Jovetic Stars As City Outclass Liverpool

Matthew Stanger was at the Etihad to watch Stevan Jovetic star in Man City's impressive victory over Liverpool. The striker certainly has a part to play after last season's frustrations...

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iyibaba (Arsenal) says...

Its ironic that Skysports correspondent doubted Jovetic's quality yesterday, if he had ever watched the Italian league he will know that City has a gem in that guy.....he is very skilful...

Posted 4:08pm 26th August 2014

charming_man (Manchester City) says...

F365, no 16 conclusions?

Posted 1:36pm 26th August 2014

Editor says ...

No. When we are doing a piece from a game it is impossible to do a 16 Conclusions piece, particularly for an evening fixture. They typically consist of between 1500-2000 words, and therefore require some time after the match. This is not afforded when in the stadium, and fails to work well with evening matches anyway. They'll be back this season though, have no fear.

charming_man (Manchester City) says...

Jovetic was looking good at the end of last season. He gave us something different. He looked classy. His movement with and without the ball is very intelligent. He certainly deserves a good run. @ Harry, Jovetic can pretty much play anywhere across the front line. He would look out if place playing where Silva or Nasri do. He can play in all the formations we use. 442,4231,433. We normally play 2 strikers with Silva and Nasri give licence to roam. Granted not in a top 4 tussle but against 80% of the league we could play 3 of 4. With Jovetic & Sergio's injury record, I think all 4 will be needed.

Posted 1:35pm 26th August 2014

HarryBoulton says...

The problem with Jovetic, is that he surely causes a selection headache. You need to play any player regularly in order to get the best from them, but City can't really get him, Negredo and Aguero into the same side, nevermind Dzeko as well. They're all great players, but one of them is bound to have a stinker of a season, unless Pellegrini comes up with some magic formula to get ALL of them playing for prolonged periods of time, and all of them scoring goals. It's a nice problem, but it's a problem none the less, is it not?

Posted 12:27pm 26th August 2014

walter white (Manchester City) says...

I guess judging Fernando after one glorified friendly probably was a bit too hasty eh Matt? "On this evidence, Fernandinho doesn't need to worry too much about losing his place to big Fernando. The summer signing from Porto retained possession well on his debut, but was caught napping for Arsenal's opener and failed to get a handle on the battle in midfield, picking up a booking for a foul on Jack Wilshere. We don't want to judge him too hastily, but if this doesn't work out we're ready to tar him with the brush marked 'Javi Garcia'."

Posted 12:08pm 26th August 2014

GVMUFC says...

"That is more than can be said for Angel Di Maria had he seen Manchester United's drab display in their draw with Sunderland on Sunday" - no need for it other than to get comments from Utd fans. Job done. If we were awesome on Sunday then I doubt we'd be needing to bring in a player for that price. But we weren't so we do. As regards the result and performance last night, it just underlines what most suspected - the title will be between city and chelsea this year.

Posted 8:51am 26th August 2014

sizemore (Liverpool) says...

Phenomenal player who's unfortunately made of papier mache. Hopefully for him, Citeh and everyone who likes watching top tops irrespective of which shirt they wear his fitness issues are/were attributable to "still growing into himself" and are behind him. We'll be ok for 4th if we handle the additional games. Big if mind

Posted 8:11am 26th August 2014

isildur1 (Chelsea) says...

City were immense, they have a really strong squad and I think this Premier League title run could go down to the wire again. Two fully fit squads and I wouldn't be able to call a winner between them and Chelsea. However, that's not how football works and I feel this City squad has quality in depth where it matters. Chelsea do too, but I think this City squad is bloody brilliant. Bravo, here's to a cracking season (hopefully).

Posted 1:35am 26th August 2014

dingass (Manchester United) says...

Stanger's obsession with putting down United is quite bizarre. I can't fathom why he dragged United and Di Maria into an article about City and Liverpool. Shoddy writing as always, Matt.

Posted 12:24am 26th August 2014

redman_inc1 (Liverpool) says...

no complaints tonight, city deserved their win...clinical in taking their chances as you expect from champions. Still relatively happy from a liverpool side of things though; thought Moreno looked comfortable on the ball, strong in the tackle and dangerous going forward, and despite his hesitation for the opening goal, should settle nicely into the side. Great to have options off the bench as well; Markovic was very lively when he came on and with Lallana and Balotelli still to come, i think the squad is looking very very good indeed. Early days, disappointing to lose, but no reason why this can't be another very fruitful season.

Posted 11:02pm 25th August 2014

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