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Sheffield United vs Manchester City: Premier League Highlights 2023


Football  •  28 Aug, 2023  •  2,597 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Sunday's face-off between Sheffield United and Manchester City delivered more than just goals. Amid Manchester City's chase for an undefeated streak, Erling Haaland’s penalties became a talking point. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola achieved another milestone, albeit remotely. This match perfectly encapsulated the unpredictability and essence of the Premier League, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

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City’s Unbeaten Start Continues

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Manchester City solidified their Premier League dominance with another win, marking three consecutive victories this season. With Rodri's thrilling late goal, the champions narrowly surpassed Sheffield United in a suspense-filled contest. This 100% start positions them as the only Premier League team to have won all their matches this season. Such a commanding beginning sends an unmistakable message to other title contenders about City's fierce ambition.

Haaland's Mixed Day at Bramall Lane

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The prodigious Erling Haaland was in the spotlight, first with a missed penalty that struck the post, and later with a pivotal header goal. His first penalty miss after seven successful conversions was certainly unexpected. However, his resilience and class were evident when he capitalized on Jack Grealish's cross, ensuring his efforts weren't in vain. It was truly a rollercoaster of emotions for the young striker.

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Guardiola's Notable Absence

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City showcased their characteristic brilliance but without the direct touch of their maestro, Pep Guardiola. The esteemed manager, recovering from back surgery, followed the game from a distance. Yet, this didn’t deter him from achieving his 200th league win with City, eclipsing Mourinho's record. This distant victory highlights Guardiola's strategic influence, demonstrating the City's capacity to succeed even in his absence.

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