Is a lack of width City's problem?
By Matt Funge
Something has definitely changed for the blue half of Manchester of late, and it simply couldn’t have come at a worse time. Various media outlets have already started drawing comparisons to the ill-fated Newcastle team of the 1995-96 season, and the feeling that the wheels are coming off City’s title challenge seems to be gathering momentum with every passing day. For some inexplicable reason, the free-flowing Manchester City of pre-Christmas is no longer on show when Mancini’s men travel away from the fortress that is the Etihad Stadium. While the results at home do remain consistently perfect, it must be said that the performances have definitely been of a lower quality in the second half of the campaign than they were in the opening months.