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Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Manchester CITY 5

FA Barclays Premier League

White Hart Lane

28/8/11

Attendance: 36, 150

Referee: Phil Dowd

Tottenham Hotspur
1 - 5
Manchester CITY
Kaboul 68
 
Dzeko 34 , 41, 55, 93 Aguero 60
 
Venue: White Hart Lane
 
Attendance: 36, 150
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
Hart
 
 
Corluka
 
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
64
Dawson
 
 
 
Kompany
 
 
Kaboul
 
 
 
Lescott
 
 
Assou-Ekotto
 
 
 
Clichy
 
 
Lennon
 
 
53
 
Y Toure
 
 
Modric
 
 
66
 
Barry
 
 
Kranjcar
 
 
46
 
Silva
 
 
Bale
 
 
 
Nasri
 
 
Van der Vaart
 
 
 
Aguero
 
 
75
Crouch
 
 
 
Dzeko
 
 
Substitutes
Cudicini GK
 
 
 
Pantilimon GK
 
 
Huddlestone
 
 
46
 
Richards
 
 
64
Pavlyuchenko
 
 
 
Milner
 
 
Defoe
 
 
53
 
Johnson
 
 
Bassong
 
 
 
Savic
 
 
75
Walker
 
 
 
Tevez
 
 
Livermore
 
 
66
 
Balotelli
 
 
Game Statistics
14
Goal Attempts
23
10
On Target
12
10
Corners
5
1
Offside
3
11
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
4
39
%
61
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Expensive flop (copyright all football hacks) Edin Dzeko made it 8 goals in 4 games today as City routed Tottenham Hotspur with plenty left in the tank. This is a result which will rock many worlds. Not just in English but European football as Manchester City served notice that they mean business...Roberto Mancini chose to rest the livewire English trio Richards, Milner and Johnson at the start, but the high pressing, strong tempo, swift passing game that we witnessed reap 7 goals against Swansea and Bolton registered another 5 here in Spurs own back yard. Tottenham for their part started gamely but their defenders were rapidly reduced to paper kites in a windtunnel afforded no protection by a lightweight midfield that allowed Barry, Toure, Silva and Nasri (who the Spurs fans did all they could to motivate) to run riot...We debated in VMC City Chat this week that before too long The Blues' brilliant approach play would soon see a side battered, yet few would have predicted a 5-1 win at Spurs. How hollow the stick that City and particularly Mancini took when blooding his new look side in last season's opener in North London sounds now. Boring, boring City indeed...Nasri was exceptional and slotted into the side buzzing and fizzing as if he had been playing with Silva and Aguero all his life. Dzeko led the line superbly, the young striker providing a masterclass in finishing...The ultimate accolade that we can take out of this monster result comes from the home support who as it became apparant that City were ready to make a statement of intent began to shriek with some desperation "Where were you when you were shit!?" - That compliment in itself proves that the absolutely focused Mancio has his City juggernaut on the right track. Wigan, you are next.




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Date:Sunday August 28 2011

Time: 3:22PM

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Wow
Rob-EFC
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28/08/2011 15:25:00

Immense performance. That was some flopping from Dzeko.
bluedub
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28/08/2011 15:25:00

Wow
Rob-EFC
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28/08/2011 15:25:00

Immense performance. That was some flopping from Dzeko.
bluedub
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28/08/2011 15:25:00

OK ,Arry, so talk your way out of this one.
johnkelv
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28/08/2011 15:28:00

OK ,Arry, so talk your way out of this one.
johnkelv
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28/08/2011 15:28:00

Only one team in it, its been a long time since i have seen a team do that to us at the lane.
spurfect one
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28/08/2011 15:31:00

Only one team in it, its been a long time since i have seen a team do that to us at the lane.
spurfect one
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28/08/2011 15:31:00

hats off to city you guys were ruthless today! What was 'Arry thinking with that central midfield pairing? Its now two wins from 15 in the PL for us that's worrying
israeliyid
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28/08/2011 15:34:00

hats off to city you guys were ruthless today! What was 'Arry thinking with that central midfield pairing? Its now two wins from 15 in the PL for us that's worrying
israeliyid
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28/08/2011 15:34:00

Only 23 goal attempts? Boring Boring City. Hope that utterly stupid booking for Savic doesn't come back to haunt us at some point this campaign. Well done to Edin forr proving virtually every rival fan wrong - wonder how much his odds have shortened for the Golden Boot this season? Complete masterclass in centre-forward play from the big man.
fifthcolumnblue
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28/08/2011 15:41:00

