Three talking points from Man City’s victory over Aston Villa

This game will be remembered for Brad Guzan’s┬áSunday League goalkeeping but it could have been so different had the keeper not let his side down. Here are THREE talking points from today’s game:

Give Given a chance

Brad Guzan’s error was unforgivable. Aston Villa grew into their game with last season’s Champions but they were always facing an uphill battle thanks to the keeper’s mistake. Given Given’s performance in the FA Cup for Villa he should now be given his chance in the league.

Grealish more than flash in pan

The midfielder followed up his match-winning display against Liverpool with another composed performance today. Grealish linked up Villa’s attack well and poses some awkward questions for previous manager Paul Lambert: with a side so bereft of creativity why did the Scot ignore such a player in his midst?

Benteke wrongly judged offside

Had Christian Benteke not been wrongly judges to be offside at 2-2 this game could have a very different look right now. As it was, City went up the other end and immediately scored via some Fernandinho acrobatics. Tim Sherwood has every reason to feel aggrieved.

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