Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday January 31 2011
Resurgent Micah Richards was one of only two City players to emerge from the debacle at Notts County with any credit. He's the VMC Forum's Man Of The Match...
It's often easily forgotten that the England capped Micah is still only 22 years old and has 165 City league and cup starts to his name.
The powerful MCFC Academy graduate played as if his life depended upon it at Meadow Lane whilst many of his colleagues trudged through the motions.
With Juventus lurking, City would do well today to hold on to any player who shows guts and desire. Micah is still learning his trade and may still yet have a big part to play this season. Already many Blues are calling for Micah to secure the right back slot and for Jerome Boateng to move into a central role alongside Vincent Kompany.
Today we wait for news of the leg injury that saw the thundering right back forced out of the game.
It was Micah's superb run and cross that made Edin Dzeko's confidence boosting first City goal. Dzeko's efforts in the Meadow Lane swamp did not go unnoticed.
2. Micah Richards 83.33%
10. Edin Dzeko 16.67%
25. Joe Hart 0%
17. Jerome Boateng 0%
19. Joleon Lescott 0%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 0%
7. James Milner 0%
24. Patrick Vieira 0%
18. Gareth Barry 0%
42. Gnegneri Toure Yaya 0%
27. Joao Alves Jo 0
4. Vincent Kompany 0%
13. Aleksandar Kolarov 0%
21. David Silva 0%
The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated
Silva 7 (Salzburg A, ELGS Blackpool A, Poznan H, ELGS, Poznan A, ELGS, West Brom A, Stoke City A, Bolton H)
A Johnson 3(Blackburn H, Juventus A ELGS, Leicester H FAC3R)
Y Toure 3(Timisoara A, ELQ31L, Juventus H, ELGS, West Ham A)
Hart 3 (Spurs A, Blackpool H, Arsenal A)
Kompany 3 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H, Newcastle H)
Richards 2(Arsenal H, Notts County A FAC4)
Tevez 2(Wigan A, Wolves H)
Milner 2 (Salzburg H,ELGS, Leicester A FAC3)
Barry 2(Liverpool H, Newcastle A)
Kolarov 2(Fulham A, Villa A)
Balotelli (Villa H)
Zabaleta (Everton H)
De Jong (Birmingham H)
K Toure (the rags H)
Adebayor (Wolves A)
Boyata (Timisoara H, ELQ32L)
A Johnson (Blackburn H)
Given (West Brom A, LC3)
VMC's Previous Man Of The Season:
Based upon MOTM polls won
2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
2009-2010 Carlos Tevez
CITY GO TO BRUM ON VMC:
Head for the VMC Match Day Experience Forum for the build up and beyond to City's return to Premier League action away at Birmingham City on Wednesday night.
Date:Monday January 31 2011
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