Talking Balls: Manchester City never did run from Manchester United in 2012
Writing in the Sun, Martin Blackburn has news on Manchester City’s affable manager Manuel Pellegrini:
Two years ago this month, City were beaten by Borussia Dortmund on a low-key night in Germany. They knew they were out of the Champions League — but it meant their three-point total was the lowest by an English team in the competition.
True enough. But…:
From then on, it was very tough going for ex-boss Roberto Mancini, even though he won the title seven months earlier. His side’s title defence was already in ruins, with city rivals United running away with the Premier League.
Not quite. City played their last Champions’ League game of that season ws 1-0 defest to Borussia Dortmund on December 4.
The Premier League table looked like this:
Manchester United were three points ahead of an unbeaten Manchester City. Three.
Not exactly running away with it, were they?