Kevin De Bruyne ran the show on the occasion of Pep Guardiola’s 200th game in charge of Man City as the Blues bought Freddie Ljungberg back to reality with an absolute thumping at home.
After Unai Emery’s recent sacking, Freddie Ljungberg had been slowly creaking things the right way, but with a game against a decent side all of the club’s weaknesses were laid bare by the clinical Mancunians.
We didn’t even give ourselves a chance to get going with defensive errors from the off, Pepe and Chambers woefully lacking in the first minute and De Bruyne taking full advantage with a goal on 90 seconds, a real hammer blow.
Pepe, AMN and Chambers were in the wrong again, standing off City players who were basically tearing us to bits, this time De Bruyne turned provider, his deflected cross still found Sterling somehow for 2-0.
We actually did have a chance to score before De Bruyne’s first minute goal, Gabriel Martinelli almost scored after just 30 seconds, only to see his shot beaten away by Ederson.
To add insult to yet another injury, Sead Kolasinac limped off and while the bench hesitated getting Saka on, De Bruyne scored again to make it 3-0, things couldn’t get much worse. It nearly did though, De Bruyne almost getting his hat trick before the half time whistle, only good work from Leno stopping that from happening.
We now have a week off until we visit Everton, also manageress. Freddie will be hoping we can improve on today’s rather shockingly poor effort and get a point or maybe three on the board, hopefully this week we’ll have some new manager news as well.
See you next weekend Gooner(s), keep the faith!