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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Foxes snared by Muller


Muller brace traps Foxes

Thomas Muller scored both goals as City recorded a 2-1 win over Leicester

Manchester City made it three straight league wins after their hard fought 2-1 victory over bottom of the table Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. The win keeps Thompson's side in 2nd spot in the division with just two points separating them and league leaders Northampton who City defeated last week 2-0 in what was dubbed a must win game for City.
Despite the win over the struggling Foxes the night was soured somewhat with the news that both of City's first choice full backs Branislav Ivanovic and Gael Clichy picked up injuries with the latter looking at an extended spell on the sidelines.

The match itself was pretty much a one sided affair with City enjoying a large majority of the possession and they went ahead with 19 minutes gone thanks to German international Thomas MULLER 1-0. City wasted a number of chances to extend their lead and they was made to pay just after the half hour mark when Veteran Italian striker Antonio DI NATALE powered a firm header past the despairing De Gea 1-1.
City would have been disappointed to go into the break level and they started the 2nd half much like the first enjoying plenty of the ball and that pressure finally paid off just after the hour mark when they regained the lead Thomas MULLER again the scorer heading home a pin point Messi cross 2-1.

Both sides did have chances to add goals to their tally's but both goalkeepers were not to be beaten anymore and City saw out the game to claim another valuable 3 points. FULL TIME 2-1.

Speaking after the game City manager Steve Thompson was pleased with his sides form........
 "It's another valuable 3 points earned we certainly deserved them after tonight's performance. This was a tough fixture despite were Leicester are in the table at the minute they have an experienced manager in Gozzy and a side which is capable of much more i think they will pull themselves out of this slump and be OK.
It was great to see Thomas get himself a couple of goals he has been a very consistent performer for me since i arrived at the club and goals is all that has been missing from his game, hopefully he will chip in with a few more before the season is finished.
On the whole it has been a very pleasing evening for us but we have been dealt some really bad news with Ivanovic and Clichy both picking up injuries. Brani is looking at maybe missing two games which is not too bad Gael is a little more serious and it could be 6 to 7 games before he is back in training and considered for selection. Thankfully we have Luke Shaw on loan who can slot into that left back whilst i have a number of options to cover Brani.

We now look ahead to a long trip to Gillingham on Wednesday evening. They have recently changed managers and will be looking to turn round that home form. They will be a dangerous outfit and we will show them the utmost respect but come kick off we will be doing all we can to get the 3 points and keep the pressure on Northampton"


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