In Man City's defence, they haven't got their full squad available.
I'd be interested to see the two teams best line up's excluding the players who started last Sunday.
It's supposed to be a team sport. So it's crazy how the loss of one player means the roof caves in. Alisson was out for two months and we barely noticed. If VVD picked up something tomorrow, we have a ready made solution at hand. We just put Fabinho in and even with a language barrier, he'll do just as effective a job.
People getting ahead of themselves a bit here, we've only closed the gap and overtaken them when we're parading the Premier League trophy around the streets of Liverpool.
The gap at the start of the season was paper thin. The gap after the Charity Shield was one penalty. The gap now is 9 points, and may well be 12 before they play again. Also,
We have 6 more points than at the same point last season.
We have 6 more points now from winning 3 fixtures this year, that we didn't win last season.
We can win a maximum of 112 points maximum this season, they can only get 103. Considering they needed 98 just to parade the trophy outside their stadium last May, that means they have very little margin for error for the rest of the season. Furthermore,
We have gone behind at Villa, and won.
We have gone behind v Spurs, and won.
We have gone behind v mancs, and got a result.
They have gone behind at Norwich, and lost.
They have gone behind v Wolves, and lost.
They have gone behind to us, and lost.
No bottle, no fight, no character. So it's no surprise that Trent can wander the length of the field with no attempt to tackle him, or players watching Hendo attempting back flicks, or staring at two full backs showing them how to cross a ball properly, while their defenders chip crosses aimlessly out of play. If their coach is "proud" of that, then they have a problem.
Never mind though, he knows who is to blame for it all. Mike Riley, Mike Dean and Mike Oliver apparently.