It’s Time for City to Make Clean Sheet
It’s Time for City to Make Clean Sheet – Each football club in English Premier League always brings surprising news to its fans. Not to mention if the match compete between two big stars in Premier League. One of the news which becomes hit of this week is upcoming match between The Black Cats and The Citizens. What make this match will worth to wait is that it becomes an actualization for each team to restore their pride after being beaten by their rival in the previous matches. Sunderland has been beaten on the three latest matches by Arsenal, Watford, and Chelsea while Manchester City was defeated by Arsenal. Besides, on few latest matches Manchester City cannot prevent goals to be made by rivals on their net. The next match versus Sunderland can be good opportunity for Manchester City to make clean sheet again.
Without the presence of Vincent Kompany in the team formation, the back line of the City will be really weak and can be easily penetrated by their rival. The last time their defence could not been smashed was when the played with Aston Villa on November 8th. The match was draw with the score 0-0. In this match, Manchester City played with full formation. After that, The Citizens that play without Kompany always smashed by their rival at least on the last five matches. There were ten goals which were made on City’s net during that period.
Approaching the next match versus Sunderland, City gets good news associated with Kompany. Kompany who got injury on the previous match are able to join the exercise after he has recovered from his injury. He is expected to play in the upcoming match in Etihad Stadium on Saturday, December 26th, 2015. City get better chance to go through the match without any goals made on their net.
There are some interesting facts which come from both Manchester City and Sunderland. Manchester City won four times and lost four times in ten latest matches versus Sunderland in Premier League. On two meetings on the last season, they always win. Meanwhile, their rival Sunderland only won twice within ten latest matches in Premier League which was held in Boxing Day. They lost four times and draw four times. City only failed once on eight latest matched in Premier League which was held in Boxing Day. They won six times and draw once. The only lost they got was from Sunderland.
Manchester City ex-winger, Adam Johnson now plays for Sunderland. He made goals on the two latest matches in Premier League which was held in Boxing Day. One of the goals was made in City’s net. Besides, Jermain Defoe made six goals in ten matches of Premier League held in Boxing Day. City won 15 among 19 matches in their home in Premier League 2015. They lost three times ad draw once. City never made clean sheet on seven matches of Premier League in their home. If Sunderland successfully makes another goal on upcoming match, then it will be the longest period without clean sheet since 1991.