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Blue Murder As City Spill The Claret

Burnley 1 City 6

City went into this game under pressure to deliver against a side facing relegation and fighting for their lives.

Of course the endeavour of the home team would cause Mancini's men some problems initially behind a partisan crowd and Toure and the boys would need to stand firm in the face of an early tempest.

Every Blue was hoping that their side's class would then shine through taking them to another away win and into fourth place in the Premiership, after Spur's slip up at Sunderland.

That was the plan anyway but nothing ever goes to plan in football does it? Well no as this time City registered an away win record of the season by murdering the Clarets six one in, five in a first half blitz never seen before in Premier League history.

After three minutes Adebayor teed up a Johnson cross for himself to lash a volley past the helpless Jensen in the Burnley goal.

Things got better as Bellemy waltzed unchallenged into the area to pass the ball into the bottom right hand corner and then Carlos Tevez finished off another quick City counter attack.

Patrick Viera then scored a bullet header before Adebayor finished superbly after a great through ball sliced open the Burnley defence.

The score line unbelievably flattered the Lancashire side as City could have been seven or eight goals ahead come the break.

The second half was marred by atrocious rain and a waterlogged pitch hampering City's passung game and encouraging Burnley to pressure for an abandonment to the game.

Vincent Kompany scored his second league goal in a carbon copy of Patrick Viera's in the first half before Burnley scored a nice consolation through Fletcher who finished with aplomb.

City overtake Spurs and take fourth position back and of course cut the deficit back by seven goals today.
We also received no suspensions going into the last five game of the season and can look forward to home games against inferior opposition before our trip to the Emirates.

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Writer: GloucBlade Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 3 2010

Time: 7:47PM

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A rout. But for the appalling conditions would have been double figures. Spurs vastly superior goal difference slashed to 2 on a great day for Manchester City and our footballing mercenaries!
Johnny Baguette
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03/04/2010 19:51:00

Just one goal in the 2nd half is not acceptabe, shame on the City players
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03/04/2010 19:51:00

Can't complain though eh!
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03/04/2010 19:53:00

4th place is yours for the losing! Are you pleased we beat the rags for yer :-)
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03/04/2010 19:53:00

delighted Merlin, now don't go losing the title now. Good day all round with the Spuds result going our way too.
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03/04/2010 19:55:00

In a word, delighted merl. They are lost without Rooney fielding a predominantly ageing knackered side today. Their inability to compete in the transfer market is increasingly telling.
Johnny Baguette
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03/04/2010 19:56:00

Never felt more like singing The Blues, City win, united lose, Oh City, you've got me singing The Blues!!
Johnny Baguette
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03/04/2010 19:57:00

Villa fan here.Well done great performance.
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03/04/2010 20:01:00

5 point gap now to draw level in 4th Pking. Can it be done by The Villa? City still have to play the rags, Spurs and Arsenal....
Johnny Baguette
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03/04/2010 20:04:00

Sorry about this but can i just say Burnley should be handed a huge fine for that pitch, it was a deluge admittedly but it was c**p to start with. I'd fine them 500,000 for making me not enjoy this great game as I was in a state of paronoia about it being abandoned, it also cost us about 6-7 goals as well which would have put the GD issue to bed. Rant over! Bye-bye Burnley.
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03/04/2010 20:06:00

Thanks Chelsea for putting the icing on the cake
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03/04/2010 20:16:00

Cheers Pking for the humility. If we don't get it hope you guys do
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03/04/2010 20:17:00

....and a big thanks to our visiting Spurs fans for hammering our front page poll. We love ya!
Johnny Baguette
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03/04/2010 20:25:00

Burnley deffo deserve to go down, they really are a disgrace and it's a shame cus I have nothing against the club at all, City were ruthless and could have had more really but it was a very commendable performace halted by the weather conditions.
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03/04/2010 20:25:00

Wow -was that really the team that "don't deserve 4th place" I watched today? Still going down to the wire, but I'd call that advantage City.
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03/04/2010 22:48:00

great headline ^o^ that bog of a pitch saved burnley from the biggest league win in history.
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03/04/2010 23:54:00

Arthur 7171, I assume you are speaking slightly tongue in cheek, but if not you are a pillock or a rag. Did you see the state of that morass they call a pitch? City put on a display second only to that shown by Juve in the first half against Wengers' cry-babies, don't say the opposition was the difference, remember what we did to Arsenholes this season.
Boab frae Kirkcaldy
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04/04/2010 00:27:00

I will enjoy my vegemite on toast toaday, Rags loose, Spurs Loose, how sweet life is.
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04/04/2010 00:29:00

Good comments boys and in the right spirit but still a long way to go to the end of the season A big thankyou to that wonderful linesman at the Swamp but not to the groundsman at Turf Moor
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04/04/2010 11:37:00

According to what Robson was typing in the above thread, Burnely's groundstaff were well out of order. Fair play to Wiley in that instance.
Johnny Baguette
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04/04/2010 12:11:00

Great win yesterday and 'Pool drawing today must make it even better. Now I just want you and Villa to stop the other two from making 4th.
SFC Forever
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04/04/2010 22:41:00


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