Monthly Archive: December 2020

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Man City overcome Newcastle in Demanding conditions

As the final whistle echoed through the sweeping rain at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola breathed a huge sigh of relief. He knew that any points dropped here would severely dent the confidence of the team heading into a busy festive period where the fixtures come faster than a swarm of bees from a disturbed hive. The Curious case of Pep playing with a Pivot! Playing with 2 defensive midfielders against...

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Ruthless City Push Arsenal further down the abyss

The memories of how Arteta put City out of the Fa cup were still kicking and alive in Pep’s Mind and Man city’s lineup was symbolic of how Pep planned to counter that threat. Playing with 2 central defensive midfielders against a team that had not scored at home since October was something that pep would have not dreamt of even in his worst nightmares, yet the defeat in the...