Did Manchester City’s chances of defending last year’s Premier League title just evaporate into thin air? Following a heartbreaking away loss at Manchester United this past weekend, that’s what it looks like. The Sky Blues fell another three points behind league frontrunners Chelsea in the 2014 – 2015 standings. With just six games left to play this season, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Man City will be able to muster a second Premier League title in a row. With that said, you can root for the squad to turn things around today with a brand new set of Man City shirts from Soccer Box!
We have a huge array of Manchester shirts available at Soccer Box right now, from the Manchester City home shirt 2014 – 2015 (available at a 15% off discount!) to the green goalkeeper shirt. Those looking for a bargain should check out our leftover stock of 2013 – 2014 shirts, while parents should check out the kids shirt designs we have for both the 2014 – 2015 home and away kits. Suffice it to say that any Manchester football fan can find the gear they are looking for in our store!
Chelsea FC has had a stranglehold on the top spot for the entirety of the 2014 – 2015 Premier League campaign. For the vast majority of the season, though, the wearers of the Man City shirts were in second-place, perpetually looking for a chance to leap back into the lead.
One of the highlights of the 2014 – 2015 season for fans in the Manchester City home shirt 2014 – 2015 was undoubtedly the first meeting with Man Utd. On November 2nd, the Sky Blues hosted the Red Devils for a football game at their own Etihad Stadium.
With the home field advantage on their side, Man City ultimately won that game one to nothing, thanks to a second-half goal from striker Sergio Aguero. It was the fourth time in a row that a Premier League match-up between the two teams ended in Manchester City’s favor.
That streak came to an end on Sunday, though, as the wearers of the Man City shirts headed off to Old Trafford for a game on their rivals’ ground. With the Sky Blues in the midst of a rough patch and the Red Devils roaring on late-season momentum, the contest ended up having a completely different dynamic than when the two soccer clubs had played each other in November.
Things did start similarly, though. Just like in the November match, Sergio Aguero scored the first goal of the game, converting an assist from David Silva to a 1-0 lead at the 8-minute mark. Unlike in the November football fixture, United was able to respond this time.
Not only did the Red Devils respond, but they responded four times over. Six minutes after Aguero’s opening shot, Ashley Young equalized the score for United. Young also assisted Marouane Fellaini with a goal at the 27-minute mark, giving the home side a 2-1 lead at halftime.
The second half was no better for the players in the Manchester City soccer shirts. Quick succession scoring drives from Juan Mata (67 minutes) and Chris Smalling (73 minutes) brought the Red Devils’ unanswered goal streak to four, and left the Sky Blues in the dust. Sergio Aguero ultimately bookended the match with a second goal, just moments before the end of regulation, but Man City still lost the match 4-2.
The loss will leave the Sky Blues in need of a big win at their next match, an April 19th fixture that will see them donning the Manchester City home shirt 2014 – 2015 to take on West Ham. This weekend’s tough loss leaves the football club four points outside the top three.
The current standings in the 2014 – 2015 Premier League have Chelsea in first (73 points), Arsenal in second (66), Man Utd in third (65), and Man City in fourth (61). That’s a long way off of Manchester’s division-winning point total from last year, which closed out at 86.
Can the Sky Blues turn things around in the final six games of the season, or will they have to settle for a lower finish this year? Cheer the squad on with a new set of Man City shirts from Soccer Box! Whether you are looking for the 2014 – 2015 away shirt or the 2013 – 2014 home shirt, you can find it here. Use the coupon code “BLOG2015″ to save 12.5% on every piece of football gear in your shopping cart.