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Manchester CITY
1 - 0
Chelsea

FA Premier League

The City Of Manchester Stadium

25/9/10

Attendance: 47, 203

Referee: Andre Marriner

Manchester CITYChelsea
Tevez, 59
Hart     Cech    
Boyata     88 Ivanovic    
K Toure     Alex    
Kompany     Terry    
Zabaleta     Cole    
Silva     77 Essien    
De Jong     Mikel     68
Y Toure     Ramires     80
Barry     Anelka    
Milner     Drogba     75
Tevez     86 Malouda    
Substitutes
Given (GK)     Turnbull (GK)    
Adebayor     86 Zhirkov     68
A Johnson     77 Ferreira    
Boateng     88 Sturridge     75
Lescott     Van Aanholt    
Vieira     Kakuta    
Jo     McEachran     80
Game Statistics
8
Goal Attempts
15
6
On Target
4
3
Corners
4
2
Offside
1
10
Fouls
12
2
Yellow Cards
3
43
%
57
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: For the third consecutive league game, Manchester City have beaten Chelsea and for a third consecutive game, there's not a whiff of fortune about it...Previously unchallenged this season, The Champions simply could not establish any consistent rythmn or a foothold in the game and each time they tried to mix it, they found themselves receiving as good as they gave from an uncompromising City side...City's defence has only conceded from one penalty and one defensive clanger to date and this fourth clean sheet was fully merited with brilliant displays across a backline superbly marshalled by Kolo Toure and Vincent Kompany...A special mention for Andre Marriner who treated us to yet another inconsistent scattergun of an appallingly erratic refereeing standard that is becoming the norm in this league...But. Once again it was fitting that City's by now legendary talisman should seal the win by absolutely tuning Ashley Cole before firing the goal which blows the Premier League wide open. The goal was a stunning 33rd for El Apache in 46 City League and Cup Starts....Bring On Juventus!!

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday September 25 2010
Time: 3:14PM

Comments

0
Fantastic result for City! Defensively we were second to none, and took our chances well when we were presented with them. I hope this could be our turning point this season and that we will start destroying those lesser teams as well. Next week's game against Newcastle is a must-win game.
Blue ponderer
25/09/2010 15:36:00
0
Dont take this as an attack but i dont think you are still title contenders over 1 result...But you played very well today, i have saw a lot of comments from chelsea fans blasting your tactics but there were nothing wrong with them, You lot attacked blackburns the other week and i defended them and i will back city also. You defended very well and chelsea could not handle it, you were the better team all around today, you should be dead cert for fourth, spurs are failing and villa and everton arnt really contenders this year, but the league i think is still a mountain for you. Well done.
P.Avfc
25/09/2010 15:38:00
0
really pleased with the passion the team showed today, i said it before and will say it now that until we show the same against lesser teams we won't get near the title.
arthur7171
25/09/2010 15:44:00
0
How good is De Jong???
HuddersfieldYiddo
25/09/2010 15:48:00
0
if we were man u... we would have had a penalty and the ref would have sent off a couple of city players... you guys came with a physical game plan and stuck to it... congrats on the win... but defending with 10 at home won't be supported for long... especially considering the cost of the team
lampardsrightfoot
25/09/2010 15:52:00
0
lampardsrightfoot - leave us the f*** out of this! Did you think you'd be playing Wigan and Stoke all season?
ForeverUnited
25/09/2010 15:54:00
0
Excellent defensive display considering our injury problems. Obviously we have the ability to beat the big teams, something that was never in doubt. Unfortunately, we are still struggling to find ways of breaking down the likes of Sunderland and Blackburn etc. I agree with P.Avfc in that we cannt be considered title contenders after one game, but if we can sort of our gameplan against the lesser teams then we will certainly be in and around the top of the table.
eighthsin
25/09/2010 15:57:00
0
I'm prettey sure chelsea had 7 men at minimum behind the ball with out fail except for the goal so how they can critisise our tactics is beyond me.
Blinkblue
25/09/2010 15:59:00
0
LOL lampardsrightfoot. You sound like you had us under the kosh for the entire game. Dont think so somehow. None of our tackles deserved red cards and a penalty decision would have been dubious - we had a number of freekicks and a few penalty shouts of our own that wern't given. Grow a pair and move on, City were better than you today.
eighthsin
25/09/2010 16:00:00
0
Funnily enough Lampardsrightfoot, I rather thought the opposite was true - How Mikkel managed to stay on the pitch after his horrific two footer on Tevez is beyond me. And a penalty? You are surely sniffing something you shouldn't otta, come up for some air why don't you? ;)
fifthcolumnblue
25/09/2010 16:19:00
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