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Manchester City 2 - West Ham United 1

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

1/5/11

Attendance: 44, 511

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester City
2 - 1
West Ham United
De Jong 10, Zabaleta 15
 
Ba 33
 
Venue: The City of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 44, 511
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Green
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
 
Jacobsen
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Tomkins
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Upson
 
 
26
Kolarov
 
 
 
Gabbidon
 
 
De Jong
 
 
46
 
Sears
 
 
Barry
 
 
74
 
Spector
 
 
Johnson
 
 
 
Hitzlsperger
 
 
Y Toure
 
 
 
Boa Morte
 
 
79
Silva
 
 
 
Ba
 
 
Balotelli
 
 
86
 
Keane
 
 
66
Substitutes
Taylor (GK)
 
 
 
Boffin (GK)
 
 
Milner
 
 
46
 
Reid
 
 
SWP
 
 
 
Cole
 
 
66
Dzeko
 
 
74
 
Kovac
 
 
Vieira
 
 
86
 
da Costa
 
 
26
Jo
 
 
 
Piquionne
 
 
Boyata
 
 
 
Obinna
 
 
79
Game Statistics
21
Goal Attempts
7
9
On Target
3
8
Corners
5
5
Offside
2
13
Fouls
8
3
Yellow Cards
1
60
%
40
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Roberto Mancini and his City squad will be as non-plussed as the sun soaked Eastlands faithful as to why The Blues didn't steamroller West Ham out of The Premier League today...They set off like a train and threatened to run up a cricket score, only for complacency to set in which allowed The Hammers to battle back into a contest which made for uneasy Blue eyes, mindful of the gulf in class yet frustrated by City's profligacy in front of goal as chance after chance went begging...YaYa Toure and David Silva looked the pick of City's attacking intent and both deserved a goal or two for their efforts...Whereas City now have one foot firmly in the Champions League door in racing seven points clear of fifth placed Liverpool, West Ham have now lost five straight games and look doomed to relegation. Their loyal fans deserve far better...Back to City, and Nasty Moyes and bitter Everton are next up on Merseyside. They are sure to provide a stern reminder to The Citizens that this race is not yet run despite a resurgent past fortnight which has put Planet Blue in close contact with long held dreams.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 1 2011

Time: 6:10PM

Your Comments

One step closer, well played lads. Nigel's first goal a memorable moment! Shame he was injured, seemed to be hobbling badly after the game. :/
StuMCFC
Very entertaining game and the Champions League is getting closer every week. Mancini made some bold decisions in taking off a defensive midfielder for a striker - he wanted this win badly.
eighthsin
Great goal by Nigel, pity I failed to make the bookies before the match, have stuck a few quid on him scoring for a good few weeks now - DOH! How we didn't end up with a cricket score is beyond me, 21 attempts says it all. Hope Nige is not seriously injured, we'll really miss his grit against the likes of Everton and Sjoke. On another note, Zabaleta took a bad tumble at the end of the match and had to be heled off. Not good.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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