‘That is the very best crew within the Premier League proper now’: Owen Hargreaves lauds ‘unbelievable’ Manchester City and claims their hammering of Leeds ‘wasn’t a fair battle’… as Peter Crouch says Premier League champions ‘STRANGLED’ Marcelo Bielsa’s males
- Manchester City moved 4 factors clear on the high of the Premier League desk
- Kevin De Bruyne scored twice as City accomplished a 7-0 drubbing of Leeds United
- City have now scored greater than 500 targets throughout boss Pep Guardiola’s reign
- Owen Hargreaves hinted the champions can be very onerous to cease this time period
Manchester City are at present the very best crew within the Premier League following their ‘mismatch’ towards Leeds, in accordance with Owen Hargreaves.
The reigning Premier League champions went 4 factors clear on the high of the desk after hammering Marcelo Bielsa’s males 7-0 on the Etihad Stadium, the Whites’ heaviest defeat within the high flight below the Argentine.
City additionally hit and then handed the five hundred league targets mark below boss Pep Guardiola in simply 207 video games below the Catalan, with Kevin De Bruyne netting a double within the thrashing of the Elland Road outfit.
Manchester City are at present the very best crew within the Premier League, says Owen Hargreaves
Kevin De Bruyne scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Leeds 7-0 on the Etihad
Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez and defenders John Stones and Nathan Ake had been additionally on the scoresheet because the hosts made gentle work of Bielsa’s aspect.
And former City midfielder Hargreaves hinted that primarily based on their efficiency, title challengers Liverpool and Chelsea will wrestle to wrestle the league crown off City, and insisted them dealing with Leeds ‘wasn’t a fair battle’.
‘Manchester City had been unbelievable. They transfer the ball higher than anyone within the Premier League,’ Hargreaves instructed BT Sport.
‘They moved it pretty much as good as you can probably transfer the ball. There was no wasted touches, every little thing had a objective and they had been medical in entrance of purpose.
There had been 5 different scorers for City as they went 4 factors clear on the high of the desk
‘Pep at all times talks about each packing containers. In the opposition field they had been good and medical. There are so many world-class gamers.
‘We stated earlier than the sport this [season so far] is all with out Kevin De Bruyne, and if he will get match and begins firing, then good luck to everyone else.
‘It wasn’t a fair battle, I’ll be sincere with you. It was such a mismatch it was unbelievable. Credit Man City, that’s the finest crew within the Premier League proper now.’
Asked if he want to have performed on this aspect, Hargreaves added: ‘That is difficult to play like they do, go and transfer. Everybody performs one and two contact and all of the gamers interchange.
‘Today it was so fluid and excellent. I’ve seen just about each recreation of theirs this season, however they appear to be getting higher and higher with each recreation.
Man City additionally hit and then handed the five hundred targets mark below boss Pep Guardiola
‘When they’re medical like that… good luck to everybody else.
‘To assume City could be high with out a centre-forward, just about, and with out one of the very best gamers within the Premier League [De Bruyne] and nonetheless dominate like they’ve… it blows you away what number of good attacking choices they’ve.
‘Raheem Sterling did not even get a kick in the present day and Ferran Torres continues to be to come back again. These guys are breathtaking to look at.’
Former striker Peter Crouch additionally lauded final season’s Champions League finalists, insisting they ‘strangled’ their opponents in what proved to be a ‘classic’ efficiency.
‘It was an exhibition from minute one,’ Crouch stated. ‘Even the closing down, it was relentless.
And Hargreaves hinted Chelsea and Liverpool will wrestle to wrestle City’s crown off them
‘They had been on the entrance foot and they only strangled Leeds, who could not get out of their very own half.
‘They had been making an attempt to play out from the again and in the long run, they had been getting closed down so onerous they needed to launch it and City had been again at them.
‘City had been medical in each single approach. It was a classic efficiency.’
City now sit 4 factors clear of Liverpool on the summit, albeit having performed a recreation greater than Jurgen Klopp’s males, who now have scored simply 5 extra league targets than City in 2021-22 however who face struggling Newcastle at Anfield on Thursday.
Guardiola’s males additionally face Eddie Howe’s outfit subsequent, with City making the journey as much as St James’ Park on Sunday.
Peter Crouch claimed City ‘strangled’ Leeds in what was a ‘classic’ efficiency from them