Dzeko's late brace earns the plaudits
- 21 October 2012 11:14
- Posted by Mark Booth
Today’s media round-up focuses on City’s late show at The Hawthorns, with most of the praise reserved for Mr Edin Dzeko.
“If you look at Edin's career for Manchester City, the goals he has scored, he has got a lot of heavy goals, goals that are very important," he said.
“I remember goals at Blackburn the season before last which more or less gave us Champions League qualification.
“You look back at last season as well and he got some vital goals. To win the league, Aguero's goal will always be the one but remember Edin equalised.”
Elsewhere, Mancini wasn’t getting carried away despite the dramatic nature of the win and turned his attention immediately to the Champions League tie against Ajax.
Mancini said: “We need nine points from the last four games — but our only thought is three in Amsterdam.
“We think about only the next game after we’ve won in Amsterdam. That will be important.
“I think this group is worse than last year.
“But we want to try to do everything we can to go to the next stage. I think we could be in the same situation as last year. A lot depends on this next game.”
The Manchester Evening News player ratings have Dzeko down as the star man, despite him only being on the pitch for 15 minutes, describing him as “the ultimate impact player”.
There was also praise for City’s French full-back.
“CLICHY Bright and breezy down the left flank, and his right foot shot might have burst the net had a defender not bravely got in the way 7,” Stuart Brennan writes.
Finally, reported City target Radamael Falcao could be subject to a bid from PSG which could derail any chance of bringing him to the Etihad Stadium – that’s according to the Daily Star.
“MANCHESTER CITY’S bid to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao is under serious threat from French club Paris Saint-Germain.
“Loaded PSG have informed their Spanish counterparts they are willing to meet the massive £48million release clause in the Colombian striker’s contract as soon as the January window opens," the story reads.
“And that news has set alarm bells ringing in the corridors of the Etihad Stadium, with City boss Roberto Mancini equally desperate to land Falcao.”
Don’t forget that the only place to read confirmed transfer news when the window re-opens is mcfc.co.uk!