The season in pictures: August
- 31 May 2011 10:43
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
The season that ended in such in glory started with this stylish call-to-arms billboard featuring the boss and the squad near Eastlands.
Roberto Mancini was keen to show off the players he had already brought through the door, with everyone getting the numbers they had wanted, Yaya opting for the answer to life, the universe, and everything...
City came through a potentially tricky trip to Romania in the Europa League unscathed, thanks to a debut goal from Mario Balotelli, with Carlos Tevez leading by example, a phrase we were happy to use many times in 2010/11.
Your eyes have not deceived you, Nigel de Jong did not get on the score sheet until early May! The Dutch destroyer and Adam Johnson are celebrating their part in a sublime move that opened up Liverpool's defence, quite literally, like a can of sardines allowing Gareth Barry to slot the ball home.
City timed their excellent win over the five-times European champions to perfection, with the club's owner, His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, choosing the ideal time to see the Blues in action for himself.