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Manchester CITY 1 - Chelsea 0

FA Premier League

The City Of Manchester Stadium

25/9/10

Attendance: 47, 203

Referee: Andre Marriner

Manchester CITY
1 - 0
Chelsea
Tevez, 59
 
 
Venue: The City Of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 203
The Teams
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!!




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 25 2010

Time: 3:14PM

Your Comments

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
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
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
How good is De Jong???
HuddersfieldYiddo
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
lampardsrightfoot - leave us the f*** out of this! Did you think you'd be playing Wigan and Stoke all season?
ForeverUnited
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
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
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
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
Doesn't matter what they type, 5th. Ancelotti is no mug and he rates us big tilme now.
Johnny Baguette
To be honest lampardsrightfoot when adebayor came on and went into the box, someone made a challenge on him and if he went down it would of been a clear blatent penalty so works both ways...City were a better team.
P.Avfc
What was on Tevez's shirt when he scored?
ajwb
'Happy Bday mami'
ajwb
Lets not sour your win by bickering. You guys won today and that's it- Well played and well deserved. Could we bury the sarcasm and bile please?
JT_daniel
Aw, JT - as the lowest form of wit, sarcasm is all I have left in the armoury after an afternoon on the beverages!
fifthcolumnblue
lol go and sleep fifthcolumn. :P
JT_daniel
if you guys think the winners are always the better team... then fair enough... but a team with 60 pc ball... double the chances... surely wasn't "outplayed" in such an obvious manner that you guys claim... about my penalty and red cards claim... clearly i was clutching at straws... hence my "if we were man u" comment ;) congrats for the win... hope our jinx gets settled the next time
lampardsrightfoot
Just like the 'Spider' - weave the web - entice them in - then the deadly strike. Well played City - can't wait till we see our new attacking full backs
Thaibluefan
 

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