Only 23 goal attempts? Boring Boring City. Hope that utterly stupid booking for Savic doesn't come back to haunt us at some point this campaign. Well done to Edin forr proving virtually every rival fan wrong - wonder how much his odds have shortened for the Golden Boot this season? Complete masterclass in centre-forward play from the big man.
fifthcolumnblue
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28/08/2011 15:41:00

omg!! that is a dreadful scoreline, well done city i'm sure you deserved it, lets face it we didn't stand a chance as soon as crouch was in the line up.
spursman79
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28/08/2011 15:42:00

omg!! that is a dreadful scoreline, well done city i'm sure you deserved it, lets face it we didn't stand a chance as soon as crouch was in the line up.
spursman79
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28/08/2011 15:42:00

dzeko is immense and always has been, anybody saying he was a flop knows nothing he hasn't even been in england a year yet. top 4 my ass.
spursman79
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28/08/2011 15:44:00

dzeko is immense and always has been, anybody saying he was a flop knows nothing he hasn't even been in england a year yet. top 4 my ass.
spursman79
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28/08/2011 15:44:00

Liquid football. LIQUID FOOTBALL, City! That is the best I've ever seen my club play, without question. Dzeko proving every doubter wrong brings a smile to my face. But an amazing debut from Nasri, 3 assists (2 more than all of last season, the result of having top strikers). Epic.
StuMCFC
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28/08/2011 15:47:00

Liquid football. LIQUID FOOTBALL, City! That is the best I've ever seen my club play, without question. Dzeko proving every doubter wrong brings a smile to my face. But an amazing debut from Nasri, 3 assists (2 more than all of last season, the result of having top strikers). Epic.
StuMCFC
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28/08/2011 15:47:00

Incredible result - seemed we got this win without trying too hard - it was just too easy. Dzeko was on fire though - 4 goals and MOTM
Blue ponderer
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28/08/2011 15:52:00

Incredible result - seemed we got this win without trying too hard - it was just too easy. Dzeko was on fire though - 4 goals and MOTM
Blue ponderer
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28/08/2011 15:52:00

again a balanced opinion from the Spurs side (not ever seen from the Goons) I also see this as one of our toughest fixtures and we were battered last year how it was 0_0 The set up was what I was hoping the performance was well above what I was expecting. Spurs are no mugs awesome football and entertaining throughout. I remember a turning point where Bale pin point cross to Crouchy which should have been taken. The commentator then said we pass a lot with not much effort on goal 3 secs later up comes Dzeko ...shat up. MOTD2 next what will the muppets have to say
taggarts nose
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28/08/2011 16:33:00

again a balanced opinion from the Spurs side (not ever seen from the Goons) I also see this as one of our toughest fixtures and we were battered last year how it was 0_0 The set up was what I was hoping the performance was well above what I was expecting. Spurs are no mugs awesome football and entertaining throughout. I remember a turning point where Bale pin point cross to Crouchy which should have been taken. The commentator then said we pass a lot with not much effort on goal 3 secs later up comes Dzeko ...shat up. MOTD2 next what will the muppets have to say
taggarts nose
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28/08/2011 16:33:00

I hope the guys who didn't play today are patient. I'm sure Mancini will give everyone a chance in what will be a long season, which looks very promising and we shoud fear no one.
Barney Daniels
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28/08/2011 20:21:00

I hope the guys who didn't play today are patient. I'm sure Mancini will give everyone a chance in what will be a long season, which looks very promising and we shoud fear no one.
Barney Daniels
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28/08/2011 20:21:00

^ Soon we'll be playing every three days so rotation become commonplace, start of the season is always light fixture-wise. I still don't think Tevez will be happy with a non-focal point role though but may have to be now as his attempt to leave has backfired hardcore on him.
StuMCFC
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28/08/2011 20:55:00

^ Soon we'll be playing every three days so rotation become commonplace, start of the season is always light fixture-wise. I still don't think Tevez will be happy with a non-focal point role though but may have to be now as his attempt to leave has backfired hardcore on him.
StuMCFC
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28/08/2011 20:55:00

Who's going to replace Tevez's 20 goals a season??? - why DZEKO of course.
Thaibluefan
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29/08/2011 04:12:00

Who's going to replace Tevez's 20 goals a season??? - why DZEKO of course.
Thaibluefan
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29/08/2011 04:12:00

 

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