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Manchester CITY 1 - Stretford United  0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 47, 259

Referee: Andre Marriner

Manchester CITY
1 - 0
Stretford United
Kompany 45′
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 47, 259
The Teams
25 Hart
01 De Gea
04 Kompany
03 Evra
05 Zabaleta
04 Jones
06 Lescott
05 Ferdinand
22 Clichy
12 Smalling
18 Barry
11 Giggs
19 Nasri
13 Park Ji-sung
21 Silva
16 Carrick
42 Y Toure
17 Nani
16 Aguero
22 Scholes
32 Tevez
10 Rooney
30 Pantilimon
40 Amos
02 Richards
21 Rafael
13 Kolarov
18 Young
07 Milner
25 Valencia
34 De Jong
09 Berbatov
10 Dzeko
14 Hernandez
45 Balotelli
19 Welbeck
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Johnny On The Spot:...BLUE MONDAY...I see a sinking ship in the harbour...Whatever happens in the remaining two games of this pulsating Premier League season, 650 million people and the rest worldwide witnessed confirmation tonight that Manchester united are in big trouble. Double trouble having lost the derbies 7-1 in this campaign. City were superior in every department and could have and should have won this game by three or four goals...The rags early impetus rapidly fizzled out as their come for a draw formation, though stifling City's fluid passing game initially, left them looking horribly limited. How their disjointed, ageing side is anywhere near this title with those already printed "Champions 20" t-shirts beggars belief...City's classy superiority, benefitting again from an unchanged side was epitomised in Zabaleta and Nasri's destruction of Evra, who like Rooney, seriously looks as if he wishes he was somewhere else. Stretford found the tables turned on themselves in the second half as The Citizens went 3-5-1 to make safe. Yet they really didn't need to, as the rags attacking threat was non-existant...united's implosion toward the end of a season where their limitations have been repeatedly exposed across all competitions was summed up in the pathetic sight of Sir Alex Ferguson losing the plot and screaming dementedly at Roberto Mancini. His attitude was mirrored by England flop Rugney who repeatedly hurled abuse at the officials...Back to City and how fitting that the club's young amabassador who has guided his side by astute, robust captaincy, Vincent Kompany, the finest defender in England should seal this superb win. If anyone deserves to be a title winning skipper then it is this articulate leader of men...So City continue to take on their tough run-in with a fourth consecutive win and must beat a much stronger side than the rags in their own back yard next weekend, even though the rags on recent evidence will struggle to beat Swansea. If City win at Newcastle, a title, already merited will be all but sealed. Well played Blues.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 30 2012

Time: 10:30PM

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Rags had two shots on target??? No they didn't. HAHAHAHAHA
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30/04/2012 22:41:00

If the big mouthed scruffy loser, that I had an argument with in Lloyds TSB Newton Heath, is reading this, then HAH! Feeling bad?
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30/04/2012 22:48:00

How sweet it is, now for the barcodes, then sparkless.
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30/04/2012 22:53:00

LMAO Robson.
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30/04/2012 22:55:00

Fergie deployed two Parks tonight: Park Ji Sung and Park The Bus.:D
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30/04/2012 22:56:00

Well done to the only team in 'Manchester' to have 'Manchester' fans. Very happy you won, sick of the Glory Hunters constantly cheating their way to titles. I said for a long time i wanted change, City winning is change, this is the best thing for Football, more competition = better league. Beat Newcastle Sunday and pretty sure the title is yours.
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30/04/2012 23:09:00

Well done mates. It will be a disgrace to the PL if that fecking average Manure side wins the title with full of divers
Rip The Reds Apart
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30/04/2012 23:40:00

Cannot for the life of me remember them having 3 shots, let alone 2 on target. You sure the statisticians aren't trying to flatter them by including a couple of crosses that strayed within a few feet of the goal line?
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01/05/2012 01:05:00

Fifth, this was the first time the rags didn't have a shot on target in three years. Stats triple checked and amended!
Johnny Baguette
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01/05/2012 07:05:00

FCB, Park hit on to row Y couple of minutes in, Nani McPhee got it to row Z and I think they count the one That Joe dropped over the byline because his hands were cold through doing ***** all for the rest of the game.
Buzz Lightyear
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