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Man City 0 - Portsmouth 0

City Of Manchester Stadium

Wednesday 23-08-06, 7:45pm

Attendance: 37,214

Referee:

Man City
0 - 0
Portsmouth
 
 
Venue: City Of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 37,214
The Teams
Nicky Weaver
 
 
 
David James
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Glen Johnson
 
 
Richard Dunne
 
 
 
Linvoy Primus
 
 
Sylvain Distin
 
 
 
Sol Campbell
 
 
Ben Thatcher
 
 
 
Dejan Stefanovic
 
 
Trevor Sinclair
 
 
 
Matty Taylor
 
 
Joey Barton
 
 
 
Gary O'Neil
 
 
Claudio Reyna
 
 
66
 
Sean Davis
 
 
Georgios Samaras
 
 
71
 
Pedro Mendes
 
 
52
Darius Vassell
 
 
 
Kanu
 
 
Paul Dickov
 
 
 
Benjani
 
 
65
Substitutes
Joe Hart
 
 
 
Nick Jordan
 
 
Ousmane Dabo
 
 
 
David Thompson
 
 
Stephen Ireland
 
 
66
 
Svetoslav Todorov
 
 
65
Danny Mills
 
 
 
Noe Pamarot
 
 
Ishmael Miller
 
 
71David James
 
Richard Hughes
 
 
52
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
4
2
On Target
2
9
Corners
0
5
Offside
8
15
Fouls
13
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
54
%
46




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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 24 2006

Time: 12:45AM

Your Comments

you may want to add the attempted murder statistics. Man City 1 - 0 Pompey Also the blatant handball and penalty subsequently not given statistics Man City 1 - 0 Pompey
arthurp8
Touche...
pompeyrug
You can't trust these Thatchers, look what Margaret did to the coal miners !!
pompeygray
It's actually the lowest number of goal attempts I've seen Pompey make since we last played City in March. But to keep the home team from less than 10 goal attempts means we closed them down well too. I like draws when we know we were unlucky not to have won. That luck will come in handy when we need it.....
StuartM
Going away to Man City and keeping a clean sheet is a major plus. Hope the FA throw the book at Thatcher a player of his ability shouldn't need to resort to that sort of challenge especially as it was in that area of the pitch.
Steve C
just a quick note from a villa fan, I was absolutely appalled by Thatcher's tackle last night. I hope Mendes is OK. I have just been on the City site this morning and there's not one comment about his disgraceful tackle, (I say that in the loosest possible way!). This is a question - are the police involved?? Cos I know if any of us did this on a Saturday night in town we would be! And Stewart Pearce's remark that he got the tackle wrong - well, I've seen it on Sky Sports and he didn't get it 'wrong', he knew from a long way out what he was going to do, and he did it. And don't get me going on the FA - what a weak set of wan**rs they are! Good luck with the rest of the season, and let's hope they go down...
eltoro
IIt was absoloutly ridiculous refereeing, they could've easily had a couple sent off and he missed an obvious penalty, but a point from the 1st away game of the season is gd. Play up Pompey!
Westov
Well said eltoro, gd tosee a proper football fan making his views heard!
Westov
We need more like eltoro on Vital Football, true fans with a true voice. I'd like to see what some City fans have to say, surely they can't like what he did? If a pompey player did such a thing I'd lay into him and hope he got what he deserved...
pompeyrug
eltoro, I dont know what City site you're looking at but to say there are no comments from City fans is simply not true. To a man ALL City fans are disgusted and ashamed by Thatchers actions, he has been condemned by all. All we can do is hope for a club ban and hefty fine. For me, he should be sacked...end of. Just hope Pedro Mendes recovers fully. So you wish us to go down, do you? Thats a bit rich from a Villa fan mate.
DodgeMCFC
 

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