Surging Man City eases past Fulham

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Fulham at Etihad Stadium on December 05, 2020 in Manchester, England.

Manchester City – Fulham was a pretty one-sided encounter, as Pep Guardiola’s City eased to victory and Scott Parker’s Cottagers were keen to avoid disappointment.

Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne did the damage, as Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola had a superb game to keep the score down.

Pep Guardiola's men currently sit fifth in the Premier League table following their victory over the Cottagers.

Man City had a glorious chance early on but Alphonse Areola denied Sterling who was clean through.

Moments later he made it 1-0, as Kevin de Bruyne charged towards goal and played in Sterling who slotted home. De Bruyne went close himself soon after but Areola denied him at the near post.

Fulham had to deal with wave after wave of Man City attack and eventually that pressure told. Joachim Anderson clipped Sterling’s feet and De Bruyne slammed home the penalty kick.

Ederson almost had a moment to forget as the ball squirmed past him but went wide, while at the other end Areola denied Sterling’s volley.

In the second half it was a more even encounter as Fulham were more adventurous, but that left the more open on the counter.

After a counter attack Gabriel Jesus set up De Bruyne who spanked the crossbar, then another counter saw De Bruyne denied by Areola.

Late on, Fulham did their best to stay solid and prevent any more counters from Man City as Scott Parker’s side threatened at times with Ademola Lookman looking lively.

In the end, this was a routine win for City as they continue to surge up the table.

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