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Manchester City 1 - Tottenham Hotspur 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

10/5/11

Attendance: 47, 069

Referee: Mike Dean

Manchester City
1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur
Crouch og, 30
 
 
Venue: The City of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 069
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Cudicini
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Corluka
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Dawson
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Gallas
 
 
88
Zabaleta
 
 
57
 
Rose
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Lennon
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Palacios
 
 
32
Y Toure
 
 
 
Sandro
 
 
A Johnson
 
 
66
 
Modric
 
 
Silva
 
 
83
 
Van der Vaart
 
 
Dzeko
 
 
 
Crouch
 
 
78
Substitutes
Given (GK)
 
 
 
Pletikosa (GK)
 
 
SWP
 
 
 
Kaboul
 
 
88
Kolarov
 
 
57
 
Pavlyuchenko
 
 
Vieira
 
 
66
 
Defoe
 
 
78
Tevez
 
 
83
 
Bassong
 
 
Boyata
 
 
 
Kranjcar
 
 
Balotelli
 
 
 
Pienaar
 
 
32
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
14
4
On Target
7
2
Corners
8
3
Offside
1
7
Fouls
8
1
Yellow Cards
1
38
%
62
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: And now you're gonna believe us. NOW Manchester City can begin to play football with more freedom again...Tottenham gave The Blues a tremendous going over tonight but came up against a back four and a goalkeeper in sensational form working hard as a unit to ensure that this season's main objective of a top four finish is secured. Joleon Lescott in particular was outstanding...City grafted tremendously hard right across the team in the face of relentless Spurs pressure and demonstrated the kind of team ethic that the vast majority of a foaming English football media said they never would achieve last summer...Roberto Mancini sent his team out after the Everton defeat to bag a Champions League place before the FA Cup Final. That done, this result will serve as a massive confidence booster and something of a release ahead of the historic clash with Stoke on Saturday...And tonight the plaudits must go to Mancio who under unimaginable pressure has sealed 5th and 4th place finishes for City inside 18 months at the controls. Who knows maybe even a 3rd placed finish the way Arsenal have imploded...Now let's get go for it, get Wembley rocking and win our first trophy in 35 years. We truly are not really here!




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Date:Tuesday May 10 2011

Time: 9:43PM

Your Comments

WE'RE NOT REALLY HERE!
StuMCFC
What a game, Ive never been more nervous in my life before...
BlueMan 87
FORZA MANCINI!
bluedub
Well done chaps....good luck next year in the CL, and I hope you don't get the patronising treatment we received from a slack-jawed media this year. Up the Spurs..........and another Barolo for me.
lordjohnny
391 million pound :)
spursftw
This could be the defining moment in our clubs history. Champions League qualification and only two points behind Arsenal. We could finish third - now would't that be something. CTID
tudor
Let's not forget how much money we've spent because we've now reached the Champions League, LMAO!
Johnny Baguette
@spursftw And plenty more to be spent as Europe's elite arrive, a new dynasty is being built. Blueeee mooooonnnnnnn~!
StuMCFC
The dog and I have been doing the Poznan dance all night. The poor mut is exhausted now. COME ON CITY.
tudor
9 points clear of Spurs and 7 clear of the Scousers with 2 to go. -Arsenal have got to be in our sights after Wembley.
Johnny Baguette
STATS: Possession - City 37.5% Spurs 63.5%. A rather one sided contest. Sums up Tottenham's season.

Good luck to you for next year in CL. Hope you don't end up victims of cheating divers like Real v Spurs.

