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Manchester City 3 - Stoke City 0

CoMS

26/10/08

Attendance: 44,624

Referee: Steve Tanner

Manchester City
3 - 0
Stoke City
Robinho (14 ,47 , 72)
 
 
Venue: CoMS
 
Attendance: 44,624
The Teams
Joe Hart
 
 
 
Thomas Sorensen
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Andy Griffin
 
 
Richard Dunne
 
 
(76)
 
Abdoulaye Faye
 
 
Tal Ben-Haim
 
 
 
Ryan Shawcross
 
 
Javier Garrido
 
 
(70)
 
Danny Higginbotham
 
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
 
Tom Soares
 
 
(69)
Stephen Ireland
 
 
 
Seyi Olofinjana
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
 
Salif Diao
 
 
(76)
Blumer Elano
 
 
 
Rory Delap
 
 
Robinho
 
 
 
Ricardo Fuller
 
 
Ched Evans
 
 
(42)
 
Mamady Sidibe
 
 
(66)
Substitutes
Kasper Schmeichel
 
 
(70)
 
Steve Simonsen
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
 
Leon Cort
 
 
Gelson Fernandes
 
 
(76)
 
Glenn Whelan
 
 
(76)
Felipe Caicedo
 
 
 
Richard Cresswell
 
 
(69)
Dietmar Hamann
 
 
 
Dave Kitson
 
 
(66)
Daniel Sturridge
 
 
(42)
 
Amdy Faye
 
 
Glauber Berti
 
 
 
Andy Wilkinson
 
 
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
9
10
On Target
6
6
Corners
6
1
Offside
4
13
Fouls
16
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
56
%
44




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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 27 2008

Time: 9:54AM

Your Comments

I never saw Smikes come on !!!!....was he in disguise ??
lincolnblue
I think there were about eight "Long throws" as opposed to nine corners. None of them worked, thankfully. But I would be a lot happier if we had a guy who could deliver some dangerous long throws. Why not? Just because we have 30M Brazilian superstars does not mean that we can't fight our toughest ganmes in other ways? Robinho was brilliant, yes, but he was given acres of space by hapless Stoke. In other games we will need different edges. This was a practice match with all our young strike talent told to hold the ball and give it to Robinho in space. It worked... but next time probably not.
Sindbad
Richards takes a long throw, but I think in the long run it may not be good for the body to do that 12 times a game. I am sure that bosses have looked at this and decided that its not something they want to do or we would certainly have more, Chelsea had Hutchinson but I do think that they are easy to defend against.
Buzz Lightyear
oh yeah Smikes came on in the 70min for Garrido ...HAHAHAHA ROFL
ArabianKnight
cant help but agree with you Sindbad against stronger opposition Robinho wont get that much space. Brilliant game from him MOTM.
ArabianKnight
Still haven't seen Berti in action. Must be on the cards if Dunney is out.
Johnny Baguette
I thought Stoke got at least seven corners, but to be honest I wasn't really counting them. Rory Delap, on the other hand, delivered no less than seven "long throw-ins" during the game. I have nothing against this, in fact the throw-in has been an important part of the game since the early days. Rather it would probably be a good idea for a couple of our lads to start practising them. Delap got no joy against us at the weekend but I bet Stoke City get at least a half dozen goals this season from the chaos caused by these delivered into the penalty area. With free kicks, the referees generally (not always,yes!) stop the game and allow the defenders time to position their wall. The goalkeeper has time to collect himself, put a man on the post etc. But with the throw in, the likes of Delap can take four steps back and accurately drop it onto the head of a colleague well into the box before the opposition have picked them up. It isn't exactly the "beautiful game," but then you could say something similar about corners.
Sindbad
Did some celebrating in Dublin on Sunday night with a few pints of the black stuff !!!
alphieblues
 

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