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Manchester City boss Mark Hughes admitted his former team, Manchester United were just too good on the day.

Talking to Sky Sports the Welshman said...

"We played a very good side today. They used their experience at the end to kill the game and break up our momentum."

"They have that because of the experience they have and the trophies they have won. Now, we are not in that position. We aspire to that and that's where the club will go in the future."

"We had opportunities but we needed to assert ourselves in the first half and we weren't able to do that.""

"United were a bit sharper to the ball and we couldn't get a foothold. I thought we were a lot better in the second half, we forced the game."

Sparky finished off by saying...

"On occasions we broke well but on occasions we were knocked over. Overall, we are disappointed because we haven't won the match but in the second half we needed a response and we got that."

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 30 2008

Time: 6:03PM

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Mark Hughes, it was not that Man U, were too good but rather we were poor and didnt even close them down in the first half. We had no end product, and had no clue how to play. Stop trying to take away the blame for another poor performance. Sort it out.
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30/11/2008 18:44:00

United showed they are the team to beat still if you wanna win the title!
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30/11/2008 19:44:00

What can I say!!, We played the way they want us to play & I think Elano decided to leave in January.
city 81
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30/11/2008 19:45:00

We need to bolster our squad. January will mean nothing but the summer of 2009 will mean everything.
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30/11/2008 19:50:00

And we should have a left back, He Know how to attack.
city 81
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30/11/2008 19:55:00

United were not too good, we just didn't show up today - we gave them far too much respect and played panicky long balls too often in the first half, thereby giving utd possession back. Its a question of getting that balance right, our defence has improved lately but at the sacrifice of our attacking today. I would rather have seen us go for them straight away and get them on the ropes Still there were positives - another excellent display by kompany at centre back and almost another excellent display by Dunne (apart from leaving Rooney for the goal), and I don't think we were out-classed. SWP played his heart out but we still arent getting the best from him
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30/11/2008 20:01:00

You were out-everything in the first half! you came into it in the second half but never looked like breaking us down either. You never played in the second half like we did first half before sending off, so deserved winners. Justice for the loss last season at CoMS with that Geovanni goal where we did EVERYTHING but score! Payback is always nice!
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30/11/2008 21:30:00

I don't think our attack is good enough upfront to penetrate top teams like the rags and where we were scoring for fun earlier in the season , we have changed the players up front notably Bennni and Vass and the goals have started to dry up.
Buzz Lightyear
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01/12/2008 09:02:00

agree totally.......we need some class up front.......
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01/12/2008 10:48:00

I've been against signing another striker for some time but I'm gradually changing my tune. Evans and Sturridge are still learning, Jo is out of the picture with Caicedo and Castillo, Vassell is woeful and Benjani's first touch yesterday was that bad he looked a defender when balls were played into him!!!
Johnny Baguette
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01/12/2008 14:38:00

in fairness to Benjani, this is not his usuual postition leading the line, he normally sits hust off the main strikers, coming in just as he did at Shalke. If mh is not going to have confidence in Jo to do that job, we need another striker.
Buzz Lightyear
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01/12/2008 16:03:00

unlucky , but man u were on fire again
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01/12/2008 18:27:00


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