Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday May 2 2011
Pablo Zabaleta came to town on the same day as the dreadfully disloyal Robinho. How many punters would have predicted which player would go on to win the City fans hearts?
Since the last day of August 2008 Zaba has clocked up 98 league and cup starts for The Citizens and bagged 3 league goals, the latest coming against the doomed Hammers at the weekend.
With a fighting spirit second to none, the multi talented Argentinian has become one of the most influential players in Roberto Mancini's squad and his efforts have helped The Blues maintain a top four challenge throughout the season.
The VMC Forum posse saw enough to make Zaba our Man of The Match in the club's latest important victory. His tenacity will prove crucial in the 5 remaining fixtures.
In other results, YaYa Toure is really starting to scare the living daylights out of defenders alongside David Silva and his cunning plans with perfect timing!
Meanwhile Joleon Lescott is in fine form in adavance of the horrible reception he will receive at bitter Everton.
VMC Man of The Match No.54 versus West Ham United:
5. Pablo Zabaleta 52%
42. Gnegneri Toure Yaya 20%
21. David Silva 16%
19. Joleon Lescott 12%
25. Joe Hart 0%
4. Vincent Kompany 0%
13. Aleksandar Kolarov 0%
34. Nigel De Jong 0%
18. Gareth Barry 0%
11. Adam Johnson 0%
45. Mario Balotelli 0%
7. James Milner 0%
10. Edin Dzeko 0%
24. Patrick Vieira 0%
The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated
Silva 11 (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, Blackburn A)
Kompany 6 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H, Newcastle H, the rags A, Sunderland H, Liverpool A)
Zabaleta 4 (Everton H, Fulham H, Dynamo Kyiv A, ELR16 1L, West Ham H)
TÚvez 4 (Wigan A, Wolves H, WBA H, Dynamo Kyiv H, ELR16 2L)
Y Toure 4(Timisoara A, ELQ3 1L, Juventus H, ELGS, West Ham A, the rags FAC SF)
Dzeko 3 (Aris A, ELR32 1L, Notts County H, FAC4R, Aris H, ELR32 2L)
Johnson 3(Blackburn H, Juventus A ELGS, Leicester H FAC3R)
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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as the excitement builds towards an unprecedented for MCFC end of season climax.
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Date:Monday May 2 2011
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