One point gained or two lost?
- 26 November 2012 08:20
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Views on the Blues 0-0 draw with Chelsea are wide and varied in this morning’s media round-up.
Some, like the Daily Mail, see the point gained at Stamford Bridge as a positive for the Premier League champions.
“Mancini was mildly irritated with his team’s work in the final third of the pitch but can be happy that City edged the game and created the better chances,” writes the paper’s Matt Barlow.
“Europe may be proving a little awkward to crack, but the Premier League champions are well placed to retain their title.
“They have a stronger squad, with more depth and personality and a greater range of options on the bench.”
Others however are slightly more discerning after the draw with Benitez’s men at the Bridge.
“Nobody could claim that City have been impressive this season, even if they have been durable, arriving at Stamford Bridge as the only unbeaten side in the Premier League,” writes Martin Lipton of the Daily Mirror.
“That record survived intact, although Mancini’s approach to a game that was there for the taking summed up where he seems to fall short.”
“Zabaleta was proved dependable defensively and was also an attacking outlet,” he claimed.
“Vincent Kompany produced an imperious performance just 48 hours after being on crutches - showing his quality and character.”
It would be hard to argue with that, James.