Manchester City maintained their 100% start to the Premier League (PL) campaign by edging past Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Blades had a low expectation, but Paul Heckingbottom was pleased with their first-half performance.
City dominated possession and thought they had taken the lead in the 20th minute, but Nathan Ake’s opportunistic finish was ruled out for an offside. With half-time approaching, Julian Alvarez handled John Egan, presenting Erling Haaland with the chance to convert from the spot. Haaland missed a shot on target, but Jack Grealish’s cross for Haaland led to a header at the back post.
Sheffield United were given a reprieve when Haaland’s second goal was flagged offside. Kyle Walker’s error at the back gave Sheffield United a lifeline, but Walker’s ball into the area broke nicely for Rodri to score. City secured their top spot in the PL table, while Sheffield United will be disappointed with their close loss.