Manchester City had to dig deep to find a late winner after captain Kyle Walker nearly gifted Sheffield United a late share of the spoils
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City had to rely on the late heroics of Rodri Hernandez to give them all three points at Bramall Lane with a 2-1 win.
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The Cityzens survived several moments of angst during the game as striker Erling Haaland missed an early penalty, while captain Kyle Walker nearly gifted Sheffield one point from nothing late on.
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Haaland had the opportunity to give Manchester City the lead but hit the post with a penalty just before half time.
He made up for his error after the hour mark finishing at the back post after being set up by Jack Grealish to give Manchester City a 1-0 lead.
Rodri rescues Manchester City after Walker gaffe
The Norwegian’s hard work was almost undone by Kyle Walker with only five minutes left as a moment of madness let Sheffield United back into the game.
With the ball headed out for a late corner, Walker was tempted into a backheel back into his penalty area which was pounced upon by substitute Jason Bogle who made it 1-1 to the hosts.
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Manchester City were headed for their first dropped points of the campaign, but once again, Champions League winning goal scorer Rodri pulled out another important goal from his magic box to make it 2-1 to the Cityzens.
The win helps Manchester City maintain their perfect start to the new Premier League season as their three wins from three in the defence of their title won last season.