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Fulham
1 - 4
Manchester CITY

FA Barclays Premier League

Craven Cottage

21 Nov/16h00

Attendance: 25,694

Referee: Lee Mason, Bolton

FulhamManchester CITY
Gera 70Tevez 6 , 56, Zabaleta 32, Toure Yaya 35
Schwarzer     Hart    
Baird     Zabaleta    
Hangeland     Toure K    
Hughes     Kompany    
Salcido     Kolarov    
Davies     Toure Y    
Murphy     De Jong    
Etuhu     64 Barry     82
Duff     46 Jo    
Dempsey     Tevez     77
Johnson Andy     Silva     89
Substitutes
Stockdale     Given    
Kelly     Milner     89
Pantsil     Wright-Phillips    
Gera     46 Adebayor    
Kamara     64 Johnson A     77
Dikgacoi     Vieira     82
Greening     Boyata    
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
11
3
On Target
8
7
Corners
7
2
Offside
2
13
Fouls
16
2
Yellow Cards
1
35
%
65
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: You cannot argue with a 1-4 win away from home and in point of fact, City played this game in all aspects the way that top sides have tuned us in many previous seasons...At times The Citizens play was scintillating with fluidity, intelligence and crisp one touch passing the order of the day...Much was made of the rival managers in the build up and it was interesting to note two more facts: Mancini got the team selection spot on and the balance perfect. By contrast, Hughes had no Plan B and did not employ all three substitute options mirroring his time as City's boss...There were numerous outstanding Blues performances. Kolarov at last gives us a strong left back with options and a dead ball threat that will only improve as he becomes fitter and gets his eye in...Tevez led the side superbly and Kompany, Zabaleta and particularly Barry were immense. El Apache has now scored 38 goals in 53 City starts with 9 bagged already in this campaign...It could have been an embarrassing scoreline at half time but to their credit Fumham stuck at it and their fans gave them staunch support...City's travelling army were richly rewarded and it was heartening to see Mancio round the players up to applaud them at the final whistle...On this evidence City are contenders and know now that nobody in this league is invincible. This is shaping up to be an exciting season.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday November 21 2010
Time: 6:25PM

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Brilliant performance, it all clicked today. Not many differences from our so-called "negative" approach (= myth. We've not been negative, just lethargic and lacking sufficient tempo and energy), just that the players played at their true level today and gelled better than they have so far. As Jamie Redknapp said, the first half performance was possibly the best in the league this season.
StuMCFC
21/11/2010 18:39:00
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Only 8 shots on target? What a load of boring defensive rubbish. Mancini out, I'm sure we'd all prefer Mark Hughes back no wouldn't we? Who's with me? Guys? Anyone here?...
fifthcolumnblue
21/11/2010 18:57:00
0
Shame about Zaba's yellow card - he's out of next weeks match. Just hope Boateng's ok. Wouldn't like to see the daydream believer in there
pedmachine
21/11/2010 19:41:00
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At least we can be guaranteed Delap versus Boateng on throw ins!!
Johnny Baguette
21/11/2010 20:06:00
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