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Manchester CITY

FA Barclays Premier League

White Hart Lane

28/8/11

Attendance: 36, 150

Referee: Phil Dowd

Tottenham HotspurManchester CITY
Kaboul 68Dzeko 34 , 41, 55, 93 Aguero 60
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday August 28 2011
Time: 3:22PM

Comments

0
Wow
Rob-EFC
28/08/2011 15:25:00
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Immense performance. That was some flopping from Dzeko.
bluedub
28/08/2011 15:25:00
0
Wow
Rob-EFC
28/08/2011 15:25:00
0
Immense performance. That was some flopping from Dzeko.
bluedub
28/08/2011 15:25:00
0
OK ,Arry, so talk your way out of this one.
johnkelv
28/08/2011 15:28:00
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OK ,Arry, so talk your way out of this one.
johnkelv
28/08/2011 15:28:00
0
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
28/08/2011 15:31:00
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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
28/08/2011 15:31:00
0
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
28/08/2011 15:34:00
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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
28/08/2011 15:34:00
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