Snapshot: Peter Crouch Seals Champions League Football For Man City

Chris Wright

11th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

Almost exactly a year ago it was Peter Crouch’s goal at Eastlands that sent Tottenham into the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, and the lanky striker continued that rich lineage last night – only this time it was his own goal (scored from a remarkably similar position to last season’s effort) that eventually proved to be enough to wrap up fourth spot for Man City themselves…

So that’s it, ‘mission accomplished’ for Roberto Mancini and Man City. Fourth place sewn up mathematically and automatic entry into the high-falutin’ world of Big Cup football nailed down for next term – and what a resolutely boring way in which to do it, City’s oft-workmanlike season in microcosm.

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  1. R-Hops says:

    The irony is just insane!

  2. Chris also says:

    …Peter Crouch also being the oaf that made certain they would crash out of this season’s CL. Where’s he off to then?

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  4. Connor says:

    city looked more exciting than tottenham did yesterday, at least they tried to probe forward, not just hold it behind the center circle then play a long ball to crouch. Free-flowing, attacking, exciting dynamic spurs, indeed.

  5. Anonymous says:

    @Connor Are you blind? We hammered them for the majority but just didn’t have that final ball or clinical finish… city were penned into their half for about half an hour. they had a couple counter attacks and that was it.

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