Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Man Of The Match And Gary Owen Villa Reaction

Man Of The Match And Gary Owen Villa Reaction

Champions League destiny remains in Eastlands hands following a handsome win over Aston Villa. City legend Gary Owen agrees that Patrick Vieira was The Blues' star man...

Gary's Reaction:

'I can't argue with Patrick Vieira winning the Man of The Match vote. I thought he was excellent. The same goes for Nigel De Jong and I thought Pablo Zabaleta was outstanding.

'But Vieira, give him credit where credit is due. He's had his knockers and rightly so because he's at the latter end of his career and Roberto Mancini has brought him here for his experience, his wise head and his knowledge of how to control a game. He hasn't been able to do what he's wanted to do fitness wise through injury until now.

'But he showed on Saturday that even though he may have lost that yard of pace, one thing he doesn't lack is his knowledge and the know-how to slow a game down when it needs slowing down. He brings experience into the team and that's exactly why Mancini brought him in. He knows he's not going to play every game in a season, but he will be important to us at certain times as he showed against Villa.

'As I've been saying for weeks, if we win our last three games it doesn't matter what anybody else does. We have now knocked Villa out of the equation and the Tottenham game was always going to be the decider.'


The VMC Forum Members Man of The Match versus Arsenal:

24. Patrick Vieira [57.14%]
11. Adam Johnson [28.57%]
5. Pablo Zabaleta [14.29%]
38. Marton Fulop [0%]
28. Kolo Toure [0%]
33. Vincent Kompany [0%]
3. Wayne Bridge [0%]
34. Nigel De Jong [0%]
39. Craig Bellamy [0%]
25. Emmanuel Adebayor [0%]
32. Carlos Tevez [0%]
2. Micah Richards [0%]
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips [0%]

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated.

Carlos Tévez, 9 (Bolton A, Spurs A, Wolves A, Blackburn H, the rags H, LCSF1, Chelsea A, Fulham A, Everton H, Wigan H)
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, 4 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A, Stoke H, the rags H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 3 (C. Palace A LC R2, Burnley H, Arsenal H LC QF)
Wayne Bridge, 3 (Fulham H, Hull A, Stoke H, FAC5)
Patrick Vieira, 2 (Burnley A, Aston Villa H)
Vincent Kompany, 2 (Middlesbrough A FAC3, Arsenal A)
Adam Johnson, 2 (Bolton, H, Sunderland A)
Micah Richards, 2 (the rags A LCSF2, Stoke A)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 2 (Wolves H, Portsmouth H)
Shay Given, 2 (Birmingham A, Everton A)
Nedum Onuoha, 1 (Birmingham H)
Patrick Vieira, 1 (Burnley A)
Pablo Zabaleta, 1 (Liverpool H)
Martin Petrov, 1 (Scunthorpe A FAC4)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)

City's 1-1 throwaway against Hull City and the FA Cup exit at Stoke registered no winner.

VMC's Previous Man Of The Season:
2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland

Very many thanks and respect to Gary Owen for this latest exclusive interview. Stay tuned with VMC for The Spurs Match Preview with Gary tomorrow!

As well as being a widely respected, successful media personality and commentator, Gary is the Managing Director of GTC Management, one of the UKs leading independent utility procurement brokers.

To find out more go to:
GTC Management: 'Reducing Costs,Saving Time and Providing Peace of Mind'

Interview copyright Vital Manchester City, Gary Owen and The Vital Football Network 2010.

A Play As We Dream Production.








Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday May 3 2010
Time: 4:55PM

Comments

0
Well Gary saw it like the rest of us and Vieira deserved the VMC man of the match. Let's hope he can put another 'shift' in on Wednesday.
Thaibluefan
04/05/2010 00:08:00
0
still worried about his pace, but when you don't play the three defensive midfielders then that give Viera room to move and play his natural game.The injury to Barry may give mancini a clue to the formation on Wednesday night.
Buzz Lightyear
05/05/2010 08:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Stats: Manchester City v Crystal Palace

All the stats from Manchester City (5) vs (0) Crystal Palace, The Etihad Stadium, 23/9/17 15h00 BST Att: 53,526

Follow Man City v Crystal Palace Live On Twitter

With pre-match build up well underway, and only a few short hours to kick-off, most will be travelling, some will already be warming up their seats...

Man City v Crystal Palace Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

This afternoon's game at the Etihad is not being broadcast live within the UK, but if you live elsewhere on the planet you'll be well catered for.

The Ped Interim Report

When the Ped's Away, City Will Play

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Your Favourite Goal From The Pummelling of Palace?
Suggested By: Shaun Gloater
Sané (44')57%
Sterling (51')6%
Sterling (59')6%
Agüero (79') 0%
Delph (89')31%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Johnny Baguette456
2.Buzz Lightyear431
3.Skoorb381
4.BamaEngineer212
5.Rising208
6.Bluedub152
7.johnkelv111
8.kennyclementstache86
9.Colin Is The King81
10.citizhun42
The Vital Football Members League