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Fearless City

May 2, 2012 - 12:17am

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TNP'S Neil Humphreys outlines the five reasons that allowed City to come out tops in the Manchester Derby:

FORTUNE FAVOURS BRAVE: Roberto Mancini discarded the Italian penchant for defensive play with a team set out to win, while United played not to lose.

STRONG CASE FOR DEFENCE: Against stereotype, City defended in United’s half with their terrific fullbacks, Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy, forcing themselves down the flank at every opportunity.

KOMPANY JUST LIKE KEANE: Belgian Vincent Kompany skippered a resolute defence in denying United a single shot on target for the first time in three years. He also popped up with the winner, too.

NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN: United's three wise men of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Michael Carrick met their match in Manchester. Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure were effective and ruthless.

FIGHTING THE FEAR: For two decades, United practically patented fear management. They owned it. Fearlessness was their forte. Not anymore, perhaps. Confidence are now coursing through City's veins.

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5 reason if Man.city canot win the EPL title. 1) Man.City have Money cannot buy a title. 2) they are away to newcastle. 3) Newcastle need to win to qualify for Champions League. 4) Newcastle have striker BA can score winning goal. 5) St.james stadium difficuit to win for Man.City.

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