Metropolis cannot all the time play fantasy soccer



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05 Dec 2018, 04:15 IST
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Ilkay Gundogan and Craig Cathcart compete for the ball

Vincent Kompany cautioned that Manchester Metropolis won’t all the time win whereas taking part in “fantasy soccer” after Watford threatened late on in a 2-1 victory for the Premier League leaders.

Leroy Sane put Metropolis forward together with his chest 5 minutes earlier than half-time and Riyad Mahrez prolonged their benefit after the restart.

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster made 5 saves as Pep Guardiola’s facet struggled to place the sport to mattress, and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s strike within the 85th minute arrange a tense finale.

Aymeric Laporte changed Gabriel Jesus as Metropolis have been pressured to carry on for the three factors, with Kompany issuing a reminder that they won’t all the time have issues their very own means.

“It was previous Premier League sport, as quickly as they scored lengthy balls began coming, they’re extraordinarily bodily up entrance. Credit score to us for staying sturdy,” Kompany advised BT Sport.

“I do not suppose we ever lose focus. We had possibilities to make it 3-Zero and something can occur. We managed the sport fairly effectively. You may’t win each sport taking part in fantasy soccer.”

Guardiola regretted Metropolis’s incapacity to “kill the sport” however was happy to see Sane proceed his return to type after a tough begin to the season through which he struggled to carry down a spot within the staff.

“Leroy Sane is scoring targets, he’s again,” stated Guardiola.

“We had efficiency, we have been aggressive and regained the balls, Ben Foster made some unbelievable saves.

“Within the first half we had many possibilities, and after 2-Zero the sport was in management. We allow them to have the chance to come back again.

“When you concede with 5 or 10 minutes left you undergo, we did not get the third aim which we wanted. We had the probabilities to kill the sport however we missed and that’s what it’s. We all know that, we aren’t new within the Premier League.”

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