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Arsenal
0 - 0
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

The Emirates Stadium, Laandaarn Taarn

05/01/11

Attendance: 60, 085

Referee: Mike Jones

ArsenalManchester City
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday January 5 2011
Time: 10:16PM

Comments

0
The only stat higher for city in the game were the number of fouls. :-)
Deltaforce
05/01/2011 22:45:00
0
...and with due deference to your comments elsewhere, less fouls won't win you anything.
Johnny Baguette
05/01/2011 22:47:00
0
Neither do ZERO shots on target JB.
Deltaforce
05/01/2011 22:51:00
0
lmao, this long season just got more intriguing!
Johnny Baguette
05/01/2011 23:02:00
0
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
05/01/2011 23:06:00
0
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
05/01/2011 23:44:00
0
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
05/01/2011 23:47:00
0
Is it too late to vote on the pole? :P
TheFamousNo7
05/01/2011 23:56:00
0
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
06/01/2011
0
Johny Baguette you now(after the ganme) have the joint best record along with us. Nice try though
paul_ownz
06/01/2011 00:02:00
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