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Leicester City
2 - 2
Manchester City

The FA Cup

The Walkers Stadium

09/01/11

Attendance: 31, 200

Referee: Mike Dean

Leicester CityManchester City
Souleymane Bamba 1, Andy King 64 James Milner 23, Carlos Tevez 45
Weale     Hart    
Naughton     Boateng    
Hobbs     Toure    
Bamba     Lescott    
Berner     90 Kolarov    
Abe     SWP     46
Wellens     Milner    
King     Vieira    
Dyer     79 Johnson    
Vassell     83 Jo     73
Gallagher     Tevez    
Substitutes
Neilson     90 Given (GK)    
Teixeira     Zabaleta     73
Oakley     Santa Cruz    
Howard     83 De Jong     46
Logan (GK)     Boyata    
Waghorn     79 Nimely    
Moussa     Ibrahim    
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
10
4
On Target
3
7
Corners
7
4
Offside
7
13
Fouls
14
43
%
57
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot For the neutral observer, this was a classic end to end cup tie with thrills and spills but far too much bellyache for Manchester City...The Blues have only themselves to blame from what amounted to a defensive no show where Vincent Kompany's calming influence and marshalling was glaringly missed; worryingly so...All four defenders abjectly failed to distribute and were as ragged collectively as we've seen since the days of Mark Hughes...If anything this performance was a throwback to a series of headless chicken scatter abouts that led to Hughes' demise...Leicester gave it everything and thoroughly deserve to take this clash into a second game. A second game that City can ill afford in the race to secure a top four Premier League place and the Europa Cup...On this evidence, with far too many weak links on show, The Citizens would struggle in either competition. Surely we have seen the last of a couple of players in a City shirt today...What Roberto Mancini sees in the pisspoor, stumbling, fumbling Jo beggars belief. Shaun Wright-Phillips was that poor he was subbed at half time. Ruined by his pursuit of the Chelsea ruble, he's paid a heavy career price...What narked this correspondent today was how our players failed to anticipate anything and offered each other next to no support or options. And don't get me started on set pieces. In conclusion, on the minus front Kolarov under fire goes to pieces. I didn't expect that, and Boateng cannot find a team mate for his life. Maybe Joe Hart could have used a rest today and if I were Mancio I'd be sorely tempted to give Shay Given the gloves against Wolves next week....Here's to the watching Edin Dzeko's debut at Eastlands and a striker who can hold the ball up and think when an important opportunity presents itself. That said, the unbeaten run continues, but only just. Well played, Svennis and Leicester.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday January 9 2011
Time: 6:27PM

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This was a really poor performance, we defended much better against Arsenal, Kompany's omission showed. Only Milner put in a great shift and was super impressive in the central midfield role. They made the mistake of thinking it a pushover cup tie and Leicester could have won as we were unable to defend EVERY SINGLE SETPIECE from them. Then again, we missed a sitter or two, Johnson's the most glaring.
StuMCFC
09/01/2011 19:04:00
0
Echo the sentiments on a couple of Blues last game for the club, defence looked very shaky so it was probably the best we could have asked for.
taggarts nose
09/01/2011 19:04:00
0
Defending was woeful for the majority of 90 minutes, i do hope it's the last time we see some Blues in the shirt. A replay was a good and fair result in the end, but i for one want to see this competition taken very seriously and hope we can go all the way.
Once a Blue
09/01/2011 19:07:00
0
Better it should happen here than we should drop points against Wolves I guess, but not many of our "reserves" covered themselves in glory today.
fifthcolumnblue
09/01/2011 19:13:00
0
Surely we will never see Jo in our shirt again ,,,,,,,,
Doody
09/01/2011 21:07:00
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