Friendly: City 0 Inter Milan 3

A friendly that wasn’t so friendly saw Patrick Vieira seeing red midway through the first half and from then on proved to be a damage limitation exercise for City against a polished Inter side.

Both sides were lacking several World Cup players and City also had the handicap of being without their manager. We could have done with him to reorganise the team in the wake of Vieira’s dismissal.

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Player ratings: City v Inter Milan

Hart – Looked like he was trying to hard to impress. Needs to relax and play his natural game, like he did at Birmingham. 5

Zabaleta – Commited as ever, particularly when moved into midfield. Still lacks the eye for a pass required to make a top quality midfielder. 6

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