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Wigan give Manchester City a reality check

Manchester City got something of a reality check this week losing to Brighton in the Carling Cup and then going down 2-1 to bogey team Wigan at the JJB yesterday afternoon.

After trouncing Portsmouth 6-0 last week in a scintillating display it looked as if the Premier League’s new rich kids City were about to prove the doubters wrong.

But the team’s performance yesterday against Wigan was a million miles away from the level expected from a team who want to play in the Champions League.

Robinho looked knackered after a midweek trip to Brazil while his compatriot Jo seemed to be thinking about how he was going to spend his big fat paycheque.

City boss Mark Hughes looked not best pleased and his team will have to quickly buck up their ideas if they really want to challenge for a top four finish.

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