2011/12 Five Thoughts

City 3 - 1 Newcastle: Five Thoughts

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City 3 - 1 Newcastle: Five Thoughts

QPR 2 - 3 Manchester City 3: Five Thoughts

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It is widely assumed that the mark of a good side (and certainly one who have aspirations of winning the Premier League) is having the ability grind out results when not on top form, i.e. winning...

Villarreal 0 - 3 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

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A comfortable evening all told. After Mario Balotelli stroked home a penalty on the stroke of half-time the game was as good as won and once a twinkle-toed Yaya Toure put City three goals to the...

Manchester City 3 - 1 Wolves: Five Thoughts

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With the heights that City have reached this season there is the danger that expectations become similarly raised. Perhaps this is an inevitable byproduct of having swept aside the majority of...

Wolves 2 - 5 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

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No sign of any let up then. Roberto Mancini may have changed the entire starting side from Sunday's derby win but the end result remained the same. There was a slight wobble when Wolves took the...

Manchester United 1 - 6 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

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The late flourish against a United side that ended in disarray added the emphasis but what shouldn't be forgotten in the context of the game is what a controlled and confident performance that was...

Manchester City 2 - 1 Villarreal: Five Thoughts

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What an important goal. Football can so often be a game of small margins in determining success and failure and when substitute Sergio Aguero tapped home deep into injury time it may not have just...

Manchester City 4 - 1 Aston Villa: Five Thoughts

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Less dynamic and less flashy than we have seen for the most part this season, but the end result continued the theme of the season so far. Roberto Mancini left David Silva, Samir Nasri and Edin...

Blackburn 0 - 4 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

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Blackburn 0 - 4 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

Bayern Munich 2 - 0 Manchester City: Five Thoughts

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Billed as the game that highlighted City's arrival in the Champions League: squaring off against one of Europe's old-guard in Bayern Munich, new money versus old in the very stadium City harbour...

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