Pep Guardiola’s team had only to show up to frighten the wits out of Crystal Palace. Their effortless superiority is hard earned
There has been a vague sense in the past few weeks that the Premier League is giving way to Manchester City, that as the two leading teams chase down the final curve – knees pumping, arms chopping the air – it is City who seem to be running through a lighter gravity. Some have suggested there is a kind of Gruffalo effect here, the children’s story of the very clever mouse who managed to scare away the rest of the forest just by walking along with a monster behind it.
Fear of calamitous defeat, helplessness in the face of City’s domination of the ball: the argument goes that City’s aura has drawn the sting from teams outside the top six, who save their fight for those around them, those who actually appear to be playing the same game.
Source: Football News
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