Manchester City beats Fulham: Manchester City, prominent leaders of the Premier League, took a new step towards the title by winning comfortably, 3-0, in their visit to Fulham (18), this Saturday on matchday 28.
The Argentine Sergio Agüero, who recently returned from an injury, started and was rediscovered with his scoring nose when he signed the third goal for the ‘Citizens’, in the 60th minute from a penalty.
Before, Manchester City had taken the lead in 47 through John Stones, who finished off a ball from Joao Cancelo in the area, and Brazilian Gabriel Jesús (50), who took advantage of a rebound and stood before the goalkeeper rival, whom he dribbled, before scoring against a goal only defended, without success, by defender Tosin Adarabioyo.
Aguero, 32, thus achieves his first goal of the season in the Premier League, where he did not score for 417 days, since he scored in January 2020 against Sheffield United. The repeated injuries largely justify that long wait.
The last goal of ‘Kun’ for City before this Saturday had been on December 9, 2020, in a Champions League match won 3-0 against French Marseille.
With 71 points, the City is already provisionally with 17 points more than the second, Manchester United, who host West Ham (5th) at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Josep Guardiola’s team now has 18 points more than Leicester (3rd), who play at home on Sunday against Sheffield United, which this Saturday announced that Chris Wilder is no longer their coach.
“The dynamics of the season are good. Our second part was very good. It was an important victory for us ”, celebrated Guardiola, who was also happy for Agüero’s goal.
“For him, marking is everything,” he said.
After losing the derby to Manchester United 2-0 last weekend and breaking a 21-game winning streak, taking all competitions into account, City have now chained two wins in a row this week. On Wednesday they had beaten Southampton 5-2.
This allows them to face Tuesday’s match in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 with complete peace of mind, against German Borussia Mönchengladbach, which they already beat as a visitor 2-0 in the first leg, so the English have the tie very on track.