Category archives: Match Report

ARSENAL 0 MAN CITY 2 – Priceless...even at £62 a-head!

If you’re paying £129,456 in the January sales you’d have every right to expect something a bit special. That’s exactly what was served up to 2,088 travelling Manchester City fans who witnessed history in the making. At £62 a-go, some of the most faithful football fans in the land had baulked at Arsenal’s extortionate admission levels, leading City to return 912 unsold tickets – much to the delight of the […]

MAN CITY 3 WATFORD 0 - City's sting hurts Hornets

Previously misfiring Manchester City have well and truly released the safety catch, with a focused ‘shoot-on-sight’ policy and 10 goal haul in their last three outings. Championship promotion contenders Watford became the latest side to witness the return of City’s ferocious firepower in a one-sided FA Cup tie that could easily have seen City double the winning margin. As welcome as it is to see the goal flow, Roberto Mancini […]

MAN CITY 3 STOKE CITY 0 - Happy 'Blue' Year

If a marauding Manchester City have started 2013 as they mean to go on, then it could yet be a Happy Blue Year and a rotten red one in the Mancunian race for the Premier League title. This was a performance in keeping with City’s champion status as Aguero, Dzeko & Co made a mockery of Stoke’s claim to being the stingiest defence in the division. Roberto Mancini’s side systematically […]

NORWICH 3 MAN CITY 4 - Canary roast

Norwich City have Delia Smith, gourmet cook extraordinaire, whereas Manchester City have Edin Dzeko, ‘PaxoMan’,who just loves stuffing the opposition. Renowned for hitting late winners, Dzeko turned early bird, ruffling Canary feathers with two goals in four minutes, setting City up for this most vital of victories. Had it not been for the jerk of a referee Mike Jones and the petulance of Samir Nasri, Roberto Mancini’s men could easily […]

SUNDERLAND 1 MAN CITY 0 - Lights dim on City's title tilt

Manchester City were about as bright as a 15 watt bulb as they dipped in the defence of their Premier League crown at the Stadium of Light. City were widely expected to be basking in the glow of their fifth away win of the season at Sunderland today – instead their title hopes are flickering like dodgy Christmas illuminations.   Dim and dismal, this was a dark chapter in City’s […]

MAN CITY 1 READING 0 - City's 'Team GB' grab late gold

Manchester City’s very own ‘Team GB’ burned as bright as the Olympic flame as the Premier League champions summoned up a last minute hurrah to get over the line at the Etihad Stadium. Bradley Wiggins, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis are all sporting icons after their Olympian heroics, but the City faithful are hailing their own cherished ‘GB’ – the unassuming Gareth Barry – after his herculean efforts grabbed all […]

NEWCASTLE UTD 1 MAN CITY 3 - 1,2,3 City's win is elementary

Essentially football is a numbers game – the number of points, goals scored, goals conceded and, there’s a somewhat suspect algorithm that could ultimately add up to Premier League success for Manchester City. It goes like this: 16 + 32 = 100% ÷13. If, by the end of the season, that equation has changed to 16 +32 =100% ÷34 then there’s every chance City’s Argentine strike force will be the […]

MAN CITY 2 MAN UTD 3 - City bloodied but unbowed

Manchester City’s proud two-year unbeaten Premier League home record came crashing down amid a cauldron of controversy and seething hatred. The fact it fell to the despised Reds from across the Mancunian divide made it all the more detestable and unpalatable, setting the seal on Roberto Mancini’s worst week in charge at the Etihad. But let’s be clear on one thing as the Fergie-fawning headline writers and leech-like pundits prepare […]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1 MAN CITY 0 - Shifting sands at City?

Manchester City’s Champions League exit is ignominious in the extreme, but City’s owners must not cross the proverbial line in the Abu Dhabi sand where Roberto Mancini is concerned. Yes, it hurts like hell that the champions of England have slithered out of contention in such an insipid fashion, but this is a time for perspective and patience – we’re Manchester City NOT Chelsea. Revered from the terraces, Mancini’s achievements […]

MAN CITY 1 EVERTON 1 - Kompany back in business

An air of apprehension rather than the usual buoyant expectation fell over a packed Etihad Stadium…it always does when Everton come to town. It’s illogical when you consider the calibre of the respective players of both teams, even more so, when you examine the budgets of the respective clubs. Take a look at the team sheets and most City fans would take two of Everton’s best XI – Fellaini and […]