Manchester City 2 Aston Villa 4: A result to put a spring in your step

It would be easy to get carried away on the back of the result yesterday, but I'm not going to. It's easier because I didn't see the game, but I still want to. But I wont. I also wont get carried away with Gabby - every season he puts in a good performance or three and that is where it ends.

I'll get carried away with Gabby, hopefully, after ten good performances on the bounce this season and he has certainly made a case for starting at the weekend and from what I understand, he started on the left, which makes me smile.


His goals didn't come from the left though - the first was through the middle and the second from the right (although it took a deflection), which sort of throws doubt on my view that his best position is on the left, but that is just me and I will stick by it.

But I'm not going to get carried away, there are still a lot of very decent teams in this tournament. Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool to name a few. But wasn't it, isn't it nice, to beat the Champions and a team of players including names like Balotelli, Tevez, Barry, Milner, Lescott and Toure.

The players

I'd write more but I didn't see the game, but it wasn't what some would consider our strongest side. But nice to see Albrighton involved, nice to see N'Zogbia score and also nice to see Delph back and Herd get a run out. Over all, a nice result and seeing as this is the tournament where we stand the best chance, great to beat one of the favourites early on.

Shay Given, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett (Lichaj - 86' ), Mathew Lowton, Karim El Ahmadi (Herd - 72' ), Charles N'Zogbia, Fabian Delph, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke and Andreas Weimann (Albrighton - 66' Booked ).

The goals