45+1 Kompany 1-0
Queue the excuses! Edit: @ :06, that has to be THE nerdiest looking kid I've ever seen in my life! Dorky glasses plus the curls. Geez! lmao
No excuses we lost the title. Playing Park was a mistake, first game back for Jones and Smalling was a mistake. We gave it City. We should have started with Valecia and Rafael down the right and played 4-4-2 with Welbeck upfront.
You better be the biggest Newcastle supporter this coming week then!
We don't deserve to win the title this year. Last week we dropped silly points against Everton, didn't take Wigan seriously and lost points there. Lost to Blackburn and got hammered by Newcastle. We have had a poor year but still could be joint top an lose the title on goal difference, silly really!
Good game to watch, loved the scuffle between Fergie and Mancini was good for the setting. City defended well, I thought United may have tied it up late, but we held strong.... Newcastle and QPR are the only teams standing in are way! CTID....
Lots of hype, was a poor game in the end. United lost it by starting out so negative and having so little pace in the attack with no threat. To counter attack you need pace, and it was sat on the bench with Valencia and Young. Park hasn't started since January, since Valencia was fit. It still escapes me why all of a sudden in the biggest game of the season, he is first choice and deployed in centre midfield? United have never really played fantastic this season, scraping by, winning ugly. City have managed to play nice football, and if they win it, they will deserve it. But i am still surprised how close it has been. The league is the weakest it has been in a long time, United, Arsenal and Chelsea the weakest they have been in many years too. Despite this City have made it tough going, i expected them to walk it start of the season. Man Utd should not have to rely on Newcastle, and City are expected to go there and win. If they do, they win the title. I don't think Newcastle will take anything from the game. But you never know. A season like this, full of twists and turns...there is plenty of time left for yet another.
We lost the game before it even started, I can't remember the last time we've won a game with Giggs and Park in the team this season. Can't understand why SAF didn't have enough faith in a 4-4-2 with Valencia and Nani/Young on the Wings and Rooney and Welbeck up front. What made it worse is we played the longball 60% of the match to an Isolated Rooney and lost possession everytime. Why is Jones trying to imitate Bebe's crosses, practically all of them were dreadful. Can't understand why SAF keeps Giggs on for the full 90 minutes especially against a team like City.
I thought Yaya Toure should of received a red card. He got a yellow for throwing the ball in anger. Then he got away with waving an imaginary card and pleading with the ref to book Carrick(either him or Scholes can't remember who). He also got away with time wasting having a laugh with Balotelli with ball in hand during their through-in.
More like queue the haters. City were the better team tonight, like alot of games this season, we lacked the creativity in midfield again. But it's not over until its over, has there ever been a title race decided by goal difference?
I thought it was John Lennon!
This site has crap highlight. I don't know why people don't get their highlights from footyroom. It has 3+ minutes of highlights compared to these 50 seconds. Plus the other video shows Ferguson's jimmies being rustled, lmao.
no excuses here, city thoroughly deserve the win.
United were poor. City dominated for a full thirty minutes in the first half when United didn't get close to City's goal. The only thing United can have comfort in is the fact that they only have to play Swansea and at home while City have to play Newcastle away.I think City will draw with Newcastle and United will win it out. I want City to win but I don't think they'll win their next two games.
Great game of football that was City deserved to win in the end. One more though game away at Newcastle if the win they will be the champions.
The Eithad has been our saving grace this year! great defending won this game. Love a 1-0 win. 2 games left.
Utd didn't have one shot on target, that says it all really and I think Ferguson got it all wrong tonight. Rooney upfront on his own, Park(?), no Valencia, Scholes ran out of breath early in the 2nd half yet he stayed on. City completely dominated them, again. I expect City to lift the title now, they will be well up for Newcastle after that.
Well played Man City. Seems Man United had lots more possession but can't seem to find the goal. It's directly in front of you!
city has more possesion 59-41, according to skysports.
Yeah did you watch the match? City clearly dominated possession. In the first half it was because United played for the draw but after the draw and United had to come out it showed who was the best team and it wasn't the team in red. Factoid for you its been 3 years since united last failed to hit a shot on target.
Fergie got it totally wrong tactically tonight. Why recall players like Park and Smalling who haven't played for months for the biggest game of our season? Also Rooney looked completely isolated up front, he's not a target man. Can't even remember a single shot on target. Dreadful performance.
utd were outplayed all night tbh. Could have easily been 2 or 3 . Going down to the wire then.
City greatly outplayed United today. Lucky for United that Nasri and Aguero were a bit off today in taking advantage of goal scoring opportunities. Great header by Kompany, now time to buckle up and take down Newcastle to get that title! Great Game City!!
yeah, heres hoping city beat newcastle, not only because i dont want to see united lift yet another trophy, it also helps chelsea out
Nasri was the man of the match for me him and Toure. Nasri knew when to slow down the pace and then when to speed it up. Toure stopped alot of United counter attacks. Kompany and lescott were top notch too...
