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Nottingham Forest vs Man City: Premier League result and reaction after Haaland scores in victory

Nottingham Forest vs Man City: Premier League result and reaction after Haaland scores in victory

Manchester City will seek to keep the pressure on Arsenal in the Premier League title race when they head to Nottingham Forest on Sunday evening – and could indeed jump above the Gunners, depending on their result earlier on against Tottenham.

With Liverpool having fallen away badly in the past few weeks, it’s now very much just a two-horse race in the final stretch, with City aiming to retain their title yet again. They are in fact in the hunt for the domestic double, given they will face Man United in the FA Cup final, too.

As for Forest, it’s still all about survival and they need to focus on their football after a week of berating officials for costing them points. The fact remains that Nuno’s side are one place above the relegation zone and only a point clear of Luton – but maybe more worrisome, two points clear of Burnley who are the more in-form side.

Kevin de Bruyne’s latest double act makes Man City the unconvincing Unstoppables.

Manchester City may be the unconvincing unstoppables. This was scarcely the most glorious demonstration of Pep Guardiola’s philosophy but churn or grind out four more wins and they will have a fourth consecutive Premier League title, regardless of what Arsenal do.

Weakened by injury and illness, put under pressure by Nottingham Forest, below par with their passing, City still prevailed. It may have been the result of champions. It is harder to claim it was the performance of them. But City had Kevin de Bruyne and Erling Haaland, one the best player on the pitch, the other a scoring substitute, and a little fortune.

And if Forest have a latest set of grievances, it should be with themselves. Condemned to defeat by their failings in both boxes, by their latest piece of disastrous defending at a set-piece and by an inability to take presentable chances, they could reflect on what might have been.

This was a reminder that their fate rests in their own hands, regardless of their agenda with officials and the Premier League.

Ederson injury leaves Man City fearing goalkeeper could miss Premier League and FA Cup double chase.

Manchester City are waiting to see if Ederson is out for the rest of the season and will have to sit out their pursuit of the double after suffering a shoulder injury in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The goalkeeper, who was substituted at half-time after being hurt in a collision with Forest defender Willy Boly, left the City Ground with his arm in a sling.

“It doesn’t look good,” admitted manager Pep Guardiola. “We see tomorrow with the doctor.”

Nuno Espirito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo Nottingham Forest Coach

“I think we played a good game. We had chances, we did a good job regarding how hard it is to play against Manchester City.

“With this attitude, we’re going to achieve what we want.

“We are disappointed with the result, the encouragement comes from the way we work, how committed we are, and what we have ahead of us. This is more important. We stay positive and we go for the next three games.”

Regarding the playing surface potentially playing a role in the result, he says he “doesn’t know”.

“We are disappointed with the result. We [need to] stay positive. I think we are working very hard, but it’s important that we keep producing, because the final touch will come.”

 

 



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