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Hull 2 – 4 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

28 Sep

If it had been suggested, ten minutes into this absorbing contest, that the visiting supporters would be casting regular and increasingly anxious glances towards the clock during the closing stages, few would have believed such a notion. Instead, pegged back by a combination of their own side’s defensive mistakes and by Hull’s determination not to collapse [...]

Hull 2 – 4 MAN CITY – PLAYER RATINGS

28 Sep

Caballero - Couldn’t have done anything for either of the goals. Authoritative in his box, his handling of crosses was excellent and although he’ll now probably drop to the bench again for Tuesday’s match with Roma, it is clear Pellegrini trusts him more than Pantilimon - 6 Zabaleta - Afforded a rest in midweek due to suspension, he was [...]

Hull v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

26 Sep

After starting in midweek against Sheffield Wednesday, Willy Caballero could remain in goal for this weekend’s fixture. Pablo Zabaleta sat out  the 7-0 romp through suspension, but there may be a temptation to keep him on the bench with Tuesday’s Champions League encounter in mind. Gael Clichy will presumably step in on the left of [...]

MAN CITY 1 – 1 Chelsea – MY THOUGHTS

22 Sep

The narrative was inescapable. For all the talk of the managers’ rivalry, the plethora of star players colliding and the battle between the best two teams in the league, it was inevitable that Frank Lampard would have a telling impact. This was a contest between Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho, Vincent Kompany and Diego Costa, [...]

MAN CITY 1 – 1 Chelsea – PLAYER RATINGS

22 Sep

Hart - With two powerful centre-backs in front of him and with Chelsea showing relatively limited attacking ambition, he wasn’t involved too often. Made one comfortable stop from a header and saw Costa’s effort smack against his post - 6 Zabaleta - His defensive security and link up play with Milner whenever he drifted forward were typical of Zabaleta’s [...]

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