You probably know Manchester City are trying to hold on to its Premier League winners position this season. But how are City and Manchester’s other football clubs faring at present? Read on to find out.
Manchester United started their first full Premier League season well, beating Chelsea at home 4 – 0. The team looked in good shape as Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and newcomer Daniel James clocked up the goals, accompanied by great performances by the likes of midfielder Paul Pogba. Though, Pogba hasn’t had the best season so far. Despite scoring 24 goals out of his 102 appearances in the Premier League, he has yet to score this season. It’s no wonder Pogba is one of the players that fans get stressed watching the most.
The Red Devils began the 19/20 season in second position on the league table. But with only one win over their next eight matches, by the end of October Man United had dropped down to 14th place. Thankfully, the team reunited to lose only two more matches in the season so far, and three draws. Their stunning 4 – 1 home win against Newcastle United on Boxing Day secured United’s position in the league table, making the team currently 5th place in the Premier League.
Man United entered the FA Cup in the Third Round Proper, and in their first match, they drew 0 – 0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Red Devils have made it to the semi-finals second-leg of the EFL Cup, though. But United fans weren’t happy at them losing 1 – 0 against Manchester City at the start of 2020. United have been playing a blinder in the UEFA Europa League at least. Manchester United currently hold first place in their group position.
Manchester City is battling hard to defend its position as two-time Premier League champions this season, so a lot is riding on their 19/20 league performance. With 14 wins, two draws and five losses, Man City are currently managing to hang on to third position in the league table.
Manchester City entered the FA Cup in the third round as the defending champions, and they got off to a good start, beating Port Vale 4 – 1. As for the EFL Cup, City is hoping to beat Manchester United again when they replay on 29th January in the semi-final second-leg. City is also top dog in the UEFA Champions League. With no losses, only two draws, and four wins, the team look set to hold on to the top position.
Greater Manchester Football Teams
What about Greater Manchester’s footie teams? How are they faring? Here’s a brief overview of some.
League One’s The Trotters have something to prove this season, seeing as they were relegated from the Championship last season. However, out of 21 matches played, Bolton drew 7, lost 10, and won only 4, so the team’s certainly struggling, and is currently in 23rd position in the league.
Oldham Athletic AFC
Oldham isn’t having a great season. The team’s currently in 20th position of League Two. Out of their 25 matches played, Oldham Athletic have drawn 8, lost 11 and won only six games. They may currently be in third position for the EFL trophy, but with only three games played and only one game won, it’s fair to say Oldham are struggling.
The Tics haven’t got off to a great start either. The team is currently placed 22nd in the Championship, and out of 26 matches played, they’ve only won 5. With eight draws and 13 losses, Wigan Athletic are struggling to stay in the league. Barnsley is below them in 23rd place, and Luton Town is presently in the bottom position.