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Stoke City 0 Manchester City 2
Monday 12th March 2018 : Francis Bailey for GYKO at the Bet365 Stadium

It promises to be an enjoyable five-day break in the sun for Manchester City’s players, who boarded their flight to Abu Dhabi last night enjoying the view from the top of the Premier League, 16 points clear of Manchester United once again, and safe in the knowledge that they can wrap up the title against their neighbours on 7 April if they win at Everton the weekend before.

Pep Guardiola’s side must feel like they are within touching distance of that crown after David Silva delivered another masterclass to enable City to register their 26th league victory of the season and deepen Stoke’s relegation worries in the process. Returning to the starting lineup after being allowed compassionate leave to spend time with his wife in Spain, where the couple’s prematurely born son continues to receive medical attention, Silva scored two splendid goals and was a joy to watch throughout.

Raheem Sterling created the first and Gabriel Jesus laid on the second as a cold night in Stoke presented few problems for a team that will be guaranteed a warm welcome in more ways than one when they touch down in the Middle East. Stoke, on the other hand, remain second from bottom and Saturday’s home fixture against Everton feels critically important for a side that have now won only one of their last 11 league matches.

It tends to be a chastening experience for most clubs when they come up against Manchester City these days and the last thing that Stoke needed to do was concede an early goal. Yet with only 10 minutes on the clock the home team were already behind and chasing the game after another beautifully constructed Manchester City goal.

Sterling was heavily involved from the outset, playing a pass infield to Fernandinho that the winger got back via a terrific reverse ball from Jesus. Sterling’s fine run down the Stoke left went untracked and it was a lovely cut-back that picked out Silva, with the ball so perfectly weighted that the Spaniard never had to break his stride. Arriving into the penalty area between Kurt Zouma and Moritz Bauer, Silva expertly opened up his body and coolly dispatched a left-footed shot into the far corner. Slick, incisive and clinical, it was Manchester City at their elegant best.

Stoke were pinned in for long periods in the first half, rarely touching the ball and chasing shadows at times, yet there was still some encouragement for the home team to take come the interval. The fact that they managed to prevent Manchester City from adding to their lead prior to half-time was a source of hope and there were also a couple of signs of vulnerability at the other end, where Xherdan Shaqiri seemed to fancy his chances up against Oleksandr Zinchenko. It was Shaqiri’s clever nutmeg on the Manchester City left-back that led to an opportunity for Badou Ndiaye to equalise, only for the midfielder’s low shot to take a deflection off Fernandinho and slide inches wide of the far upright.

Stoke also had a bit of success when they played more direct, with one long punt upfield from Jack Butland ending up with Kyle Walker, under pressure from Jesé Rodríguez, nearly scoring a spectacular own goal. Ederson, frantically back-pedalling, managed to fingertip the England defender’s clearance over the bar.

For much of that opening 45 minutes, however, Manchester City were in total control and creating the sort of chances that suggested it was only a matter of time before they added a second. Jesus, starting in place of the injured Sergio Agüero, came agonisingly close to getting his head to a sublime Kevin De Bruyne free-kick.

In that context it was no real surprise when Silva scored his second of the evening within five minutes of the restart. Once again there was so much to admire about the build-up play, with Fernandinho again involved before Silva and Jesus exchanged passes. Butland dashed from his line to try to make life difficult for Silva as Jesus’s lofted pass bounced in front of him, but the Manchester City midfielder showed such composure as he effortlessly hooked the ball past the Stoke goalkeeper and into the empty net.

Playing with a swagger, City now threatened to totally overrun Stoke. Butland saved at Sterling’s feet and Leroy Sané, swinging his left boot 22 yards from goal, curled a shot narrowly wide. Stoke’s threat could be described as sporadic at best, although Lambert was left holding his head in his hands after Bruno Martins Indi volleyed over from inside the six-yard box. Normal service soon resumed as Butland denied Sané and then Sterling again.

With their feet off the pedal the second half was played out at a less frantic pace and although Stoke introduced Peter Crouch he could do little to threaten City's reliable defence.

