Neil Dickson making write up
Deryck writing up
What a great match at the swamp, City fans buzzing and Rags silent.
For 20 minutes before the match the City fans baited the United fans “We are the Champions”
City dominated throughout showing there the only team to come form Manchester!!!
Were the pride of Manchester!!
You signed Phil Jones, we signed Kun Aguero
When we beat Chelsea in the Community Shield at the start of the season, I thought we outclassed them and I thought they were very lucky to share the points at the Bridge.
Today we were superb, Joe Hart only had the penalty to save and he managed that very well, overall the defence played really well and another great performance from Kolo Toure.
Even the bar man in the airport bar said both our goals were brilliant which coming from a card carrying Rag is something else. He also pointed out that they have won the league, just agree and patronise them – less painful and it always works.
I couldn’t disagree with City’s MOM choice in James Milner, he is definitely starting to mature this season, he is beating the full back and his mid-field passing is improving with every game.
Yaya was superb and David Silva is working a lot harder off the ball and digging it out for himself – very pleasing. The introduction of Tevez for Rodwell (who put in a good shift ) was probably a game changer, his goal was complete class – he should be on the field every minute of every game in my opinion but is one reason why I’m not the manager.
This quick starting style that City have adopted lately certainly suits them, it’s always dangerous sitting back in the Premiership.
Anyway two happy City fans for the flight home tonight, and yet another great turnout from the Irish supporter clubs today good to see.
I have to miss the Barnsley cup game but will be in the Highland for those who aren’t going to the Etihad, hope to see you then.
C’mon the Blues
I left at Aberdeen at 5AM to get down to this match, the talk of the week had been snow and how England was getting it badly. I picked up Wayne, Kieran and Darren in Dundee at the back of 6 and then we headed down the road to Manchester. Wayne and I were late for the away match of this fixture at the start of the season and didn’t want t a repeat of that. We got parked in the velodrome which was free – normally they have someone charging for parking so this was a nice surprise. We headed into the City centre for lunch at Red Hot Buffet where we got our fill of Pizza, Pasta, Chinese, Indian and Desserts. We checked out the club shop and Wayne bought a new top before meeting Steve Pickston and heading along to the ground and City Square. It was pretty cold so we all headed into the stadium in good spirits all expecting convincing City win. As we went up the spirals Kieran let me know he has never see City lose, leaving me thinking I hope today isn’t the day.
The match started perfectly with Silva turning in a cracking Dzeko shot from close range. City continued to play the ball around well but Fulham were getting back into the match towards the end of the second half. They managed to get a few runs down our left hand side and a few dangerous looking crosses into our box. As much as I am not a fan of Berbatov you have to admire his touch and ability on the ball. City scored a goal in the 68th minute when David Silva slotted a ball past Schwarzer into the corner of the net only to miss out on his hatrick a minute later when he slid one in just past the post, the crowd heckled him humorously, we all love our magician.
A great result in the end only to made even sweeter with United dropping points away to Spurs the next day.