Date: 11th May 2011 at 1:17pm
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The resurgent powerhouse that is Micah Richards stormed back into action for City last night and will relish the battle against Stoke’s ‘dambusters’ on Saturday…

One of the most pleasing aspects of the Mancini era at Manchester City has been the City manager’s willingness to nurture young talent in the way that the likes of a Mourinho never have done. Mancio has shown faith in Richards and has instilled a previously lacking confidence and awareness in the laugh a minute Academy graduate.

Amongst a full on team effort against Spurs that secured Champions League football for City, Richards excelled. City and England will benefit greatly from Richards’ career renaissance if he can maintain this level of performance.

Micah is the VMC Forum’s Man of The Match. Joe Hart’s brilliance and Joleon Lescott’s increasing authority also came in for praise. Fabio Crapello will be delighted.

2. Micah Richards 51.43%
25. Joe Hart 11.43%
19. Joleon Lescott 8.57%
21. David Silva 5.71%
24. Patrick Vieira 5.71%
4. Vincent Kompany 2.86%
10. Edin Dzeko 2.86%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 2.86%
7. James Milner 2.86%
34. Nigel De Jong 2.86%
32. Carlos Tevez 2.86%
42. Gnegneri Toure Yaya 0%
11. Adam Johnson 0%
13. Aleksandar Kolarov 0%


The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Silva 12 (Salzburg A, ELGS Blackpool A, Poznan H, ELGS, Poznan A, ELGS, West Brom A, Stoke City A, Bolton H, Birmingham A, Villa H FAC5, Wigan H, Blackburn A, Everton A)
Kompany 6 (Sunderland A, Chelsea H, Newcastle H, the rags A, Sunderland H, Liverpool A)
Zabaleta 4 (Everton H, Fulham H, Dynamo Kyiv A, ELR16 1L, West Ham H)
Tévez 4 (Wigan A, Wolves H, WBA H, Dynamo Kyiv H, ELR16 2L)
Y Toure 4(Timisoara A, ELQ3 1L, Juventus H, ELGS, West Ham A, the rags FAC SF)
Richards 3(Arsenal H, Notts County A FAC4, Spurs H)
Dzeko 3 (Aris A, ELR32 1L, Notts County H, FAC4R, Aris H, ELR32 2L)
Johnson 3(Blackburn H, Juventus A ELGS, Leicester H FAC3R)
Hart 3 (Spurs A, Blackpool H, Arsenal A)
De Jong 2(Birmingham H, Reading H, FAC QF)
Milner 2 (Salzburg H,ELGS, Leicester A FAC3)
Barry 2(Liverpool H, Newcastle A)
Kolarov 2(Fulham A, Villa A)
Lescott (Chelsea A)
Balotelli (Villa H)
K Toure (the rags H)
Adebayor (Wolves A)
Boyata (Timisoara H, ELQ3 2L)
Given (West Brom A, LC3)

VMC’s Previous Man Of The Season:
Based upon MOTM polls won

2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
2009-2010 Carlos Tévez



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