City Free Fall
Jakarta – Too many to swallow defeat Manchester City since the turn of the year. The Citizens who previously finished primary competitor Chelsea in the title race, now have to fight extra hard to maintain its position in the top four.
City defeat in the fifth round 2015 during a visit to Manchester United. Despite winning first, the Citizens in the end had to give up with a score of 2-4 in a match at Old Trafford on Sunday (12/04/2015) night.
Can fail points in Derby Manchester City scattered increasingly making the competition to become champion. Statistics 4W 3D 5L since the turn of the year did not indicate the status of Sergio Aguero et al as a championship challenger.
City, which is on the second day of January has value and identical goal difference with Chelsea, now behind 12 points from the rivals. Mathematically the opportunity to retain the title has not been closed, but the chance was very small when considering their performance lately.
Some of the defeat suffered by the City showed their inability to compete with the top teams. At the Etihad Stadium, City lost 0-2 to Arsenal, and then subjected 1-2 in a trip to Anfield and the latter certainly embarrassed at Old Trafford last night. While balanced with their Chelsea 1-1.
Not only that, the City several times a shocking defeat against weak teams. Two clubs in the relegation zone managed to beat City in a month back. Burnley won 1-0 while Crystal Palace could lead 2-1.
Opta noted that five Premier League defeat in the first four months of 2015 is already more than the total defeat they suffered in the whole 2014.
Seeing the performance of City in 2015, their chances for survival in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season could be more difficult. In the rest of the season can still be a tough opponent so penjegal is Tottenham and Southampton.
Advantages four points over Southampton and seven points ahead of Liverpool is not safe enough for the City in an attempt to qualify for the Champions League next season. And if to not qualify for the Champions League, it would be a great failure for the Premier League champions last season.
Match Result Manchester City in 2015 (* less thickened)
vs Sunderland 3: 2
vs Everton 1: 1
vs Arsenal 0: 2 *
vs Chelsea FC 1: 1
vs Hull City 1: 1
vs Stoke City 1: 4
vs Newcastle United 5: 0
vs Liverpool FC 2: 1 *
vs Leicester City 2: 0
vs Burnley 1: 0 *
vs. West Bromwich Albion 3: 0
vs Crystal Palace 2: 1 *
vs Manchester United 4: 2 *