Manchester City failed to take the advantage and go second after they were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City.
Manchester City failed to climb to second on the Premier League table after they were held to a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium by Stoke City on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s men had the chance to go second, but failed to beat a very resilient Stoke side, but they are now level on points with Tottenham in second.
Mame Biram Diouf started the game with a chance, as early as the sixth minute, but goalkeeper Willy Caballero was on hand to save City’s blushes. But after that, the Citizens grew into the game and passed the ball around nicely.
Leroy Sane looked dangerous for Guardiola’s side, but there were few chances created by either side, even though the Manchester club enjoyed possession.
Manchester City were still strong in possession, but it was a problem breaking down Stoke’s resilience. Guardiola and his team knew the importance of winning this one, as it would catapult them to second on the table.
But it wasn’t to be, and not even the introduction of Kelechi Iheanacho could change the scoreline, although, the Nigerian went close late on, but nothing would come from it as City failed to win at the Etihad Stadium.