Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 | Match Analysis

Manchester City 3 West Brom 1 | Match Analysis

Manchester City lined up in their usual 4-4-2 shape, led by Dzeko and Aguero. Fernandinho and Javi Garcia occupied the central midfield spots in the absence of Toure, flanked by the usual Nasri and Silva, who roamed from their positions constantly behind WBA’s midfield. Hart in goal, supported by a defence of Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis and Gael Clichy. Coming to the Etihad, WBA set up in a similar 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 system. Another English ‘keeper, Ben Foster started in goal behind Jones, …
Engineering Change | Manuel Pellegrini Tactical Insight

Engineering Change | Manuel Pellegrini Tactical Insight

[quote]I have a commitment to make Manchester City my priority. I have a verbal agreement with them and I hope it is carried out[/quote] And so, one of the worst kept secrets in football, is finally confirmed. Manuel Pellegrini will be the new coach of Manchester City after agreeing a 3 year deal at the club. Actually, there’s little point discussing anything else is there? Following the endless speculation, the conjecture and the fall out from Mancini’s dismissal, Pellegrini has …
Man City 3 QPR 1 || Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Man City 3 QPR 1 || Tactical & Statistical Analysis

Starting XI    After the Liverpool game, City reverted to type with a much more familiar looking 4-2-3-1. The experimental formation was gone and City were looking to basically flex their muscles at home and provide a convincing display. QPR’s game plan was evident from their line up as well. A basic two banks of four. There was no surprise there, some new faces coupled with some defensive woes and it seems Hughes is opting to work on the defensive …