City should savour derby upset

Last updated : 20 August 2007 By Ben Collins

"If you gave points for possession of the ball, shots on target and shots off target we would have lost. But we scored a goal and they didn't," he said after City's 1-0 derby win.

I even had one United mate claim he was happy despite losing because they dominated. They really are that deluded!

Of course, if we dominated and they snatched a 1-0 win then they'd be saying it's getting the points that matters. But then that's just what they're like, aren't they.

You know, the kind of fans that, despite being 1-0 down in a derby, don't make any noise and get behind their team at all during the entire second half - which is exactly what happened.

We, on the other hand, are the kind of fans who will appreciate something for what it is.

Sure, United dominated possession and Tevez missed two great chances - we may have ridden our luck a little.

But you make your own luck and City defended superbly, particularly Dunne and Richards.

We managed to hang on for a win against the defending champions, maintain our 100% record and go top of the league, and as Sven says, we should savour the moment for what it's worth.

"Three games, three wins, three clean sheets. I must be happy with that and I am," said the City boss.

"Today was our most difficult game so far. We have beaten Manchester United and that doesn't happen every day."