Even if it is just January and there are four months left in the season, it was a goal worthy of winning the Premier League championship. But, with Kevin De Bruyne’s astonishing 70th-minute goal clinching Manchester City’s 1-0 triumph against Chelsea, the fact is that the championship battle has been determined by a player who is priceless in a league of big-money buys.
Manchester City Is On A Winning Streak
Following a 12th consecutive league win, Manchester City currently lies 13 points ahead of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea after this first-versus-second match. Third-place Liverpool sits 14 points behind City with two games remaining, but even if they win them, it’s tough to see Jurgen Klopp’s squad overturning an eight-point lead to win the title.
Manchester City is on its way to a fourth Premier League title in five seasons, thanks to De Bruyne’s goal after breaking free from N’Golo Kante’s challenge. He raced forward before kicking a right-footed shot past Kepa Arrizabalaga from 25 yards out, like a chef’s kiss for confirmation.
Grealish and Lukaku looked like square pegs trying to fit into round holes throughout the game.
Grealish, who was used to having every attacking play directed through him at Villa, is finding it difficult to accept that he is now one of seven or eight possibilities at Manchester City and that his impact has lessened as a result.
The England winger squandered a terrific scoring chance in the first half and only got one meaningful free kick in the second. He has only scored three goals in all competitions this season, therefore it is fair to conclude that he is not delivering good value at the Etihad.
When Liverpool plays Brentford on Sunday, it has the opportunity to cut into Manchester City’s advantage at the top of the league.