Wednesday 21st November – Manchester City v Montpellier (Champions League Group C)
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Kompany, Lugano, Lescott, Zabaleta, Clichy; De Rossi, Toure; Silva, Nasri, Aguero SUBS – Hart, Nastasic, Richards, Milner, Barry, Nem, Dzeko
Montpellier Starting XI – Pionnier, Bocaly, Congre, Yanga Mbiwa, Jeunechamp; Belhanda, Estrada, Marveaux, Saihi, Mounier; Charbonnier SUBS – Valette, Mezague, Hilton, Utaka, Camara, Deplagne, Dabo
The most frustrating, inconsistent team in Europe surely? We again dominate a game and take control of it from the first minute. We only scored one goal but the result was never in doubt. Qualification from the group is achieved and we now go to Porto knowing a win will win us the group.
Final Score – Manchester City 1 (Aguero 61) Montpellier 0
MOTM – Vincent Kompany
Attendance – 46,495
Saturday 24th November – Stoke City v Manchester City (Premier League)
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Lugano, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta, Clichy; Barry, Milner; Silva, Nem; Aguero SUBS – Hart, Kolarov, Nastasic, De Rossi, Toure, Nasri, Dzeko
Stoke Starting XI – Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Whitehead, Whelan, Palacios, Etherington; Crouch, Jones SUBS – Sorenson, Higginbotham, Cameron, N’Zonzi, Jerome, Shotton, Upson
Finally an away performance in the League, all the possession and Stoke rarely threatened the City goal, with Friedel having one of the easiest days of his career. Scoreline could have been even better if it wasn’t for an Aguero missed penalty in the 74th minute.
Final Score – Stoke 0 Manchester City 2 (Aguero 39, Milner 47)
MOTM – James Milner
Attendance – 27,740
Wednesday 28th November – Manchester City v Fulham (Premier League)
In the build-up to the game Manchester City suffered a massive loss, with the news £40m man Daniele De Rossi would miss 2 months of action with a lower back stress fracture.
MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Lugano, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta, Clichy; Barry, Milner; Silva, Nem; Aguero SUBS – Hart, Nastasic, Maicon, Rodwell, Toure, Nasri, Dzeko
Fulham Starting XI – Schwarzar, Rangel Hangeland, Hughes, Riise; Dejagah, Williams, Diarra, Ruiz; Berbatov, Petric SUBS – Stockdale, Kelly, Baird, Sidwell, Gutierrez, Senderos, Burn
The first 17 minutes seemed to put the game out of sight for Fulham as we took a 3-0 lead, but a couple of goals in the second half made it a bit nervy until a Maicon goal in the 90 wrapped up another much needed three points. Injuries to David Silva and Vincent Kompany, picked up during the match, are likely to keep the pair out for around a week.
Final Score – Manchester City 4 (Nem 6, Aguero 13, 17 Maicon 90+1) Fulham 2 (Ruiz 50, Berbatov 70)
MOTM – Sergio Aguero
Attendance – 41,459