It was time to resort to the dark arts. The home support certainly thought Sterling was guilty of poor sportsmanship when, after City allowed Stoke to win a drop ball, the winger nipped in to tackle N’Diaye and move through on goal one-on-one. As jeers rang out from all four corners of the bet365 Stadium, Sterling hesitated slightly, allowing N’Diaye to recover and dispossess him as he was about to test Butland. Those jeers were louder still when Sterling was replaced five minutes later.

However, at this point it was Game over and an early morning flight to Dubai for some warm weather training ahead of the next game at Goodison Park on the 31st of the month.

  Stoke City (4-3-3): Butland; Bauer, Zouma, Martins Indi, Stafylidis; Allen, Cameron, Ndiaye; Shaqiri, Jese, Choupo-Moting.
Substitutes: Haugaard, Johnson, Adam, Shawcross, Fletcher, Crouch, Sobhi.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling (Bernardo), Jesus (Gundogan), Sané.
Substitutes: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Touré.

Referee : Jonathan Moss       Attendance : 29,138

Manchester City 1 FC Basil 2    Basil Brush Aside City
Wednesday 7th March 2018 : GYKO at the Etihad

Some scoffed when Pep Guardiola suggested his side cannot yet be compared with the members of European football's elite, but on this evidence he may have a point.

Manchester City fell to their fourth defeat of the season – their first at home in 459 days – against a plucky, organised but eminently beatable Basel side playing for little but pride. That, for a club intent on world domination, is not good enough.

This was a weakened City side and, thanks to an emphatic first-leg win, one never in danger of not reaching the Champions League quarter-finals, but such a limp defeat should still not have been allowed to happen, especially after Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring early on.

Yet having been overran on their own turf three weeks earlier, Basel's pride was hurt and Raphael Wicky's side were determined not leave this competition quietly. If Mohamed Elyounoussi's equaliser came as a surprise to the Etihad, Michael Lang's winner sent shockwaves through a stadium that had not witnessed its side beaten since December 2016.

Would Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich have contrived to lose this game after already proving they were so superior to their opponents? Defeat was a reminder that City still have some way to go to establish themselves at this rarefied level.

Sunday’s victory over Chelsea came at such a leisurely pace that changes were perhaps not necessary but Guardiola made six regardless, and the most eye-catching saw highly-rated 17-year-old Phil Foden start in midfield.

There was also a return for Jesus, making his first start since New Year’s Eve, and it took him just eight minutes to end a goal drought dating back to mid-November. The finish could not have been simpler, into an open net at the far post, but he owed much to the in-form Leroy Sané, whose driving run across and through a crowded midfield had made it happen.

A routine evening’s work seemed in order at that point - perhaps there would even be another five-goal rout - but then came a moment that left Guardiola’s mouth agape.

When Aymeric Laporte’s proactive approach to defending saw him caught too far up-field, Basel countered quickly through Blas Riveros, who was given the freedom of the Etihad’s left flank. Having burst into the penalty area virtually unopposed, the wing back cut the ball to Mohamed Elyounoussi and, as on so many occasions last season, Claudio Bravo was well-beaten by the opposition’s first shot on target.

One down for Basel, four to go, but the scale of the task at hand did not seem to intimidate the Swiss champions and they continued to create openings. Elyounoussi found himself bearing down on goal again just after the half-hour mark but lost his balance as he prepared to pull the trigger. Riveros then tested Bravo from a tight angle and this time, he was equal to the effort.

City were still comfortable, as any team with their aggregate lead would be, but this was far from the cakewalk they had expected.

All Basel's best work at the end of the first half was almost undone in the opening minutes of the second, however. Rushing out of his area, visiting goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik mistimed a clearance which cannoned off Jesus' shins and glided over his head. The error could have gifted City an undeserved lead, but the ball dropped mercifully wide of goal.

With that hairy restart, what momentum Basel had began to dissipate. Though they still struggled to find that final pass to split the visitors' defence, City began to assume control and as they eased towards the last eight, Guardiola felt it fit to introduce Brahim Diaz, another talented but untested academy product.

