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With the vast resources at Manchester City’s disposal, it’s only natural that they’re spending exploits lead to competition for places within the squad.
One of the hottest competitions to emerge in recent seasons is the battle at left-back that sees Aleksandar Kolarov struggling against Gael Clichy for a starting spot.
Possibly Kolarov’s biggest strength, the Serb used that sublime left foot of his to open the scoring with a powered free kick against Sunderland.
Kolarov then went on to cross in for Sergio Aguero to score before winning the free-kick that settled the 3-0 victory.
In short, Kolarov had a hand in every goal scored by the winners and one could argue that it’s actually an injustice to call him a defender on his day.
Clichy is no small talent by any means, and the fact that Kolarov is currently winning the fight between the two speaks volumes.
Saturday was but the latest example of the attacking prowess that Kolarov holds, where the left-back contributed with a Man of the Match showing.