In anticipation of the visit to Aston Villa, Pep Guardiola stated that Manchester City would be English champions again if they maintained the performance levels of the last three matches, where they drew with rivals fighting for top places. Now, the citizens They were much lower than usual and were defeated at Villa Park by 1-0.
Furthermore, in Birmingham, Unai Emery beat Guardiola for the first time and the European champion coach went four games without winning in the championship, something unprecedented in his career. In his first season with the Manchester club, the Catalan went on a cycle of six games without winning in several competitions, however, in the league he never had such a bad series.
Os villans, as statistics prove, were superior throughout the match. City shot just twice in the entire match, both in the first half. Aston Villa, on the other hand, shot more than two dozen times, but the accurate “shot” came in the 74th minute.
Leon Bailey set up a shot from outside the area, the ball hit Rúben Dias and betrayed Ederson, who was unable to react.
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December 6, 2023
With this victory, Aston Villa overtakes Manchester City and moves up to third place, with 32 points, four less than leaders Arsenal and two less than Liverpool, in second place.
Os citizens they fall to fourth place, with 30 points.
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