What a performance! I am already hearing a lot of excuses from people about why Utd lost today, the main one being Van Persie's absence, there are no feasible excuses though just one reason, City played magnificent.
We have been waiting for the team to put in a performance that displays their talent and they picked the perfect game to do just that, dominating a team like Utd the way we did sends out a fierce message to the rest of the league.
Everything went perfect today, the manager did his job well, the players did their job brilliantly and the fans did their job impressively, we couldn't of asked for more.
Pellegrini set us up as an attacking machine today, Nasri was preferred to Milner and Negredo chosen ahead of Dzeko, two decisions that had a big influence on the game. Nasri had his best game in a City shirt by far today, he tormented Utd and they just couldn't deal with him, Negredo was tireless up front and bullied Utds defence giving Aguero the freedom he needed to punish them.
It wasn't just those two that impressed today though the whole team were on top form, the defence didn't let Utd have a sniff with Kompany leading by example as always, the midfield finally looked like a solid unit led by Yaya who had his best game for a long time and up front Aguero and Negredo were running the Utd defence ragged, the team were just all round exceptional.
In terms of the title race this was an important result, it is easy to forget that we aren't just competing for bragging rights when we play Utd these days, we are coming up against a potential title rival. The three points are much more important than getting to go to work or school with a smile on our faces, they could be the difference come the end of the season.
This was hopefully a big step in terms of our season today, we have had two good wins on the bounce and confidence should be high, its time to kick on and consistently produce this kind of form.
GOALS AND HIGHLIGHTS