Manchester City fans want Jason Denayer back on Twitter after Demichelis performance

Stoke City ran the centre-back ragged as Manchester City lost 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Is it panic stations for Manchester City?

It's one Premier League win in four for Manuel Pellegrini's men, with two of those other three games ending in defeats.

City were torn to shreds by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side but, on Saturday afternoon, it was Stoke who put Pellegrini's team to the sword. Are the Manchester outfit essentially refusing to win the Premier League title everyone thought was all but theirs?

After the Stoke defeat, several players were blamed by fans on Twitter. One was Wilfried Bony, one was Fernando.

But an overwhelming response was directed towards the clear villain of the piece: Martin Demichelis.

Indeed, a lot of Manchester City supporters are now calling for Jason Denayer - loaned out - to return. They simply aren't happy with 34-year-old Demichelis, who has largely struggled throughout his career at the Etihad Stadium.

Demichelis has shown glimpses of form but was lambasted for his display against the Potters. City are now three points off first-placed Leicester and one behind Arsenal. Stoke, meanwhile, are only seven behind Pellegrini's men.

Here's how Manchester City fans reacted on Twitter to Demichelis's performance at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday...

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