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We'll be back, says Zabaleta

  • 28 April 2013 08:06
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Fans favourite Pablo Zabaleta has already stated City’s intent for next season, declaring that the Blues will do everything in their power to reclaim the Premier League title.

The Argentine defender was speaking to Sky Sports News following yesterday’s 2-1 win over West Ham.

“Zabaleta hopes Manchester City will come back stronger next season after surrendering the Premier League title to Mancheter United,” the website reports.

“City beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday in their first game since being officially dethroned as champions, with Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure on target before Andy Carroll's late consolation.

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“But Zabaleta was left to reflect on what might have been, and blamed inconsistency for finishing behind Sir Alex Ferguson's men.”

Elsewhere, The Daily Mail picks up on a ‘touching tribute,’ paid to former City and West Ham player Marc-Vivien Foe by both sets of fans at yesterday’s game.

“The club showed an image of Foe, who played for both City and the Hammers, on the electronic boards in the Etihad after 23 minutes and fans of both clubs joined in a minute's applause for the Blues' former No 23," writes Alex Horlock. 

“The Cameroonian collapsed during the Confederations Cup semi-final against Colombia on June 26, 2003 and passed away shortly afterwards despite attempts to resuscitate the 28-year-old.

“The idea to applaud on the 23rd minute originated from City fans themselves, with supporters airing their views for the best way to tribute Foe on club forums.”

Finally, the inclusion of Manchester City ladies in the newly restructured Women’s Super League has been hailed as a huge milestone for the club.

“Manchester City Ladies are set to make their top-flight debut, after the Women’s Super League was expanded into two tiers,” writes Paddy von Behr of mancunianmatters.co.uk.

“City currently play in the Premier League – the division below the WSL – but have been promoted as a result of the re-structuring.

“The expansion is part of the Football Association’s five-year plan to develop women’s football into a much larger sport.”


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