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Manchester City want fans reimbursed with CSKA Moscow’s Uefa fine

theguardian.com — Manchester City will express extreme disappointment to Uefa at the governing body taking no action against CSKA Moscow, despite home fans being present in the Arena Khimki for Tuesday's 2-2 Champions League draw.

Pablo Zabaleta: Manchester City’s draw against CSKA Moscow was painful

theguardian.com — Pablo Zabaleta has admitted that Manchester City can give the ball away "too cheaply" and the team find it difficult to win when playing badly, following yet another disappointing display in the 2-2 draw at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday evening.

Five reasons Manchester City have not prospered in the Champions League

theguardian.com — Ahmed Musa's pre-game prediction that Manchester City were "very weak" in defence proved all too true as CSKA Moscow enjoyed a virtual free pass around the back of the English champions, particularly in the second half. This is hardly a new problem for City in the competition.

‘Why the hell were only CSKA fans allowed in?’ - Kompany blasts Uefa

theguardian.com — Vincent Kompany has angrily asked "why the hell" Manchester City fans were not at Tuesday evening's 2-2 Champions League draw with CSKA Moscow after the Russian club had a large contingent cheering them on at the Arena Khimki despite their stadium ban. CSKA were given a three-match European ban for the misconduct of supporters including repeated racism offences.

Manchester City struggled with the cold, says Manuel Pellegrini

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini and Joe Hart admitted Manchester City struggled with the freezing conditions in Moscow but refused to use them as an excuse for allowing a 2-0 half-time advantage to slip against CSKA as their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League were dealt another major blow.

Vincent Kompany questions why Uefa banned Manchester City supporters

theguardian.com — Vincent Kompany has questioned Uefa's decision to ban Manchester City's supporters from Tuesday night's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow after the Russians rescued a valuable point with a late penalty that leaves Manuel Pellegrini's side with an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Manchester City

theguardian.com — The 86th-minute penalty from Bebras Natcho that earned CSKA Moscow a point has left Manchester City's Champions League hopes in the balance and Manuel Pellegrini's side were left hoping that Bayern Munich would defeat Roma later on to leave the Italians on four points, only two ahead of City and their destiny still in their own hands.

Marouane Fellaini rewards Louis van Gaal’s faith at Manchester United

theguardian.com — Before Manchester United hosted Valencia in their final pre-season game on 12 August Louis van Gaal met Marouane Fellaini in his office. The Belgian's time at the club had been the focus of relentless derision following the previous summer's £27.5m move and with Napoli interested the midfielder thought his number might be up.

Fernandinho warns Manchester City to stay alert in empty Moscow stadium

theguardian.com — The warning from Fernandinho to his Manchester City team-mates is stark. Switch off against CSKA Moscow because of the eerie atmosphere of an empty Arena Khimki on Tuesday evening and elimination could loom. Despite a tally of a single point from their two Group E matches, the match cannot quite be billed as sudden death for City's Champions League hopes.

Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini backs Yaya Touré to deliver in Russia

theguardian.com — Manuel Pellegrini believes Yaya Touré may be on the brink of his best form as Manchester City prepare to take on CSKA Moscow in Tuesday evening's crucial Champions League encounter. City have only a point from their opening two Group E matches so have to defeat Leonid Slutsky's team or they will return home staring at elimination from the competition.
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Oct 23, 2014

Pablo Zabaleta: Manchester City’s draw against CSKA Moscow was painful gu.com/p/42kgn/tw via @guardian

Oct 23, 2014

Manchester City want fans reimbursed with CSKA Moscow’s Uefa fine gu.com/p/42kjn/tw via @guardian

Oct 22, 2014

Bizarre dinosaur reconstructed after 50 years of wild speculation gu.com/p/42kdq/tw via @guardian

Oct 22, 2014

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Oct 22, 2014

Five reasons Manchester City have not prospered in the Champions League gu.com/p/42k7y/tw via @guardian

Oct 22, 2014

‘Why the hell were only CSKA fans allowed in?’ - Kompany blasts Uefa gu.com/p/42jpt/tw via @guardian

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