Man City v Blackpool Post Match review
Edozie impresses once again and the seniors show their class.
Manchester City ended their pre-season campaign with a 4-1 victory of Blackpool, goals came from Sam Edozie, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez. Gundogan started the new season with 2 goals in his first game back whilst Edozie once again proved he is a force to be reckoned with. the youngster has scored 3 goals in his last 3 games and putting his name in contention for the community shield against Leicester . The young talent has proven his pace, skills and finishing ability can compete in senior football.
image via Manchester Evening News
From Gundogan's first game back we can already see we may be in store for another magnificent goal scoring season from the German, he has certainly made a statement about his place in the midfield on the 7th of August. Cole Palmer again showed his David Silva like abilities, his agility in tight spaces allow city to create attacks in a different unique way. The Man City midfield were relentless. They didn't allow Blackpool to play their usual way with high pressure around the pitch to stop them playing out from the back.
Cancelo and Mahrez were also hard to handle, this could be a potential link up we see throughout the season. The pair shared the ball terrifically and were hard for Blackpool's left side to handle. Both players body feinting ability contrasted well and helped create more goal scoring opportunities for City attackers we seen this constantly throughout the game. Although the Manchester City defence lost the clean sheet they showed once again their reliability, Nathan Ake has also had an impressive pre-season after a return from a major injury.
Starting 11 Player Ratings
Steffen - 8.5
Dias - 8.0
Ake - 8.0
Cancelo - 8.5
Fernandinho - 8.5
Gundogan - 9.0
Palmer - 8.0
Edozie - 8.5
Mahrez - 8.5
Knight - 8.0
Written by Mason Smith.