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City 3 - 3 Burnley - What Happened?

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Manchester City were held to an extremely frustrating 3 - 3 draw at home to Premier League new-boys. It was another poor performance and another bad result. It brings back the 'Typical City' debate. City showed some real guts and determination to get back into the game at 0 - 2 down.

Burnley scored their first goal through a Graham Alexander penalty. It was awarded for a handball from Joleon Lescott. To be fair, it was a brilliant penalty - Mr Shay Given had no chance. Burnley then nabbed a second when Chris Eagles was allowed to run into the box. City almost invited him on! He cut inside and levelled it to Steven Fletcher who tapped the ball home from close range. The Blues then managed to pull one back at the end of the first half when Shaun Wright Phillips cut inside off his wing and blasted a shot goalwards, it took a deflection but flew into the bottom left corner.

City managed to grab and equaliser when Joleon Lescott nodded the ball down to Toure off a Barry corner. He applied a cool finish but he was given a lot of room due to the Burnley players rushing out. City then took the lead when Stephen Ireland slotted the ball to Shaun Wright-Phillips who squared the ball across the edge of the box to Craig Bellamy who was in acres of space - he fired home his fifth goal of the season with a great finish.

Kevin Macdonald, a second half sub then had the last word when he made it 3 - 3. Nugent crossed the ball to the impressive Fletcher who nodded it down to the arriving MacDonald.

It really was poor

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Just got back from the game. Why is it that this season we only play and go at teams when we are a goal behind? It shouldn't take that to wake us up. Poor poor poor defending and endless long balls, each time squandering posession, was the reason. We just didn't want enough, and I for one am fed up with seeing our defence simply hoofing it up the field hoping adebayor will get on the end of it. We lack a winning mentality - hughes needs to sort this, because we do have the quality
07/11/2009 18:25:00
Spot on darryl.
Johnny Baguette
07/11/2009 18:54:00
seems joleon lescott isnt done punishing you lot for signing him:)
07/11/2009 19:01:00
seems joleon lescott isnt done punishing you lot for signing him:)
07/11/2009 19:01:00
i don't think it's fair to blame joleon lescott every time, the whole team is misfunctioning
07/11/2009 19:09:00
I said on another thread in the forums earlier that I just don't know where our next league win will come from at the moment. Its one thing reluctantly accepting draws away at poor sides but we are now beginning to fall into the trap off failing to see off the very poor sides at home. Ok we have only lost 1 match out of the last 7 in the league but we have also only won 1 match too and it is beginning to look more a case of the glass being half empty rather than half full despite a very promising start to the season. At least we're in the quarter finals of the league cup as this may be our best chance of making the Europa League next season as the Champions League looks a million miles away after recent performances and results and in all fairness Europa League qualification via the league isn't looking too clever at the minute either.
07/11/2009 19:22:00
All the stick we got for losing to Burnley AWAY when UNFIT and yet you lot can't even beat em at HOME when in FIT and 'in form' (if that's the term you use) and still struggled to win. Could've swore it was this year Sparky was supposed to win the league and next year the champions league, hmm reality check much?
One United 92
07/11/2009 19:37:00
What happened? Owen came and coyled one out on your pitch thats what happened. Dear oh dear Man Sourty! Just because you won the lottery doesn't mean you have to have a draw every saturday. As predicted by anyone in the know when the going gets tough your lot show zero team spirit, entirely understandable given it's lucre not footy that is their raison d'etre.
07/11/2009 20:24:00
One United 92 - where are you getting your info from. I think you'll find the targets for this season is to finish in the top six, securing European football and to mount our best challenge for a cup success. Who says City are 'in form'?, we came into this game on the back of four draws, hardly in form, is it? So, to answer your question the reality is we are still line to achieve these targets. nikolaijns- 'anyone in the know'? i take it you consider yourself part of this elite. Zero team spirit, is that the reason we got ourselves back from two down, any team spirit shown there perhaps?
07/11/2009 23:35:00
What do you mean what happened? Once again you let a lead slip AT HOME is what happened. Simple as...
08/11/2009 00:53:00
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