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Leicester City 2 - Manchester City 2

The FA Cup

The Walkers Stadium

09/01/11

Attendance: 31, 200

Referee: Mike Dean

Leicester City
2 - 2
Manchester City
Souleymane Bamba 1, Andy King 64
 
James Milner 23, Carlos Tevez 45
 
Venue: The Walkers Stadium
 
Attendance: 31, 200
The Teams
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.






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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 9 2011

Time: 6:27PM

Your Comments

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
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
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
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
Surely we will never see Jo in our shirt again ,,,,,,,,
Doody
 

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