Date: 22nd April 2018 at 9:38pm
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The average positions as Manchester City romp to an easy 5-0 thrashing  against a woefully poor and negative Swansea City side at the Etihad Stadium.

The average positions map below, courtesy of WhoScored.com, shows Manchester City’s average shape on the left in red, and Swansea’s on the right.

One of the first things to notice is how Manchester City were busier down their left, and our weaker right side. It seems to be quite common now, particularly amongst the top 6 sides to target our right side to attack.

Our shape shows how we had to cover that as well. Andy King takes up a covering position in front of van der Hoorn and alongside Kyle Naughton.

Andre Ayew is in a very deep position, deeper than both Carroll (14) and Ki (4) and offered no support for his brother Jordan.

Left-back Martin Olsson was our second highest player, playing much higher up the pitch than anyone else barring Jordan Ayew, and it was, therefore, no surprise that de Jesus was getting all sorts of freedom down the right flank.

Match Stats: Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City

 

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