Man City Comeback Stifles Swans
The Citizens showed Swans who's the boss in the Premiership.
Manchester City have been struggling, there’s no doubt to it. Not winning a single match in in their last five is not the mark of a Premiership champion.
The time seemed ripe for a lunch-bucket Swansea side to mosey into the Etihad and swipe a point or three. But in the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear:
A good number of punters were laying dosh on the all-white Swans but never is the day always lucky. With leaders Chelsea further extending their cushion at the table's top, City desperately needed a win to even stay in the race and that is exactly what they did, 2-1.
After conceding early as Welfried Bony was given a one-on-one opportunity by hopeless City defending, the Sky Blues had a point to prove. Stevan Jovetić popped in a poacher’s goal, and Yaya Touré displayed amazing work in the box to secure the City comeback.
City now eye a win against the giants Bayern Münich on Tuesdays’ Champions League clash to qualify to the knockout stages. Tall order.
Remember this famous cat-&-mouse routine from last year?
The buildup wasn't as extended two months ago, but the result was just as telling when FC Bayern took the first leg at Allianz Stadium on this late goal by Jérôme Boateng:
What with the German champions' defending and ball control, punters will no doubt look to recover their Swans losses in this one.