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We Came, We Scored, We Conquered!

City saw us do it. And I was wondering what one Gooner named Tim Sherwood has to say now...

Funny that. It finally happened. Chelsea conquered City. The separation of all that is special from all that is very ordinary.

The separation of boys from men, career losers from serial-winners, pupil from master and contenders from pretenders.

And before the noisy neighbours knew what had hit them, Branislav Ivanovic happened! And the ensuing silence at the Etihad was way too deafening!

Wow, 6 lovely points? From a man who reportedly prefers doing his talking on the pitch? A man who couldn't understand or fathom the language Ivanovic was speaking whilst blasting in his winner in what was his first left-footed strike and 15th Premier League goal?

Well, many thanks to the Etihad woodwork for stopping all of 4 goal-bound beauties - including the AutoMatic One's screamer - as this would have been an utter embarrassment to not just noisy Citeh but bookmakers as well; but no thanks to Pellegrini for all the noisy entertainment and hullabaloo, and absolute zero substance on his own turf. 0-1.

Take that and deal with it. Thought you'd be bigger.

And please don't hesitate to give little Sherwood a call Manuel, and correct his mistake, and tell him who is boss and which club is...though as a Gooner-cum-Spud, that one already knows who rules London.

Time to go crush some better northern challenge! Newcastle next?

Wait a sec, how does the record against this latest casualty read again? 7 meetings, 5 wins for the Special One, 1 drawn match and a solitary win for the engineer from Chile who unfortunately couldn't engineer a single goal at his supposed stomping ground?

A home and away humbling of the so-called title favourites and best in the league?

How very nice and comforting!

Guess Chelsea are better than the 'best' then.

Up The Chels!

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The Journalist

Writer: HGH Magic Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 4 2014

Time: 7:16AM

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HGH, we went, we scored, we conquered, and we put cracks on their goal post!!! Simply elated! #OneJose
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04/02/2014 07:23:00

The pivot combination of Luiz and Matic did wonders for us although it could be a lot more interesting should Fernandinho could play yesterday. As usual our front line misses few good chances to put the game beyond city before end of first half. The defence led by Terry was superb again with Cahill, Iva and Dave alongside him keeping City at bay....
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04/02/2014 07:25:00

Good win this one,tactical master class from Jose. Hate him or love him,the man knows his tactics. Said it on some other thread,the best chance we have to win this game would be high intensive pressing,with fast transitions on the counter,similar to what the scouser employed at the Etihad. Matic and Luiz at their intercepting best,and forward/fast transitions,Rami,Wilian,Hazard,and Eto'o lethal on the counter,Azpi,Iva,JT,Cahill,defensively solid as usual. We are not on top gear yet,still trying to balance the team,and fill weak positions,but we sure as hell just whooped the so-called best team in the league home and away. Class apart this club...Chelsea! Chelsea!! Chelsea!!! KTBFFH Carefree.
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04/02/2014 07:39:00

Was a Fantastic team performance . Hazard was amazing, Willian did really well, Luiz was good, defenders were excellent and Cech was good too. But i Must say Hazard and Matic impressed me the most. Matic was immense, tactically very aware, good forward runs in between, quick passer. I think one half of our pivot is set now. Not really wanting to criticize anyone but i must say RAMIRES cant hold the ball, nor pass, takes too many touches, created a few counter attacking chances for City. I was shaking my head. He just offers legs.
Blue Krusaders
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04/02/2014 07:44:00

it was a classic display 4rm d guys in deep blue. They played wit their heart & really deserve d 3points. I told my frnds dat if our players can play & b discipline wit d tactics adopted by d special 1, we wil surely come home wit 3points if we score 1st.
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04/02/2014 07:47:00

I'm still amused at Pellagrini citing the absence of Aguero and Fernandinho as the reason why they lost. Seriously?? Well there was no Torres, and Oscar only made a cameo appearance.
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04/02/2014 07:48:00

When lion uses its strength,cheeter uses its speed.we run them all over!!
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04/02/2014 08:11:00

I was just so confident before and during the game. After we scored the first goal I knew the worst that could have happened was a draw so am so elated we won. Jose is proving me and everyone who doubted him at the start of the season wrong. My sincere apologies to him because he truly is the "special one". Onwards and upwards. KTBFFH;)
don delsy
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04/02/2014 08:23:00

Jose Mourinho...our weapon if mass destruction. Matic makes that whole Mata thing bearable. After all...better the one that makes the team tic.
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04/02/2014 08:32:00

