Manchester City continues their unbeaten run against Swansea City on Wednesday night in a match that ended 4-0 courtesy of goals from David Silva (scored a brace), Kevin De Bruyne and 85’ goal from Sergio Agüero. The Citizens, however, return to action on Saturday when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad for their Gameweek 18 of the Premier League fixtures.
Here’s what we learned in their midweek win over Swansea.
1. Manchester City might look slow in the start but are deadly once they’re back to full strength
The Manchester Derby last weekend appears to be an hangover as Pep Guardiola’s men started the game against Swansea sluggishly. Their final pass wasn’t quite there and they were giving away possessions too easily but all that changed after the find the net in the 27th minutes. The Silva to Silva idea brought the Blues into life and the gears clicked into motion. Soon the current Premier League leaders were back to their devastating success.
After that, there was no relentless as the league leaders continued to convert their dominance into goals. Sharp movement, tactical passing and clinical finishing combined to give the Citizens a perfect 4-0 scoreline against the Swans. See what today's and this weekend best football betting tips are or follow the most popular football predictions for free at 10bet.
2. Without any doubts, David Silva can count himself among the list of great Spanish midfielders
David Silva continued his brilliant form against Swansea and scored his fourth goal in as many games. Silva’s scoring abilities has added to his game in recent years and has seen him changed into the perfect blend of central midfielder and second striker. The Spaniard knows when to make a run into the box but he also knows when to hang back and make plays from deep.
In an era of Spanish dazzling midfield superstars and a City team showcasing talent, David Silva is rightly regarded as one of the very best players.
3. Ederson Moraes has all it takes for a top level goalkeeper
One of the most difficult thing about being a goalkeeper at a top club is maintaining your concentration. The reality is you will face a fewer shots between the sticks than a keeper at a worse club but you have to be just as ready for them. Against Swansea, the. Brazilian goalkeeper once again showed he has the right mentality to play for the Citizens, twice being summoned into action to make great reflex saves after long period of doing nothing.
Ederson’s second save showcase an incredible reorganizing of body weight as a deflection sent the ball spinning in the opposite direction that he was initially diving in. He shifted his weight back across got his two firm palms on it to push the ball away. The speed of his movement between the sticks denied the Swans a goal and ensured Guardiola’s side left South Wales with their unbeaten run