(Nottingham Forest – Manchester City 1-1) Erling Braut Haaland (22) squandered a chance in Manchester City’s draw with Nottingham Forest.
Just over five minutes from the end, Nottingham Forest caught the reigning champions by surprise. Chris Wood scored the equalizer.
– The city outdid itself. There were 22 finishes from City and they failed to win the game. Too bad Manchester City couldn’t score in those chances, said Viaplay football pundit Rune Bratseth after the game.
Manchester City must win to take over the top of the table from Arsenal, after the London side 4-2 win against Aston Villa the previous Saturday.
– This was one of the best matches we played, but we lost two points. We have to be more aggressive,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after the game.
The away team had 84 percent possession in the first half, but they still held out for a long time against Nottingham Forest. They only had one shot on target, but it lasted. Because, when Bernardo Silva clinched from 20 meters, the ball not only went to the goal, but also entered the goal.
Keylor Navas at home to Nottingham Forest may have to perform better. The shot was hard, but hit the target.
Haaland has been out of action for a long time, but if Phil Foden is more precise, he is likely to score his 27th Premier League goal this year.
Because right after the break, Foden played. With him came Haaland. The Englishman tried to find a striker, but the pass was too poor and Forest cleared.
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After halftime in the second half, the Norwegian had two big chances. At the first attempt, he put the ball on the crossbar. His own return fell straight into his lap and with plenty of time from five meters he fired the ball over the net.
Losing Haaland was decisive for City. Forest has little to offer, but before the end they are effective. Morgan Gibbs-White burst into the penalty area and played in front of goal. Chris Wood stood at the back post and rolled the ball into the net.
– We know that we have to win games like this if we want to compete with the top teams. “We know it’s unacceptable, we’re going to move on from this game,” City’s Kyle Walker said after the game.
With that, City are two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table, and they have also played one game more.
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