What a relief, we badly needed to take three points at West Brom to stay in the hunt for the title.
Our goals were scored by our new boy wonder Mario Balotelli, he scored his first goal by making his way into the box before sliding in to get on the end of a ball put across the box by Carlos Tevez. His next goal came from a David Silva up field ball, Mario's first touch took the ball into the air but he stayed strong, brought it down, took it out wide and shot across the keeper to send the ball into the bottom corner. He did let himself down just after the hour mark though, getting sent off for leaving is foot in after a tangle with Mulumbu, who was also later sent off himself. Goals and highlights below!
I was impressed with our performance yesterday, we made a team who have been playing a lot of good football this season look totally inferior. We went back to what we are good at, keeping the ball and moving it around. Credit has to go to all concerned Mancini had one of his days where he got all his tactics right and the players certainly put his plan into action with effect.
There was more talk after the game that Tevez is the difference but yesterday our main man was Yaya Toure. It is only fair to mention his performance because although with good reason, I have slated him all season, yesterday he was the player that I have seen play for Barcelona. He attacked well, passed well and defended well, you just could not have asked for more from him. Maybe the fitness programme that I have been informed he is on is working.
It's not only Toure who impressed though, there is a few more of the lads that are consistently proving that they are instrumental to City. Obviously Tevez I don't have to say anymore on how important he is, but I think the likes of Nigel de Jong who absolutely holds our midfield together and Vincent Kompany who has to be the best centre half in the league don't get the the credit they deserve in the media. As well as those two more recently David Silva has settled in and has started to show his class, I don't think I have seen a player at City with so much natural ability since Kinky, he is just different class when you watch him play football.
Now please City! Again you have shown us you can get it 100% right, lets keep it going and the title may be more than a realistic target this season.
Next up for us, Manchester United at home on Wednesday.
Goals and Highlights.