Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Wilfried Bony's performance against Leicester

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How Manchester City's Twitter-based supporters reacted to the Ivorian striker's display in the 2-0 home win.

Manchester City recorded a much-needed 2-0 home win over Leicester City in Wednesday night’s Premier League clash, with Wilfried Bony making his first start for the club since a £28 million January move.

The Ivorian striker couldn’t get on the scoresheet at the Etihad Stadium, however, as David Silva put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time, before James Milner sealed the result two minutes from time to help them recover from the weekend’s damaging defeat to Liverpool.

While Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to drop Vincent Kompany understandably received most of the headlines, Bony’s full debut earned plenty of attention too, as he partnered Sergio Augero up top ahead of the in-form Edin Dzeko.

The imposing front man showed early promise, seeing a header cleared off the line by Esteban Cambiasso, but also missed two good chances to open his Blues account, and was involved in controversy when he dragged down Jeffrey Schlupp in the area.

The incident went unpunished but it seemed to sum up what was an up and down evening for City’s new star signing, full of flashes of brilliance but also with filled with plenty of moments of frustration, as just one of his six shots hit the target.

That was very much reflected in the Twitter reaction among supporters after the match, with the general sentiment towards his first real taste of action for the club decidedly mixed.

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