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Lech Poznan 3 - Manchester City 1

Europa League

Stadion Miejski

04/11/10

Attendance: 43,000

Referee: Pieter Vink

Lech Poznan
3 - 1
Manchester City
Injac (30), Arboleda (86), Mozdzen (90)
 
Adebayor (51)
 
Venue: Stadion Miejski
 
Attendance: 43,000
The Teams
Jasmin Buric
 
 
 
Shay Given
 
 
Bartosz Bosacki
 
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
(70)
Ivan Djurdjevic
 
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
Luis Henriquez
 
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
Manuel Arboleda
 
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
Dimitrije Injac
 
 
(52)
 
Dedryck Boyata
 
 
Sergey Krivets
 
 
 
Patrick Vieira
 
 
Slawomir Peszko
 
 
(73)
 
James Milner
 
 
(78)
Semir Stilic
 
 
(62)
 
Adam Johnson
 
 
Marcin Kikut
 
 
 
SWP
 
 
(46)
Artjoms Rudnevs
 
 
 
Emmanuel Adebayor
 
 
Substitutes
Krzysztof Kotorowski
 
 
 
Joe Hart
 
 
Seweryn Gancarczyk
 
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
(78)
Tomasz Bandrowski
 
 
 
Aleksandar Kolarov
 
 
(70)
Jakub Wilk
 
 
(73)
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Jan Zapotoka
 
 
 
David Silva
 
 
(46)
Mateusz Mozdzen
 
 
(62)
 
Jo
 
 
Jacek Kielb
 
 
(52)
 
Mario Balotelli
 
 
Game Statistics
4
On Target
6
4
Corners
7
2
Offside
2
15
Fouls
19
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
47
%
53
Comments...
Three defeats in a row is simply not good enough.




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Date:Thursday November 4 2010

Time: 8:34PM

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Poor. Same as Wolves really, fine start then brains off (well, Micah and Shauny don't seem to have a brain between them, so they are excluded). After we equalized we really should have gone on to win but same old story. Their goal was bizarrely flukeish but you make your own luck by attacking. A few months ago I was proud of our English "spine" but man, SWP, Lescott, and Bridge need to go quickly.
StuMCFC
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04/11/2010 20:40:00

Very unlucky and it was a 3-1 performance. Nothing is going our way at all. Boyata header seemed decent to me, but too many major mistakes happen when hes around lately. He and richards shouldnt be near the first team for a long while. I feel our attacking players should be doing alot more, we are just are not killing teams of. Bring back tevez and dejong asap. If tevez starts on sunday we will lose on sunday. We may not win though...
Sheikh Mansour
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04/11/2010 20:58:00

If tevez starts on sunday we will NOT lose on sunday. We may not win though...
Sheikh Mansour
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04/11/2010 20:59:00

Hey, Sheikh! Didn't expect to see you here! I must say,sir, it's a pleasure to meet you after years of seing your cavalcade drive down Sheikh Zayed Road, even if your royal highness is only on a forum. Speaking of which, I have a business acquisition I believe I can interest you in. It's called Tottenham Hotspur, club down London way, no Garry Cook?;)
DubaiSpur
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04/11/2010 21:08:00

As for the match, wow. I predicted that you would beat Lech comfortably with the 200 million pounds of talent you had out on the field. Guess I'm a jinx, I apologise sirs, I'll stay away till a day before we visit Eastlands ;)
DubaiSpur
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04/11/2010 21:09:00

The media would have it's new ammo if we sold Bridge/Lescott/Richards/SWP because they are English (two from academy) but all of them are regular liabilities (Lescott could possibly find some form like last season, Richards has a game every now and again that fools us into believing he's grown a brain - Bridge and 2010 SWP have no redeeming qualities whatsoever). Would rather replace them with cheap, hungry, Adam Johnson-esque signings. Eden Hazard would be a good shout to replace Shaun.
StuMCFC
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04/11/2010 21:34:00

I watched the game and it's not asif you were outplayed, i no how it feels to watch a game were you dominate against a european team and not take chances and then they score 2 last minute goals, it happened to us but at least you will still go through.
P.Avfc
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04/11/2010 21:47:00

lots of work to do building back up the teams confidence, but a win at the weekend would be the tonic they need.
eighthsin
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04/11/2010 22:01:00

Dubai, where are you getting 200 million from? I think your calculator must be on the blink there mate, or else it's one of them calculators the tabloid "journalists" use. ;). Terrible result, perhaps a little harsh considering for large parts we looked the better team without playing well at all. There's a nervousness in our play that badly needs sorting.
Bluedub
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04/11/2010 22:32:00

The tools are there, we are not using them to their strengths.
Johnny Baguette
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05/11/2010 07:32:00

Mancini took a gamble by playing the "fringe" players and it backfired, simples. Those who acquitted themselves well were Adebayor, Adam Johnson, Milner, Silva. Those who did not were Bridge, SWP, Lescott, Richards, Boyata and even Given. Can we put it all down to rustiness, or are the players simply not good enough? I do support Mancini in his efforts to keep our first team squad fresh for those games that really matter, AKA Baggies and swamp dwellers. What I cannot understand however, is the apparent lack of hunger from those who should be running through brick walls to get into the first team. At least the likes of Boyata will get better over time, the same cannot be said of Bridge and SWP who now look to be on the way out ASAP. The result was a hard one to take as we did look the better side for most of the game, but that's football for you. Just hope the resutling media frenzy over this loss doesn't distract the players from the real job at hand which is the Premier League.
fifthcolumnblue
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05/11/2010 09:28:00

I watched the game and it's not asif you were outplayed, i no how it feels to watch a game were you dominate against a european team and not take chances and then they score 2 last minute goals, it happened to us but at least you will still go through. P.Avfc LOL, where do I remember that from p. avfc :) As for Lescott, I would gladly take him bakc to everton if you dont want (of course for a quarter of the price though), he is a good defender just needs stability like most players
Rob-EFC
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05/11/2010 10:34:00

Rob enlighten me? Are you talking about rapid vienna here? Man city? Or everton failing to beat our team?
P.Avfc
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05/11/2010 15:14:00

 

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