Saturda's win makes it six wins out of six for City, despite losing midfielder Rodri to a red card early in the second half.
23rd September 2023 05:44 PM
Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Referee Anthony Taylor doled out 11 yellow cards along with Rodri's red, with seven of the yellows coming in a bad-tempered second half as Forest tried to leverage their extra man, but to no avail.
Phil Foden scored the opening goal for City in the seventh minute and striker Erling Haaland was left unmarked to head home the second from a Matheus Nunes cross seven minutes later.
Spanish midfielder Rodri got embroiled in an angry confrontation with Forest Morgan Gibbs-White, which led to a straight read card.
That prompted a slew of personnel changes, as City's Jeremy Doku was quickly replaced by Kalvin Phillips, with Forest bringing on Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Meanwhile, Forest debutant Nicolas Dominguez flashed a shot wide of the right-hand post in the 63rd minute and Elanga had an effort from a tight angle comfortably saved by Ederson as the visitors pressed forward, but struggled to create clear-cut shots on goal.