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VMC Man of The Match No 49 versus Chelsea

VMC Man of The Match No 49 versus Chelsea

There's a first time for everything and Joleon Lescott's dramatic improvement in form sees him register his first VMC Forum Man of The Match vote of the season...

Lescott seems to be growing in stature with every start, clearly building on the confidence his selection gives. The confidence generated by playing alongside City's defensive rock Vincent Kompany is further bolstering his resurgence.

Kompany himself accepted the responsibility of the captain's armband with relish at Chelsea. It didn't compromise his focus in the slightest.

Meanwhile, Nigel De Jong is flying and looking very sharp.

A big thanks to Mario Balotelli's fanclub for recognising his 9 minute run out.

19. Joleon Lescott 39.29%
4. Vincent Kompany 32.14%
34. Nigel De Jong 21.43%
2. Micah Richards 3.57%
45. Mario Balotelli 3.57%
25. Joe Hart 0%
13. Aleksandar Kolarov 0%
42. Gnegneri Toure Yaya 0%
18. Gareth Barry 0%
7. James Milner 0%
10. Edin Dzeko 0%
21. David Silva 0%
11. Adam Johnson 0%

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Silva 10 (Salzburg A, ELGS Blackpool A, Poznan H, ELGS, Poznan A, ELGS, West Brom A, Stoke City A, Bolton H, Birmingham A, Villa H FAC5, Wigan H)
Tévez 4 (Wigan A, Wolves H, WBA H, Dynamo Kyiv H, ELR16 2L)
Kompany 4 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H, Newcastle H the rags A)
Zabaleta 3 (Everton H, Fulham H, Dynamo Kyiv A, ELR16 1L)
Dzeko 3 (Aris A, ELR32 1L, Notts County H, FAC4R, Aris H, ELR32 2L)
Johnson 3(Blackburn H, Juventus A ELGS, Leicester H FAC3R)
Y Toure 3(Timisoara A, ELQ3 1L, Juventus H, ELGS, West Ham A)
Hart 3 (Spurs A, Blackpool H, Arsenal A)
De Jong 2(Birmingham H, Reading H, FAC QF)
Richards 2(Arsenal H, Notts County A FAC4)
Milner 2 (Salzburg H,ELGS, Leicester A FAC3)
Barry 2(Liverpool H, Newcastle A)
Kolarov 2(Fulham A, Villa A)
Lescott (Chelsea A)
Balotelli (Villa H)
K Toure (the rags H)
Adebayor (Wolves A)
Boyata (Timisoara H, ELQ3 2L)
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


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday March 21 2011
Time: 8:39AM


Our entire defensive unit except Kolarov and to a lesser extent Barry were outstanding yesterday. They had to keep out some of the most dangerous attackers in the league just like against Arsenal and did so perfectly until a needless foul by Micah on the touchline gave Chelsea the free-kick they scored from. You really can't fault any of them too much, Lescott, Kompany, and De Jong were excellent. Lescott has definitely staked a claim for an England starting place lately.
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