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Birmingham City
0 - 0
Manchester CITY

FA Premier Legaue

St Andrews

1/11/2009

Attendance: 21,462

Referee: Mike Dean

Birmingham CityManchester CITY
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday November 1 2009
Time: 7:02PM

Comments

0
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
01/11/2009 19:09:00
0
I agree about SG Kev - looking at the stats we should have walked this game but in truth we were very lucky.
Thaibluefan
02/11/2009 00:47:00
0
I definitely agree with that analysis Thai, those stats make us look dominant but they really didn't reflect the match at all.
Kevinho
02/11/2009 11:02:00
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