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Manchester City
2 - 1
West Ham United

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

1/5/11

Attendance: 44, 511

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester CityWest Ham United
De Jong 10, Zabaleta 15 Ba 33
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday May 1 2011
Time: 6:10PM

Comments

0
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
01/05/2011 18:41:00
0
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
01/05/2011 19:09:00
0
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
01/05/2011 20:59:00
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