Date: 20th March 2009 at 7:33am
Written by:

City’s 14th UEFA Cup game of this gruelling rollercoaster season ended victorious thanks to Ireland’s Number One Shay Given, our Vital MC MOTM…

Much as I personally believe that the tactics of caution and containment caused us to sit too deep on the road yet again last night, I’d also suggest that our young side’s relative inexperience also played a part in the tie going to penalties.

This was a time for character and cool heads and Shay, with those two fine penalty saves showed us all just why he is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. A terrific acquisition for City.

MOTM Aalborg v CITY
UEFA Cup Round of 16 Second Leg

Given (54%)
Onouha (14%)
Zabaleta (11%)
Evans (11%)
Dunne (7%)
Elano (3%)
Garrido (0%)
Caicedo (0%)
Richards (0%)
Bridge (0%)
Kompany (0%)
Ireland (0%)
Wright-Phillips (0%)
Robinho (0%)

The Story So Far….
(FA Premier League unless stated)

Ireland, 10 (Portsmouth H, Brighton, League Cup R2 A, Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 H, FC Twente, UEFA Cup Group Stage H, Hull A, Arsenal H, Schalke, UEFA Cup Group Stage A, Hull H, FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 A, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 H)

Wright-Phillips, 9 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H Liverpool H, Newcastle A, Spurs H, united H, Everton H, West Brom A, Aston Villa H)

Zabaleta, 5 (Wigan A, Bolton A, Fulham A, Wigan H, Newcastle H)

Onuoha, 3 (Portsmouth A, West Ham A, Chelsea A)

Kompany, 3 (West Ham United, H, Middlesbrough A, PSG, UEFA Cup Group Stage H)

Given, 2 (Middlesbrough H, Aalborg, UEFA Cup Round of 16 A)

Richards, 2 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 H, Aston Villa A)

Bellamy, 1 (FC Copenhagen, UEFA Cup Round of 32 H)

De Jong, 1 (Liverpool A)

Elano, 1 (Stoke A)

Sturridge, 1 (Blackburn A)

Caicedo, 1 (Racing Santander, UEFA Cup Group Stage, A)

Robinho, 1 (Stoke City H)

Jo, 1 (Omonia Nicosia, UEFA Cup R1 A)

Hart, 1 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 A)

Nottingham Forest FAC R3 – No Votes.


When the first whistle blows, don’t forget to join the Vital MC Community on our popular Live Match Thread in the Forums on match days.

Vital Manchester City and it’s Forums are growing fast with over 1,200 Blues now registered with us. There’s more to come – Be Here Now and join our worldwide community: