Unforeseen turns lead to Manchester City’s victory at Bramall Lane

Unforeseen Turns Lead To Manchester City's Victory At Bramall Lane

Manchester City extended their flawless start to the season with a victory over Sheffield United, thanks to Erling Haaland’s redemption after missing a penalty. Haaland’s header in the second half gave City the lead, but Jayden Bogle’s late equalizer threatened to snatch a point for the hosts. However, Rodri came to City’s rescue with a powerful strike to secure the win.

Pep Guardiola, who is currently recovering from back surgery in Barcelona, watched the game from afar and remained in constant contact with his assistant, Juanma Lillo. Despite Guardiola’s absence, City proved they can thrive without him. This victory was a significant milestone for Guardiola, as it marked his 200th league win with City in just 269 games, surpassing Jose Mourinho’s previous record.

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This season, City has started with three consecutive league wins for the first time since 2016, sending a strong message to their title rivals that they are hungry for more success after last season’s treble triumph.

City had multiple opportunities to take the lead, including a penalty in the 36th minute that Haaland struck against the post, his first penalty miss in the Premier League. However, he finally found the back of the net in the 63rd minute with a header from a cross by Jack Grealish.

Sheffield United’s Bogle shocked City with an equalizer in the 85th minute, but City quickly responded. Rodri scored a stunning goal from outside the box just three minutes later, redeeming himself after his earlier mistake that led to Bogle’s goal.

In another match, Aston Villa secured a 3-1 victory against Burnley, with Matty Cash scoring twice. Villa has now scored 12 goals in their first three games of the season, following their heavy defeats to Newcastle and impressive victories against Everton and Hibernian.

Burnley’s Lyle Foster became the first South African to score a Premier League goal since Steven Pienaar in 2013, but Diaby sealed the win for Villa with a clinical finish in the 61st minute.

Overall, it was a successful day for Manchester City and Aston Villa, as they continue their strong start to the season.

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