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Can Man City Reach And Maintain Top Spot In Premier League?

Manchester City v Salzburg Europa League 01/12/2010 James Milner and Adam Johnson (Manchester City) congratulate second goal scorer Mario Balotelli and Patrick Vieira who laid on the goal Photo: Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

By the luck of an act of god blanketing England in snow, Manchester City are poised to be England’s number one at Christmas for the first time in 81 years. With practically the entire Premier League snowed under this past weekend, City’s game against Everton today (3pm ET, ESPN2 USA) has been given the go-ahead. And a City victory against the Toffees will push Roberto Mancini’s side into first place.

But can they maintain that position and push for the title?

Today’s match will be a perfect indication of what Manchester City is made of. In the past, City has come close to success but always seem to be their own worst enemy by either losing cup finals or making silly mistakes.

But in the past few weeks they’ve been on a brilliant run of form thanks to the wizardry of David Silva, Yaya Toure and an overall excellent team performance with the club really gelling. Now that Carlos Tevez has caused quite a scene in the press, it’ll be interesting to see how that may or may not upset the chemistry of this team that is flying high.

So the question for you is whether City can reach the top spot in time for Christmas (i.e. a win today) and can they maintain that for a while? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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  1. DGS

    December 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

    I certainly whiffed on my earlier prediction. Not the first time for me, though…

    Had a chance to watch the game on DVR last night. Glad I did. Entertaining and very physical match. Great result for Everton, more frustration for Mancini.

  2. Brian

    December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Tremendous performance by Everton (especially Howard and Distin). Throughout the match, City seemed to lack cohesion and K. Toure’s performance was one of the worst I’ve seen this season.

  3. C Dub

    December 21, 2010 at 2:36 am

    To answer the question…..
    No, not a chance.

  4. Arthur Dent

    December 20, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    City were poised to take their place at the top of the table–All they forgot to do was win the match–Congrats to Everton for an outstanding performance at the Eastlands

  5. The Gaffer

    December 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Congratulations to Everton on a very impressive win against City. And hat’s off to Tim Howard.

    City, meanwhile, flatter to deceive yet again.

    The Gaffer

    • sucka99

      December 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

      LOL I should have expected it. Oh Citeh.

  6. Andrei

    December 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I guess not. 0-2 at HT.

  7. DGS

    December 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

    This game screams 0-0 draw to me.

    • The Gaffer

      December 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

      At this rate, I’ll be happy with a nil-nil. It’s been a long weekend without most football!

      The Gaffer

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