City’s perfect start to the 2009-10 season continued at Eastlands, Saturday with the third win in four seasons at home to Arsenal.
Nigel DeJong replaced the injured Carlos Tevez in the starting eleven, with Garreth Barry pushing up into Tevez’s normal position. DeJong played a solid match, serving as a ball winner in front of a shaky back four. Jolean Lescott’s league debut at home was a mediocre one.
But ultimately City played some attractive football thanks in large measure to the creativity of SWP and effort of Emmanual Adebayor and Craig Bellamy. Adebayor in particular was outstanding given his desire to show his former club that they had made a mistake by selling him.
The post goal celebration from Adebayor is sure to grab the morning’s headlines in the tabloids and other papers, but that should not take away from his effort on both ends of the pitch.
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