Taken me a while to get to grips with today, but here goes...
First half, largely woeful. No ideas, no composure (except for Fellaini), no pace.
Second half, better. Made some chances, but apart from Ossies' goal, Hart only had one serious save to make.
Plusses - Fellaini again the MoM for the Blues, and of course the return of Mikel Arteta. Pienaar, Heitinga and Ossie did okay.
Negatives - Distin looked indecisive; Billy poor, but maybe affected by the early bang in the face; Neville seemed on edge for some reason and Donovan didn't really figure. Cahill was lucky not to get booked before he did for persistant fouling and Saha appeared to be only at 70%.
The biggest negative and real worry to me is Baines. Dreadful defending throughout and totally at fault for the first goal with the one of the worst free kicks even he has taken... that left him totally exposed and out of position. Why does he have to take almost every free kick - he's just not very good at them.
And is he the ONLY left back at the club ?
I seriously think he needs a rest and we should give someone else the left back position. He's been woeful too many times this season and looking at him purely as a left back, I'd rather have Lescott there. Lescott wasn't and isn't a great centre back, but he played really well as a left back when Baines was injured.
The Blues need to sharpen up in front of goal AND play with the same level of intensity and pace as they did against City... in every game from now on.