Thanks to the shock result at Old Trafford last week, City had already been crowned champions before this game even kicked off. However, Pep Guardiola didn’t let the fact get in the way of his team’s performance as they put Swansea comprehensively to the sword. The Cityzens were on the front foot from the opening whistle right to the very end of the game and their recent success clearly wasn’t distracting them from the task at hand. City were simply at their brilliant best and Swansea could do nothing to quell the waves of attacks coming their way and the lead didn’t take long to come. A beautiful ball in behind by the ever magisterial Kevin de Bruyne released Sterling on the left channel and his cut back looped up for David Silva to volley home the opener in the 12th minute.
The second came only four minutes later with Sterling turning scorer from provider. Again the ball was worked to the left channel and a give-and-go between Fabian Delph and David Silva put the Englishman in behind the Swansea defence. He wasted no time in squaring the ball for Sterling who was waiting all alone in the six yard box to apply the simply finish.
Swansea were no match for their opposition on the day and City took a well deserved two goal advantage into the half time break.
The onslaught only continued after the interval as City continued to put the pressure on Swansea. They didn’t take long to get back into their stride and the third and best goal of the evening came courtesy of the talisman, Kevin de Bruyne. An interception from the City defence ricocheted into the path of the Belgian and he proceeded to unleash an unstoppable right footed strike that whistled past Fabianski before he knew it. A brilliant goal from a truly gifted footballer.
City were rampant and showed no signs of showing Swansea any mercy. Their next goal arrived less than 10 minutes later as Sterling was hacked down in the box by Fernandez gifting Gabriel Jesus a chance to extend the lead. The Brazilian striker saw his penalty tipped onto the post by Fabianski but Bernardo Silva was quickest to the follow up to give City the 4-0 lead.
It was party football from City and they added the gloss to score in the 88th minute as Jesus finally got his name on the scoresheet. Substitute Yaya Toure picked up the ball in the middle of the park and floated a delicious ball over the top of Swansea defence and Jesus, with a diving header, duly finished with aplomb.
Another vintage performance from City to add to the many that they have gifted us throughout the season.
Carlos Carjaval spoke truthfully about the game and clubs situation saying “This team is from another planet. This is the 14th time they have won by three or more goals and they find spaces where other teams would find it difficult to create.” He went on to say “These are not the games where we judge our season, I give my players big credit for defending and sticking together.”
Pep Guardiola spoke candidly about his team saying “I enjoyed the performance very much. From the first to last minute, we showed what we have shown all season. All the goals were so good. The fans were amazing and after some of the results that we have had recently, we appreciate the fans support and how happy we can make them.”