#Manchester City and United will want to quickly forget this Sunday football. The Citizens have now completed 1 month without a victory, after a lame draw 1-1 against Southampton, at Etihad Stadium. For the Red Devils, it was even worst, as they amassed an humiliating defeat by 4-0 against Chelsea, manager Mourinho's former club. The two "special ones" from the Continent, given Pep Guardiola's success at Barcelona and also at Bayern Munich, are really struggling at this point of the season.
Manchester City: losing gas
City entered slowly in the first half and allowed the Saints to score, through Nathan Redmond, on minute 27. The Citizens replied and took the command of the game into the second half, but they were only able to equalise, through Kelechi Iheanacho, on minute 55. After the game, according to ESPN FC, Guardiola spent 50 minutes with his players in the dressing room.
Manchester United: dreadful afternoon
Some expected a replay of the recent Liverpool vs Manchester United, with the Blues taking the game initiative and United mounting an entrenched defense. In sight of that, it was perhaps even more schocking the way Pedro rounded United defenders and keeper De Gea to open the scorer after 30 seconds!
The early goal opened way to a very fragile exhibition by #Manchester United, while the Blues were highly effective. Gary Cahill score on minute 21, and in the second half Hazard did the third on minute 62 and Kante closed, on minute 70. According to the Guardian, the first time Chelsea shot on target and didn't scored was on minute 74, by Costa.
Nothing is lost for United, as they continue to be just 6 points from first place, and perhaps this may be more disturbing for Mourinho's ego than for the final ending of this season. After all, it was the first time the Portuguese was visiting Stamford Bridge managing another English team. Notwithstanding, it seems now very plausible that the Special One may have big trouble ahead to put his team playing proper football.
Premier League: a very tight race
There are currently 5 teams separated by a single point in Premier League top, with City, Arsenal and Liverpool standing with 20 points and Chelsea and Tottenham with 19. After next round, the season will reach 25% of the total rounds, which means there is still a lot to be said and done.