For me, Ederson was the only Manchester City player who looked strong, making several saves to deny some of Aston Villa’s 22 shots during the match. Early on, Erling Haaland was unlucky not to score, with Emiliano Martinez making a double save to deny his close-range efforts in the opening 10-15 minutes.
Aston Villa posed a threat from start to finish, while City managed just a couple of dangerous efforts. Manchester City lacked creativity, and passion, and seemed clueless overall.
Leon Bailey put Aston Villa up 1-0 with a strike that deflected off Ruben Dias’ toe and into the top corner of Ederson’s goal. And shortly after that, Douglas Luiz hit the post with a shot that nearly resulted in a spectacular goal.
Though I can’t complain, and I can’t sit here and say Aston Villa was lucky, what I can say is Manchester City was fortunate to only lose 1-0. But regardless, that’s just how life goes sometimes.
Anyway, away at Luton Town is our next away match, and I hope we get back to winning ways there. Normally I would predict a score, but given our recent performances, I don’t even want to guess right now. I know many are writing City off, but I’m not. Do I think we’ll win the league? Yes. Do I think we’ll do the double or even the treble this season? I wish and I think it’s possible, simply because you should never write City off – underestimating us rarely works out well.
Have a Great weekend blues.