That sense of security was misplaced, however, and Basel would come again. It was Yaya Touré, one of City's older heads, to blame. The Ivorian turned inside out by Elyounoussi out on the right flank. Basel's scorer turned creator with a neat pass inside the full-back to Lang, who finished emphatically past Bravo at a tight angle.

For Lang, it was a second decisive goal against a team from Manchester after he downed United late on in the group stages and it meant Basel's elimination was eased by a victory to be remembered. For City, progression, but with a defeat that should not be forgotten

City: Bravo, Zinchenko, Stones, Danilo, Laporte, Touré, Foden (Adarabioyo 88), Gündogan  (Diaz 66), Sané, de Jesus, Bernardo
Unused subs : Agüero, Otamendi, Walker, De Bruyne, Ederson

FC Basel: Vaclik, Suchy, Lacroix, Frei, Lang, Riveros, Galeano, Serey, Dié Zuffi (Oberlin van Wolfswinkel 74), Bua (Stocker 67), Elyounoussi
Unused subs : Manzambi, Petretta, Salvi, Ajeti, Kaiser

Referee : Pavel Kralovec   attendance : 49,411

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0  Pensioners Lose Out
Sunday 4th March 2018 : GYKO at the Etihad

This was a match between the current champions of England and the next champions of England, but it simply never felt a game of such status because the latter made it such a procession.

Just like the title race and all the intrigue around Chelsea and Antonio Conte’s situation, everything about it felt so predictable, as Bernardo Silva eventually got the goal that appropriately reflected Manchester City’s dominance for a 1-0 win.

Pep Guardiola’s side and their crowd celebrated as if they knew this was a clinching win, and the only incongruity about that was the revelation that there was any kind of doubt about it. One of the few questions left in this league campaign is when they will win the title, and by how much. They now need to claim just four wins from their remaining nine, and there is still the possibility that they could mathematically clinch it at this stadium against Manchester United.

Beyond the noise that would produce, that’s what this is coming down to now, the numbers – and in more than one sense. Can Manchester City break the points record, break 100 points, and break Chelsea’s own 2009-10 record of 103 goals in a Premier League season?

The threat of such feats, and the supremely-funded divine football that may produce them, was acknowledged in Conte’s deeply defensive approach to this game.

Another question from the afternoon is to what extent this was actually intentional from the Italian. Did he really want to play this deep, or did City just force them back that far because they were that good?

It is very relevant to the Champions League that Guardiola’s side seemed to give the English champions so many more problems than Barcelona. They seemed to so often have them on edge, or hanging right over it, and at times in the first half it felt a miracle that the Chelsea goal was not breached.

Some of that might be down to the fact Conte’s side just weren’t as pumped as they were for a big Champions League match, but that is odd given that they so badly needed the points to get back into the competition next season.

It was instead an oddly low-key ‘big six’ game – the words actually quote-marked on one of the advertising hoardings at the stadium – of the sort that happens when one side is so far ahead. There was just felt an inevitability to it all, that City would eventually show their superiority, that this Chelsea – and their manager – are resigned to what feels likely to happen at the end of the season: a change. It was deeply underwhelming from a manager and side previously so charged. Certainly not the performance of champions.

In contrast to last season’s brilliantly cutting counter-attacking victory, there felt no grand plan from Conte here, it was just short-term cut-to-fit. How else to explain some of his selections, other than the fact he clearly remains unenthused by some of the club’s transfer policy. Over £70m worth of strikers were left on the bench.

It was thereby just as inevitable that City would score in the short term, as Bernardo Silva gave them the lead just after half-time. The manner of the goal reflected the pattern of the game, City just eventually forcing it over the line. SIlva’s shot was not the cleanest but there was enough on it.

If the finish was scruffy, however, the move leading up to it was not. This one thing about the procession, the inevitability of it all.

You can’t say it’s not entertaining, even if it is devoid of competitive tension. City are often just joyous to watch, weaving such glorious patterns. Leroy Sane has arguably come to display this more than anyone of late with the way he glides across the pitch. He so lusciously turned Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea box, before having a shot cleared off the line by Cesar Azpilicueta.

