As our Carling cup run ends with a tight victory for Citeh the only real difference between the two protagonists tonight was squad depth.
That little bit of quality against a touch of inexperience was the deciding factor. Given that Man City have had just shy of £1Billion pumped into the club at all levels we need to take the result in context.
The sideshow of Nasri's return was nothing more than angry words from Frimpong aimed at the Frenchman but this alongside Oxlade- Chamberlain and Coquelin's performanaces gave an insight into the different young characters in our squad.
Competing realistically in four trophies was always going to be stretching things thin for us, so we pick ourselves up take the positives from the game and get ready for premiership action safe in the knowledge that we are safely into the knock out stages of the Champions League; something I would wager City would swap for tonight’s result.