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City Phoenixes Dig Deep And Our Season Takes Off

FT: FC Midtjylland 0 Manchester City 1 (Agg: 1-1, City win 4-2 on pens)

I blame my old man again. It's all his fault, but I wouldn't have it any other masochistic way after City's shadow chasing performance against a determined FC Midtjylland suddenly exploded into an enthralling Battle of Jutland and a crucial European victory. A classic cup tie.

Time to stop reading the rumours for a while and worrying about off field developements. Credit where it is due to Mark Hughes and his young side for focusing on their game and reaping the rewards. Ched Evans and Joe Hart have got some bottle.

Credit too to the senior professionals for stepping up to the plate and steadying those penalty nerves when it mattered. Spare a thought too for the battling Danes who looked fitter and stronger than City for long periods. Their striker Baba Collins must be devastated after his nightmare misses.

My only cause for concern was Bluesy opting to experiment with Richards in midfield and starting with Beijing Jo from the off. Not the time to do it considering the impact this game would have on our season, but he got away with it and we can now all look forward to tomorrow's lunchtime UEFA Cup 1st Round draw in Monaco.

The Feel Good factor is returning to Sport City and we will go to Sunderland on Sunday with Shaun Wright-Phillips attacking down the right flank and Rigsby Petrov on the left.

SWP and Dunneymonster are the only City survivors of November 2003's UEFA exit in Poland. Now they have a chance to banish the ghosts of Groclin.

See you on the continent and hold on to the Euro Dream!


Those important first round details:

Monaco UEFA Cup First round draw
29th August 2008
13.00 CET / 12.00 GMT

First round, 1st leg 18th September 2008
First round, 2nd leg 2nd October 2008


Carling Cup Update

Now City have qualified for the UEFA Cup knockout stages, the League Cup second round tie at Brighton & Hove Albion will take place on Wednesday 24th September at 1945 GMT.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 28 2008

Time: 6:22PM

Your Comments

oh my god,there could be another team challenging for the title after watching that masterclass of football.keep up the good work sparky from all at OT.
SweetLeftFoot
penalties - kept it late and defied English traditions by winning but I hear Manc sides are good at penalties :-)
merlin
Incredible! an Obsessed rag gives us a visit! Excellent stuff. Must be getting worried again. Still only beat us 4 out of 12 league games since we got promoted. 4 out of 13 this November. How's Dimitar?
Johnny Baguette
Horrible conditions over there, Merl and they were no mugs. After our latest round of sheeyiiite it's relief all round.
Johnny Baguette
Painful performance! BUT, it obviously our day on all fronts, and we are through! We'll take it, but yes JB, it's a relief!
oliverblue
City do it the hard way... Ah the delights of being Man City! Well at least we are Entertaining!
mcfcthriller
Extremely close but at least your through
Tiny T
finally future than the group stages now we mean business we were so lucky thou 90 minute og how lucky can ya get, This day keeps gettin better trough in the uefa cup and signing of SWP fanfriggintastic now lets hope i get sex tonight to top it all of ha ha eh i dont think so ha ha
dunne deal
Never give up, that should be our motto. We've had a few come backs, but still can't watch penalties my nerves wont stand it. Had to wait for Jb's updates and then watched the recording.Thats sad.
Buzz Lightyear
where who said 3-0 !! :)) , The Danish team is a good team, They have agood Coach, But he made one mistake over the 180 minutes, When he thought that the game finish and send off his best players in the last two minutes.
city 81
Just shows how good a keeper Joe Hart is. Future England no.1, without a doubt.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
 

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