Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sergio AGUERO misses penalty, retakes it, scores for Manchester City

Sergio AGUERO misses penalty, retakes it, scores for Manchester City

Manchester City splashed out on Rodri and Joao Cancelo this summer and both could make their Premier League debuts at the London Stadium.

"They had an incredible chance and it could go 1-2 with 15 minutes left".

That is the depth that Manchester City possess.

Manchester City opened the defence of their Premier League title in ominous fashion on Saturday as Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 thrashing of West Ham United, while Burnley and Brighton Hobe Albion enjoyed impressive wins.

"It's hard to talk when you lose 5-0 in a game, but I don't think the score reflected the difference between the two teams".

The system caused delays during City's romp at West Ham and the visiting fans sang "What the f*** is going on?".

'It's hard to come back against City but we will review the game, look at what went wrong and try to put it right next week'.

"In key moments there were key factors; we were very unlucky", insisted the boss.

Guardiola said that Sterling, who began the contest on the left of their attacking trident after record goalscorer Sergio Aguero dropped to the bench, had the versatility to perform in any position across the forward line. It cleared off our defender.

It was the first goal that summed it up.

Gabriel Jesus got the champions off the mark with a 25th minute strike in a pretty much one-sided affair.

The second half was something of a disaster as City steamrollered their way to the easiest of victories.

Mahrez featured for the duration of the game along with Issa Diop, who ended with the losing side.

By the end the Hammers were crushed and could have lost by more, but it is hard to be too critical. We had just five.

Pellegrini did have some mitigating circumstances though. We have to do a little bit more.

"The team felt prepared but I think that the first games of the season are harder because you are still getting your grips on details", he explained.

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"In the first half we were sloppy with our passes, we were not precise".

"We have two players in each position, good players too, and the best way is to have competition".

West Ham rarely looked convincing. They lose the ball and bang, they go straight away. After four seasons, I don't not like one player who is with us.

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