Man City left ‘dry and high’ as Guardiola explains why ‘we were incredibly fortunate’ vs Forest

Man City left ‘dry and high’ as Guardiola explains why ‘we were incredibly fortunate’ vs Forest

Redaction Willow Austin with Football365
Published on 2024-04-28 20:39:28

In a 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola credited luck and the dry pitch at the City Ground for their win. Guardiola expressed gratitude for the missed opportunities by Forest due to the dry state of the pitch, which caused the ball to bounce high and led to wasted chances for the home team.

The win allowed City to close in on Premier League leaders Arsenal, reducing the gap to just one point with a game in hand. Goals from Josko Gvardiol and Erling Haaland put City in a favorable position to potentially secure their fourth successive title.

Guardiola acknowledged that City had been fortunate with the pitch conditions, stating, “We were incredibly fortunate for that.” He emphasized the importance of adapting to different playing conditions when playing away from home.

Looking ahead to the remaining fixtures, Guardiola stressed the need for City to maintain a 100% record to secure the title. With Arsenal in imperious form, dropping any points could prove costly for City in their title race.

Goalkeeper Ederson picked up a shoulder injury during the match, adding to City’s concerns. Guardiola expressed uncertainty about the extent of Ederson’s injury and indicated that further assessments would be needed.

Meanwhile, Forest’s defeat leaves them in a precarious position in the league, with the outcome of their appeal against a four-point deduction hanging in the balance. Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo highlighted the importance of resolving the situation promptly to deal with the reality of their league position.

As the title race heats up and the season nears its end, both City and Forest face challenges that could potentially shape their respective outcomes in the Premier League.

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