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Arsenal pile on City's misery

2012-04-08 19:08

London - Manchester City's faint hopes of winning the Premier League may finally be over after a 1-0 loss at Arsenal that saw Mario Balotelli sent off for the second time this season.

Mikel Arteta curled the ball inside the post in the 87th minute, allowing Arsenal to consolidate third place.

City had topped the table for most of the season but Manchester United have seized on their neighbours' collapse over the last month to surge eight points clear with six games remaining.

Even United's 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers earlier on Sunday provided no incentive for City's players.

An ill-disciplined Balotelli received a second yellow card in the 90th minute for a second lunge on Bacary Sagna having also been booked in the first half.

AP

Comments
  • mkrune - 2012-04-08 19:26

    Av sed it before, no matter hw mch gap Man City had bitwin them an da rest, they do not hv pedigree an stamina 2 finish it off...these are new grounds 4 them. Man United knws very well hw 2 win da league, an ma boys assisted them on tht quest. Well dun boys.\r\n\r\nGunners 4 Lyf.

      Shoosh - 2012-04-08 20:42

      there is no need to use SMS or Twitter speak on these forums, there is no limit to the number of letters you can use & you are not charged for the post either. Perhaps then more readers will understand what are you are saying.

      Shoosh - 2012-04-08 20:42

      there is no need to use SMS or Twitter speak on these forums, there is no limit to the number of letters you can use & you are not charged for the post either. Perhaps then more readers will understand what are you are saying.

      mkrune - 2012-04-08 22:58

      @Shoosh please kip your eyes on the ball, dont lose focus buddy....am glad at least you managed 2 respond to this, that says sumthng bout ma writing.

      mkrune - 2012-04-08 22:58

      @Shoosh please kip your eyes on the ball, dont lose focus buddy....am glad at least you managed 2 respond to this, that says sumthng bout ma writing.

      mkrune - 2012-04-08 22:58

      @Shoosh please kip your eyes on the ball, dont lose focus buddy....am glad at least you managed 2 respond to this, that says sumthng bout ma writing.

      mkrune - 2012-04-08 22:58

      @Shoosh please kip your eyes on the ball, dont lose focus buddy....am glad at least you managed 2 respond to this, that says sumthng bout ma writing.

      Gerald - 2012-04-10 07:36

      Mkrune do u kn wt i am tllin u cn u cof dnt unstd tough LEARN TO SPELL thn cmnt on ths 4rm

      Gerald - 2012-04-10 07:36

      Mkrune do u kn wt i am tllin u cn u cof dnt unstd tough LEARN TO SPELL thn cmnt on ths 4rm

  • Dhirshan - 2012-04-08 19:27

    mr. shaik mansour or whatever your name is, take your money away from the tactically naive epl and useless man city! go to spain, 5 teams out of the last 8 in champions and europa league are spanish-you bound to succeed there . . .

      Mewik - 2012-04-08 20:05

      You're dribbling here as well? What the hell you don't seem spanish and why the hell you following the epl if you have so much animosity towards it? Troll just sit down and watch cars 2 rather.

      Mewik - 2012-04-08 20:05

      You're dribbling here as well? What the hell you don't seem spanish and why the hell you following the epl if you have so much animosity towards it? Troll just sit down and watch cars 2 rather.

      Mewik - 2012-04-08 20:09

      This article is filed under: Sport Home > Soccer > English Premiership. Either you are a lifeless web-troll or you are just a bit lost. Click back a bit and then sod off to your wonderful league's page. We will just carry on watching and supporting the teams we want to regardless of your wonderful suggestions. Thank you

      Mewik - 2012-04-08 20:09

      This article is filed under: Sport Home > Soccer > English Premiership. Either you are a lifeless web-troll or you are just a bit lost. Click back a bit and then sod off to your wonderful league's page. We will just carry on watching and supporting the teams we want to regardless of your wonderful suggestions. Thank you

  • WernerZA - 2012-04-08 19:30

    Haha, Nasri! So much for leaving Arsenal to win trophies... There is only one Arsene Wenger!

      Ishmael Tlalanyane - 2012-04-10 14:02

      once more in Wenger we trust our defenders are doing a great job and believe me M City was luck to have not lost 3 Zero

  • edgar.sammie - 2012-04-08 19:51

    city have only themselves to blame

      Koos - 2012-04-10 07:44

      Money don't buy quality.

      Koos - 2012-04-10 07:44

      Money don't buy quality.

      Sean - 2012-04-10 20:21

      That is so true , Koos ! Man City are just like a bunch of ``mercenaries``

  • Bigsexy.jm - 2012-04-08 19:54

    United! United! United!

  • Cylvesta - 2012-04-08 23:29

    city not champs material

  • Cylvesta - 2012-04-08 23:29

    city not champs material

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