Tuesday, March 15, 2011
City, United argues strength
Manchester City booked a classic confrontation with Manchester United at the action of the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium next month.
book of the city of their schedule quarterfinal league championship after beating Reading 1-0 at the quarter final action at Eastlands yesterday.
City to pass the semi-finals for the first time in 30 years, the header beat the defender Micah Richards for the only goal 74 minutes into the game.
In another quarterfinal match, Stoke City was a long ending to the semifinals since 1972 when they managed to beat West Ham United 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium.
In the semi-final later to face Stoke 3-2 Birmingham beat Bolton on Saturday.
City manager Roberto Mancini said his players looked tired just returned from Ukraine after losing 0-2 to Dynamo Kiev in the first round action of the Europa League third Thursday.
"Something that is impossible for us to come with a new action in this game. We just played in Kiev three days ago and fell again in the fight against reading this.
"It's so hard for players to perform actions 100 percent. All we are able to do 17 tests for the opposing goal than the three or four times she managed to read it.
"But the game is still difficult to play a good team and they played pretty well," said Mancini.
Hostilities between the City and United started to increase from Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi to take over the Eastlands club and start making a significant investment to get players out.
Asked about the meeting with United later, Mancini said. "It would certainly be an interesting match and I am pleased that we can play at Wembley but it was only a semi-final and we want to reach the final.
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