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Arsenal 0 - Manchester City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Emirates Stadium, Laandaarn Taarn


Attendance: 60, 085

Referee: Mike Jones

0 - 0
Manchester City
Venue: The Emirates Stadium, Laandaarn Taarn
Attendance: 60, 085
The Teams
De Jong
Toure Yaya
van Persie
Szczesny (GK)
Given (GK)
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On Target
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Johnny On The Spot: This result will feel like a defeat to everyone associated with Arsenal. A dogged City, sporting the finest away record alongside the most solid defence in the Premier League would not roll over and battled to a massive point which throws a broadside across an undoubtedly very strong Arsenal side's dream of winning the title...Arsenal's opening half hour of stunning play was scintillating yet somehow The Citizens stood firm...The calls for second placed City to be berated as a group of couldn't care less individuals fade away with every team spirited, hard fought point gained and with both Chelsea and Spurs losing tonight, the aim of Champions League football in East Manchester remains bang on course...Purists and sworn enemies will bemoan a developing City team and management's defence based approach tonight, but Arsene Wenger will be the first to admit that his brilliantly talented side, immersed in the most exciting title race in many years just could not find the key to unlock a packed defence and it's not for the first time...A word for City's warrior Pablo Zabaleta and his ludicrous dismissal. The club will appeal...The Blues can now regroup and go to Leicester in the FA Cup safe in the knowledge that the league campaign is going to plan as Mancio begins to strengthen the squad in key areas.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 5 2011

Time: 10:16PM

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The only stat higher for city in the game were the number of fouls. :-)
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05/01/2011 22:45:00

...and with due deference to your comments elsewhere, less fouls won't win you anything.
Johnny Baguette
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05/01/2011 22:47:00

Neither do ZERO shots on target JB.
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05/01/2011 22:51:00

lmao, this long season just got more intriguing!
Johnny Baguette
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05/01/2011 23:02:00

The season is a marathon, Mourinho used to do exactly the same, set up like this in certain matches then put teams there for the taking to the sword in others. We took 10 from 12 points from our last 4 games, you won't find an unhappy City fan. You may have seen us play ultra defensive, gritty, and Italian - but we watch City week-in, week-out and see our team adapt to each situation. Some games we play football comparable to your own team, like against Villa and Fulham recently. Other games we don't. Mancini is a very astute manager who will examine each scenario and play accordingly, rather than playing the exact same style every game. "Boring, boring City" has become an ironic chant of our own recently because in most games we have been expressive and fluent. Today we were "boring" but for a very sound reason. I can understand your frustration as we didn't run as you - missing 2/3 of our attacking trio - and give you tons of space to destroy us. But we came home from our away day with 1pt more than Chelsea and Spurs do and our primary aim is Champions League football. Criticize all you want but you will find unhappy City fans to be a very small minority.
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05/01/2011 23:06:00

Bitterness suits you Delta- hats off for being the better side (hint you were at home and had no injuries, our best player was missing); Hats off for claiming that we fouled more (must disagree), and hats off for trying - but your tippy-tappy football wins nothing but sycophantic media reviews - we'll take our point, however hard earned it was and laugh all the way to the bank. You can spin on it! ;)
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05/01/2011 23:44:00

P.S. Never seen a player sent off for failing to get out of the way of a head-but before. Enjoy your top-4 protection while you can, but I know who's going to win the appeal against the red and it ain't Sagna.
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05/01/2011 23:47:00

Is it too late to vote on the pole? :P
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05/01/2011 23:56:00

Sagna won't appeal he only misses Fa cup, carling cup and west ham. Tippy tappy took 4 points off you this season. Think your aims are top 4 so a good point for City no chance of you winning the title though so I guess you will be supporting us in our quest to catch United?
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Johny Baguette you now(after the ganme) have the joint best record along with us. Nice try though
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06/01/2011 00:02:00

0 shots on target?? And you criticised Everton when we played City for parking the bus? I mean at least we ******** played football for 20mins and got the 2-0 lead LOL, told your lot, EVERY team has to resort to those tactics.
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06/01/2011 00:51:00

You were absolutely outplayed, outclassed and looked like a lesser version of Stoke.. How far you have come, having spent so much money on loyal passionate city players, who give their all for their club, only to play like you did last night.. Hahaha this club is pathetic.
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06/01/2011 08:14:00

This is all rather amusing, we even have rival fans from other clubs that didn't even watch the game having a go. Love it.:)
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06/01/2011 08:31:00

No, Im just saying, you criticised Everton about their tactics, but we actually got 2 goals and had a right to sit back, but you still criticised it, whereas you didnt attempt to go forward and look for a goal. You were unlucky on the red card, I have no idea how Zabaleta got sent off. Hope you watched the highlights of the Everton game Bluedub because that proves our quality
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06/01/2011 08:59:00

FCB, you were outraged when I predicted that City will sit back and clog the midfield. Its strange, you dont seem to know your own team that well :-)
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06/01/2011 10:45:00

Wow did Everton win a game? Rob enjoy relegation will ya, A point is a point and for city this most important thing last night was not to get beat that point could make all the difference at the end of the season we should of had atleast 2 shots on target but they got donkeyd wide or over, Not to worry though JOB DONE
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06/01/2011 11:55:00

Outraged? Must have missed that one myself.
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06/01/2011 12:04:00


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