Sheffield United Vs Manchester City – Manchester City consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League table with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Saturday.
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“That’s what we want, to win the game. At the end of the season, we’ll see if we fight for the title,” said Jesus after the game.
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“This season is a difficult season for everyone. We can’t fall at home. We don’t go down and win the game.
“It is important [to end his goal drought]. To play in a top club, I have to score. Today we have no space to play. I have the first chance, I scored and it is good for me and for the team “.
Ferran Torres, despite going down, got away and away from his marker in the area before cutting the ball to Jesus who hit the goal from the six yard box.
The goal breaks Jesus’ nine-game Premier League goalless streak with his last goal coming against Liverpool on November 8.
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The game was stopped for a few minutes before the second half after Phil Foden and John Lundstram collided heads. Both players received treatment on the field before being cleared to return.
City continued to score against Sheffield United with Aaron Ramsdale forcing two good saves around the 71st minute, first from Oleksandr Zinchenko and then from Aymeric Laporte.
“We said this would be one of the most difficult games of the season and it was,” City manager Pep Guardiola said after the game.
“The time is the same for both sides. It is very difficult because they defend with 10 players. Their team has been together for a long time to know what to do.
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“We started well. We looked at it in the second half. We fought because they are very good. They are alive, they feel. They shout, they talk, they fight until the end.”
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West Ham inflicted their first defeat of the season on Brighton. James Ward-Prowse scored his first goal for West Ham United and Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio added second-half goals as they secured an emphatic 3-1 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion. to climb to the top of the rankings on Saturday. Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as Manchester City snapped their FA Cup semi-final losing streak with a 3-0 win over second-tier Sheffield United at Wembley on Saturday.
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After the match in the semi-finals for the last three seasons, Pep Guardiola’s team, which tripled, was not to suffer the same fate and won without claiming the first.
Championship promotion contenders United started brightly and frustrated City for most of the first half, but Mahrez fired City ahead from the penalty spot in the 43rd minute.
Mahrez then waltzed past some flimsy defending to make it 2-0 in the 61st minute and completed his hat-trick five minutes later with a clinical low cross from Jack Grealish.
It was Alex Dawson’s first FA Cup semi-final for Manchester United against Fulham in 1958.
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City did not concede a goal as they reached their 12th FA Cup final where they could face Manchester United in what would be Manchester’s first meeting of the season.
With the tie safely in the bag, Guardiola replaced Grealish and goal machine Erling Haaland with an eye on Wednesday’s upcoming Premier League clash with Arsenal.
City are also in the semi-finals of the Champions League where they will face Spanish holders Real Madrid.
It was a disappointing day for Sheffield United, who won the FA Cup almost 100 years ago, although the Yorkshire club’s priority will be to seal promotion to the top flight after relegation in 2021.
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