Bernardo Silva as savior


By: Manu Tournoux

While Manchester City lost Erling Haaland, victim of a stress fracture in one foot, the reigning English champions (finally) relaunched on the Luton field (1-2) on Sunday afternoon. With a nice strike from the left, Bernardo Silva put his team back on track in the den of the promoted team.

Trailing at half-time at promoted Luton, after a headed goal from Elijah Adebayo before the break (45th+2), Manchester City managed to win on Sunday afternoon, for the 16th Premier League day. A big relief for Pep Guardiola’s team, which remained on a series of three draws and one defeat, and which has just lost Erling Haaland, victim of a stress fracture in one foot!

In the absence of the Norwegian crack (for a few days or a few weeks), the reigning English and European champions once again lacked weight in front of the opposing goal. A perfectly placed shot from Bernardo Silva, after a breakthrough from Rodri, allowed the visitors to equalize (62nd). The Portuguese attacking midfielder’s fourth goal this season. In the process, it was Jack Grealish, served by Julian Alvarez, who gave his team the advantage (66th).

Liverpool are now leaders of the English championship since Arsenal’s defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday (1-0) and Man City, despite their bad run, remains in ambush, with four points less than the Reds. Guardiola’s men host Crystal Palace, the 15th in the championship, next week.

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