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Published on April 12th, 2015 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City | Dan Cheeseman

“Rock Bottom”

The only consolation after today’s humiliation is knowing that it can’t possibly get any worse this season. How can a team which had a dream start at Old Trafford fall apart so easily to a mediocre United side? Looking at the team sheets before a ball was kicked, the first thing I honestly thought was “We should be able to batter this team today”, and the opening 10 minutes proved that theory – so what happened after that can only be psychological.

The Blues’ confidence at the start of the game was nothing like we’ve seen this season, and for a short period it looked like we were back to our best, but all it took was one stroke of luck at the other end of the field for the game to turn completely on it’s head.

The thing that disappoints me above all today is how they reacted to United’s first goal, surely City should have been aware of how on top they were up until that point, so why did they let that one goal destroy their confidence as much as it did?

If we’d have survived that 15-minute spell after the momentum had shifted in United’s favour, we’d have been in much better shape to turn things around, but once Louis Van Gaal’s side had a firm grip on the game they wouldn’t let go – and unfortunately that’s something I haven’t seen in quite some time at Manchester City.

While you could argue that there were a couple of incidents and/or decisions over the course of the game that didn’t go in our favour, I don’t think it would have made the slightest difference to the result, as in the end it was character and teamwork which was the difference between the two sides.

Of all the defeats this season, this one obviously stings the most, but I just get the feeling that we’ve had it too good over the past few years and have been due a derby defeat.

All good things eventually come to an end but unfortunately it’s just all happening at once with City at the moment, and so it’ll be interesting to see if and how we come out of this seemingly endless slump at such an important point in our season.

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4 Responses to Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City | Dan Cheeseman

  1. Swapnil More says:

    Its just heartbreaking to see the way we are playing. With 6 games to go we must now try to end the season on a high and go for a top 4 finish. Aguero was the lone warrior today. Great to see him score 100th City goal against United. Hope we come back to winning ways. Come on City!!!

  2. sheriff says:

    First of all psychology is very important in a team, the philosophy of pelligreni of going for the game from the first minute is counter productive look at Chelsea they start slowly and take their time to study the opponent game plan before going all out and eventualy end up wining.
    This is affecting city players psychologicaly once their opponent equalise they loose their shape thinking the plan is not working.
    A good coach must play with the psychology of his players by introducing politics like the mourihos, Mancini’s to bring out the best out of his players which is lacking, without the macini team work he left pelligrini wouldn’t have win anything last season. He was lucky teams like chelsea, crystal palace, sunderland have done him huge favour last season for his title win. Both pelligreni and his assistant are lazy and players have no longer confidence in them.

  3. Mike says:

    It’s such a shame that this current team have not quite hit the heights it really should have done
    And from here on some of the team are getting too old or injury prone

    We can blame many things and people but I really believe our biggest issue is the unfair play league
    And Gary N does talk a lot of sense re we should take on uefa
    The rules should not be to stop investment like the city owners are trying todo
    Otherwise we will end up with a mini league
    I’d bust the bank now ….
    Get as many top players in as they can in summer and if they what to ban us , then go to court and see what happens …
    And if we loose so fuckin what … For me you can stick chumps league up their arse
    Anyway having got that off my chest ….

    One of the key things lve learnt over the last 50 years of supporting City is that if you feel the pain it makes the winning even better …
    So can’t wait to next years Derby …..
    And us ensuring top 4 ,
    Which needs fans to shout and players to get off their arses

    City to I die xxxx

  4. Mike says:

    It’s such a shame that this current team have not quite hit the heights it really should have done
    And from here on some of the team are getting too old or injury prone

    We can blame many things and people but I really believe our biggest issue is the unfair play league
    And Gary N does talk a lot of sense re we should take on uefa
    The rules should not be to stop investment like the city owners are trying todo
    Otherwise we will end up with a mini league
    I’d bust the bank now ….
    Get as many top players in as they can in summer and if they what to ban us , then go to court and see what happens …
    And if we loose so what … For me you can stick chumps league up their xx
    Anyway having got that off my chest ….

    One of the key things lve learnt over the last 50 years of supporting City is that if you feel the pain it makes the winning even better …
    So can’t wait to next years Derby …..
    And us ensuring top 4 ,
    Which needs fans to shout and players to get off their arses

    City to I die xxxx

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