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Man City are 'the most boring team' to win the Premier League, Pep Guardiola's Barcelona had 'no passion'

Daniel Marland

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Man City are 'the most boring team' to win the Premier League, Pep Guardiola's Barcelona had 'no passion'

Manchester City have been called the most 'boring team' to ever win the Premier League title - with manager Pep Guardiola's tenure at Barcelona also criticised.

City have won four of the last five Premier League titles, capturing last season's with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa on the final day.

Guardiola's turned his side into a domestic force with only Chelsea and Liverpool winning the league once each during his time in England.

It's seen some start to get sick of their style of football. City suffocate their opponents with a team of superstars before going on to score multiple times per game. Most goals follow the same formula too, with wingers cutting the ball across for anyone making a run inside.

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Arsenal fan Ian believes City aren't as exciting as they're cracked up to be, even going as far as calling them one of the least entertaining sides to win the title.

He told talkSPORT: "I think City are the most boring team to ever win the Premier League. I'm not debating they don't play decent football, they play very good football. But in 2012 when they won it under Mancini, before Sir Alex Ferguson had left, we were invested in that, there was a story about that. [Vincent] Kompany scored that header in their game, the [Sergio] Aguero moment, we were invested in that. Since then, even City fans aren't invested in it."

City are currently second in the league, one point behind Arsenal. (Image Credit: Alamy)
City are currently second in the league, one point behind Arsenal. (Image Credit: Alamy)
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Ian then turned his attention to Guardiola's first job in management. The Spaniard won three La Liga titles at the Camp Nou in addition to two Champions Leagues.

In that team, Guardiola had the deadly trio of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. It popularised 'tiki-taka' football, which has been criticised for being drab.

"I'll take you back to the 2009 season when Barcelona were the best team on the planet," Ian continued.

Guardiola with Messi in 2011. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Guardiola with Messi in 2011. (Image Credit: Alamy)
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"You watched them and thought 'tap, tap, tap, tap, tap, tap' for 90 minutes. Ok, great to watch but there's no passion behind it. It's not great to watch.

"When you ask can Arsenal win the Premier League, probably not. But I think every other football fan wants them to win it over Man City."

City return to Premier League action against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal, meanwhile, travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers later than evening.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Barcelona, Pep Guardiola

Daniel Marland
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