Aston Villa vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned

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Aston Villa vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned
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Another road loss for Manchester City, who suddenly cannot do anything right away from the Etihad in the Premier League.

Manchester City figure to have all they can handle against defending title holder Bayern Munich in Champions League play later this week.

A calling card of most great teams is the ability to focus strictly on the task at hand. Within a match, only the next play matters. On the schedule, only the next match matters.

City's schedule mandated a visit to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side hamstrung by a hip injury to Christian Benteke. As City proved again, though, there are no easy points to be had on the road in the Premier League.

This match was a terrible watch in the first half and a thrilling watch in the second half, especially for the Villa partisans.

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