Champions League: Villarreal 0-3 Man City – All Hail The Yaya Monster! (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

3rd, November 2011


By Chris Wright

A pair of beautifully-taken goals from the Yaya Monster (the footwork before the second of the two is definitely worth another look) and a penalty both won and dispatched by Mario Balotelli saw Man City cruise to victory over a bare-bones Villarreal side that put in the worst performance by a Spanish club in Champions League history (© Martin O’Neill).

In the interests of fairness, Villarreal were missing several first-teamers but the second-string didn’t exactly do themselves any favours bar putting in a defensively compact yet largely uncreative opening half-an-hour.

Joe Hart cut a redundant figure betwixt the City sticks for most of the evening, especially after Toure’s opener on the 30-minute mark – though, on the plus side, he and his cronies will now qualify for the knockout stages if they manage a win over Napoli in Italy next time out.

The one blip for City came when David Silva was forced to bow out with a back injury in the second-half, but thankfully the club have confirmed that the knock ‘isn’t serious’ and that Silva should be fit for QPR on Saturday.

I’m sure QPR are delirious.

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Photos: PA

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  1. Jamie says:

    Yaya the new Viera?

  2. MaxMad says:


  3. Miguel - NYC says:

    Why do players have to be the new X? And Yaya has a better touch and better dribbling than Vieira had.
    Yaya has been a great player for a while. He was a much forward minded player than he was able to show at Barca (kind of hard to play instead of Xavi or Iniesta), nonetheless, he score some very important goals there.
    He plays more up-front at City and is able to show his repertoire better. However, i think if Silva ever gets injured, City would be scrambling to find a creative force such as his. This is Silva’s team.

  4. Markell says:

    Just… Why? How is it fair that one man is so big, and strong, yet so fast and has feet like that? Damn…

  5. Ventilan says:

    If you guys think that’s impressive, check out his goal against Bilbao.

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