Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest, making it six wins out of six despite losing midfielder Rodri to a red card early in the second half, on Saturday.
In all, 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 rifled 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, as City dominated possession for the opening 45 minutes.
Memories of last season’s 6-0 drubbing must have been in the minds of Forest players as they headed in at the break, but the tables were turned soon after as the second half got underway as Rodri was shown a straight red card.
In the other results, Crystal Palace and Fulham drew 0-0, Luton Town and Wolves drew 1-1, Everton beat Brentford 3-1 and Manchester United edged Burnley 1-0.
In Sunday’s games, Arsenal are at home to Tottenham, Brighton welcome Bournemouth, Chelsea take on Aston Villa, Liverpool entertain West Ham and Sheffield United host Newcastle.