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VMC Man of The Match No.56 versus Tottenham

The resurgent powerhouse that is Micah Richards stormed back into action for City last night and will relish the battle against Stoke's 'dambusters' on Saturday...

One of the most pleasing aspects of the Mancini era at Manchester City has been the City manager's willingness to nurture young talent in the way that the likes of a Mourinho never have done. Mancio has shown faith in Richards and has instilled a previously lacking confidence and awareness in the laugh a minute Academy graduate.

Amongst a full on team effort against Spurs that secured Champions League football for City, Richards excelled. City and England will benefit greatly from Richards' career renaissance if he can maintain this level of performance.

Micah is the VMC Forum's Man of The Match. Joe Hart's brilliance and Joleon Lescott's increasing authority also came in for praise. Fabio Crapello will be delighted.

2. Micah Richards 51.43%
25. Joe Hart 11.43%
19. Joleon Lescott 8.57%
21. David Silva 5.71%
24. Patrick Vieira 5.71%
4. Vincent Kompany 2.86%
10. Edin Dzeko 2.86%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 2.86%
7. James Milner 2.86%
34. Nigel De Jong 2.86%
32. Carlos Tevez 2.86%
42. Gnegneri Toure Yaya 0%
11. Adam Johnson 0%
13. Aleksandar Kolarov 0%

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Silva 12 (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, Everton 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)
Tévez 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)
Richards 3(Arsenal H, Notts County A FAC4, Spurs H)
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)
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 Tévez


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for the build up and beyond to City's first FA Cup Final appearance in 30 years. For McDonald, Gow and Hutchison read Zabaleta, De Jong and er, Johnson?


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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 11 2011

Time: 1:16PM

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by a country mile i'd say
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11/05/2011 13:35:00

Man of the Match last night was Sandro. Richards was impressive though.
Real Modric
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11/05/2011 13:51:00

he was immense last night, congrats on your CL qualifications, best teams over the whole season are in there correct positions now i feel. sad as a spurs supporter but we have not been able to turn posession into goals all season.
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11/05/2011 13:54:00

Well done Micah - great performance.
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11/05/2011 14:29:00

1 win in 13 games is pretty pathetic considering our squad. Big changes ned to occur and if Levy thinks that means cahnging manger or coaching team then do it now. Well done City but hey it aint suprising given your spending power. Saying that I am not convinced you are that good, maybe you will be who knows.
Horny Helen
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11/05/2011 14:35:00

Sandro? Nah mate... He's been good for you lately but no way was he better than Micah. Richards offered something going forward as well as being a brick wall in defence.
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11/05/2011 14:36:00

Crouch was my MOTM.
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11/05/2011 14:43:00

Good one bluedub, dya fancy City signing the great pile of *****e! lol up the blues
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11/05/2011 15:46:00

MR was superb and fully deserved the man of the match reward. He has proven a point and the defence looked a lot better with him there.
SFC Forever
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11/05/2011 20:01:00

We will need his pace and power on Saturday.
Johnny Baguette
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11/05/2011 21:00:00

The real Micah is back. Hurray! Still don't have the foggiest idea why Gloen Johnson is in the England squad ahead of him though.
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11/05/2011 23:23:00


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