Even though they trail the Premier League’s summit by six points and have been in underwhelming for of late, Manchester City’s title rivals have been talking up their credentials. And it’s little wonder why, with the Sky Blues possessing, arguably, the best squad and first XI in the league. Wherever you look, the Etihad Stadium side have depth, strength and passion, and their win at Hull may not have been classy, but it did illustrate why they are the dominant force. These three points back up our statement…
They say winning when you don’t play well wins titles and illustrates strength, and that is just what City did. After Kompany was sent off it looked like the juggernauts may struggle, but they dug in and secured three points with a numerical disadvantage.
— Adam Zorzi (@WogGBoii) March 15, 2014
Man city showing their title credentials
— harun (@fffharun) March 15, 2014
Down to 10 men, City needed something special to get their afternoon back on track. Then right on cue, David Silva stepped up with a wonderful curling effort.
Just put the ball at David Silva’s feet right now and magic will happen #brilliant
— Jake VanderLaan (@jakeup_v) March 15, 2014
David Silva. Naturally gifted footballer. The best player I’ve ever seen wear the blue shirt. #mcfc
— Danny (@DanMagic_) March 15, 2014
And Silva’s goal was magic
— Mas (@MasonFinney_) March 15, 2014
Even with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo not featuring, City can still call upon a top class striker in Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian may not have hit the heights expected of him at the Etihad Stadium, but he can find the net when needed.
Nice to see Pellegrini to show faith in Dzeko. Has delivered so many times off the bench.
— Sid’dhānt (@siddyness) March 15, 2014
— Deepak Devaraj (@DeepakDevaraj5) March 15, 2014
Man city wins…..great goal from two man city player…love dzeko n silva….
— PRIS (@irfanradhi) March 15, 2014