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In the end, Manchester City were undone by man’s greatest enemy: Fear.
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The art of winning has a lot to do with picking your battles wisely.
Therefore, engaging Sir Alex Ferguson in mind games, as Patrick Vieira (above) has done recently, isn’t exactly the smartest move.
Like all tall players, Peter Crouch (left) is a professional footballer where the ability to actually a kick a ball is considered an optional extra (this is only really the case at West Ham).
STOKE 1 MAN CITY 1
Manchester City are slipping. Not dramatically, not hopelessly, but slowly and perhaps inexorably, they are slipping all the same.
War is close to being declared. Battlelines are being drawn across Manchester and the first barbs have been thrown over the top. And not a moment too soon either.
For a while there, the title race was looking rather tedious.
SERGIO Aguero insists that Manchester City are not afraid of Stoke. Well, they should be.
As crazy as it might seem, Roberto Mancini goes into Thursday morning’s (Singapore time) clash with a resurgent Chelsea knowing that a bad result could put his job in jeopardy.
One by one, they fell by the wayside. Now, there is only one left. Ironically, the crisis club that is Chelsea are the only English Premier League representatives left in Europe.
A Manchester City fan sobbed after his team lost 1-0 to Swansea last Sunday.
With ten games to go, Manchester United have replaced their city rivals at the top of the English Premier League table.
So is this the turning point in the season?
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