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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Ronaldo shines in City win


Ronaldo inspires City win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 2 goals as City beat Chesterfield 3-0

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged his first goals in the colours of Manchester City tonight in a 3-0 away victory over previously unbeaten Chesterfield. The result lifts City to 2nd in the division three table and keeps up their unbeaten start to the season. Despite the result Chesterfield certainly gave City plenty of problems especially in the first half and did see a goal chalked off just before City took the lead.
Steve Thompson named the same starting XI that drew with Norwich last time around but a new face was among the substitutes in the shape of midweek signing Axel Witsel.

City dominated the first half but a mixture of poor finishing and great goalkeeping looked to be their downfall until 41 minutes they finally made their dominance count courtesy of a neat strike from Ronaldo 0-1.

The second period started much like the first with City bossing proceedings and with 63 minutes gone they doubled their advantage Ronaldo again the scorer smashing a thunderous effort past the despairing Bravo 0-2. That goal killed any hope of a fight back from the host and on 76 minutes City wrapped the game up with a third Kevin Mirallas the scorer with a neat finish after a fine ball from the substitute Kokorin 0-3. That goal proved to be the last action of the game as City saw it out comfortably to claim the points and climb to 2nd in the table. 

City manager Steve Thompson was delighted with his side speaking after the game......

"It was a much better performance from us tonight and we turned a dominating performance into goals although we could have had a few more. I decided to stick with the same side and i feel justified now, it would have been easy to make a few changes but i wanted the boys to up their performance and they have responded in the right manner.

This will be a tough place for teams to come this season so i am happy to get this out of the way. Chesterfield have a good manager in Glory Days he knows this division well and has some very good players at his disposal. They will do well this season in my opinion.

We look ahead to Scunthorpe now and it will be nice to get back in front of our own fans at the Etihad. We take no team lightly in this division but we want to be winning our home games first and foremost. We played well against Gillingham last time at home. We now need to push on from that and send out a real message to this division that we mean business"


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