1-0 87′ Mikel Arteta
great goal from arteta arsenal played the off the park for 90 mins desreved winners.. balotelli should have been subbed at half time he was always gonna get sent off.. that should be another title in the bag.. i thought nasri left arsenal to win titles?.. shoulda chose us after all
agreed, i can't for the life of me understand why balotelli wasn't subbed of at half time. even i know that. dzecko should of played instead then maybe they had a chance of winning. to be honest i was impressed with arsenal in the first 20 min and even more impressed when they managed to keep it up.
Balotelli is clearly a disruptive influence but i say it again and again, MANCINI is the man picking the team and choosing who he sends out there. He KNOWS Balotelli cannot keep his cool. He has to take responsibility for City's poor away form and their terrible run in woes, and the distractions from players like Balotelli. City have to get their act together and play like a team. If United take this title, they will have won it by playing as a team and keeping their cool while City throw it away. Arguably City have better individuals than anyone else in the league, but as a team, there is plenty to work on...
The Gunners should of won by more and I agree Balotelli should of been taken off but he is one of them players abit like rooney who given one chance can make something happen and I think that is why he was not taken off. I have said all a long that buying big names is not enough to win the league and I said City are not a group of players that look like they are close squad. If you look at United they never rant on the pitch about a free kick ect because SAF holds the final say. Also with what has happened with Tevez and Balotelli this season has been delt with wrong. United had a problem with Rooney last season but SAF again kept what he needed in the club and let out bits of what was going on and then put an end to it very quick. It was the same over xmas when Rooney and a few other players went out for longer than he said and he dropped him but said he picked up a knock and kept it all in the club. City have come out and blasted there players via the media and this should not be done it un settles the dressing room and club. If you look at Chelsea when they started spending big money on players they already had a back bone too and had the right manger in charge of them when they were going for the league and it has shown this season when AVB was in charge the team was not happy and showed on the pitch where now he has gone they are now a together and getting results to get back into the top 4. City need a change of management and to look at what they buy. Its not about the big name players its about having the players who get on well and know what each of them are going to do on the pitch. Look at United for example with the players they have brought in Veron, Barthez some big name players that were a flop then you look at valencia, Ronaldo, Stam, Vidic ect who were not know as world class players at the time and have become some of the best at united.
I'm just thinking how are City going to get rid of Ballotelli who proved that he is a complete idiot on weekly basis.. Can they sell him ? I don't think so no one would want to have him.
Inter would buy him back or an Italian team, I guarantee that one.
well by the look of thing there are reports just coming out that he will not be playing for city after summer. mancini said he wont play again this season, so it looks like they gonna sell him.
LOL no i in team, buying players in is totally different to building a team.These guys just don't gel.
Yes City have bought a lot of players and someone call them "a buying team". But now they are fighting for titles as they haven`t done in years..... Bad sunday for Cityfans but the title-race is not over yet, although it now looks tough. Still some points to fight for
United have to lose 3 games out of 6 for City to catch us. That, dare I say, is not likely to happen.
well as the banner says at the emirates "you can't buy class" if man city are to win title they need to build a TEAM as you said while winning a couple of trophies on the way. i cant see them winning league title any time soon, not at their current sate.
Why always Balotelli?
Love it! United takes it home. TY Arsenal!
Everyone keeps blaming Ballotelli but he plays better than most of the City players even if he is a dirty player. Was loving it when Artetas goal went in, cracker! Hope Arsenal get third, or second if city keep playing the way they do haha!
it's easier for City to catch up on Utd than Arsenal to catch City at the moment and by that, I mean almost impossible! the best Arsenal could manage this season is 3rd but they are seeing hard press battle with Spurs, Chelsea and even Newcastle for that spot! I would love for the gunners to take 3rd because they deserve it with sublime performance in the 2nd half of the season and for 4th, I would like to see Newcastle go for it because who can deny that they are playing a great football as of late and Cisse is on fire!
Van Persie hasn't scored in 4 games now, kinda concerning, but seriously, if we can continue this form next season, I think we can actually become title contenders! Anyways congrats to Man United for showing steel and character even after the 1-6 loss, they deserve it. As for Man City, I think their season went to the gutter after Silva lost his form. Their once excellent midfield was non existent.
If it wasn't for Arsenal having to play centre halfs at full back for months at the start of the season they could have been title contenders. They have got their defense sorted now, even if Gibbs is a bit weak. I expect they will have a great season next year and with RVP after signing a new contract, things are looking up!
Great win by Arsenal.........by the way, was I the only one that noticed that fan that join the goal celebration? And Ramsey LoL.
Ramsey missed on purpose, didn't want any more deaths on his conscience :P
Very entertaining game. Loved the touch by Hart to kill that ball! Van Persie should have had 2 goals, just had bad luck today. Arsenal deserved the win. City wasn't doing anything.
City's not playing as a team, sad situation for a squad full of talented players.
Damn, City Choked. Well done Arsenal.
Balotelli was trying to get sent off and if you think otherwise you're nuts. He knew he was one red away from be suspended for the rest of the season. City needs to be gutted. What a waste of money.
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