There might be one element of tension remaining in City’s league campaign, though. That is whether they can break those records. They need eight wins from their remaining games for 100 points, but just 21 strikes for the goals margin.

There were occasions in this game when it looked that would be very easy for them to manage both, and it was frankly amazing that they had only scored once.

It will almost be as amazing if Conte is still in the Chelsea job next season. There are many reasons and arguments as regards that, but the fundamental point is that City have left everyone in the dust.

They celebrated with that knowledge in the rain.

City: Ederson, Otamendi, Walker, Laporte, Zinchenko (Danilo 87), Gündogan, De Bruyne, Silva (Foden 90+3), Bernardo, Sané, Agüero (Jesus 85)
Unused subs : Stones, Touré, Kompany, Bravo

Chelsea: Courtois, Rüdiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Drinkwater, Alonso, Fàbregas, Moses, Hazard (Morata 90), Pedro (Emerson 82), Willian (Giroud 78)
Unused subs : Zappacosta, Cahill, Chalobah, Caballero

Referee : Michael Oliver    Attendance : 54,328

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3   Arsenal Treble!
Thursday 1st March 2018 : John Bailey for GYKO at the Emirates Stadium

You could say this felt like the end, except that’s partly the case because Arsene Wenger has been left feeling like this so many times before. This was just another humiliating night to go with a catalogue of them, another Arsenal thrashing at the feet of a purported rival, another Manchester City masterclass this season. The gap between the sides was so vast that it was hard to say what was more influential: the Premier League leaders’ abundant quality or Arsenal’s atrocious lack of it. One thing was clear: Arsenal are bad, and in bad need of change.

Because, as grimly familiar as so much of this was - a Wenger side was 4-0 down at half-time to Manchester United in 2001 to lose 6-1; 4-0 down to Liverpool at half-time in 2014 to lose
5-1; 4-0 down to Chelsea at half-time a few weeks later to again lose 6-1 - this horror show still managed to fall to new depths.

It was the first time Wenger’s Arsenal had conceded three goals by half-time in a Premier League home game, but that in front of a stadium that surely wasn’t half full.

The official attendance of 58,420 was as much of a joke as the idea of Granit Xhaka as Arsenal’s only defensive midfielder.

Many of those that stayed away might have done so because of the awful weather, many because of the prospect of an awful defeat like this, probably a combination, but those that came still managed to come together for the loudest boos this stadium has yet heard. One of those was when the players were actually coming back onto the pitch by half-time.

As regards the pictures, there was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s feeble saved second-half penalty, Hector Bellerin falling over as he attempted to challenge a City player for the second goal, or maybe the numerous times that Shkodran Mustafi was humiliated by the effervescent Leroy Sane.

The German’s run for the second City goal, actually, that was the real indictment. Sane left Mustafi for dust but what was so galling was that he didn’t even need to offer an actual trick or a feint for it. The cock of the foot was enough, the mere prospect of a trick or feint enough. Arsenal were that intimated by City, that cowed by Sunday.

That itself points to something else in the catalogue of criticisms for this team. On the rare occasions when two teams who meet in a cup final meet again in the next game, there has been a dynamic that the initially defeated side responds with a victory. The trophy winners tend to be temporarily sated, the losers stung into action with their pride hurt.

That didn’t happen here. City just kept hurting Arsenal more, and more easily.

The gap between the sides was this time more visible in the actual play than the scoreline, since that ended the same as Sunday’s 3-0 but really felt like a 6-0.

City were playing - and, really, gliding - on such a different level that single touches were instantly putting them into yards of space, while leaving Arsenal players literally falling over each other.

That was especially the case for the brilliant break-away third goal, as Sane got the strike he deserved. He will rarely get one as easily. Bernardo Silva pushed the ball onto Sergio Aguero with one wondrous touch, the Argentine did the same for Kevin De Bruyne with another, and the Belgian then teed up Kyle Walker to square the ball for the German.

There is an argument that it was City’s best goal of the season, but that is immediately mitigated by the poverty of opposition, as illustrated by Bellerin’s fall.

There was also the painful reality that, when Arsenal attacked, it was still City that looked more likely to score. They were left with that much space to so lusciously play, and that much time to do so, given how early the game was won.

