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Hughes happy despite defeat (AUDIO)

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There's no denying it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks at Manchester City. Their new cash saw Robinho put pen-to-paper at the City of Manchester Stadium with a host of other big names being sought as well.

It took a reported £150,000 just to get their South American stars back in time for the match at a packed Eastlands and the Brazilian made sure he didn't disappoint by netting the first from a free-kick.

However, Chelsea showed they are no pushovers and dominated the game from there on in, scoring through Ricardo Carvalho, Frank Lampard and ex-City striker Nicolas Anelka to claim all 3 points.

But for Mark Hughes it was a case of seeing where the team need to improve. Speaking after the match, the City boss said with a few more games under their belt, the team's style will be far better and they'll become much more of a match for opposition teams - not forgetting that they're expected to spend big in January to add to their ever improving squad.




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Date:Sunday September 14 2008

Time: 1:19PM

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I notice that of the teams that came off the pitch the average age of City was 22 against Chelsea 28 The future sure is bright.
alphieblues
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14/09/2008 14:47:00

yeah real bright considering you got outplayed by a bunch of pensioners! way to go!
Rune3k
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14/09/2008 15:55:00

He can be happy indeed! Considering the dominance we have exerted on the pitch a fair result would have been a 5-1 for Chelsea without Terry being sent off to the locker room!
chelsey
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14/09/2008 16:10:00

Yeah whatever... We are proud of our team and concidering your team have had chance to gell, the players know eachother and you brought all of west-ham players that know the premiership in & out! Wait until we have played more games togeher, with Elano & Petrov in the team, Next time when we have face it will be different and you can kiss my a$$!
mcfcthriller
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14/09/2008 17:05:00

Oh and Terry deserved a red by that dirty fowl, just because he couldn't catch up with Jo, he had to grab him by the waist... That’s called cheating & obstruction you fool!
mcfcthriller
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14/09/2008 17:09:00

The truth will out Chelsea. We are going to take you apart later this season at Stamford Bridge.
Sindbad
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15/09/2008 00:21:00

It will be a different game if we have all our players available.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/09/2008 08:52:00

He has every right to be positive - we took the game to them for longs periods. We are in for a good season, and hopefully we'll bounce back in resounding fashion on Thursday.
oliverblue
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15/09/2008 15:01:00

 

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