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Match Report: Swansea 2 - 4 City

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City got the games first two goals from a classic driven ball from Yaya, which took a deflection and went in leaving Fabianski wrong footed. The second goal came from a City counter attack lead by Aguero, who threaded a beautiful pass to Milner who made a couple of moves and beat Fabianski to make it 2-0. The boys have struggled to retain two goal leads this season and Swansea brought themselves one goal back right before half time. A Gilfy Sigurdsson rifled shot best Joe Hart and brought the home side within one goal of tying the match.

The second half started a bit slow, but as both teams settled back in to the action the game picked up. In the 64th minute, two chances to double the lead by Silva and Navas were kept out by the brilliant Fabianski. Just after those two chances were stopped, Swansea grabbed their equalizer from a counter attack. Gomis got behind the City defense and the ball landed right at his feet. With a beautiful first touch he squeezed the ball by Hart to make it 2-2. Yaya brought City back into the lead with another blistering strike from outside the box. He fought off a Jack Cork challenged and sent a low shot, which Fabianski should have saved, right through the finger tips of the Swans keeper. Some late game heroics from Hart kept the Swans from grabbing an equalizer, and two fantastic saves they were. Bony came back to his old club and within minutes of coming on he doubled the City lead as his shot bounced off both posts and into the back of the net,  givinghis new team all three points.

It was another match that saw City take a two goal lead and then give that lead right back (well not right back, but you get the point). I have written about these lapses by the team with two goal leads and, unfortunately, it happened again here. A little bit of arrogance and confidence when up two goals can be helpful at times, but the lack of focus this season was worrisome.