Fantastic win with fantastic performance. Hope this is a wake up spell for some folks who wanted to go play tiki taka at Eithad. Best combat of the year in the whole of Europe. Tactical masterclass from Jose and I wonder how many purists/Possession yada yada coaches Jose's tactics may tick off. Anyways, Famires needs to work on his passing game and shooting. Way too poor for our transition. Vidal/Lampard/Yaya in his position would have put us two goals up on the first half. Luiz has now become the go to central midfielder on big games and hopefully this means we won't sell him in the summer. Although, Eto did well and I am not Torres biggest fan, FT9 could have destroyed City yesterday with the amount of space behind City's back line and ferocious counter-attack. I don't know about Matic having Yaya in his pocket, but both players were fantastic and was a joy to watch both midfielders. Match up was as good as watching two boxers in their prime go at it. Though we are still 3rd, offense wins games, defense wins championships. Now waiting for Pep's Bayern in the UCL.
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04/02/2014 08:32:00

That Willian guy is a beast!! Can run for 90 minutes, can intercept, dribble and create chances. Dispossesed Toure a number of times...I'm loving this guy more by the day
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04/02/2014 09:10:00

Hitting the woodwork on 3 occassions, they were so lucky and Nastasic escaping a clear red card and in the process denying Oscar a sealer.
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04/02/2014 09:20:00

Great display all the way from the bench to the pitch. Everyone did their job, top team performance. Just wondering were F V and shlok are, you can beat if we lost they would both be on here slagging us off again. Shlok was sayig that Jose didn't know what he was doing starting Brana LOL what a numpty. Come on you two give credit were credits due. I still don't believe they are Chelsea.
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04/02/2014 09:27:00

@fv n shlok they are chelsea fans but dislike jose mourinho from their blood.
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04/02/2014 09:46:00

Cant ask for more, obviously am hapy for this win long may it continue
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04/02/2014 10:29:00

Not trying to help ramires with an excuse here but i thought he looked like he was not in the best of condition and looked pretty tired yesterday. He made up with his grafting workrate though. Oscar not playing is not like mata situation, the other two are better than him in the wings which was where we intend to roam plus using him with the other two would have been mild on Citeh in there home. Wait for this guys... did you guys see how jose was chesting down his players and staff after the match?? that was thicker than a hug man. I love it! hahaha
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04/02/2014 10:41:00

I knew we would win but the manner with which we did it is really amazing, this Chelsea team is not a finished article yet, as nely highlighted above talking about transition of play, one touch pass and finishing
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04/02/2014 10:49:00

Great win and reminder to all of our abilities. Tactics and team selection was spot on. We can still improve, a few pieces to add in the summer. Once we improve our finishing, we would be even more lethal. Once again we could have scored more. But still a great all round team performance.
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04/02/2014 11:02:00

That's the best all round display this season total commitment and very disciplined everybody was fantastic I loved Willians performance especially his work rate is fantastic hazard is so skilful it's amazing what a player,and luiz and matic ran the midfield our back four were tremendous Cech was alert and eto worked hard it was like an orchestra with Jose conducting
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04/02/2014 11:04:00

bravo to all blues army, I alwayz tell a friend that our defenders are warrior, good team effort and to JosÚ you are the best
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04/02/2014 11:10:00

Mancity, famed for scoring sixes and sevens, were at sixes and sevens at the etihad.. What more can I say? BLUE pass blue
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04/02/2014 11:11:00

bravo to all blues army, I alwayz tell a friend that our defenders are warrior, good team effort and to JosÚ you are the best
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04/02/2014 11:12:00

who has a link to a very complete highlight of our match??
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04/02/2014 11:32:00

Just go on youtube @kolagold.
don delsy
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04/02/2014 11:54:00

I may have got this wrong but didn't Wee Pat say on Chelsea TV, before the game, that the score between Jose & Pellegrini was 7-wins 1-draw 1-loss? And thanks habbo but I will never call either F V or shlok Chelsea supporters, they may follow but to be called a supporter first you have to get behind the team. Hanger ons at the best.
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04/02/2014 12:45:00

Hands down our best performance of the season so far. Tremendous display by our lads. Never count us out. Count us out at your own peril. KTBFFH
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04/02/2014 13:31:00

@don delsy, thank mate i'd seen one
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04/02/2014 14:49:00

try mate..... I can guarantee a comprehensive highlight package!!!!
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