Ederson error helps Shakhtar Donetsk defeat Manchester City
- Author: Stacy Allen Dec 07, 2017,
Dec 07, 2017, 0:52
City visit Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday having taken five wins from five in Group F. Paris Saint Germain, who take on Bayern Munich on Tuesday, are the only other team in the competition yet to drop a point.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Nemanja Matic will return against Manchester City in this weekend's derby clash at Old Trafford. The two managers renewed acquaintances at the beginning of last season after Mourinho took the reins at Manchester United and Guardiola set up shop across town at Manchester City.
David Silva scored a late goal as runaway English Premier League leaders Manchester City restored their eight-point lead with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday. "The gap between them and the rest is big at the moment, but the Premier League is hard and hopefully they are big contenders for the title".
Madrid finished the 2011-12 season as champions and Guardiola, worn out by the constant sniping, stepped down at Camp Nou and would not resurface at Bayern Munich for another year. Their first goal was magnificent, and the second goal we didn't defend that well. I thought his decision making, when to come out and when to hold his position, he identifies it, releases himself and just tidies up nicely. City eventually finished third as United trailed home in sixth place, but Mourinho could reflect on the season with greater satisfaction after leading his team to a League Cup and Europa League double. "They wouldn't come out for the game, they came for the counterattack only".
Recent results, however, give United reason for optimism.
And Nicolas Otamendi, rightly, says it's Manchester City's job to find a way to beat these tactics: "The last matches were similar".
"You have to try to solve it (when teams pack the defence)".
He said: "Congratulations to them, it was a good game". Subs: Marcio Azevedo (for Ismaily, 64) 6, Viktor Kovalenko (for Marlos, 82), David Khocholava (for Ferreyra, 89) 5.Manchester City: Ederson 6 (out of 10), Tosin Adarabioyo 5, Fernandinho 6, Eliaquim Mangala 5, Danilo 5, Ilkay Gundogan 6, Yaya Toure 6, Phil Foden 6, Bernardo Silva 6, Gabriel Jesus 6, Leroy Sane 6.