Man City vs Wycombe: Manchester City outmuscles League One Wycombe Wanderers with an impressive 6-1 victory. Being behind a goal in the opening quarter, a feeling of an upset was gripping on mind. But soon Kevin de Bruyne equalized seven minutes later to stop the thought all at once.
There was no looking back from then for City as the opponent could not match them. Mahrez claimed double goals scoring one on either half. Phil Foden and Ferran Torres impressed striking a goal each. While Cole Palmer revel of his first City goal.
The host did not start off well with Wycombe took lead with the first goal of the game from Brandon Hanlan. The ball from corner was pushed away but not too far. It was hit inside the penalty area once again and somehow finding Tafazolli’s feet. He scanned for any opportunity and found Hanlan right in front of the post. It was an easy tap-in for Hanlan. They were on cloud nine celebrating like there’s no tomorrow.
The celebration did not last longer than seven minutes. Phil Foden made a wonderful run through the midfield and found Kevin de Bruyne unmarked. KDB with a chill pill found the net with a touch of delight.
The city were not settling for a draw with constant pressure on the visitors. Raheem Sterling and Mahrez kissed the post on either side.
Mahrez finally got rewarded for his efforts with a good strike from around the penalty spot.
Phil Foden stunned everyone with a powerful strike. The keeper missed it completely as it was swinging everywhere. His reaction came late and the power behind that hit was so immense, he just could not handle it.
Foden was the best player on the court. He was basically everywhere. An assist proved his skill as well as his future contribution to the team. Foden found a slight miscommunication in the opponent’s backline. Rolling the ball in the front of Torres from where it can’t miss even blindly.
The magician was on the pitch, finding gaps which only he can see. KDB found Sterling making a run, who then found Mahrez from a back pass, who is always hungry for goals. A left-footed strike in the upper left corner made it five for City.
When it looked like City have found peace, Cole Palmer, who was substituted for Torres, made an impact. He scored his first City goal with left-footed magic.
Apart from the first goal from the visitors nothing really went their way. However, they fought tough but nowhere close to Guardiola’s men.
“I am just going to say thank you very much to all the Academy. They have many good players, not just one or two. We can count on them absolutely. With their skills and desire, they have got it at this club. I am so proud to be the manager of this club,” said Guardiola after the game.
“The first 22 minutes were special! What a moment for the fans who traveled all this way. A few months ago they were locked in their homes and couldn’t see us in the championship. Those scenes when goal went in were incredible,” thanked Wycombe Manager Gareth Ainsworth.