Originally written November 18, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
We have a really interesting week of Premier League football in the books, and where else can we start but with Manchester City ? They moved top of the table after a real thumping of Aston Villa . Both Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero looked phenomenal in the game and at the end of the round, City are above their cross-town neighbors and have still not lost a game - while United have lost three. That gives City a good cushion and will put them into a fine frame of mind ahead of what I expect will be a great game on FOX Soccer this Wednesday against Real Madrid. There were two things that I thought telling in this game. The first was the absence of Mario Balotelli. He perhaps is one distraction too much, and City looked very nimble without him. The second was that there were a few dubious calls in the game, and City got them. Ten years ago, they wouldn't have. That shows you also how far they have come. As for United: a lot of folks are saying that Sir Alex's men had a poor g...
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