After Manchester City rounded off one of their most dominant performances of the season so far with a 6-1 hammering at the expense of relegation-threatened Aston Villa, a handful of supporters have bemoaned missing out on the perfect afternoon after their side failed to keep a clean sheet again in the league.
The Sky Blues, despite winning their last four games in all competitions since a damaging 3-2 defeat at Wolves, including a victorious evening in the Manchester derby, have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight (as per SofaScore) – prompting some supporters to bemoan their lack of defensive solidarity. A hat-trick from Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez’ brace and Gabriel Jesus’ solo strike set City on their way to rounding off a memorable afternoon in the Midlands – but you could argue that they narrowly missed out on a perfect outing after midfielder Ilkay Gundogan conceded a penalty in the last minute. Anwar El Ghazi then converted the spot-kick, giving the home supporters something to finally cheer about.
As a result, even after the headlines were dominated by City legend Sergio Aguero scoring his 12th career hat-trick and overtaking Alan Shearer’s record whilst also climbing above Thierry Henry in the all-time Premier League scoring chart, some supporters have bemoaned the lack of a clean sheet. Here’s what they had to say on social media.
Clean sheet robbed🤦♀️🤦♀️
— Adeyemi Oluwakemi (@kemi_deyemi) January 12, 2020
Pep wont be happy with that, ederson will be fuming
— Aaron (@AaronBrookess) January 12, 2020
Can’t keep a clean sheet
— David (@dsheadhunter) January 12, 2020
annoyed me too
— Mick Roberts (@ragbaiter) January 12, 2020
No clean sheet bonus!!
— Lee Round (@Roundyuk78) January 12, 2020
It aint funny coz clean sheets have been hard to come by this season💔
— 🥋M Λ S T E R 🏊 (@KayMasterXO) January 12, 2020
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