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City soar as Swan’s hopes dive - MAN CITY 3 SWANSEA 0

How many more teams will find themselves shot down by Manchester City in what is rapidly becoming the Etihad execution chamber? The fate of any opponents who stray into the air space and consequent crosshairs of the sharp-shooting Mancunians is virtually guaranteed – they’re dead ducks. First came a murder of magpies, followed by an opera of canaries and now a squadron of swans, all mercilessly culled and dispatched for […]

MAN CITY v NORWICH - Pants to Joe as Costel gets a go

Well now we know – it’s no go Joe as Manchester City’s number one keeper loses top billing and makes way for his previously perennial understudy Costel Pantilimon. Still to be officially confirmed, Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to go with ‘Pants’ for today’s Premier League match with Norwich, will undoubtedly divide opinion within the ranks of City supporters. Hart who hasn’t missed a PL start for the last 123 games has been […]

NEWCASTLE UTD 0 MANCITY 2 - Carry on Costel?

So that’s two vital away wins in two cup competitions on consecutive Wednesday nights for Manchester City. Football wisdom has it that it’s results and not performances that count. It’s just as well then for Manuel Pellegrini. Last week in Moscow it was a case of watching paint dry – literally as well as metaphorically – as the Russians gave the dreadful Khimiki Arena turf a makeover. City then laboured […]

NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN CITY – Costel’s lucky number 13?

Having suffered painful  Premier League ‘executions’ on Sunday, both Newcastle United and Manchester City will fight to avoid further ‘Capital’ punishment when they battle for solace and secondary silverware tonight. Cruelly denied a share of the spoils against Sunderland and Chelsea respectively – more so City than the Toon – this clash of the last 16 in the Capital One Cup, affords both clubs an opportunity to exorcise the demons […]