Just like on Sunday, any Arsenal challenge faded after City went ahead, this time after just 15 minutes. There was barely a challenge for that first goal as Sane ran right through the half to feed Bernardo Silva. Sead Kolasinac then seemed to show the playmaker onto his left, Silva saying thank you very much and gloriously curling the ball into the top corner.

It was difficult to know what was better, that finish or David Silva’s touch for the sublime second.

At the other end of the scale, it’s difficult to know what was worse: this Arsenal humiliation, or any of the copious others you could put alongside it.

It has put Wenger in a worse position than he’s ever been in at the club, and that doesn’t apply to his future. Arsenal are now 30 points behind the leaders, who moved within five wins of the title. A Wenger side has never been this far off the pace. That should apply to his future. New depths, and time for a new manager.

Any sense of hope at this stadium was as barren as the stands by the time it ended.

Arsenal: Cech, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerín, Kolasinac, Welbeck, Mkhitaryan, Xhaka, Özil, Ramsey, Aubameyang
Unused subs    Ospina, Chambers, Iwobi, El Sayed Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Nketiah

City:Ederson, Otamendi, Walker (Zinchenko 72), Danilo, Kompany, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Silva (Jesus 86), Agüero (Yaya Toure 82), Bernardo, Sané
Unused subs  Bravo, Stones, Laporte, Foden

Referee : Andre Mariner   Attendance : 58,420

Arsenal 0 Manchester City 3   Magnificent Vinnie
Sunday 25th February 2018 : GYKO at Wembley Stadium

At the final whistle Pep Guardiola carried the air of a man who was perfectly accustomed to these kind of occasions. He embraced his staff, he clasped the hand of the losing manager, Arsène Wenger, and then he made his way on to the pitch calmly to congratulate the players who had given him the first trophy of his Manchester City years.

The first of many, one assumes, even if Wigan Athletic blew a gaping hole in the theory that Guardiola’s team could win the lot this season. A treble is still on, however, and the Premier League might as well be engraved with their name, given the way City have turned the title race into a procession. Guardiola’s men will have to play better than they did here if they are to join the list of Champions League winners. Yet it was still another occasion to suspect the Abu Dhabi masterplan – target: worldwide domination – is gradually coming together.

In the process it was also a stark reminder for Arsenal about how far they have fallen behind the elite. Wenger has still not won the League Cup during 21 years as a manager in England and Arsenal now have the unwanted record of losing six finals in this competition. Nothing, though, will be more galling for Arsenal than the realisation it was they who used to dismantle teams this way. They looked what they are: 27 points short of City in the league, carrying far too many passengers and led by a manager whose peak years can feel a long time ago.

Superior as City were, there is even a reasonable argument that Guardiola’s side did not reach their more exhilarating peaks. Kevin De Bruyne can pass the ball more imperiously than he did here. David Silva was eight out of 10 when frequently it is nine. Guardiola said he was unhappy with his team’s first-half performance and, no kidding, there were even rumours De Bruyne had kicked one pass out for an Arsenal throw-in. Maybe that explained why Guardiola was not dancing on the pitch afterwards.

Ultimately, though, City did not have to be at their absolute best when their opponents, to quote Gary Neville in the television gantry, were “spineless” and there was a mass walkout in the Arsenal end after Silva had drilled in the third goal. Sergio Agüero’s 30th goal of the season had given City an 18th-minute lead, after some dismal defending by Shkodran Mustafi, and there was never any doubt that it would be Vincent Kompany lifting the trophy once the captain had stabbed in the second goal shortly before the hour.

Kompany was the outstanding performer, seldom troubled by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and, when he can play this majestically, what a shame it is that his career has been so undermined by injuries. On the big occasions, when his legs are not failing him, there is no better centre-half in the country.

In the end it was almost a surprise City did not score more and the ironic “olés” from City fans mocking Arsenal's passes at 3-0, probably summed up the disaffection from their end of the stadium. Wenger has heard worse in recent years and admitted afterwards a lot of the damage was “self-inflicted”. They are 10 points adrift of the Premier League’s top four, out of the FA Cup and their only realistic hope is the Europa League, a competition they used to regard with disdain.

