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Premier League hits and misses: Manchester City making winning football matches look easy, are Fulham doomed?
- Updated: February 4, 2021
A trip to Turf Moor is usually an awkward assignment for visiting teams but Manchester City could hardly have made it look any easier on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola’s side are strolling through games right now.
The 2-0 victory, achieved thanks to first-half goals from Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, took Pep Guardiola’s side three points clear of second-placed Manchester United with a game in hand.
City have now won 13 consecutive games in all competitions. It is the longest winning run by a Premier League side since Arsenal in 2002 and you wouldn’t bet against them extending it at Anfield on Sunday.
City are without their best player in Kevin De Bruyne and their best goalscorer in Sergio Aguero and yet they look imperious all over the pitch. Against Burnley, they created chances with ease and might easily have scored five or six – all while barely breaking a sweat.
What’s most impressive, though, is the way in which they are keeping their opponents out at the other end. They have only conceded one goal in their last nine Premier League games and that was a meaningless consolation strike by Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Their defensive resolve will be tested more sternly when they face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. But after all the talk of an open title race this season, City look increasingly like they might just run away with it.