|Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola|
[데일리스포츠한국 최정서 기자] Manchester City manager Guardiola became the club’s most win-win manager after beating Chelsea in the Champions League final last season.
Manchester City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the 6th round match of the 2021-2022 English Premier League (EPL) held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 25th (Korean time). Manchester City are in second place with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (13 points). Chelsea (13 points) finished third with their first loss of the season.
It was a win worth more than one win.
Manchester City and Chelsea are considered strong contenders for the Premier League title this season. Even before the opening, local dividend companies set the lowest pitch for their win. As they competed for the top of the UEFA Champions League last season, it was expected that they would be candidates for the championship again.
Manchester City took the lead over Chelsea with this win. Moreover, he was delighted to give Chelsea their first defeat of the season.
Pep Guardiola personally cut ties with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. After Tuchel took over as Chelsea manager, he broke the record of losing three matches against Chelsea. Guardiola lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final (0-1), EPL 35 round (1-2), and UCL final (0-1) in April last April.
If we lost that day too, manager Guardiola would have been humiliated by a certain manager who would lose four in a row.
However, Manchester City took the lead and took the lead as if blaming their defeat in the final. After Gabrieu Jejus scored the winning goal in the 8th minute of the second half, Chelsea’s offensive was well blocked.
With this, Guardiola became the all-time manager of Manchester City. According to Opta, a sports statistics specialist, Guardiola recorded 221 official wins at Manchester City with this win. It surpassed the previous record of 220 wins by Les McDowell, who led the team from 1937 to 1949.
Meanwhile, another champion Manchester United, who played on the same day, recorded their first loss of the season, losing 1-0 at home to Aston Villa. After conceding a goal to Courtney House in the 43rd minute of the second half, United took a penalty kick in extra time in the second half to equalize. However, Aston Villa players surrounded the referee and delayed the match. Here, Bruno Fernandes missed out and lost.