At least Jack Wilshere played with the spirit of a man who was repulsed by the idea of meek defeat. There were others, however, in red and white who preferred to spend the game on the edges. Mesut Özil had one of his wishy-washy games, reminding everyone he will never be a chaser of lost causes. Aaron Ramsey was overwhelmed and, defensively, Wenger’s decision to revert to a back three simply did not work.

At this level it has been clear for some time that Calum Chambers is simply not up to it. Nacho Monreal injured himself with a mistimed challenge on Kyle Walker and his replacement, Sead Kolasinac, let Silva spin away from him for the third goal. But this was a collective failure. Arsenal were weak, vapid and outclassed.

The irony is that when Agüero ran clear to open the scoring it was possibly the most unorthodox goal ever scored by a Guardiola team – originating from a long punt over the top from their goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo. Maybe Guardiola had been watching old television replays of Wimbledon from the 1980s. Except, of course, centre-halves knew how to defend in those days. Mustafi was the wrong side of Agüero and all it needed was the slightest nudge to take him out of the equation. Agüero was just too good for him, too alert and much too clever, and it was a beautifully measured lob to lift the ball over the oncoming David Ospina.

Wenger tried to argue afterwards that City’s second goal should have been disallowed for offside against Leroy Sané. Ilkay Gündoğan had the first attempt, 20 yards out, from De Bruyne’s corner and Kompany jutted out his boot to divert the shot into the opposite corner. Yet it was the third goal that revealed the most about this City team. This time the killer pass came on the left and it was one that De Bruyne would have been proud of. This was City’s left-back, Danilo, slicing open the Arsenal defence. Guardiola was waiting to embrace him by the touchline and the Arsenal fans were heading, en masse, to the exits

Arsenal: Ospina, Koscielny, Mustafi, Chambers (Welbeck 65), Monreal (Kolasinac 26), Ramsey (Iwobi 73), Xhaka, Bellerín, Wilshere, Aubameyang, Özil
Unused subs : El Sayed Elneny, Cech, Maitland-Niles, Mertesacker

City: Bravo, Otamendi, Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Sané (Jesus 77), Silva (B.Silva 52) Agüero (Foden 89)
Unused subs : Stones, Santana de Moraes, Laporte, Zinchenko

