26 Pass Goal from Manchester City

Possession kings of the English Premier League. Pouring salt into the wound Manchester City tweeted out this video of their second goal versus Manchester United. Every single Manchester City player gets a touch on the soccer ball and after 26 passes Bernardo Silva finishes off the play after getting a touch on a whipped in cross to the far post. It’s like Pep Guardiola and Manchester City put their rivals Manchester United to sleep and then scored.

Of course Manchester City have done this before, as in scoring after 44 passes in a row.

Manchester City controlled the game throughout and had 68% of the possession in their 2-0 win. I’d still like to see Ederson move in to attack more on certain plays! You know he wants to.

Should football / soccer teams get an extra point if they string a certain number of passes together without the other team touching the ball and then score?!

A footballing masterclass…

It’s no secret that Pep Guardiola’s City play beautiful football: building from the back, playing through the lines, seeking the perfect moment to strike…

And what better stage to execute a killer game plan than the Manchester Derby?

The Champions were already a goal to the good at Old Trafford as the clock ticked down to half-time but rather than seeing the half out, the visitors sensed an opportunity.

When John Stones collected Cristiano Ronaldo’s stray pass in the centre circle, City reorganized and instigated an attack of our own, which started from Ederson and involved every single player – and not for the first time.

During a dominant 86-second spell, City tallied 25 passes before Joao Cancelo curled a delightful delivery to the back post where the sliding Bernardo Silva poked home our second of the afternoon.

Beautiful football, a glorious goal and a wonderful Derby Day win…