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Some Might Say: Chelsea Win Post Match Reaction

Some Might Say: Chelsea Win Post Match Reaction



City's terrific victory, stopping the Chelsea machine in it's tracks has The Street Of Shame hacks sitting up and taking notice, but here's how the big names saw it...

A thrilled Mark Hughes who has stuck to his guns, taking City into mid December with one dodgy defeat all season and a string of fine performances against 'The Big Four sides':

'I thought we were magnificent from start to finish. We got off to the worst possible start, very unlucky with the goal, but from that point onwards we took the fight to Chelsea.

'Sometimes things happen that you don't expect and I didn't expect Frank to miss.In fairness to him, I think he understood the importance of converting that chance, which brought extra pressure. We had to show courage and bravery. When you are playing a team like Chelsea you need to believe in your own ability.

'Some sides give them too much respect, which just allows them to create opportunities and win games.'


- City certainly didn't yet perhaps the most alarming aspect of the contest was Chelsea's almost total collapse in discipline that won them few worldwide admirers. Carlo Ancelotti takes up the story:

'We did not lose control. We had to go one against one at the back near the end and in that situation it is easy to pick up a yellow card. I didn't really see the tackle by Belletti on Bridge but he might have arrived a little late.

'We are doing well at the moment but today it was difficult because Manchester City played very well. We are top of the league and we have two more points than Manchester United so we do not need anything extra.

'City will do better in the future. They have a very good squad and some very good players. When you change a lot of players you need time to get the right people into the team. Their future is going to be better than their past.'


The legend that is Seamus Given on that superb penalty save:

'Kevin Hitchcock should take a lot of credit, he did his homework on Lampard and had me well grilled before the game. I was delighted to keep it out, and then the lads cleared their lines when it came off me so all in all, I'm pretty happy! It was tricky conditions for goalkeepers with all the rain, but we are delighted with the victory.

'Chelsea were looking very strong this year, top of the league and rightly so. It's a big three points for us. We were unlucky with the goal, it came off me and hit the back of Ade, and I don't think he knew too much about it! A clean sheet would have been nicer and we were pretty solid, so I think we deserved it.'


Emmanuel Adebayor, who won great admiration for repeatedly shoving the petulantly encroaching Michael Essien back for Tev's winning free kick:

"These things happen in football and you just have to keep thinking positive. I was unhappy at the own goal but my team-mates were very supportive. They knew that it was a difficult moment for me and they said, "Come on, you have the ability to score a goal for us." And that's what I've done.

"John Terry wasn't happy about my goal, but I don't care - I wasn't happy about their goal either! He's one of the best players around and he's a winner, that's why he was upset. We had gone a long time without a win in the Premier League and we knew it would be tough. It was tough, but we won, so we're happy. What is most important is the three points."


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday December 6 2009
Time: 6:20AM

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All credit to Ancelotti, for not taking anything away from either side's performance.
BlueWolfie
06/12/2009 09:17:00
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I agree BW, he gave credit where credit was due, but didn't he slag us off midweek in the papers?
Buzz Lightyear
06/12/2009 10:01:00
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I don't think he did - Carlo doesn't salg people off he's not like Sir Red Nose of Old Trafford!
merlin
06/12/2009 15:28:00
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Ancellotti was more complimentary with these selected quoes than what he said about the decisions surrounding both City goals - I take it that he didn't see Ashley Cole kick the ball out for the corner which led to their goal.
Kevinho
06/12/2009 21:57:00
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