Referee  Craig Pawson    Attendance 86,671




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Sat   12/08/2017 17:30 Brighton   v  Manchester City Prem W 2-0
Mon  21/08/2017 20:00 Manchester City v Everton Prem D 1-1
Sat   26/08/2017 12:30 Bournemouth  v Manchester City Prem W 2-1
Sat   09/09/2017 12:30 Manchester City  v Liverpool Prem W 5-0
Wed 13/09/2017 19:45 Feyenoord v Manchester City CL gs W 4-0
Sat   16/09/2017 15:00 Watford  v Manchester City Prem W 6-0
Wed 20/09/2017 20:00 West Bromwich v Manchester City LC r3 W 2-1
Sat   23/09/2017 15:00 Manchester City  v Crystal Palace Prem W 5-0
Tue  26/09/2017 19:45 Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk CL gs W 2-0
Sat   30/09/2017 17:30 Chelsea  v Manchester City Prem W 1-0
Sat   14/10/2017 15:00 Manchester City  v Stoke City Prem W 7-2
Tue   17/10/2017 19:45 Manchester City  v Napoli Cl gs W 2-1
Sat   21/10/2017 15:00 Manchester City v Burnley Prem W 3-0
Tue   24/10/2017 20:00 Manchester City v Wolverhampton LC r4 D 0-0*
Sat   28/10/2017 15:00 West Bromwich   v Manchester City Prem W 3-2
Wed 01/11/2017 19:45 Napoli v Manchester City CL gs W 4-2
Sun  05/11/2017 14:15 Manchester City  v Arsenal Prem W 3-1
Sat   18/11/2017 15:00 Leicester City v  Manchester City Prem W 2-0
Tue   21/11/2017 19:45 Manchester City  v Feyenoord CL gs W 1-0
Sun  26/11/2017 16:00 Huddersfield   v Manchester City Prem W 2-1
Wed 29/11/2017 20:00 Manchester City  v Southampton Prem W 2-1
Sun  03/12/2017 16:00 Manchester City  v West Ham United Prem W 2-1
Wed 06/12/2017 19:45 Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City CL gs L 1-2
Sun  10/12/2017 16:30 Manchester Utd v Manchester City Prem W 2-1
Wed 13/12/2017 19:45 Swansea City v  Manchester City Prem W 4-0
Sat   16/12/2017 17:30 Manchester City  v Tottenham Hotspur Prem W 4-1
Tues 19/12/2017 19:45 Leicester City v Manchester City LC r5 D 1-1º
Sat   23/12/2017 15:00 Manchester City  v Bournemouth Prem W 4-0
Wed 27/12/2017 20:00 Newcastle Utd v Manchester City Prem W 1-0
Sun  31/12/2017 12:00 Crystal Palace  v Manchester City Prem D 0-0
Tue   02/01/2018 19:45 Manchester City v  Watford Prem W 3-1
Sat   06/01/2018 15:00 Manchester City v Burnley FAC r3 W 4-1
Tue   09/01/2018 19:45 Manchester City v Bristol City LC SF W 2-1
Sun  14/01/2018 16:00 Liverpool  v Manchester City Prem L 3-4
Sat   20/01/2018 17:30 Manchester City  v Newcastle United Prem W 3-1
Tue   23/01/2018 19:45 Bristol City v Manchester City LC SF W 3-2
Sun  28/01/2018 16:00 Cardiff City v Manchester City FAC r4 W 2-0
Wed 31/01/2018 20:00 Manchester City  v West Bromwich Prem W 3-0
Sat   03/02/2018 12:30 Burnley  v Manchester City Prem D 1-1
Sat   10/02/2018 17:30 Manchester City  v Leicester City Prem W 5-1
Tue  13/02/2018  19:45  FC Basil v Manchester City  CL r16-1 W 4-0
Mon 19/02/2018 19:55 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City FAC r5 L  0-1
Sun  25/02/2018 16:30 Arsenal v Manchester City LC Final W 3-0
Thu  01/03/2018 19:45 Arsenal  v Manchester City Prem W 3-0
Sun  04/03/2018 16:00 Manchester City  v Chelsea Prem W 1-0
Wed 07/03/2018 19:45 Manchester City v FC Basil CL r16-2 L  1-2
Mon 12/03/2018 20:00 Stoke City v  Manchester City Prem W  2-0
Sun  18/03/2018 15:00 Manchester City  v Brighton or FA Cup Prem  
Sat   31/03/2018 17:30 Everton  v Manchester City Prem  
Sat   07/04/2018 17:30 Manchester City  v Manchester United Prem  
Sat   14/04/2018 15:00 Tottenham  v Manchester City Prem  
Sun  22/04/2018 16:30 Manchester City  v Swansea City Prem  
Sat   28/04/2018 15:00 West Ham United  v Manchester City Prem  
Sat   05/05/2018 15:00 Manchester City  v Huddersfield Town Prem  
Sun  13/05/2018 15:00 Southampton  v Manchester City Prem  

* Won on Penalties 4-1    º Won on Penalties 4-3

My Man City
Memorabilia Pag


Credit and many thanks to Richard Tucker in particular for some of the pictures used on the earlier pages.  

  The Wonderful   Pictorial World of
Stuart Clarke

Fantastic Images from
this top Photographer.
Some great shots of Maine Road and the fans of Manchester City


MCIVTA  The excellent City newsletter/Blog and fans pages

MAN CITY & Other
Football DVD's
See lower down
on this page
for details & lists


Download City
Desktop Wallpaper


A German Tribute to Bert Trautmann


MCIVTA the great City Newsletter
 available from subscriptions@

For all the latest opinions and news by the fans for the fans.


