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Birmingham City 0 - Manchester CITY 0

FA Premier Legaue

St Andrews

1/11/2009

Attendance: 21,462

Referee: Mike Dean

Birmingham City
0 - 0
Manchester CITY
 
 
Venue: St Andrews
 
Attendance: 21,462
The Teams
1. Taylor
 
 
 
1. Given
 
 
2. Carr
 
 
 
5. Zabaleta
 
 
14. Johnson
 
 
 
33. Kompany
 
 
15. Dann
 
 
 
19. Lescott
 
 
6. Ridgewell
 
 
 
3. Bridge
 
 
7. Larsson
 
 
 
8. Wright-Phillips
 
 
12. Ferguson
 
 
 
34. De Jong
 
 
60
4. Bowyer
 
 
 
18. Barry
 
 
16. McFadden
 
 
61
 
39. Bellamy
 
 
10. Jerome
 
 
88
 
14. Santa Cruz
 
 
66
11. Chucho
 
 
 
32. Tevez
 
 
Substitutes
13. Doyle
 
 
 
12. Taylor
 
 
9. Phillips
 
 
88
 
2. Richards
 
 
18. Fahey
 
 
61
 
6. Johnson
 
 
19. McSheffrey
 
 
 
7. Ireland
 
 
60
21. Parnaby
 
 
 
16. Sylvinho
 
 
26. Carsley
 
 
 
17. Petrov
 
 
66
27. Vignal
 
 
 
40. Weiss
 
 
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
14
4
On Target
6
4
Corners
8
5
Offside
4
9
Fouls
8
3
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
43
%
57
Comments...
City go fourth in the Premier League but fail to multiply points again with a fourth draw in as many games. There is profound disappointment knocking about Planet Blue's message boards tonight as City put in a lacklustre, disjointed performance yet based on the stats, a neutral wouldn't think it. McLeish has put together a battling composite of journeymen and yet again it's a game City would have lost last season. Shay Given yet again proved himself the bargain buy of 2009. So City fans find ourselves in a bizarre position tonight. We want more from our side such is the level of our expectation but we are into November unbeaten save for the rag scandal, in the Champions League positions and in the Quarter Finals of the League Cup. Some say the side of a successful side is grinding out points when playing below par. Liverpool away after a must win Burnley home fixture remains the potentially pivotal game of the first half of our season.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 1 2009

Time: 7:02PM

Your Comments

If Shay Given doesn't win man of the match with 100% then people are either having a laugh or were watching a different match. We were truly awful for the 3rd Sunday running today.
Kevinho
I agree about SG Kev - looking at the stats we should have walked this game but in truth we were very lucky.
Thaibluefan
I definitely agree with that analysis Thai, those stats make us look dominant but they really didn't reflect the match at all.
Kevinho
 

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