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MANCHESTER CITY SECURES WIN OVER BARNSLEY TO GAIN SECOND PRE-SEASON WIN.
MANCHESTER CITY SECURES WIN OVER BARNSLEY TO GAIN SECOND PRE-SEASON WIN.
  • Posted by Samy A
  • Date : Aug 01, 2021

Manchester City overpowered Barnsley to secure second pre-season win 

Manchester City made it two victories from two games in pre-season with a 4-0 win over Barnsley at the Academy Stadium.

Sam Edozie, Ben Knight and Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net as Manchester City went into half-time 3-0 up after an excellent display in first 45 minutes.

And with Kevin De Bruyne watching from the stands, Nathan Ake scored Manchester City's fourth goal after a backheel from Pablo Moreno in the second period. 

It was a great display from Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola mixing up youth and experienced players together to see off a team who ended fifth in the Championship last campaign. 

Manchester City were on the front from the off, with alot of potentials and vitality to their possession based style of football. 

Sam Edozie began the scoring with a tap in at the backpost after an excellent display from Riyad Mahrez down the right flank, the Algerian playing the ball across the six yard box to assist the youngster with an easy finish.

It marked Edozie's second goal in two matches after he scored in Tuesday's 2-0 victory at home to Preston.

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Ben Knight doubled the lead after more good play down Manchester City's right flank, this time Riyad Mahrez setting Joao Cancelo with a nice pass, paving way for the Portuguese full-back to locate and pick out Knight, who finished with confidence.

The third goal was created down the left flank, with Benjamin Mendy giving in a fine cross from deep that saw Riyad Mahrez finish with a half volley.

Cole Palmer then brought out an outstanding piece of skill to dribble Jasper Moon, but the Barnsley center back pulled back the Manchester City youngster and a penalty was given. Palmer took the penalty himself, but Bradley Collins guessed the right way and made a save to ensure his team went in at half-time 3-0.

Manchester City made a raft of substitutions at the break, including bringing in Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko, both of whom came back to the CFA this week after their participation in this summer's European Championships. 

Nathan Ake brought home from inside the six yard box and added his name to the score sheet to seal their second pre-season win of the week. 

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