If you think the new owners have no feeling for our Club then watch this Interview

Chairman - Khaldoon Al Mubarak

Vincent Kompany on a mission in the Congo - If you ever wondered if the modern footballer is all take and no give, just watch this series of video's taken from the Man City Official website. I make no excuses for listing them here as I for one wish to promote both Man City FC and any worthwhile cause, and they don't come much better than Vincent's efforts to give the kids of his father's homeland a chance to change their lives. Click on the links to watch these four short clips.


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Latest DVD's Now Available  GORNIK ZABRZE v CITY Cup Winners Cup Final 
NEW YORK COSMOS v MANCHESTER CITY  1980 (quality - well watchable).  
Email me for details - A great chance to see our greatest triumphs at home and abroad.

THE FOLLOWING ARE BACK UP DVD's with covers and printed labels
Pay with PayPal -

Only the result spoils this superb
 quality DVD. Marvellous goal for
Jackie Milburn is worth seeing
on it's own.  £3.00

All the memories are there but
the quality of this is very poor.
However it is very watchable and
gives you a chance to see the
old heroes once more.

Manchester City

1972 Lg Cup Final plus
1980 Wolves v Forest   

1 - 2 and 3
Buy all 3 for £6.00


The last game at Maine Road Slide show CD.
This CD contains over 60 images in a slide show with a great version of Blue Moon playing in the background. As a bonus I have included another slideshow with more pictures from the 2002-2003 season with a fabulous backing track. Email me now to order a copy of this great piece of memorabilia.

Buy it now for £1.50
including postage.

Manchester City The Album

What a fantastic compilation of songs and styles, normally football albums are cringe worthy but this is superb, and has a variety of styles to suit all age of fans. I particularly like The Invisible Man, The Best Team in the Land, and Jon Christos' City Till I die. A must for all City fans and well done - by far the best of any club album released to date.£3.00 only incl p&p

Manchester City v Gornik Zabrze
European Cup Winners Cup Final  1970

City's finest hour - or hour and a half, whichever way you look at it. Played in Vienna, Austria in the pouring rain this match as far as I know was the only European Final involving a British club not to be shown live on TV, at least in England. I badly want a copy of the programme so if anyone has one that they wish to unload on me please get in touch.
This is a very rare copy of the Video filmed in black and white with a German commentary.

Manchester City
Leicester City

1969 FA CUP Final

 Top Quality DVD of City's  FA Cup Final Win in 1969

All the action + the goals from the 1956 final

The DVD charts the success of the season so far, following the arrival of new owner Dr Thaksin Shinawatra and Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson back in July. At that point, they were coming to a club that only avoided relegation by four points the previous season and had failed to score a league goal at home since New Years Day. A few months later, City were a club transformed, thanks in the main to the spectacular impact of Eriksson and his management style. New signings such as Brazilian star Elano and Bulgarian flyer Martin Petrov have complemented Academy Graduates like Micah Richards and Michael Johnson. The Blues have made their best start to a league campaign for years and put together an incredible number of successive home wins that took them to third in the Barclays Premier League. Much more on here in the extras section - TOP DVD Quality

CITY CLUB DVD's   £3.50 including Post and Packaging

Good to be Back

End of an Era
The last season at Maine Road

The Sky Blues
2003 - 2004

Pure Manchester

Blues Reviews 1988 - 1989 : 89-90 : 92- 93: 99-2000 : 01-02 : 02-03 : 03-04 :

05-06 : 06-07 : 07-08 : 08-09 : 09-10 : 10-11 : 11-12 (Champions)
  : 13-14 (Champions) :

Manchester City Jubilee Years - A great Man Evening News Slide Show of great action shots

Other Various Football DVD's

LIFE WITH THE BLUES - A look behind the scenes at City in 1987. Maine Road memories.
100 Great moments of the Kop
- Liverpool's famous kop memories

FC Bayern v Leeds United - The European Cup Final 1975 played at the Parc des Princes - Paris. Leeds were incredibly unlucky to lose this final. Here's a chance to watch a rare copy of this classic match, with French commentary and a pretty good quality picture.

More Footy DVD's

England v Germany
1966 World Cup Final
Black & White

Manchester Uni£ed v Manchester City
Munich Tribute
Feb 10th 2008

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