The VMC Forum posse earmarked the crucial contribution of MCFC’s World Cup winner Patrick Vieira in bossing midfield throughout City’s thumping of Burnley…
The giant Frenchman responded competitively to shedloads of stick in recent weeks during which he was publicly asked by City gaffer Roberto Mancini to up his game.
Registering his first goal for The Blues will have done him the power of good.
Vieira’s experience will be called upon further as The Citizens gear up for the last 6 games of this enthralling campaign.
Check out the link to Paddy’s post match reaction at the foot of this article.
Of note in our latest MOTM poll, Emmanuel Adebayor’s work rate has increased tenfold.
In point of fact, all of City’s main strike force have contributed important goals to the Blue cause since their recruitment:
Tevez: 33 starts, 26 goals
Bellamy: 36 starts, 14 goals
Adebayor: 24 starts, 11 goals
Santa Cruz: 6 starts, 4 goals
MOTM v Burnley:
24. Patrick Vieira [35.71%]
25. Emmanuel Adebayor [14.28%]
11. Adam Johnson [14.28%]
4. Nedum Onuoha [14.28%]
39. Craig Bellamy [14.28%
16. Silvio Sylvinho [7.17%]
1. Shay Given [0%]
28. Kolo Toure [0%]
33. Vincent Kompany [0%]
18. Gareth Barry [0%]
32. Carlos Tevez [0%]
14. Roque Santa Cruz [0%]
34. Nigel De Jong [0%]
52. Alex Nimely [0%]
The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated
Carlos Tévez, 9 (Bolton A, Spurs A, Wolves A, Blackburn H, the rags H, LCSF1, Chelsea A, Fulham A, Everton H, Wigan H)
Nigel de Jong, 5 (Fulham H LC R3, West Ham H, Wigan Athletic A, Liverpool A, Chelsea H)
Craig Bellamy, 4 (Arsenal H, the rags A, Villa A, Sunderland H)
Gareth Barry, 3 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A, Stoke H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 3 (C. Palace A LC R2, Burnley H, Arsenal H LC QF)
Wayne Bridge, 3 (Fulham H, Hull A, Stoke H, FAC5)
Adam Johnson, 2 (Bolton, H, Sunderland A)
Micah Richards, 2 (the rags A LCSF2, Stoke A)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 2 (Wolves H, Portsmouth H)
Shay Given, 2 (Birmingham A, Everton A)
Patrick Vieira, 1 (Burnley A)
Pablo Zabaleta, 1 (Liverpool H)
Martin Petrov, 1 (Scunthorpe A FAC4)
Vincent Kompany, 1 (Middlesbrough A FAC3)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)
City’s 1-1 throwaway against Hull City and the FA Cup exit at Stoke registered no winner.
VMC’s Previous Man Of The Season:
2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland
VMC Video Link: Paddy Vieira Pitchside Interview At Turf Moor