Manchester City prevail in a narrow 1-0 home victory against Sheffield United

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Technical card:
Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, Olexandr Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho, Ferran Torres (Rodri, min.90), Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus
Sheffield United: Aaron Ramsdale, George Baldock, John Egan, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Basham (Oliver McBurnie, min.78), Oliver Burke (Billy Sharp, min.78), John Fleck, John Lundstram, Oliver Norwood, Rhian Brewster (David McGoldrick, min.62) and Jayden Bogle
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Goals: Gabriel Jesus (1-0, min. 9)

Sheffield fell to an away defeat at the hands of City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Both sides arrived at the challenge after previous wins. Manchester City were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the West Bromwich Albion away (5-0), the other to Aston Villa at home (2-0). Sheffield United, on the other hand, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-1 victory against Manchester United. After today’s result, Manchester City are in 1st place on the table and has 44 points while Sheffield United sit in 20th with 8 points after 21 matches.

Manchester City started strong and were rewarded, beginning with Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring in minute 9, finalising the first half with a 1-0. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-0.

For City, Rodri came on for Rhian Brewster, Oliver Burke and Chris Basham, while Sheffield brought on David McGoldrick, Billy Sharp and Oliver McBurnie to replace Rhian Brewster, Oliver Burke and Chris Basham.

The referee booked Oliver Norwood, George Baldock and John Egan for Sheffield United.

Manchester City will play away against Burnley, while Sheffield United will face West Bromwich Albion at home.

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