Tag Archive: Manchester City

Dec 13

Manchester City 2-1 Swansea: Narrow attackers and midfield diamond troubles Pellegrini again

  Right from the start of this season, Swansea City under Gary Monk have had 2 distinct gameplans available in each game. The Englishman mostly went with Gomis upfront and 2 wingers Ayew and Montero/Routledge alongside; while he often switched to a midfield diamond with Ayew shifting up-top with Gomis, like in the victory over …

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Mar 02

Liverpool 2 -1 Manchester City: Rodgers’ tactics outnumber City’s defencively frail midfield

Despite the millions that City have spent on their star players, there have been repeated talks over the years about City lacking a true Defencive midfielder, which often leads to the likes of Vincent Kompany stepping out of the defence and taking out the opponent’s striker. With the likes of Javi Garcia, Gareth Barry and …

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Jan 16

Manchester City vs. Arsenal preview: Wenger’s choices in defencive midfield key against magical Silva

Though Arsenal are still competitively poised at 5th place and just 1 point off Manchester United at 4th, most of the top Premier League clubs and Stoke City have long since figured out the way to beat Arsene Wenger’s team. Be it Roberto Martinez’s Everton who shifted Lukaku to the flanks and utilized the space …

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May 15

EPL Clubs 2013-14 Season Tactical Review : An array of styles in midfield

Manchester City were crowned the Champions of England after what could be called as probably the most exciting premier league season ever. Last time City won the league, it was branded the best finish to the league, but Pellegrini and Co. were in the driving seat and chose to steer clear of any sort of …

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May 04

Pellegrini’s strikers stretch Everton’s Back 3 as City spoil the Ross Barkley show

Roberto Martinez has been a major contributor to any sort of tactical evolutions taking place in the Premier League this season, but his brightest feature has been the way he changes a few key points of his system to match the opposition of the day. Though Lukaku’s shift to the Right flank against Arsenal does …

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