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Manchester City 3 - Liverpool 0

FA Premier League

The City Of Manchester Stadium

23/8/10

Attendance: 47, 087

Referee: Phil Dowd

Manchester City
3 - 0
Liverpool
Barry 13, Tevez 52 , pen 68
 
 
Venue: The City Of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 087
The Teams
Hart GK
 
 
 
Reina
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
K Toure
 
 
 
Skrtel
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Carragher
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Agger
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Jovanovic
 
 
85
Y Toure
 
 
84
 
Gerrard
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Lucas
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Kuyt
 
 
Johnson
 
 
 
Torres
 
 
78
Tevez Capt.
 
 
84
 
Ngog
 
 
Substitutes
Given
 
 
 
Jones GK
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
84
 
Aurelio
 
 
SWP
 
 
 
Pacheco
 
 
85
Adebayor
 
 
 
Kyrgiakos
 
 
Silva
 
 
 
Maxi
 
 
Vieira
 
 
 
Babel
 
 
78
Jo
 
 
84
 
Poulsen
 
 
Game Statistics
8
Goal Attempts
13
3
On Target
7
5
Corners
4
1
Offside
3
12
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
1
60
%
40
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Make no mistake about it. Roy Hodgson's Liverpool gave it their best shot tonight. Each time they were able to raise their game to a more combative tempo, they found themselves outboxed by the most solid, resilient looking City side in decades. Other than that, outside of one repeat shot goalmouth melee that was brilliantly dealt with by the superb Joe Hart and his defensive troops, Liverpool were utterly outplayed in all areas of the park...Under the cool, calm gaze of City owner His Highness Sheikh Mansour and City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Roberto Mancini started the game with SIX England Internationals in his starting XI and every single one of them was outstanding...James Milner, on this scintillating evidence is in a different class to the hapless Stephen Ireland when the Irishman was at his best. Milner's inclusion brought a balance and cohesiveness to City's midfield that has not been seen when in the top flight since 1977...All talk of the side needing to gel was dispensed with as only the dominant YaYa Toure and Milner of Mancio's 6 signings this summer started the game...The next game cannot come quick enough now for an ecstatic Eastlands faithful. They will know now, as did the uneasily watching Taggart, Moyes, Bruce, Dalglish and Reid that City now have a carefully built platform from which to go from strength to strength.




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Date:Monday August 23 2010

Time: 10:26PM

Your Comments

Good result lads (like you needed me to point it out!!!!). I'm always pleased when someone beats the red*****e. Well done.
Chuckmeister_EFC
Reckon Micah is going to be awarded the second, slow motions suggest Carlos didn't touch it and Micah said in his Sky Sports interview that he'll claim it. Either way, top notch performance! Feel a bit for the Dippers but can't feel too bad, we suffered like that for years and may still suffer more yet before we reach our destiny. CTID.
StuMCFC
solid performance and clinical when we needed to be. Outplayed and outclassed a reasonably strong side and stated our top 4 credentials for all to see.
eighthsin
OH.F*****G.YES. (and £84 won on skybet!!).
RobsonGreensleeves
Well played guys, watched the hole game and fort when it hit 3v0. you slowed down just waited for the game to end, could of won by more. Liverpool tryed and failed!
Blitz
James Milner= MOM.
me_innit
Don't think anyone predicted 3-0 against Liverpool, myself included, yet we could have won by more. Superb performance, but don't let this performance fool you - yes we were good, at times very good - but we are still not the finished article, lord help the rest of the Premier League when we are!
fifthcolumnblue
City's biggest win over Liverpool since 1937.
Johnny Baguette
To think, this side hasnt even gelled yet...
eighthsin
sweet win guys, after what we done to you ;) most of my friends follow loserpool or manure
123spurs
For all the stick he gets, i was really impressed with Micah tonight. Especially in the first half he was solid. By far the best performance i've seen from him in a long time
DaveyK
What a result with 6 ENGLISHMEN in the starting XI.
Thaibluefan
Thanks 123spurs, I think the game against your boys helped a lot in regards to winning this game. It certainly highlighed the need for more attacking outlets and gave us the best defensive workout we could have hoped for!
eighthsin
Micah was very good but important to note he had no one to really defend against and that is where his problem lies. Against a good winger Micah will struggle but in a match like tonight's he will excel.
StuMCFC
With Balotelli Boateng and Kolarov waiting in the wings one wonders what we are going to be capable of as the season progresses..
Doody
Certainly enough food for thought to feed the entire 3rd world Doody!
eighthsin
 

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