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‘At least we know who can save the day if this happens again.’ Man City fans react to Kyle Walker

Drama unfolded last night in Man City’s Champions League clash with Atalanta. Kyle Walker ended up in goal and here are your reactions.

There was a lot of drama in last nights clash. Man City went 1-0 up after 7 minutes with a goal from Raheem Sterling.

Things were going well until Man City got a penalty but Jesus couldn’t find the back of the net. Then Atalanta equalised in the second half.

At half time, every Man City fan and staff member was worried as Ederson had to go off and be replaced by Claudio Bravo.

So not only was Bravo in the net for the Atalanta goal, he also brought down a player in the box and got sent off.

This meant that defender, Kyle Walker had to put on a goal keeper’s shirt and take a new role. Here’s your reactions to that and his free kick save…

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Wolves to go for Man City & Arsenal 19 y/o midfield target

According to SportWitness, Wolves, Man City and Arsenal are all battling it out for 19 year old, Dejan Kulusevski. Wolves have only recently come into the mix but seem to have made the biggest impact.

Kulusevski is a name that has been involved in transfer rumours for a while now. Arsenal have supposedly been monitoring him for months.

Arsenal have been linked with the teenager and rumours seem to be true. They have apparently asked about the cost of the player and the possibility of a deal.

Man City have been linked in the past. The players agent has addressed these rumours to say he doesn’t want to name names.

However, it is now Wolves who seem to be winning the race. They are meant to be offering €15 million but it seems that Atalanta are holding out for around €25 million.

About the teenager

Dejan is 19 years old and is owned by Atalanta. However, he is currently on loan with Parma.

He is a comfortable midfielder who can operate the right, left and in the middle.

Current form

In 11 appearances for Parma this season, he scored 2 goals and had 5 assists.

He seems to be finding his feet as a rivht winger. The teenager can only improve.

Man City should secure Champions League qualification with this midfield tonight

Pep Guardiola’s men face Atalanta away tonight in the Champions League. If Man City set up with this midfield, they should go through to the next round.

Man City are currently top of their Champions League group with 9 points. Pep Guardiola will want to qualify as quickly as possible.

However, he will have limitations tonight with a few players being out. Phil Foden is suspended and David Silva is injured.

Therefore, Man City will struggle in the middle. This is why he will probably go out with a 4-3-3 formation.

I predict that he will line up the midfield like this…

Gundogan

The centre midfielder’s form has been a lot better recently. Guarantee that he will be filling that central position this evening.

He will be aimig to guide the midfield forward while also assisting his team mates to a win.

Kevin De Bruyne

With David Silva being injured, De Bruyne will probably go out as captain.

He will also more than likely operate the left of midfield. However, the question will be, will he score, assist or both?

Bernardo Silva

David Silva will probably be replaced by Bernardo. All three will have to work together efficiently.

With my prediction for the formation would mean that there should be 3 players up front. I predict they will be Jesus, Aguero and Raheem Sterling.

’Who asked them to score first?’ Man City fans react to their win over Atalanta

Man City managed to beat Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League clash last night. Pep Guardiola’s team produced a lot of talking points.

The Man City boss obviously listened to fans because Gabriel Jesus was on the bench. He was accused of being greedy against Crystal Palace and therefore, Sergio Aguero started the game instead.

Fernandinho gave away a penalty early on and Atalanta were 1-0 up. That lead didn’t last long as Aguero leveled the score minutes later.

Sterling was then brought down in the box leading to Aguero getting his second goal from a penalty. Unfortunately, Rodrigo went down with an injury and had to leave the game early.

Phil Foden then got an assist in the second half as he gave Raheem Sterling his second goal. There was no stopping the England international as he bagged 2 more leaving it 5-1 to Man City.

However, Phil Foden was sent off in the later stages of the game after a second yellow card. Pep has said that the youngster has, ’nothing to prove to him, ’ after the game. The Man City boss has complete trust and faith in the youngster.

Here’s what you thought…

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Two in, two out for Man City tonight against Atalanta

Man City play Atalanta in the Champions League tonight. The Football Manc Cave are picking 2 players who deserve to be in the starting 11. We are also picking two who should be dropped.

Pep Guardiola seems to have been working hard with his team in the international break.

Concerns were raised when losses to teams like Wolves and Norwich happened earlier this season. They won 2-0 against Crystal Palace at the weekend and it looks like there’s improvements.

However, some players still need to work a little harder to match Guardiola’s standards. Here’s 2 who should be in and 2 who should be out of the squad tonight…

Out: Jesus

I know that some Man City fans may disagree with this one. He did score at the weekend.

However, after the game, a lot of fans said that he was greedy throughout the game. There were times when he should have passed in order to create more chances but he didn’t.

Man City work as a team. He doesn’t seem to appreciate that at the minute.

Out: Otamendi

Guardiola made a decision to change things up against Crystal Palace. He didn’t play Otamendi.

Fans were happy with the decision as his form has been one of the worst in the squads. Man City performed better without him and that’s why he shouldn’t be in the squad again tonight.

There’s a lot of good things to mention coming out of the Man City squad. For example, Ederson had a great game at the weekend. Phil Foden got some minutes and people believe Eric Garcia should get a chance tonight.

However, while things are working, Pep should keep it that way.

In: Aguero

Sergio Aguero is a man who appreciates teamwork. Fans believe that if he was in the position of Jesus against Crystal Palace, more goals would have happened.

Even if Aguero starts and gets replaced later on, Jesus needs to understand that being that greedy doesn’t win games.

In: Cancelo

When the team sheet went up at the weekend, fans were quick to realise that there were no centre backs in the squad.

Pep Guardiola’s plan clearly worked as the team looked a lot more solid. However, one player who coped with that change was Joao Cancelo. He should start again tonight.