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Vital MC Man Of The Match Awards: Aalborg


City's 14th UEFA Cup game of this gruelling rollercoaster season ended victorious thanks to Ireland's Number One Shay Given, our Vital MC MOTM...

Much as I personally believe that the tactics of caution and containment caused us to sit too deep on the road yet again last night, I'd also suggest that our young side's relative inexperience also played a part in the tie going to penalties.

This was a time for character and cool heads and Shay, with those two fine penalty saves showed us all just why he is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. A terrific acquisition for City.

MOTM Aalborg v CITY
UEFA Cup Round of 16 Second Leg


Given (54%)
Onouha (14%)
Zabaleta (11%)
Evans (11%)
Dunne (7%)
Elano (3%)
Garrido (0%)
Caicedo (0%)
Richards (0%)
Bridge (0%)
Kompany (0%)
Ireland (0%)
Wright-Phillips (0%)
Robinho (0%)

The Story So Far....
(FA Premier League unless stated)


Ireland, 10 (Portsmouth H, Brighton, League Cup R2 A, Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 H, FC Twente, UEFA Cup Group Stage H, Hull A, Arsenal H, Schalke, UEFA Cup Group Stage A, Hull H, FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 A, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 H)

Wright-Phillips, 9 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H Liverpool H, Newcastle A, Spurs H, united H, Everton H, West Brom A, Aston Villa H)

Zabaleta, 5 (Wigan A, Bolton A, Fulham A, Wigan H, Newcastle H)

Onuoha, 3 (Portsmouth A, West Ham A, Chelsea A)

Kompany, 3 (West Ham United, H, Middlesbrough A, PSG, UEFA Cup Group Stage H)

Given, 2 (Middlesbrough H, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 A)

Richards, 2 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 H, Aston Villa A)

Bellamy, 1 (FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 H)

De Jong, 1 (Liverpool A)

Elano, 1 (Stoke A)

Sturridge, 1 (Blackburn A)

Caicedo, 1 (Racing Santander, UEFA Cup Group Stage, A)

Robinho, 1 (Stoke City H)

Jo, 1 (Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 A)

Hart, 1 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 A)

Nottingham Forest FAC R3 - No Votes.

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The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 20 2009

Time: 7:32AM

Your Comments

During the play I would have made SWP MOM, but the guy who won it for us was Shay Given and its a good choice.
Buzz Lightyear
During the play I would have made SWP MOM, but the guy who won it for us was Shay Given and its a good choice.
Buzz Lightyear
I also thought Ned had a blinder and Dunney is improving all the time. Micah too is a lot more up for it.
Johnny Baguette
I also thought Ned had a blinder and Dunney is improving all the time. Micah too is a lot more up for it.
Johnny Baguette
My word JB you have posted the results before I have had a chance to vote !!!
alphieblues
My word JB you have posted the results before I have had a chance to vote !!!
alphieblues
buzzer..i still would have had swp as MOTM mate,because at times it wouldnt have gone to pens only for sweep tracking back and getting tackles in mate.
bluemooner_mcfc
buzzer..i still would have had swp as MOTM mate,because at times it wouldnt have gone to pens only for sweep tracking back and getting tackles in mate.
bluemooner_mcfc
If he had scored I would have gone with that BM, but Given actually won us the match and thats why I went for him.
Buzz Lightyear
If he had scored I would have gone with that BM, but Given actually won us the match and thats why I went for him.
Buzz Lightyear
Bleeding norah, that poll came and went so quickly I didn't even see it let alone get a chance to vote! For what it's worth, thought Ned shaded it until the shoot out, at which point Shay mugged him and ran off with the champers1
fifthcolumnblue
Bleeding norah, that poll came and went so quickly I didn't even see it let alone get a chance to vote! For what it's worth, thought Ned shaded it until the shoot out, at which point Shay mugged him and ran off with the champers1
fifthcolumnblue
 

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