Category archives: Match Report

Accusations & admissions – CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2

Manchester City were cheated out of a win in Moscow – but only after they spent 49 second half minutes contriving to be the architects of their own downfall. City can rightfully point a big finger of suspicion at Hungarian referee Istvan Vad after the criminal award of an 86th minute penalty to CSKA. ‘Vad the Bad’s’ scandalous decision to reward the theatrical exaggerations of CSKA’s Seydou Doumbia with a […]

F-word is key to sizzling Sergio’s success - Man City 4 Spurs 1

Sergio Aguero is arguably the finest footballer in the 120-year history of Manchester City and, on present form, the Argentine pocket rocket is getting better and better. The word ‘better’ works on two levels in relation to Super Sergio – his scintillating scoring exploits and, perhaps more tellingly, his general health and well being. His four goal haul against Spurs confirmed him as City’s record goalscorer in the age of […]

Why are City always the villains? Aston Villa 0 Man City 2

When Sir Baconface’s bunch used to score late goals to win with monotonous regularity, the Manure-fawning media told us it was ‘The United way’ – it was in the Swamp-dwellers DNA. When Moanrinho’s lot dominate a game, dictate the play, sometimes park the bus but emerge victorious, it’s a testimony to Maureen’s tactical genius and Chelsea’s patience and professionalism. When Manchester City bag a brace of beauties, have 68% possession, […]

The Engineer & The Roman spanner - Man City 1 AS Roma 1

Engineer Manuel Pellegrini will have to retrieve a bloody big spanner from his machine if his Champions League blueprint for Manchester City is to stand any chance of success this season. Rudi Garcia’s Roman incursion force were as good as their French manager’s pre-match prophecy that they were to be ‘protagonists and not spectators’ – right to the point where City’s prospects of qualifying from Group E are now under […]

In the net as City fish out the points – Hull City 2 Man City 4

Edin the Executioner, Manuel the Engineer and Lampard the Eternal ensured Manchester City eventually eased to three precious points, in an ‘Ee bah gum’ northern encounter packed with twists and turns. It came as no surprise that the Champions raced into a two-goal lead over Hull City within 11 minutes, courtesy of a clinical finish from Sergio Aguero and a super-strike from Dzeko. What followed in a separate 11 minute […]

Lampard in lost New York flight tickets mystery - Man City 7 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour and Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak were today trying to explain to ‘Super Frankie Lampard’ the mystery surrounding the loss of his flight tickets to JFK Airport in New York. City’s billionaire benefactor was also at a loss to fathom how all the luxurious 5 Star apartments overlooking Central Park had suddenly gone off the market, and Lampard’s ‘Green Card’ US work permit, had changed colour to sky […]

The Song Remains the Same - Man City 1 Chelsea 1

A blues remix of a timeless classic proved to be top of the pops as ‘Super Frank, Super Frank, Super Frankie Lampard’ went straight to Number 1 at the Etihad Stadium. Blue was the colour, football was the game with Manchester City and Chelsea fans all together in singing Lampard’s name. Fair to say the Stamford Bridge legend and City new boy was feeling a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ as he […]

Pellegrini powerless to act on Pep's talk - Bayern Munich 1 Man City 0

As debate rages on over the rights and wrongs of Manchester City’s desperately unlucky Champions League defeat in Munich, the influence of Manuel Pellegrini becomes ever more apparent. The post match inquest has seen social media platforms and the mainstream ‘press’ comparing and contrasting the fortunes of key personnel in the City team, but there has been little or no focus on the ramifications of Pellegrini’s enforced absence from the […]

Pellegrini wants bald truth behind Clattenburg display - Arsenal 2 Man City 2

It takes a lot to ruffle the luxuriant silver locks of Manuel Pellegrini, but merkin-wearing referee Mark Clattenburg has done it again. It was five months to the day since ‘Twattenburg’ – as he is ‘affectionately’ known to City fans – allowed Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel to punch the ball clear in the dying seconds at Anfield, denying the Sky Blues a stonewall penalty, and condemning them to a 3-2 defeat. […]

‘F’ in Manchester! – Man City 0 Stoke City 1

A certain ‘F’ word was prominent in the vocabulary ringing around the Etihad Stadium less than 48 hours ago. The Champions of England had huffed and puffed but failed to penetrate a wall of well marshalled red and white stripes, succumbing to a shock home defeat to Mark Hughes’ Stoke City. Another ‘F’ word was on the lips of Manchester City fans as it appeared that Colombia’s finest, high grade export would have […]