Manchester City edge past Aston Villa 3-2 to pick up full points from a thrilling home game. Sergio Aguero scored the opening goal in the 3rd minute. Left-back, Aleksandar Kolarov increased the lead in the 65th minute from a brilliant free-kick. Tom Cleverley then pulled one back for the visitors in 68th minute from a brilliant long range shot. Just when things were looking good in favour of the Cityzens, Carlos Sanchez equalized with a half volley from a corner. At the stroke of 90 minutes, Aleksandar Kolarova s corner found an opportunistic Fernandinho inside the box who chest trapped the ball brilliantly and netted the winner with an eye-catching volley. Sergio Agueroa s early goal was due to a childish error committed by Aston Villa custodian Brad Guzan. The USA international received a back pass from Ron Vlaar and in return he passed it towards a forthcoming Sergio Aguero who just had to tap in the ball inside the […]

Manuel Pellegrini admitted that he was disappointed with Manchester Citya s 1-1 draw against Everton. Everton came from behind to snatch a point against Manchester City at the Goodison Park. The draw gives Everton their first point in five games. Steven Naismith was the hero for The Toffees as the midfielder cancelled out Fernandinho‘s opener to frustrate Manchester City. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini voiced his disappointment over the result. The manager was expecting a tough game away from home, but he believed that Manchester City had enough opportunities to put the game to bed in the first half. Pellegrini said: a We are not happy with a point because we had three or four clear chances in the first 25 minutes which could have decided the game. But we didna t finish well so after that, the second half was closer and Everton improved in their performance, and scored from a set piece. a If you had said at […]

Finally the UEFA Champions League away match jinx, under Pep Guardiola, is broken and FC Barcelona secured their first away victory in Europe against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Donbass Arena. TheHardTackle brings to you the match analysis.