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Rodri reveals how Manchester City beat Sheffield United

Rodri has been discussing Manchester City’s most recent win.


Manchester City faced off with Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon.

The Sky Blues struggled to get the opener and Erling Haaland even missed a penalty.

The Norwegian eventually got his goal to put City in front but a late Sheffield United equaliser looked set to derail the game for Man City.

However, Rodri stepped up and smashed home a late winner for the Premier League champions.

After the game, Rodri revealed how patience was key to Man City’s latest win:

“It was one of those games you have to be patient,” Rodri explained to Premier League Productions.

“Great credit to them, they defended very well and closed the spaces, but we kept trying until the end and in the end we found the space.

“The mentality of the team, we did our job and I scored so I’m very happy. Sometimes football is like this, we know the level of this league, but it’s a great win.”

Juanma Lillo also gave his assessment of the win, describing it as tough and praising Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva in the number ten role in Phil Foden’s absence.

“Generally I thought we played really well today. It was a lot closer to what we wanted than the scoreline suggested,” he said. “In the first half it was really hard to find that space in behind. The penalty could have changed everything had that gone in. We saw the team were very stable and constantly looking towards goal.

“From the second half we really raised the rhythm, we were able to win the ball back a lot quicker. We were able to use those new spaces that were created from winning the ball back quicker. We could find Julian on his own, Bernardo on his own with time. We could’ve scored more before the first went in. Playing against such a difficult opponent was even more difficult for our players.”

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Josh Barker

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