Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title in style with one of the most amazing performances of the season, winning 5-0 over Swansea City with a truly dominant game. Pep Guardiola saw his team make over 1,000 passes throughout a spectacular 90 minutes of football, and this team played championship stuff once again. Just amazing.
After a really nice guard of honor from Swansea players, their manager and the referees, the Blues were not in the mood for a party: they came out with real intensity and wanted to score as many goals as possible and kill the game as soon as possible, and they started with 90% possession and a lot of chances.
The goals came quickly, with David Silva and Raheem Sterling finding the net within the first 15 minutes after some amazing team moves, and from that point on the Blues were in cruise control. Swansea weren’t dangerous at all, and the game was a little boring for the last 20 minutes of the half as City just passed the ball around looking for an opportunity.
At halftime, the Blues were in complete control and very close to a win, but they still needed another goal or two to confirm it.
City didn’t take their foot off the gas to start the second half, and they made it 3-0 thanks to a sublime long distance strike from Kevin De Bruyne to truly kill the game. The Blues continued to attack and got a penalty when Federico Fernández fouled Raheem Sterling inside the box. Gabriel Jesus missed from the spot, but Bernardo Silva buried the rebound and made it a four-goal game.
The rest of the game was just a stroll to the final whistle from the Blues, but we did see the return of Benjamin Mendy after a seven-month injury. After the game ended, the fans invaded the pitch as if the Blues had actually won the title with that victory, and it was just an incredible scene. Championship performance, championship win. This team is historic.
Man City: Ederson; Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Delph (Mendy); De Bruyne (Yaya Touré), Gundogan, Silva; Bernardo, Jesus, Sterling (Foden)
Goals: Silva (12’), Sterling (16’), De Bruyne (54’), Bernardo (64’)
Swansea: Fabianski; Naughton, v.d.Hoorn, Fernández (Bartley), Mawson, Olsson (Abraham); Ki (Clucas), King, Carroll; A.Ayew, J.Ayew