Aguero looked nervous but that's probably derby nerves and Maradonna watching him from the stands.
city dominated, nasri and toure should have put the game out of reach this seasons league has been the most surprising if you look at the top 6
People are complaining about how bad United performed and how good city were, but still it was one goal that separated the teams in an extremely important match. Very few chances on both teams, city with the most. There`s a saying in my country: Lies, bloody lies and statistics.
If we lose the title this year we can`t blame anyone but ourselves, but Newcastle is a fort that is extremely strong. We need hope and love, that`s what made United, not money hunger arabics or russians.
In Sir Alex we trust, United we stand.
really? nasri, toure & aguero had multiple chances to finish off the match, nasri trying to walk the ball into the goal is the most obvious one as for your money comment, the best teams are the richest, united is no different
Yes we had multiple chances we had 14 shots with 3 on target compared to uniteds 3 shots and 0 on target
Three on target. Haha. Well I never. Wise up kids.
Arabics? LOL its Arabs genius. So wait a sec what your saying is United didnt spend In the past? LOL your funny. Theres a saying in my country its says "Its ok for me to do it but not you" More less thats a rough translation. Its a cohesive unit I'm talking about any club. The fans, management and the relationship between the players and the coach. To succeed you need all those things in top performance. To blame it on spending is stupid and ignorant. I think your pissed probably more pissed than Ferguson was when he raged on Mancini, its ok to lie to yourself as long as you sleep better. United YOU fail with that comment...
Out of the 13 losses United have suffered, Park has started 11 of them. I'm really disappointed SAF didn't put out an attacking team looking for a win.
Did United perform badly though? I keep hearing this but in reality did they? Or did City just make them look bad with their quality and united's bad tactics? Your not going to look good with uniteds setup. Rooney was on his own up front like a headless chicken for most the match and the midfield was ran by City even though they were outnumbered.
we wouldnt have scored if we were playing for a week. i cant remember us even making single a chance where we might get a single shot on target. you cant really blame smalling for the defeat either, city were seriously knocking on the door, they probably would have scored eventually and in the end they deserved the win. i love park, no-one works harder in the team but he is devoid of any technical ability whatsoever. why not play cleverly? he works just as hard but he does have some ability. and dropping our best player valencia, he has our most assists this season! thats like mancini dropping silva who has their most assists, that made no sense to me at all. anyway, its all down to the newcastle game, they win that and they are champions.
No excuses for a poor game. But its still in the balance either way level points (goal difference yeah). City will still be holding there breath come the last two games we have the easier run in tbh. Swansea, Sunderland we win those ^^ city draw one theres. No game in the league is a given now days but if i was to be getting two last games id pick these over Citys last two. All it takes is a draw. yeah we don't deserve it. Thats more than true but its still there for City to throw away. They ain't used to winning are finishing so lets see how it pans out be before people start counting there chickens.
I think this comment section goes to show how gracious Man Utd fans are. No slagging off of other teams lower or less fortunate, just accepting defeat and getting on with it. In Sir Alex we trust, United We Stand!
Ha yeah right! If I am correct wasn't it you who was telling everybody that you had the title won a few weeks ago? You accept defeat, when after last nights dismal performance by Utd, you have no other credible option :-)
"I think this comment section goes to show how gracious Man Utd fans are. No slagging off of other teams lower or less fortunate, just accepting defeat and getting on with it." This made me lol.. sometimes I wonder if you even read all your comments after you posted them.
@ben dover - I agree lol he needs to go back and read some of his own comments before posting something like that. Made me chuckle a little bit too. The reason he can't slag anybody off is because they lost. If they won they would be giving city supporters soo much crap on here. I havn't read a single City supporter on here though giving united supporters crap and also saying the leagues over like the united supporters did when City got beat at Arsenal a few weeks ago.
No way City beats Newcastle at St James.
city knows whats at stake, and with newcastle losing 4-0 in their last match i would give the result to city
Yeah well you can't just 'give' the result to them, they have to earn it. Also if Newcastle lose to Chelsea that would mean they have lost two in a row so they will be fired up to not lose three consecutive games! I can't really complain if Newcastle do lose to City though because i'm sure they will put up more of a fight than we did last night.
like I said when Mancini said that Man city already lost the league. It was obviously psychological warfare and I got so many disagrees by the geniuses here while they were saying "way to get your players ready for the upcoming derby". One guy actually THANKFULLY understood what I meant and said it wouldnt work on making United complacent because they were too experienced a side LOL yeah so much for that... Educate yourself on how the game is played my friends its as much as a mind game as it is physical.
YAWN... pretty boring football in comparison to two weeks.
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