Manchester City keep their 100% win record alive as they beat Sheffield United in a dramatic fashion

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Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City defeated newly promoted side Sheffield United by 2-1 in the most dramatic of fashions. With those important 3 points, the Cityzens are now the only side in the league to have an 100% win record, winning 3 out of their 3 matches.

They have now gone 2 points clear on top of Premier League standings with 9 points along with a positive goal difference of 5. Even though these are early weeks of the season and there is plenty more action yet to come, City will be happy to get off to a champions start.

Following a 3-0 win against Burnley in the opening matchday, City secured a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United last weekend in their first Premier League home game. Last night they travelled to Bramall Lane, home of last season’s EFL Championship runners-up Sheffield United.

Both the clubs met each other for the first time since the FA Cup Semi-final at Wembley on April 2023. Sheffield United were unable to stop to Man City as they lost by 3-0 at London before the Blues eventually became European Treble winners for the first time in their history.

When they met each other yesterday, expectations were that Sheffield United will receive a heavy battering by the champions. However, the hosts performed better than it was expected. With City dominating possession as usual, Sheffield mainly played through counter attacks.

Despite creating chances, City weren’t able to get the finishing touch but their first real opportunity arrived in the 37th minute. Sheffield Centre-back John Egan’s handball inside the penalty box handed Erling Haaland perfect opportunity to score but his strong shot was denied by the right post with opposing goalkeeper Foderingham diving the other way.

That could have been a costly miss but Haaland was there in the far post for Jack Grealish’s looping cross to give City the lead in the 63rd minute. 22 minutes later, the home team found a way back and equalized the scoring, thanks to a mistake from City captain Kyle Walker.

As Jayden Bogle made the contest even, it took Manchester City no time to restore their lead. Talking of reaction, Kyle Walker who paved the way for Sheffield’s equalizer, also paved the way for City’s 2nd goal. His cross from right wing met Phil Foden, whose poor first touch actually served it on the platter for CDM Rodri.