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Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield United; Statistical Analysis as Riyad Mahrez nets hat-trick in the FA Cup contest


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Manchester City defeated the English Championship side 3-0 in the FA Cup Semi-final as they booked their place in the final of the oldest Cup Competition.

Manchester City was lucky to have Riyad Mahrez produce the goods in front of the goal as he scored a hat-trick in the first half of the match.

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Manchester City would now wait for the winners of the other semi-final clash between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United.

On this note, Isagoal.com reviews the statistical analysis as regards the game.

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                              Full Statistics

                              Shots on Target

4 (Manchester City)                                                                                              (Sheffield United) 1

The home side showed their attacking firepower as they made the visitors endure a terrific night in this match.

In the end, Manchester City had 14 shots on target as compared to the 1 shot on target Sheffield United had in the game.

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                            Shots off Target

6 (Manchester City)                                                                                  (Sheffield United) 2

Manchester City had more attacking impetus to show for it in the game.

But in a game where Erling Haaland was expected to possibly score a hat-trick, it was Riyad Mahrez that was doing so (justice) in the game as stated also by the match commentator.

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As the Citizens had 6shots off target as compared to the  2 shots off target the visitors had in the match.

                            Blocked Shots

3 (Manchester City)                                                                                     (Sheffield United) 0

The Manchester City side kept a clean sheet in the game coupled with the dynamic movement they had in the final third.

But the trio of Jack Grealish, Erling Braut Haaland and Riyad Mahrez (especially) was too good as they plundered holes in the opponent’s defence.

                                  Possession

78 (Manchester City)                                                                                   (Sheffield United) 22

Manchester City obviously dominated the match like we expected as the visitors were largely second-best in the entire game.

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And City would have Ikay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Gomez to thank as they controlled the midfield for much of the contest.

                               Corner-kicks

11(Manchester City)                                                                            (Sheffield United) 1

Manchester City proved itself on the pitch that they are the favourite to win this competition (FA Cup) as they showed class and dominance in all areas that mattered in this tie.

And it wasn’t a surprise as they had 11 corner-kicks as compared to the 1 corner Sheffield United had in the game.

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                                 Fouls

5 (Manchester City)                                                                                                (Sheffield United) 16

The Citizens had fewer fouls in the contest since they had more of the ball to their names.

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While the visitors committed more than twice the fouls Manchester City had in the game.

The Citizens had about 5 fouls committed as compared to the 16 fouls Sheffield United had in the entire match.

 

 

This article was updated 4 weeks ago

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