Jack Greeley will have to wait for his first trophy at Manchester City. Two days after joining the defending Premier League champion from Aston Villa with a British transfer record of US$139 million, Greerich and his new club lost 1-0 to Rice in the final penalty shootout. Special city.
The penalty was converted by Leicester City striker Keleki Ishinacho, who also fouled in the penalty area. Manchester City centre-back Nathan Ake (Nathan Ake) was convicted of a foul after being caught by a Nigerian forward.
Grali even played 0-0 in the 65th minute, but failed to help the team find a breakthrough. The following is his approach, as well as other key points:
Very quiet when debuting
He played 25 minutes off the bench in the second half to replace left-wing winger Samuel Edozie (Samuel Edozie) playing time just enough for him to get along with his new teammates. He didn’t do much other things. Grelisch’s game is mainly simple, short passes to teammates on the left. He sent a through pass for Bernardo Silva. Later in the game, his team fell 1-0 and broke into the center of the penalty area, but was hit by the ball before he shot.
This is his complete statistical snapshot of SofaScore after the game:
- minute: 25
- touch: 25
- Passing accuracy: 94% (15 out of 16)
- Key Pass: 1
- Created a huge opportunity: 1
- Successful dribble: 1 out of 4 attempts
- Win the duel: 1 of 7 duels
- Loss of property: 7
This is the type of game he has been brought in to help solve this season: his dribbling and creativity should help break opponents with well-structured defenses. But Greeley didn’t try any daring in his first appearance, nor did he play one-on-one with many Leicester players.
The camera filmed him chatting with left-back Benjamin Mendy after the final whistle, as if to make the two chat on the same page. A lot will happen before the Premier League opener at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Stephen is the star of this game
The American goalkeeper is the starter, and Edson, the regular ranked first, and other Manchester City starters who have participated in the European Cup and the Copa America are still struggling to return to the team. But he gave full play to his advantages and can be said to be the best player on the field of his team.
Steffen was very calm under pressure when he passed the ball outside the penalty area, and there were various stops to show his shooting range and skills as a world-class “goalkeeper”: two stops at the free throw line and two stops at the edge of the free throw. In the penalty area, one was a close save and then another patented reflex kick. Leicester City shot from the goal post. This is his statistics box:
- minute: 90
- save: 4
- touch: 30
- Customs clearance: 1
- Passing accuracy: 93% (13 out of 14)
Steffen also guessed Iheanacho’s penalty kick, but it was just the right height to pass his outstretched hands.
It’s as if Steffen wanted to remind all US National Team fans that after the hype around National League star Ethan Horvath and Gold Cup champion Matt Turner, they are still the number one USMNT fans.
Manchester City vs. Leicester City (4-3-3, from left to right): Stephen-GK-Mendy, Aker, Dias, Cancelo-Gundogan (65′ Rodri), Fernandinho, Palmer (74′ Silva)-Edozzi (65′ Grelisch), Torres (74) ‘Cavaliers), Mahrez
Leicester means business again this season
After finishing fifth consecutively in the Premier League (top ten in the past four games) and last year’s FA Cup trophy, the Foxes finally had to get rid of this cute underdog label at some point. This is a strong team that has become stronger in this offseason and should become a strong contender on the European and domestic fronts.
They defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup in May and Manchester City in the Community Shield (of course, Manchester City has very few staff). But they did this with a style of play that can effectively fight the Big Six, and they are now accustomed to this style under the leadership of manager Brandon Rogers. It is based on a commitment to defense and a quick transition to offense.
The newcomers also started to play a role: Ryan Bertrand started the game from left back, electric forward Patson Daka partnered with Iheanacho late in the second half with a score of 4-4-2, and former Lilleman Boubakary Soumare looked comfortable in midfield with Wilfried. Endidi.
After failing to qualify for the Champions League for two consecutive years, Leicester City has a great chance to make a good start in the league and make a strong statement of their ambitions this year. The Foxes played at home against Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the toughest matches of the first 12 games. These head-to-head encounters will greatly help tell us how high the Foxes can climb this year. They played against the Wolves at home in the first round.
Leicester City vs. Manchester City (4-2-3-1, from left to right): Schmeichel-GK-Bertrand (78′ Thomas), Soyunko, Amati, Ricardo Endidi, Thielemann (71′ Su Mare)-Barnes (78′ Ishinacho), Maddison (71)’Dewsbury-Hall), Ayoze (71′ Albrighton)-Vardy (71’Daka)