Manchester City lost their second game in their Champions League group at home to CSKA Moscow last night, and now have only 2 points for their first four games,
Seydou Doumbia after scoring first goal after tow minutes
And in the second half last night in a terrible display at home, they managed to get two players sent off – Yaya Toure and Fernandinho – and the team – which is thought to be the best side money can buy – looked hopeless.
Perhaps it is because they still haven’t recovered from the shock of losing to a young Newcastle side a week earlier in the League Cup, and once again the crowd at the Etihad were very quiet, and certainly shocked by the end of the day.
And referee Tosas Sidiropoulos didn’t exactly have a good night, and failed to send off Pontus Wernbloom for a second yellow card in the second half, when City were down to 10 men, by amazingly booking the wrong player, with the foul being shown live on the big screen.
But their nemesis was again Newcastle target and Ivory Coast International striker Seydou Doumbia, who scored with a header after only two minutes.
The free kick was for a handball on Clichy – when the ball was kicked onto his hand from very close range – it wasn’t a free kick.
But Seydou expertly headed the ball into the back of the net for the first shock of the night.
He then added a second goal with an opportunity in the second half, as he found an opening and brilliantly beat the England goalkeeper Joe Hart with a first time shot.
In the video below look how he sees the opportunity and immediately runs on to the through ball, and puts it into the net.
Newcastle have been interested in Doumbia for a couple of years now, after his terrific goal scoring form for CSKA Moscow, where he has scored 81 goals in 123 appearances for the Russian club over five years.
Before that he was at BSC Young Boys in Switzerland, and in two seasons scored 57 goals in 78 games – so he looks like a goal scoring machine.
His contract runs out in eighteen months time, and he is not expected to sign an extension at the Moscow club.
But with the form of last night – he also scored two goals against Manchester City ion last year’s Champions League – there will be bigger clubs than Newcastle who want to recruit him.
But watching the game last night, the 26 year-old in the famous black and white stripes of Newcastle would be awesome.
Dream on – as Aerosmith would say.
Here’s a video of the goals from last night.
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