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VMC Man Of The Match v Portsmouth



The VMC Forum Community has narrowly voted the returning to form Emmanuel Adebayor as City's Man of The Match versus Pompey ahead of impressive Blues skipper Kolo Toure...

Kolo And The Gang are back in the groove and clearly Ade's world class finish from Stephen Ireland's perfectly weighted through ball sealed the giant striker's poll win this week.

There is no doubt about it that when in form, Ade gives City a crucial extra edge up front and the signs are there that The Togonator's enthusiasm for the game is slowly being rekindled.

He had greater urgency about him than we saw in December and the only criticism this correspondent can level at him is teh tendency to drift out left to retrieve teh ball if the service isn't coming in.

His cameo against the rags which led to El Apache's latest goal at the swamp was notable for his run drawing defenders away with him. As pointed out in the Pompey VMC Preview, Adebayor's role in the side will have a big impact upon The Citizens destiny this season.

Once again, Vincent Kompany's stunning form and the emergence of Steady Dedryk are recognised this week.

25. Emmanuel Adebayor [39.13%]
28. Kolo Toure [34.78%]
33. Vincent Kompany [8.7%]
15. Javier Garrido [4.35%]
44. Dedryk Boyata [4.35%]
34. Nigel De Jong [4.35%]
7. Stephen Ireland [4.35%]
18. Gareth Barry [0%]
17. Martin Petrov [0%]
32. Carlos Tevez [0%]
39. Craig Bellamy [0%]
1. Shay Given [0%]
4. Nedum Onuoha [0%]
5. Pablo Zabaleta [0%]

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Carlos Tevez, 5 (Bolton A, Spurs A, Wolves A, Blackburn H, the rags H, LCSF1)
Nigel de Jong, 5 (Fulham H LC R3, West Ham H, Wigan Athletic A, Liverpool A, Chelsea H)
Craig Bellamy, 4 (Arsenal H, the rags A, Villa A, Sunderland H)
Gareth Barry, 3 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A, Stoke H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 3 (C. Palace A LC R2, Burnley H, Arsenal H LC QF)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 2 (Wolves H, Portsmouth H)
Shay Given, 2 (Birmingham A, Everton A)
Micah Richards, 1 (the rags A LCSF2)
Martin Petrov, 1 (Scunthorpe A FAC4)
Vincent Kompany, 1 (Middlesbrough A FAC3)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)
Wayne Bridge, 1 (Fulham 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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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 2 2010

Time: 8:32AM

Your Comments

Well i voted for Toure, who i thought was awesome, but i have no problems with Ade just getting the nod.
Thaibluefan
after what that lad bin through in togo fair play to him for coming back and playing well
radders1990
Congrats Ade, hopefully you can slowly begin to put everything that has happened, behind you
BlueWolfie
Im happy for adebayor. Hes shown great character and strength in troubled times. Mancini needs to work hard in training on the partnership of tevez and adebayor. There was no discipline, they were all over the place. It just didnt work - hence the whole team was disjointed - hence a poor team performance. I prefer 4-3-3 with tevez upfront on his own.
Super City Slicker
Garrido was far the best player on the pitch, the rest of them looked like headless chickens! We didn't deserve to win the game, de jong obviously doesn't know how to go forward, shay given wasn't commanding his area and his delivery was shocking, petrov wasn't half as good playing on the right, adebayor did nothing most of the match apart from his goal, tevez ran around as usual but apart from hitting the post he did nothing much and kompanys usual brilliant composure on the ball was nowhere to be seen. sorry but i think garrido was the man of the match by miles!
given_is_ironman
i enter the lions den
radders1990
happy 2nd feb boys
radders1990
hope you have a good one
radders1990
Hope you have a good one too Radders. How's things on Vital Everton? Hope you're all keeping well over there.
Bluedub
ade was very good and i thought toure had his best game in a manchester city shirt by a long way.
bluemooner_mcfc
Well - Ade is back playing footie - best thing for him really - twas a dark day for football when that shooting happened - most people in the world were horrified
niteworlok
 

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