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Manchester City 3 - Lech Poznan 1

EUROPA LEAGUE Group Stage

The City Of Manchester Stadium

21/10/10

Attendance: 33,338

Referee: Alexandru Dan Tudor, Romania

Manchester City
3 - 1
Lech Poznan
Adebayor 14, 25, 73
 
Tshibamba, 50
 
Venue: The City Of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 33,338
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Buric
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Kikut
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Bosacki
 
 
Boyata
 
 
 
Arboleda
 
 
71
Zabaleta
 
 
85
 
Henriquez
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Peszko
 
 
Vieira
 
 
 
Injac
 
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
78
 
Drygas
 
 
56
Silva
 
 
75
 
Wilk
 
 
56
A Johnson
 
 
 
Krivets
 
 
Adebayor
 
 
 
Tshibamba
 
 
Substitutes
Given
 
 
 
Kotorowski
 
 
Bridge
 
 
85
 
Gancarczyk
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Djurdjevic
 
 
71
Milner
 
 
 
Zapotoka
 
 
Jo
 
 
78
 
Stilic
 
 
56
Tevez
 
 
 
Rudnevs
 
 
56
Y Toure
 
 
75
 
Wichniarek
 
 
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
13
5
On Target
5
5
Corners
9
4
Offside
0
10
Fouls
15
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: You wait 13 games for an Emmanuel Adebayor goal and 3 come along at once!... Some of City's pass and move and link up play was sensational tonight. With Paddy Vieira and skipper for the night Nigel De Jong marshalling the midfield superbly, the stunning David Silva was able to create and make things happen at will, playing in SWP and AJ repeatedly...There is clearly a tremendous team spirit across the City squad and the whole team worked tremendously hard for each other. This result against dogged opposition backed by an amazing away following is a tremendous confidence booster for the upcoming challenges in the Premier League. Key personnel got plenty of rest tonight and the grins of the players in the stands and on the bench bode well. Well done Mancio. Selection, balance, shape, all spot on...Ade is the first Manchester City player to score a European hat-trick.




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Date:Thursday October 21 2010

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Your Comments

Ade deserved the MOTM award. He played with passion, grit and determination - well done that man.
Tudor
As I've said on two seperate occasions now, 'Emmanuel Adebayor can no longer control a football'. Oh, well i'll be.....................
RobsonGreensleeves
Happy for Ade tonight.
me_innit
Silva was class by the way.
me_innit
The Lech Poznan fans were class. We could learn a lot from the way their support was orchestrated throughout. We have the desire but lack the ability to sing in unison.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
 

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