Man City have gone from ‘yawn fest’ to ‘ruthless’ Premier League leaders in three months as Pep Guardiola’s side extend winning run to 17 games at Everton February 18, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Man City’s transformation this season has left Jason Cundy stunned.

The talkSPORT host had dubbed City’s style of play a ‘yawn fest’ as Pep Guardiola’s side were in the bottom half of the table in November.

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Guardiola’s City lost to Leicester and Tottenham and drew with West Ham and Leeds in their first eight league games of the season

Back in November, Cundy said: “I just wonder whether the game’s moved on and Pep still plays that tiki-taka style of football.

“I remember when they played that at Barcelona, they played it slow slow, quick quick. That was how they did it, they slowed the game [down] and went bang bang.

“This City side they are so slow on the ball, they’re ponderous. They pass, they have a touch, they go backwards, they go sideways. Dull, slow, it’s a yawn fest.”

Guardiola has managed to turn City’s fortunes around with a whopping 17-game winning run, which stretches back to December 19.

City’s latest triumph came in a 3-1 victory at Everton on Wednesday as they moved 10 points clear of second-placed Manchester United.

Goals from Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva saw City breeze past Everton on Wednesday night

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Goals from Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva saw City breeze past Everton on Wednesday night

On the Sports Bar, Cundy hailed City’s ruthlessness in front of goal as they look set to win a third Premier League title in four seasons.

He told talkSPORT: “My criticism of Man City over the last 18 months or so was I always found their football a little dull, boring and predictable. I felt like they would over-pass.

“There’s a ruthlessness now and they move the ball through the thirds much quicker and they move it with a purpose.

“I felt there would be over passing and trying to walk the ball in. Now I don’t see that, I see a side with more purpose about their attacks.”

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