Category archives: Match Report

Rome falls to 'one-man' City - AS Roma 0 Man City 2

Manchester City were nigh on spineless as kick off loomed at the Stadio Olimpico in the Eternal City. Even worse, they would be virtually invisible, as they took on the might of Rome for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Labelled as a ‘one man team’ due to the sensational goal scoring exploits of Sergio Aguero, it was as if the rest of City’s playing staff […]

AaaarrrguerrNO! - Man City 1 Everton 0

Manchester City shaved another three points off Chelsea’s lead but it was as if they’d had their throat cut, with lifeblood Sergio Aguero suffering a serious injury. A fortuitous penalty ultimately delivered a hard fought and deserved 1-0 win over Everton, but the focus fell on a horrible Aaaarrggguero moment when the Argentine super striker sustained suspected knee ligament damage. If, as feared, Sergio is sidelined for weeks if not […]

Bang on the money! Sunderland 1 Man City 4

By day Manchester City illuminated the business world with stunning financial results. By night they shone like a beacon of excellence in an arena where they had all too often been engulfed by darkness. Go back four years and City were running with annual losses of £198m which dwarfed revenues of £153m. Go back to 2010/11 and you have the onset of a run of four incredulous 1-0 City defeats […]

We ARE the Champions - Southampton 0 Man City 3

Having beaten the champions of Germany in midweek, Manchester City finally – finally – decided to strut their stuff on the domestic stage and remind everyone just why they are the reigning champions of England. This was more like it – pace, precision passing and passion, a raw desire to ensure each Saint stayed tackled when tackled, and second balls were snapped up like flat screens TVs in a Black […]

1, 2, 3…it’s all elementary for sizzling Sergio - Man City 3 Bayern Munich 2

Cometh the hour cometh the man or, in the case of Manchester City’s Argentine super striker, cometh the added time cometh those unbelievable ‘AGUERRRRROOOOO’ moments! On the count of ein, zwei, drei, Sergio Aguero bagged a stunning Champions League hat-trick to complete City’s version of the Great Escape and an improbable victory over German oppressors. Classy Bayern Munich were dispatched in added time as Aguero inspired City to a 3-2 […]

Pellegrini is a happy plucker - Man City 2 Swansea 1

It’s fast approaching the time of year when birds get stuffed and gobbled up. Manchester City, anxious to avoid looking like champion turkeys come Christmas, made an early start on some lively Welsh swans. City fans who love reminiscing about a famous ‘Sick Swan’ slaughter at Old Trafford in 2011, had to make do with a 2-1 ‘bird cull’ as plucky Swansea were rightly put to the sword. Pre-match, Manuel […]

Will the tide turn for Pellegrini? QPR 2 Man City 2

It’s easy to be ‘PC’ and support your ‘MP’ when he’s riding the crest of a wave, but it takes a little more than political correctness to swim against a tide of perceived failure and maintain faith in stormy seas. As a vortex of negativity threatens to drag Manuel Pellegrini under, drowning his managerial reign and washing away Manchester City’s hopes of major honours, those demanding his head would do […]

Spasibo...for nothing City - Man City 1 CSKA Moscow 2

Any alphabetical analysis of Manchester City’s ‘performance’ against a horrible bunch of Russians would go something like this; A – abject, appalling, atrocious, awful. B – bloody abject, bloody appalling, bloody atrocious, bloody awful…you get the gist! Even the most diehard City fan would be hard pressed to find anything positive about such a clueless, gutless and witless showing… bloody hell, even those who turned up on a free ticket […]

City succeed in 'derby day' spat - Man City 1 Man Utd 0

Sizzling Sergio Aguero’s 10th goal of the season consigned the most expensive ever starting XI in Premier League history to a well deserved defeat. Oh the sweet sweet irony that, after all the jibes and the hideous hypocrisy that spews forth from The Swamp about youth development and creating, rather than buying top class players, Louis’ Gaalactico’s came up short at the Etihad. Manchester United would never seek to buy […]

City's Hammer horror - West Ham 2 Man City 1

‘WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END, WE FIGHT ’TILL THE END, WE’RE MAN CITY, WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END’. It’s an impassioned and cherished battle cry from the terraces born from 93.20 minutes on May 13th 2012. It’s sung with gusto and pride but it seems to be falling on deaf ears far too often recently. A total contradiction in terms in Moscow in midweek and, if you flip the chant […]