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Manchester CITY
3 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

22/1/12

Attendance: 47, 422 - Stadium Record

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester CITYTottenham Hotspur
Nasri 56, Lescott 59, Balotelli 90+4 penDefoe 60, Bale 65
Hart     Friedel    
Richards C     Walker    
Clichy     Kaboul    
Savic     King    
Lescott     Assou-Ekotto    
Milner     Lennon     88
Barry     Parker    
Nasri     Modric    
Silva     Bale    
Aguero     Van der Vaart     67
Dzeko     65 Defoe    
Substitutes
Pantilimon GK     Cudicini GK    
Zabaleta     Pavlyuchenko    
Johnson     Bassong    
Kolarov     Dawson    
Onuoha     Kranjcar    
De Jong     Livermore     67
Balotelli
 
  65 Pienaar     88
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
14
6
On Target
5
9
Corners
4
1
Offside
2
7
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
1
52
%
48
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot As open season begins again upon young Mario Balotelli fuelled by bitterness bordering on the demented and led by the usual suspect pundits and hacks of the anti-City brigade, the dust settles upon a pulsating, end to end berserker of a clash between two terrifically talented sides in City and Spurs...City dictated play for long periods up until a four goal, nine minute period around the hour mark when the game exploded. Spurs found themselves dead and buried then resurrected only to find themselves ultimately felled again by City's 60th goal of the season, another cool for cats under tremendous pressure penalty from SuperMario...This game was won and lost in midfield where England duo Gareth Barry and James Milner were absolutely outstanding. They never gave their opposite numbers an inch and were the rock solid platform that afforded protection to City's centre backs and gave free reign to brilliant interchanges in play ahead of them from Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and David Silva. However, it may seem harsh to be critical of the attacking end product considering City`s astonishing +42 goal difference, but Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero's profligacy threatened to lose this game. Were The Blues more direct, they could have run up cricket scores over Christmas...Roberto Mancini's Citizens deserve immense credit for their resolve this past 4 weeks in testing circumstances. They have stuck together, dug deep and worked hard as a unit. Every single one of their goal celebrations today showed just how much this win meant to our "money grabbing mercenaries." With the pressure eased a little in the title race, this tight-knit squad can now go to Merseyside on Wednesday and give that League Cup Semi-Final second leg a right go....No witch hunt should detract from the fact that this was the type of battle that Champions win.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday January 22 2012
Time: 3:30PM

Comments

0
I hate to say it Man City, but you are the new scum, what a shame for you guys.... I always thought you were better than that... stamping on players heads etc... well done, I enjoyed watching your £600,000,000 team :o) can one of you please tell me why Bala"telly" (;o) was still on the pitch.. not football as we know it, or want to ever see it in this great country of ours... Tottenham fans never mind losing when we have play well, but the way you guys are now going about it, well it is quite embarrassing to be honest.. at least Mankini wasn't waving his imaginary yellow / red cards today..
Cornford Spur
22/01/2012 15:47:00
0
@Cornford Spur, PMSL!
Bluedub
22/01/2012 15:48:00
0
Can we get that all time classic post framed?
Johnny Baguette
22/01/2012 15:52:00
0
I make that 8 - 3 for us 'scum' this season Mr Cornfoot
jackblue
22/01/2012 15:55:00
0
Got the name wrong Jackblue but that fine.. Jonny, you had no words come out, maybe its one of those ebay keyboards, I had one of those ;o) I'm not having a go at you fans, just the way that your team sometimes plays football, I really think you guys are better than this? watch the highlight tonight, and you will see what Talk Sport are now chatting about.. Bal a telly should not have been on the pitch... and Jack Blue, with £600,000,000 of players you should well be destroying all teams!! you really should.. you should be winning 8.3 every game...
Cornford Spur
22/01/2012 16:15:00
0
and Lescot punching Kabul.... are you guy not worth more than that??
Cornford Spur
22/01/2012 16:29:00
0
Cornford, what about King scissor challenge on Balotelli? Goes to ground, two footed from behind, none of the ball, all of the man, where's the red card?
Bluedub
22/01/2012 16:52:00
0
Blagatelli should not have been on the pitch - but it was a clear pen - Webb now wears the blue of City instead of the red of Utd I think lol
niteworlok
22/01/2012 16:57:00
0
We'll see about that NW, Webb is looking at the incident ( as pointed out by Ratboy Neville ) as it happened and doesn't give it, now will he say he didn't see it when the FA question him on it? If he says he didn't see it he is still a fully fledged Rag.
Bluedub
22/01/2012 17:10:00
0
Difficult one this for the FA. On Kompanygate, they backed their ref against a wall of opposite opinion. Now what will they do?
Johnny Baguette
22/01/2012 17:16:00
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