MANCHESTER, England (AP) – Riyad Mahrez և Kevin De Bruyne scored both goals against Manchester City on Monday5. Gaining a 2-0 advantage over Southampton, moving 14 points to the top of the Premier League.
In the first half, City controversially conceded an 11-1 penalty after goalkeeper Alex McCarty decided not to break Phil Foden and the VAR did not count.
But City responded with a convincing victory as Mahrez pushed the hosts forward with Ilkay Gundogan, who made it 3 at the Etihad Stadium before the half. 1:
After the break, the Algerian added one more, and De Bruyne scored the fifth after pulling back with one shot by Che Adams.
De Bruyne also opened the scoring in the 15th minute with James Ames Ward-Prouz answering from the penalty spot.
City seemed to be feeling the effects of Sunday’s Manchester derby defeat, which ended in a 21-game winning streak as the hosts began to be unusually sluggish.
Despite all their positivity, the Saints were not able to create any clear chances, they were captured when City were ahead of their first serious attack.
The move was started by Ruben Diaz, who selected Oleksandr inchenko with an excellent cross pass. After that, inchenko fed Foden և, although his shot hit McCarthy, De Bruyne was ready to throw the house at the bottom of the bar.
Southampton quickly drew level. Jannik Vestergaard hits Ederson from the corner:: and’s a mistake by Laport. Referee Jon on Moss pointed to the spot and Ward-Prose fired in the middle.
The controversy erupted shortly after City felt it was time for a penalty kick. McCarty first walked over Foden and found himself grabbing his ankle after the City midfielder took advantage of the goalkeeper’s mistake.
Moss, assuming that McCarty touched the ball, did not give anything, “City”, especially manager Pep Guardiola, was unthinkable when the VAR did not intervene.
Foden quickly got to his feet trying to score, but lost the chance.
The incident seemed unsettling for City when Ward-Pruss tried Ederson from a distance and Musa Jen Yepon shot wide, but Mahrez shone for two minutes.
He first restored City’s goal difference when he cut from the left to collect a pass from the right to hit McCarthy from the edge of the box.
Mahrez then played a key role in the fact that he 3: 1 will become the area that wove the area ակել shoot against the gate. Gundogan hit back.
55 minutes later, Mahrez scored City’s fourth when passing from Foden, bypassing Ward-Proves, before beating McCarthy again.
It was the first of three crazy four-minute goals.
Southampton grabbed City’s defense as he retreated to pull one back when Adams won the ricochet for hitting from close range.
City responded again when De Bruyne got along well with Foden before placing the expert ball next to McCarthy.
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