Date: 8th December 2008 at 5:44pm
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Pablo Zabaleta was outstanding yet again for Manchester City last weekend, this time at Fulham…

The lad has two feet and a work rate and attitude that has endeared him to the Eastlands faithful. Credit where it is due to Mark Hughes and his scouts for bringing in ‘Zab’ alongside Vinny Kompany.

Our MOTM votes gave a terrific idea of who was putting in a shift for City last season and this season’s polls have followed that trend.

Kompany and Zabaleta with SWP and Ireland have formed a never say die quartet without whom we’d be close to rock bottom of the league.

The foursome have won our recognition in 19 out of the 26 competitive games played so far this season. That’s startling. They have certainly been carrying some passengers.

MOTM Fulham v City
FA Premier League


Zabaleta 75%

Hart 7%

Kompany 7%

Benjani 3%

Evans 1%

Dunne 1%

Ball 1%

Ireland 1%

Evans 0%

Ben-Haim 1%

Hamman 1%

Vassell 1%


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


Ireland, 7 (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)

Wright-Phillips, 6 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H Liverpool H, Newcastle A, Spurs H, united H)

Zabaleta, 3 (Wigan A, Bolton A, Fulham A)

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

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

Robinho, 1 (Stoke City H)

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

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