Date: 21st September 2009 at 10:48am
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So, predictably, City are moaning about the added time played. Michael Owen scored the winner with 95:28 on the clock and Hughes was furious as only four minutes were shown on the board.

First, Mr. Hughes, it’s a minimum of time added on. A goal and a substitution in injury time meant it would be more. Secondly, the added time was for City as well. It’s not like we were given two penalties to win – in added time, BOTH sides can score.

Our defense was extremely fragile and our goalkeeper put in a joke of a performance yesterday. Why, after Craig Bellamy’s goal, did not City even try to cross the halfway line? Surely they could have snatched a winner against a United side throwing caution to the wind, going all out for the winner?

But it did not even occur to City to try and win the game. They were more than happy to put ten men behind the ball and hoof it forward aimlessly when it came anywhere near one of their players. You know, big clubs usually try and seize the chance to win at one of their rivals if it’s presented on a plate.

But Fergie was obviously right: City are a small club with a small mentality and they never, not for a moment, thought they could indeed win at Old Trafford.