Elano's first half strike was enough to make it six wins on the bounce at home for city, In truth our least fluent performance since Blackburn away, however, with a bit more ruthlessness both Samaras and Mpenza should have both bagged.
It was a resilient rather than sparkling perfomance from City, which is understandable given the amount of players on international duty. The character shown by the likes of Petrov and Elano to track back and tackle showed what a great team ethic and willingness to work for each other Sven has instilled in the squad.
The game did however end on a sour note. Earlier in the week reports had surfaced that surprisingly (given they normally bring about 600) had sold out their allocation due to a 25th Anniversary meeting of the Zulu Army. This was confirmed by a large police presence right from the start.
The flash point came as fans made there way out of the ground and it quickly escalated into an ugly brawl in the south stand which continued out of the ground.
Grow up you sad Brummie twats that scene died fifteen years ago. Hopefully their club will take direct action and we wont be seeing a lot of them for another 25 years.