Posts Tagged ‘ Man City ’

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: neither entirely comfortable with new approach

August 26, 2012
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: neither entirely comfortable with new approach

Liverpool scored from two dead ball situations, Manchester City scored after some poor defending. Brendan Rodgers gave a full league debut to Raheem Sterling on the left wing, and played Sebastian Coates rather than Jamie Carragher at the back. Lucas Leiva started in midfield despite getting injured in the warm-up, and was replaced after three...
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Mancini to use a three-man defence as plan B?

August 14, 2012
Mancini to use a three-man defence as plan B?

Sunday’s Community Shield was an enjoyable, eventful match – but it was difficult to take too many conclusions from it. It wasn’t just that the match is something of an irrelevance (a feeling supported by the fact Branislav Ivanovic escaped a ban for his red card because the match isn’t considered a first-team game...
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The relationship between possession and shots

May 4, 2012
The relationship between possession and shots

The graph below shows the relationship between average possession per game (along the bottom) and shots per game (along the side) for the 98 sides in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
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Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United: City work the ball down right, United fail to test Hart

May 1, 2012
Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United: City work the ball down right, United fail to test Hart

Vincent Kompany’s header won the game – and City returned to the top of the league.
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Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City: City lose the midfield battle – and probably the title

April 9, 2012
Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City: City lose the midfield battle – and probably the title

Mikel Arteta’s long-range strike settled a match Arsenal could have won by more.
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