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Manchester Metropolis 4-0 Fulham (Could 11, 2024) Recreation Evaluation

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Manchester Metropolis hit the highest of the Premier League with one week of the season left when two objectives by Josko Gvardiol and one every from Phil Foden and Julián Álvarez sealed a 4-0 demolition of Fulham on Saturday.

Metropolis’s stroll within the London sunshine, their seventh successive league win and sixteenth consecutive victory over Fulham in all competitions, moved them two factors away from Arsenal.

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Pep Guardiola’s relentless facet, closing in on an unprecedented fourth English title in a row, have 85 factors from 36 video games, with Arsenal on 83 having additionally performed 36.

Arsenal can regain prime spot by beating Manchester United on Sunday however Metropolis, who play their recreation in hand at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, are actually two wins away from making historical past.

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Croatia defender Gvardiol slotted them in entrance within the thirteenth minute after a neat one-two with Kevin De Bruyne and Metropolis doubled their benefit with Foden sweeping dwelling a shot after 59 minutes. Gvardiol made positive of the factors when he slid in to the touch dwelling Bernardo Silva‘s cross on the again submit.

The Metropolis followers had been in full occasion mode when Álvarez tucked away a stoppage-time penalty after being fouled by Issa Diop who was despatched off for his second yellow card.

Metropolis established a brand new English report for consecutive wins by one membership over one other as they beat Fulham but once more, however it’s a landmark fourth successive title they actually want.

They took an enormous step in the direction of that by stretching their unbeaten league run to 21 video games, piling the strain on Arsenal forward of their journey to Previous Trafford.

Guardiola’s facet have needed to play catch-up just lately with their final three victors all coming after Arsenal had received, however this time they got the prospect to check the London membership’s resolve within the weekend’s opening recreation.

Mid-table Fulham started their remaining dwelling match of the season in optimistic style with early forays ahead however Metropolis had been rapidly into their passing rhythm.

Defender Gvardiol confirmed his latest urge for food for objectives when he performed a one-two with De Bruyne, side-stepping a Fulham defender and dispatching a previous a static Bernd Leno.

It was his third purpose in his final 5 Premier League matches however for all Metropolis’s domination they had been unable to increase their lead earlier than the interval.

With Arsenal’s type giving Metropolis no margin for error there have been a number of jitters with goalkeeper Éderson pressured to scramble to cope with a deflected low cross however any nerves had been soothed within the 59th minute when Silva’s run was blocked and the ball fell to Foden who swept a shot previous Leno.

Erling Haaland ought to have made it 3-0 however blazed over however such is Metropolis’s riches that objectives cane come from wherever as Gvardiol and Álvarez demonstrated.