2011/12 Match Reports

Reflections on the derby defeat

Not quite the cruel blows of last season but tough to take nonetheless. Having got back on level terms and looking to get a winner City were stung by a breathtaking goal from Wayne Rooney that...

Thoughts on the West Brom victory

Heading into the game, the message Roberto Mancini was preaching was one of 'getting back to basics', a return to the play witnessed earlier in the season. This was construed as meaning the...

Thoughts on the draw at Birmingham

Perhaps there is something about games against Birmingham that lead to a number of questions about the abilities of this City side. The fixture at Eastlands earlier in the season resulted in a...

Notts County 1 - 1 Manchester City

For round four, see round three. Roberto Mancini looks to be gambling in this years FA Cup and whilst he is not losing the facts are that he isn't particularly winning either. Despite thoughts of...

Thoughts on the Villa defeat

What to make of Saturday? I've mulled the game over a little now and it is a tough one to judge and to some degree, there has been a sense of an over reaction to the defeat. That is not to say the...

Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa: No Urgency

Manchester City dropped all three points in a disappointing match at Aston Villa today, with debutant Darren Bent scoring his first goal as a Villan.

City 4 - 2 Leicester

Progression to round 4 it is then. The potential upset was avoided in Sven's return to the City of Manchester Stadium in a game that was far less comfortable than it could and should have been. W...

City 4-3 Wolves: Blues Go Top

It wasn't always pretty, and there was a great deal of consternation throughout, but Manchester City finally put away Wolves at City of Manchester Stadium to go top of the Premier League table by a 4-3 scoreline. Carlos Tevez scored twice, while the brothers Toure netted the other markers.

Leicester 2-2 City

A fair result you have to say. Neither side could truly claim to have been the more deserving of progressing through to round 4, yet if either had exited yesterday they would have justifiably felt...

Arsenal 0 - 0 Manchester City

In some ways it was a disappointing performance. Not because of the tactical approach adopted but it lacked the fluency, movemement and creativity seen over the past month or so. Recent wins have...

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