21st January 2020

Scoreline Summary

Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City

(Aguero 73’)

Brief Report

Raheem started for Manchester City in a vital 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old played in a slightly more central position which allowed Raheem to aim for goal with the most shots in the Premier League encounter (5), causing a constant threat against the hosts defensive shape.

The Blades continued to fight for a result against Raheem’s side after Dean Henderson’s save from a Gabriel Jesus penalty. The result was eventually settled late in the second-half with Sergio Aguero’s strike.

What Does This Mean?

City have temporarily cut the gap to 13 points behind Alex’s Liverpool who lead the top-flight with a six-point cushion over third-place Leicester City.

What’s Next?

Next up for Raheem is a return to FA Cup action as the quadruple holders host Championship side Fulham at the Etihad with kick-off at 1pm on Sunday.

Marvin Johnson

Scoreline Summary

Middlesbrough 1-1 Birmingham City

(Fletcher 81’ – Jutkiewicz 27’)

Brief Report

Marvin helped rescue his side a point in the Championship midweek clash with Birmingham City, assisting in the 1-1 draw at the Riverside.

The winger, who completed the full 90 minutes, drilled in a perfect cross which Boro talisman Ashley Fletcher guided into the net, earning a priceless point for the hosts.

Marvin also completed the most dribbles (5) and tackles (4) of any player in the encounter as the Englishman showcased his ability in both attacking and defensive situations playing in his natural left-wing-back position.

What Does This Mean?

This draw sees Marvin’s team move further away from the relegation zone, with an 11-point gap between Boro and the bottom three.

What’s Next?

Marvin will enter the game against Blackburn Rovers at home with high morale as the Championship fixture kicks-off at 3pm next Saturday.