Defensive Inconsistencies

Inconsistency among our back-line has been occurring too frequently for a club of our stature, with all the resources available, defensive frailties are something we should not be used to.

Numerical factors have all played their part in the defensive downfalls across the season; a lack of leadership due to Vincent Kompany’s injuries has prevailed.

John Stones’ inexperience was proving costly with errors leading multiple goals, Otamendi’s inclination to dive into the tackle and committing himself too early also added to the rear-guards woes at the back.

As the season has progressed, these issues have become less of a common occurrence and defensive stability has arisen among the team, however, this has come too little, too late with this being a contributing factor to not joining the title challenge.

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