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The VMC Man Of The Match Versus Chelsea



City and Holland's Nigel de Jong is growing in stature with every crunching tackle and flying intercept. Without a doubt his role was pivotal in City's win over Chelsea...

Midfield cage fighter De Jong's development into an established Citizens engine room anchor man has been cemented with regular starts and he now enjoys the support of a City faithful who are increasingly reassured by his presence in the mould of the great Shay Given. They know that Michael Essien is rarely outfought.

De Jong is our Man of The Match against the London superstars.

Meanwhile, The Blues to a man were brilliant as a unit yesterday but special praise should be attributed to Micah Richards who put in his best City performance in seemingly ages. Played, Mr. T!

34. Nigel De Jong 60%
1. Shay Given 13%
2. Micah Richards 10%
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips 5%
32. Carlos Tevez 5%
10. De Souza Robinho 1%
25. Emmanuel Adebayor 1%
4. Nedum Onuoha 1%
28. Kolo Toure 1%
19. Joleon Lescott 1%
3. Wayne Bridge 1%
18. Gareth Barry 1%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 0%
33. Vincent Kompany 0%

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Nigel de Jong, 5 (Fulham H LC R3, West Ham H, Wigan Athletic A, Liverpool A, Chelsea H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 3 (C. Palace A LC R2, Burnley H, Arsenal H LC QF)
Craig Bellamy, 3 (Arsenal H, the rags A, Villa A)
Gareth Barry, 2 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A)
Shay Given, 1 (Birmingham A)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)
Wayne Bridge, 1 (Fulham H)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 1 (Wolves H)

City's 1-1 throwaway against Hull City registered no winner.

VMC's Previous Man Of The Season

2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland

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Date:Sunday December 6 2009

Time: 9:42AM

Your Comments

The numbers might suggest otherwise, but this was one of the hardest MOTM polls to vote for; there were so many exceptional performances, that to choose one, might have suggested a detraction from all others. DeJong did get it from myself, but only just.
BlueWolfie
It was indeed very difficult to choose a MOTM for this one, but Nigel shaded it for me. Like a rock in our midfield, he broke up countless Chelsea attacks and nearly scored a goal himself! Micah had his best City game in memory, Hughes has already stated that he won't be sold and after this game you can see why. Micah isn't the finished article yet, but performances like yesterdays give me hope that he'll be back to his best before too long. Just a pity that he picked up an injury; hope it doesn't interrupt the momentum he is clearly building.
fifthcolumnblue
Very good team performance but DeJong was solid again and held his own at DM keeping Deco quiet for a majority of the game. He's my pick.
bluesnozza
Like BW i thought this was such a hard game to pick the MOTM. So many could have got my vote but NDJ was just awesome.
Thaibluefan
I voted for Mike Summerbee!
merlin
I went out last night before the poll went up and didn't get to vote on it but De Jong would have had my vote.
Kevinho
 

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