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« on: January 01, 2022, 11:33:18 »
Ederson, Cancelo, Dias (C), Laporte, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez

SUBS | Steffen, Walker, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Kayky, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee

C’mon City

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 11:49:08 »
Foden must be injured or a really bad hangover.

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 12:05:14 »
Zinchenko not even on bench either. A lot of changes in the squad at the mo but a top starting XI.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 12:27:30 »
Nice to see Cancelo is good to play

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 12:40:20 »
Zinchenko and Foden - official line is just not quite fit enough.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 12:44:57 »
Ederson needs to stop ✋ doing that crazy hanging leg flying in challenges.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 13:02:47 »
Mahrez has hardly had a touch.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 13:04:57 »
Not playing well at all

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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2022, 13:07:05 »
Mahrez missing and Ake for all his huff and puff is out of his depth.
Need to get a grip and quick.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2022, 13:07:41 »
Saka is a really good player. Arsenal deserve their lead we have been poor giving the ball away cheaply frequently.

We will be better second half hopefully.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 13:16:18 »
Cancelo well off Form. Ake targeted and just not enough place or acumen for the task and it’s costing us dearly.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2022, 13:18:46 »
Disappointing, by our standards. Arsenal players snapping at our players heels when they have the ball. Our movement,  on and off the ball, is awful; too slow, inviting Arsenal pressure. Could easily be 2 or 3 down by now.

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Re: @ Gunners
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2022, 13:21:37 »
Disappointing first half

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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2022, 13:23:50 »
No shot on target the first half, cannot win like that. Ake appeared to be marking two for the goal. We were second best all over the pitch. Pep needs to work his magic.

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2022, 13:24:19 »
Good to see a game of football. An even first half really. We should have had a goal from Dias and could and should have had a penalty on Jesus. As for the penalty that Arsenal apparently should have had, it was a great challenge from Ederson and it would have been a disgrace if that was given. He should carry on doing it if he can get the ball like that. Arsenal came into the half and did well. Work for Pep at half time.

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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2022, 13:36:01 »
Not being wise after the event - but I didn't think it was a good idea playing Cancelo, not after what he's been through,  and he looks to be struggling.

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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2022, 13:52:55 »
Well, that's a bit of a turn up!

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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2022, 14:14:49 »
The BT commentary team is so anti City it’s embarrassing.

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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2022, 14:30:04 »
3 points hardest game of the season for us.

Yippee

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« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2022, 14:33:05 »
Arsenal should be kicking themselves. First few minutes of the second half and we were still being completely out worked - then Arsenal hit the self destruct button. 

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« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2022, 14:33:32 »
Phew, thank feck for that. Great to see how much it means after the second goal.

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« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2022, 14:34:10 »
Agreed, the BT coverage was awful. The only really contentious decision was not giving a penalty for a foul on Jesus in the first half. Not our fault their players were stupid to give away a clear penalty and sending off.

Fucking great win.

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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2022, 14:47:48 »
I see the "plucky Arsenal" had begun even before the final whistle.  Bollocks! They were good value in the first half, but then a catastrophic loss of discipline, after that it was all City. Great to see us snatch all the points. I reckon a few heads dropped a bit in Liverpool and the West end of London, when Rodri slipped the winner in. 

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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2022, 14:51:25 »
Mahrez should be shot after that performance.  Dreadful

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« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2022, 15:32:28 »
City certainly did not play well. We got away with one there. Have BT got Gary Neville as pundits? Those 2 are spouting shit about City here so blatantly biased.

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« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2022, 15:33:53 »
I forgot the other one is Jamie Carragher if it's spelt like that!

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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2022, 15:52:03 »
My summary of the match is Granit Xhaka is a despicable cnut

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« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2022, 17:08:55 »
MEN report on match

A 1. 1. Draw apparently (see screenshot attached).

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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2022, 20:48:33 »
Someone at the MEN pressing "Send" a bit early there?

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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2022, 21:01:38 »
I’m always first to criticise referees when they get things badly wrong, but this season allowing the games to have a more physical side to them without peep peeping continuously is great for the game.

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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2022, 21:29:00 »
I reckon teams have got away with far too many fouls against us this season, including today. Football is about playing good football not letting the game run through persistent fouling. Arsenal were dirty bastards today. A foul is a foul and should be given as such. And if they carry on then a booking should surely follow.

The art of the tackle is a great one. Take for instance that by Ederson, he clearly got the ball and diverted its path from the attacker. I see now that they are not talking about it being an error but are bothered by the inconsistency because the ref didn't go over and look at it. That was because neither he or the VAR saw a foul. On the contrary, pulling someone's shirt in the box is never going to result in winning and diverting the ball. It will always either be a foul you get away with or don't. They didn't get away with it today and quite rightly so.

Loved the celebration by Rodri. Not quite in the Adebayor class but still nice. Give the lad a rise.

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« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2022, 21:44:29 »
In my Post I was going to say in many games we have been the victims of letting play flow, no question of that. But referees can still let games flow and book players as well. The main thing is don’t stop the game for every minor or petty foul.

The referees got the big decisions right today, though the Jesus one should have been a penalty imo. Clear cut in my mind.

The Ederson one was not a penalty even though Ederson caught foot before ball (only observable in Super slow mo).

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« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2022, 23:09:23 »
I have a bit of sympathy for Arsenal on their claim for a penalty.  Didn't think it was until I saw the replay and, to be honest, wouldn't have complained if it had been given.  Also taking my City hat off, what is frustrating is the complete lack of consistency with VAR.  We benefited from it today but have been the victims of it plenty of times before.

Still delighted we won though and well deserved.  Listening to the pundits you'd swear there was only one team trying, bit the stats clearly show City dominated the game.

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« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2022, 09:48:23 »
How City won is a mystery to me worse game I've watched so far this season.
Ref wasn't assertive enough, gather he was a replacement swap ?

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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2022, 10:56:37 »
Another observation from the Rodri celebration.  I saw a Twitter post from a fan.  The stadium was half empty (except for the away fans section) :D

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« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2022, 14:34:57 »
Time wasting , roughing up the penalty spot , constant bullying the officials

It makes the 93rd minute winner more sweet