Manchester City - City win at Dale
UK time is: 17:16:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rochdale 2 - Manchester City 3

Spotland

22/07/2006 3pm

Attendance: 5963

City win at Dale

City continued their pre-season with a 3-2 win at Rochdale despite going 2 down early on.

In temperatures more akin to the tropics than Rochdale a sizeable City contingent got a second chance to run the rule over a number of new boys and familiar faces. After just 12 minutes thoughts were already turning to the poor form of last season as Rochdale were already two up with goals from Lambert (4 mins) and Brown (12 mins).

The shock of finding themselves two down woke City from their collective stupour and they began to take control of the game. Samaras got his third goal in two games on 43 minutes to give the blues a way back into the game before the break.

The second half was typical pre-season fare with substitutions a plenty and the heat taking its toll. City did take control and two penalties, one apiece for Barton and Dickov, saw the Blues turn around the poor start and win the game.

For the second time in a week City have managed to score three times but have conceded three goals and two goals to poor opposition. It is early pre-season however and the players are just about finding their feet. Hamann and Samaras once again looked good which hopefully bodes well for the season ahead. All in all another good workout with Port Vale next on Wednesday.

Star Player

Not easy to pick a star man with so many substitutions taking place.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The journalist

Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 23 2006

Time: 11:51AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
only just! you lot look impressive pre season... scraped past a couple of league 2 sides by the sounds of it!
elmo85
Report Abuse
23/07/2006 12:06:00

As long as there are no serious injuries in these friendlies the result really doesn't matter. Th last of the friendlies against FC Porto will be a good test of whether the new signings have improved the team.
alphieblues
Report Abuse
23/07/2006 12:46:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 531
2. Bluedub 283
3. Buzz Lightyear 220
4. Skoorb 193
5. citizhun 162
6. OziMan 142
7. Colin Is The King 128
8. CITYBOY1000 128
9. kennyclementstache 121
10. fifthcolumnblue 81

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 0 Southampton
Swansea 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 6 - 0 Q.P.R.
Spurs 0 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Man City 2 - 0 West Ham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 26 9 3 +41 87
2. Man City 38 24 7 7 +45 79
3. Arsenal 38 22 9 7 +35 75
4. Man Utd 38 20 10 8 +25 70
5. Spurs 38 19 7 12 +5 64
6. Liverpool 38 18 8 12 +4 62
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 +21 60

Breaking League News

Foster Has European Hopes
WBA : 29/05/2015 16:13:01
Hijacked!
Chelsea : 29/05/2015 16:11:01
Orlando City Friendly Announced
WBA : 29/05/2015 16:02:00
Southampton Reject Clyne Bid
Southampton : 29/05/2015 15:53:00
Koeman Reflects On Successful Season
Southampton : 29/05/2015 15:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Was Your Favourite Win From City's 18 Point Bagging Run-in?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
West Ham 2-0 7%
Villa 3-2 8%
Spurs 0-1 17%
QPR 6-0 4%
Swansea 2-4 43%
Southampton 2-0 21%