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Zac MacPhee

  • joined May 16, 2013
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Liverpool 3 - 2 City: City's Title Grip Loosens

After a brilliant match that saw City depart Anfield empty-handed, it's hard to ignore the effects of City's repeated individual errors.

Arsenal 1 - 1 City: Stalemate at The Emirates

Or, how Arsenal and City mirrored each other's shapes and found a 1-1 draw as a result.

Practical Pellegrini: On City's recent 4-2-3-1

Has Pellegrini's preference for a two striker front line been recently rejected in favor of a single striker system out of necessity or pragmatism? And how will that affect City moving forward?

FA Cup: How Rosler’s moment means City's exit

Or, how one of the City greats managed a Cup upset (or Cupset, if you will) that will long be remembered.

City 3 - 1 Sunderland: Pellegrini's City Success

Reliving City's Wembley success, one chess maneuver at a time.

City 0 – 2 Barcelona: Two left-backs not enough

Pellegrini’s defensive tactics and formation tweak prove ineffective against the Catalan giants, as Barcelona – aided by an absurd Demichelis tackle – defeat City in the first match of the...

City 2 - 0 Chelsea: Pellegrini exacts his revenge

Having seen his side thoroughly beaten a fortnight ago, Pellegrini welcomed two players back from injury by making six changes to the starting XI, resulting in a complete performance that sees City flying high into Tuesday's match with Barcelona.

City vs Barcelona: A Tactical Preview

Counter attacks, transition defending, a lack of balance, attacking fullbacks, individual errors, and inverted wingers. It’s Barcelona and Manchester City and it’s happening at an Etihad near...

Mourinho's Tactical Masterpiece?

How Mourinho's "bus-parking" at Fortress Etihad instead became a tactical masterclass, as Chelsea's fluid front-four ran Man City ragged.

City 4-2 Cardiff: Business as usual for the Blues

In a match that looked more like "business as usual" and less like "high-flying, goal scoring City," Fortress Etihad once again saw its home side score four – incidentally, the exact average for home matches this season.

City 6 - 0 West Ham: The Tactics

Or, City's newfound balance and the defense of Javi Garcia.

Bayern 2 - 3 City: The Tactics

The first time in their last eleven matches that Bayern lost in Europe; the first time in 39 years that Bayern lost after holding a 2-0 lead; the first time Pellegrini has managed to defeat...

Southampton 1 – 1 City: The Tactics

City left frustrated by Southampton's press, passing and possession

Sunderland 1 - 0 City: Poyet's Tactical Masterclas

A tactical analysis of Sunderland's defensive masterclass that proved the Ki for their fourth successive home victory against Manchester's Citizens.

A Closer Look at City's Likely Knockout Opponents

A brief, but focused look, at City's most likely knockout stage opponents.

Silva out a month

City's playmaker is reportedly out up to a month due a calf injury sustained against CSKA

City 3 - 1 West Ham: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of City's (much deserved) first away win of the season.

City 3 - 1 Everton: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of Everton’s first defeat of the season, in which Pellegrini outfoxed the fox.

City 1 - 3 Bayern: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of Bayern's European masterclass.

City 4 – 1 United: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of City's comprehensive Derby domination.

City 3 – 0 Plzeň: The Tactics

An analysis of City's Champions League opener.

Barça 3 - 2 Valencia: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of Barcelona's thrilling win against Valencia

City 2 - 0 Hull: The Tactics

Two second half goals were enough to see off the visitors as City returned to winning ways.

City 2 - 3 Cardiff: The Tactics

A tactical analysis of Cardiff's incredible and unlikely upset against Manchester City.

Atlético 1 - Barça 1: A Lesson in Tactics

A look at Simeone's defensive 4-5-1 and an in-depth analysis of Atlético's brilliant counter.

City 4 - 0 Newcastle: The Tactics

Using the same style and philosophy of previous Pellegrini sides, Manchester City played expansive, attacking football that left Newcastle struggling from the off.

Barcelona 7-0 Levante: The Tactics

A tactical examination of Barcelona's determined and impressive beginning to the 2013/14 La Liga campaign.

Jovetic and City's Tactical Freedom

What Stevan Jovetic means to Pellegrini's tactics and what next season might look like.

Pellegrini's Málaga

What can City learn from Pellegrini's two and a half seasons at Málaga?

Pellegrini's Yellow Submarine

How City's new manager won the hearts and minds of Europe with his "magic rectangle."

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