defending. It’s not a secret where they are in the table.” Said City boss, Pep Guardiola after the match.
On the issue of winning his 100th premier league title, Guardiola added, “Of course we proud of everything in these seasons, the incredible effort. When you think about 100 wins in 134 games it is an incredible achievement. It is nice to be alongside these big teams. It means a lot.”
Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, praised his players for their fantastic performance despite their loss.
“We believe that it could have been different. My team were excellent against fantastic players and a world class manager.
“The way we played out of possession was good. As always when you play the big teams when the chances come around you have to taken them. And we haven’t.”
Next, Manchester City will host Everton on New Year’s Day while Sheffield United visit Liverpool on Thursday.