Article by Elliot Dodd
Shaun Wright-Phillips, Manchester City’s number 8 and all round legend believes that it was “inevitable” that City would draw their bitter rivals in the semi-finals of the FA cup held at Wembley.
Despite SWP finding it hard to play first team football, the England international has found himself playing again at the heart of the team because of a serious injury to he’s team mate Adam Johnson, who is not set to return for a matter of weeks.
SWP has scored some tremendous goals against United, which have proved to be important, and he hopes he can fire City into the final. “It may mean a little bit more to me because I know what our fans have been through,” Wright-Phillips said. “I have been through a hell of a lot with them and hopefully as a team, we can realise their dreams as well as achieving one of our own.”
However with the sky blues playing Dynamo Kiev with a 2-0 deficit at Eastlands on Thursday the winger believes its not the time to talk about the derby clash saying “The players we have are experienced enough to concentrate on the job in hand and not to look too far forward.”
City’s FA Cup semi-final againt United takes place on Saturday 16th April with a kick off time of 3pm. This also means City’s home game against Spurs, scheduled for that weekend, has been postponed.