Date: 24th March 2009 at 8:47am
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He’s back. You can see the renewed belief returning to Micah Richards with every powerful charge he makes down the right wing and every player he flattens…

It’s as if the inclusion of Nedum Onuoha and Shay Given at the heart of the City defence have galvanised Richard Dunne and Micah back into form.

If he carries on like this, an international recall can’t be far away. In his own words…

‘I would be lying if I said that it didn’t hurt me when I was dropped from the England side. But my confidence is back again.

‘I’m enjoying my football again at right back and I feel like I’m knocking on the door. If I knuckle down, I think I can get back in there.’

MOTM CITY v Sunderland
FA Premier League

2. Micah Richards (51%)
11. Blumer Elano (14%)
9. Valeri Bojinov (9%)
4. Nedum Onuoha (7%)
37. Shay Given (5%)
10. De Souza Robinho (3%)
22. Richard Dunne (2%)
5. Pablo Zabaleta (2%)
39. Craig Bellamy (2%)
15. Javier Garrido (1%)
19. Gelson Fernandes (1%)
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips (1%)
34. Nigel De Jong (1%)
33. Vincent Kompany (1%)

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)

Richards, 3 (FC Midtjylland, UEFA Cup Q2 H, Aston Villa A, Sunderland 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)

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.


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