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STOKE CITY 0 MAN CITY 1 - Zaba Dabba Doo does it for City

When Pablo Zabaleta, a little known unheralded Argentine defensive midfielder made his Premier League debut, the eyes of the football world fell upon Manchester City. But the combative £6.45m signing from Espanyol – bought the day before Sheikh Mansour acquired the club in late August 2008 – was a million miles away from being the subject of the global gaze. No, that ‘honour’ belonged to Brazilian ‘superstar’ Robinho, the £32.5m […]

STOKE CITY v MAN CITY - City to smash 14 years of Potteries pain

Fresh from ending a 37-year win famine at the Emirates, Manchester City go to one of their unhappiest of hunting grounds seeking progress in the FA Cup. Acknowledged as having the most effective 12th man in English top flight football, Stoke City will be banking on the vociferous Britannia Stadium crowd to help ease their passage into the 5th round of the Cup. It’s 14 years almost to the day […]