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Arsenal 0 - Manchester City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Emirates Stadium, Laandaarn Taarn

05/01/11

Attendance: 60, 085

Referee: Mike Jones

Arsenal
0 - 0
Manchester City
 
 
Venue: The Emirates Stadium, Laandaarn Taarn
 
Attendance: 60, 085
The Teams
Fabianski
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Sagna
 
 
 
Richards
 
 
Djourou
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Koscielny
 
 
 
Toure
 
 
Clichy
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
Song
 
 
 
De Jong
 
 
Wilshere
 
 
81
 
Barry
 
 
Fabregas
 
 
 
Toure Yaya
 
 
Nasri
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
Walcott
 
 
68
 
Tevez
 
 
90
van Persie
 
 
 
Jo
 
 
64
Substitutes
Szczesny (GK)
 
 
 
Given (GK)
 
 
Rosicky
 
 
 
Bridge
 
 
Denilson
 
 
 
SWP
 
 
Squillaci
 
 
 
Johnson
 
 
64
Arshavin
 
 
68
 
Boateng
 
 
90
Chamakh
 
 
 
Lescott
 
 
Bendtner
 
 
81
 
Vieira
 
 
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
5
8
On Target
0
7
Corners
2
6
Fouls
12
1
Red Cards
1
57
%
43
Comments...
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

Your Comments

The only stat higher for city in the game were the number of fouls. :-)
Deltaforce
...and with due deference to your comments elsewhere, less fouls won't win you anything.
Johnny Baguette
Neither do ZERO shots on target JB.
Deltaforce
lmao, this long season just got more intriguing!
Johnny Baguette
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.
StuMCFC
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! ;)
fifthcolumnblue
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.
fifthcolumnblue
Is it too late to vote on the pole? :P
TheFamousNo7
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?
Iceman10
Johny Baguette you now(after the ganme) have the joint best record along with us. Nice try though
paul_ownz
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.
Rob-EFC
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.
nordkap
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.:)
Bluedub
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
Rob-EFC
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 :-)
Deltaforce
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
mark.mcfc
Outraged? Must have missed that one myself.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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