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Following their impressive victory over CSKA Moscow – and subsequent qualification for the Champions League knock-out round – Manchester City have received considerable praise from the press today; not least from the Guardian, who ran two editorials on the Blues.
Stating that Manuel Pellegrini is in possession of a better midfield and attack than David Moyes, and able to call on a defence that is beginning to show its mettle even without Vincent Kompany, the answer appears to be yes, at least from that particular writer’s point of view.
Few who saw them fill their boots against the Russian side last night would argue against that.
In other news, the Manchester Evening News reports that Vincent Kompany will not join up with Belgium for the next international break, instead remaining in Manchester to work on his rehabilitation after a thigh injury kept him out of recent games.
The paper, following on from reports in the Daily Mail, suggests Kompany could return for City’s Premier League match against Tottenham on November 24.
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