Gabriel Jesus’ ninth-minute purpose was sufficient to earn Manchester Metropolis a twelfth successive win and consolidate their place as Premier League leaders on the expense of backside membership Sheffield United.
It was not a classic Metropolis efficiency. Apart from Jesus’ close-range strike from a Ferran Torres cross, an instinctive header from Bernardo Silva, created by a stray Oliver Norwood header, was their solely effort on the right track till Aaron Ramsdale denied Oleksandr Zinchenko after which Aymeric Laporte from the nook that adopted.
Ramsdale additionally stored out an injury-time Jesus shot.
However the Blues’ defensive power was once more on present. Pep Guardiola’s aspect have now stored 5 clear sheets in a row within the Premier League and a formidable 11 out of 13.
It was actually far too robust for a visiting group who by no means regarded like emulating their victory at Manchester United three days in the past and stay rooted to the foot of the desk, 10 factors adrift of fourth-bottom Brighton.
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- 3Rúben Dias
- 20Bernardo Silva
- 21TorresSubstituted forRodriat 90′minutes
- 9Gabriel Jesus
- 2BaldockBooked at 82mins
- 6BashamSubstituted forMcBurnieat 78′minutes
- 12EganBooked at 84mins
- 16NorwoodBooked at 24mins
- 14BurkeSubstituted forSharpat 78′minutes
- 24BrewsterSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 62′minutes
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Match ends, Manchester Metropolis 1, Sheffield United 0.
Second Half ends, Manchester Metropolis 1, Sheffield United 0.
Rodrigo (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by David McGoldrick (Sheffield United).
Try blocked. Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis) left footed shot from the best aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Jesus.
Nook, Manchester Metropolis. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.
Nook, Manchester Metropolis. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.
Try saved. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester Metropolis) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Phil Foden.
Nook, Manchester Metropolis. Conceded by George Baldock.
Substitution, Manchester Metropolis. Rodrigo replaces Ferran Torres.
Try blocked. Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by John Fleck.
Foul by Kyle Walker (Manchester Metropolis).
Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Try missed. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is shut, however misses to the best. Assisted by Billy Sharp.
John Egan (Sheffield United) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Fernandinho (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by John Egan (Sheffield United).
George Baldock (Sheffield United) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Phil Foden (Manchester Metropolis) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by George Baldock (Sheffield United).