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Man City 6 - Portsmouth 0

FA Premier League

The City Of Manchester Stadium

Attendance: 40,238

Referee: Alan Wiley

Man City
6 - 0
Portsmouth
Jo 13, Dunne 20, Robinho 57, Wright-Phillips 68, Evans 78, Gelson 83
 
 
Venue: The City Of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 40,238
The Teams
1. Hart
 
 
 
1. James
 
 
5. Zabaleta
 
 
 
5. Johnson
 
 
16.
2. Richards
 
 
 
15. Distin
 
 
22. Dunne
 
 
 
23. Campbell
 
 
15. Garrido
 
 
 
39. Belhadj
 
 
33. Kompany
 
 
 
6. Diarra
 
 
8. Wright-Phillips
 
 
 
28. Davis
 
 
8.
7. Ireland
 
 
19.
 
3. Kaboul
 
 
17.
11. Elano
 
 
 
30. Traore
 
 
10. Robinho
 
 
28.
 
9. Crouch
 
 
14. Jo
 
 
24.
 
14. Defoe
 
 
Substitutes
16. Schmeichel
 
 
 
21. Ashdown
 
 
3. Ball
 
 
 
7. Hreidarsson
 
 
19. Gelson
 
 
 
8. Papa Bouba Diop
 
 
21. Hamann
 
 
 
16. Pamarot
 
 
24. Evans
 
 
 
17. Utaka
 
 
26. Ben-Haim
 
 
 
18. Mvuemba
 
 
28. Sturridge
 
 
 
27. Kanu
 
 
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
10
10
On Target
4
8
Corners
5
3
Offside
3
13
Fouls
14
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
58%
%
41%
Comments...
The joy of six! Sylvain Distin's rallying cry to the City team that their futures could be in danger was more than heeded as The Blues turned on a scintillating, pulsating display of attacking football that left Portsmouth in tatters. This was the day when it all came together at Manchester City. A superb rocking stadium backing a mix of MCFC Academy graduates and shrewdly signed young international stars who are loving their football. I'm absolutely delighted for Mark Hughes and his management team and everyone associated with the club who have endured a rough summer. Many a hack who was foaming at the mouth over a City implosion two months ago will be eating humble balti pie tonight. This was the battering this City team have been threatening and it is only a shame that it happened to the loyal supporters of Pompey.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 21 2008

Time: 5:54PM

Your Comments

Permission to gloat, we were thwupped
paultsmouth
Well, to be honest, paultsmouth, one thing from my experience with Vital MC is that the Pompey fans have been great to get along with. No danger of a gloat from me. The most stunning aspect of our troubles at the start of the season was surrounding Corluka's transfer to Spurs. The crowing and world taking statements from Spurs fans on here was relentless. Just look at them now!
Johnny Baguette
Well done to you, bet you had a ball! What a game for you to have been at. From our end, I hope the players give their wages to charity this week.
pompey4me
Brighton, YOU are next.
Johnny Baguette
No gloating from us! We leave that to the Rags (when they win, that is!). Today was a day when everything fell into place. The link-up play between the front four was breath-taking at times, and I'm sure it wont be the last time we see it happen. From a Portsmouth point of view, you must upset the way your guys gave up with over 30 mins to go. Well done City!
oliverblue
The next few fixtures make for appetising reading, oliver. Liverpool and the Middlesborough revenge mission stand out.
Johnny Baguette
Sooner or later City were going to take another Premiership side apart. And I am actually sorry it was Portsmouth because they are a great side, with a great manager. I like Pompey as a club and I think they will give us a very different game in the return at Fratton Park. Peter Crouch has been a City supporter, by all accounts and Jermaine Defoe is mates with some of our first teamers and Academy players. But it is obviously time for the Blue to sing! The old blue Sylvain Distin said this about the game: "It was a collective thing. Our defending was poor and so was our positioning. There were mistakes everywhere and that's why we conceded six goals. To lose 6-0 --ridiculous is the word." Sylvain, You didn't fail today. City were just brilliant!
Sindbad
6-0! You'll be telling us you're gonna be in the CL next season next!
merlin
City was TILSON-TASTIC today! Fast & Furious Manchester City...
mcfcthriller
Don't worry Pompey fans I have felt this coming on for the last few games. I have a feeling we will do the same to a few more teams before the season is out.
alphieblues
to be perfectly honest, Having watched us play the third best team in portugal off the pitch, after destoying everton at goodision, I had quite high hopes for today. oh well. good luck with the quest to get into the top 4 - if you make it, it'll be nice to see someone with decent fans in there... eh merlin?
pompeycarpet
Merlin seems to be showing quite an interest in City as of late pompeycarpet! I think we might be converting him ;)
oliverblue
merlin is a closet Citizen.
Johnny Baguette
A far cry from the 8-1 last game of last season
Red Wimp
 

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