Hotspur 1882
One sided? One save of note from Hart, although what a save! How is that one sided?
bluedub
Fair play to Spurs for giving it a real go tonight. After Everton and tonight we have had some challenging preparation ahead of the FA Cup Final and facing "the dam busters."
Johnny Baguette
StuMCFC, until Man City get slapped by the new fifa regulations. rofl.
spursftw
We've all had similar stats Hotspur 1882 and lost. Its just nice to win a few and on this occasion we managed to do it.
tudor
I think he meant possession bluedub, but that means nothing when you have strikers who can only score in there own net. Spurs may have dominated tonight but in truth neither club deserve 4th spot. I cant say I wish you's luck next season because you's wont really need it with the vast quantities of cash you's will spend on players this summer.
spursftw
Very gracious of you spursftw.
bluedub
Doesn't matter how much you spend unless you can get a team fighting for the cause and working for each other. Mancio has cracked it.
Johnny Baguette
Just to make it clear for you. You do know what these regulations (if they actually go into place) will mean? Financial minds and footballing minds have stated that in this current form it is almost impossible for Man City to get there act together by the 2013/2014 season. The amount of revenue the club would need to bring in, to be in line with these new regulations would mean the club would have to be almost twice as big as Man United in terms of stadium size and fanbase by the end of the 2014 season. It is a tall task to ask of the club. I wonder how the players will take it, if there wage bill is cut in half? In terms of short term success, you's could have it between 11/12 season to 13/14 season but I would be concerned for the club thereafter. Good luck!
spursftw
The usual financial question marks aside, what an achievement this is for a club who only 12 years ago were in the third tier of English football. Bravo Mancio.
Johnny Baguette
spursftw - we have another couple of seasons to go until the financial regulations come in. Until then we are building up a squad worthy of Champions League football. Today is part 1.
tudor
"Financial minds and footballing minds" LMFAO! Keep them coming mate, that's priceless.
bluedub
I like how you found it funny bluedub, because I laughed aswell :D also tudor, although yes you have a couple of years to go indeed, but the individual club reviews begin this month. I've read city have met several times with fifa representatives to outline exactly what it is they will need to achieve to ensure they can play CL football in the 2014/2015 season. So I'm sure they've already begun planning.
spursftw
Evening chaps, just want to congratulate you for qualifying and best of luck with the CL campaign, all the best
Born&BredSpur
Fair play Born&BredSpur, cheers mate.
bluedub
Just a thought though.....this upped Citeh profile will no doubt mean more media stuff involving that pair of tonedeafbarbershopmodelsreverseRobinhoodstakinfromdapoorankeepinitdemselvscrumpsalldodgers...................er...man
lordjohnny
i'm delighted we've got this done before saturday and we can now put full focus into what will be a very difficult game in the FA Cup final
arthur7171
tonedeafbarbershopmodelsreverserobinhoodstakinformdapoorandkeepinitdemselvescrumpsalldodgersdagallaghers
lordjohnny
spursftw - you just keep convincing yourself mate, wishful thinking.
bluedub
demcrumpsalldodgersdagallaghers....... man. I look forward to that next season
lordjohnny
spursftw, worry about yer own clubs finances without Champions League football. We'll worry about ours. Now be gone wum, accept your COMS spanking and enjoy being average again.
rojo2010
congrats lads best of luck to you,have a blast in cl well done
haverhill spurs
:D amazing time to be a Blue. We are back in the big time!
eighthsin
Congrats. Mark Hughes would have lost that game. A Spurs team with a decent striker would have won. All the best in europe next season.
HuddersfieldYiddo
rojo2010, I don't need to worry about my own clubs finances :) as I said enjoy it while it lasts, I know Leeds enjoyed it. Take care :D
spursftw
Thanks B&B Spur, hope you have a full team for the Liverpool match.
buzz lightyear
Thanks HuddersfieldYiddo - you're right MH would have lost that game. Well done Blues, not pretty but effective.
Thaibluefan
But you need to worry about ours????? Hmmmmm....
rojo2010
spursftw as you say our officals have met with the authorities to clarify the postion and therefore our bosses are aware of what is required, so as I understand it, we are only allowed to spend what money we generate plus £35m. Bob has nearly completed his jigsaw and I don't see the club spending on the scale it has done in the past few seasons. Sheikh Mansour owns the Club, but is not allowed to give it money. Why is that not allowed? Clubs like United a billion pounds in debt and paying vast amount of interest every year but thats OK. I just cannot work that one out.
buzz lightyear
Our defence is like having 4 (OK, 3 when Kolarov is playing) Chuck Norris' at times. And then De Jong, who is more badass than Norris, in front of them. ;) Kompany and Lescott are immense and Richards showed why he should be England's #1 RB once again.
StuMCFC
Surely you mean Hughes would have drawn that game Huddersfield? ;)
fifthcolumnblue
Congrats Citeh, you've probably deserved it over the course of the season. The way the games have gone between our teams in this and past seasons, Spurs are STILL the better team.
RichmondSpur
Hats off to all you Spurs fans that took the time to come on here to offer your congratulations, truly admirable! Oh and Richmond, the table doesn't lie mate.
bluedub
Iím not disputing what the table says bluedub. But the fact remains that the team who have qualified for the CL, were dominated home and away by the team who didnít. Good luck in the CL I think you'll need heaps of it, mate!
RichmondSpur
Richmond, if you're not going to be genuine in your congrats, why the hell bother. We were also dominated home and away by Everton. So where does that leave Everton in your pathetic little illogical mind? Idiot. Stop letting the other decent Spurs fans down... Oh and good luck being a mediocre team again, I think you'll need heaps of it...
rojo2010
Depends how you define dominated Richmond. Spurs created two decent chances in the whole ninety minutes whereas City created four.
Bluedub
 

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