Manchester City’s Winning Streak Continues with 2-1 Victory Over Sheffield United
Manchester City’s relentless pursuit of perfection remains evident as they maintained their flawless start to the season with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Pep Guardiola’s side stands as the sole Premier League team with a perfect record this season.
In a late drama, it appeared that Jayden Bogle’s strike had secured Sheffield United their first point of the campaign. Bogle capitalized on Kyle Walker’s intercepted backheeled pass inside the Manchester City box to find the net past Ederson.
However, it was Rodri, often a big-game player for Manchester City, who rose to the occasion when his team needed it most, delivering the decisive goal.
Despite Sheffield United’s spirited resistance, Manchester City dominated the match, commanding 80% of possession, unleashing 30 shots compared to Sheffield United’s six, and amassing 3.5 expected goals.
The breakthrough came after an hour of relentless City pressure, with Erling Haaland heading home a delightful chip from Jack Grealish. Grealish was a standout performer, creating six chances and making 12 touches in Sheffield United’s box, leading the team in both categories.
Haaland, despite his goal, had an earlier opportunity to put his team ahead in the first half after Julián Álvarez earned City a penalty. However, Haaland’s scuffed spot-kick hit the post. This marks the Norwegian’s second penalty miss in his last three attempts, and City has now missed three of their last five penalties. It remains a challenge for a team that otherwise dominates matches and a manager like Guardiola, who relentlessly pursues perfection, to master this aspect of the game.