Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to rivals Manchester United will have no doubt been painful viewing for their fans. It will add salt to the wounds to see that it was statistically their worst offensive performance for over four years.
City did not have a single shot on target this evening, they did not test David De Gea even once. According to Opta, it’s the first time the have failed to do so since 2012.
0 – Manchester City failed to have a shot on target in a game for the first time since April 2012 (vs Arsenal in the Premier League). Shy.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 26, 2016
No team has scored more goals than Manchester City in the Premier League so far this campaign, but they never looked like scoring tonight. Pep Guardiola has brought an attacking philosophy to the club, so for them to not threaten United while they lick their wounds after being mauled by Chelsea at the weekend is surprising.
On City’s last visit to Old Trafford they had six shots on target, scoring two goals. Guardiola will be ruing his side’s inefficiency this evening, as ultimately it’s cost them a place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.