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The greatest Sky Blue set piece?

By TJL on Aug 24, 09 06:43 PM in Fans

IN CASE you didn't notice, Sammy Clingan put a penalty wide of the post against Swansea on Saturday.

Clinton Morrison noticed, and following the miss he proceeded to stand angrily in the penalty area to express his disappointment at Clingan's failure to convert the spot kick. You tell him Clinton.

The Sky Blues haven't always been the best at set-pieces. Before Danny Fox came along we lacked a "dead ball specialist", and now that he's departed it could be argued that we find ourselves in this very predicament once more, although Leon Best's goal against Barnsley is evidence on the contrary.

You only have to look at the number of set piece goals that Cristiano Ronaldo provided for United last year to see that having someone to make the most of dead ball situations is crucial.

Best's goal against Barnsley was a good free kick, but there's one sky blue set-piece that stands out from the rest...

JUST a snippet for those of you who've missed it.

Here's Clinton Morrison bagging the winner against his old club Birmingham City on Monday night.

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ELLIOTT WARD may still be rather red-faced after his dreadful penalty mishap against Southampton.

But the Sky Blues centre back is certainly in good company.

Italian legend Francesco Totti tried exactly the same spot-kick trick - and ended up with the same embarrassing result.

Oh dear.

BIT of a different tack on the video front today.

A Sky Blues' fan captured the moment Scott Dann grabbed a dramatic late, late equaliser against Newcastle United in the Carling Cup this season.

You can't much and there's definitely been more iconic moments for the City than this - but simply for the fans' reactions, this is well worth a watch.

WOULDN'T be right having a video section and not having footbage of this game.

The Sky Blues destroyed Derby County in front of a packed house at Highfield Road on April 30, 2005.

The club has been playing at Highfield Road since 1899 and was the first all-seater stadium in England.

JOSE Mourinho and Dele Adebola don't appear to have too much in common.

However they have one similarity - they split opinion in half.

Some people love Dele, others loathed him.

But, on his day, the powerful centre-forward would be a real handful for almost any defence. Ask Blackburn last season.

HOW times have changed.

Manchester City may be the richest club in the world nowadays.

A team packed with superstars, who can outbid Chelsea for the likes of Robinho.

A club who can make £150million worth of transfer bids in one single day.

But money can't change your history. And the Manchester Sky Blues were well and truly humbled by the Coventry Sky Blues in February 1983.

COVENTRY CITY 4 Liverpool 0. 1983.

Terry Gibson bangs in a hat-trick and sends the likes of Rush and Daglish back to Merseyside empty-handed.

Be warned: The quality of this footage is not great but it's worth watching all the same.

The goals may not have won too many awards but it's an incredible result against the team that - along with their neighbours - dominated the 80s.

IAIN DOWIE'S spell in charge at Coventry City seemed to be more about doom and gloom than delight and glee.

Granted, it wasn't all his fault. Takeovers can be tricky things - particularly when collapsing quicker than Didier Drogba in the penalty area.

But two amazing cup performances stand out. One was the famous victory at Old Trafford, where Michael Mifsud put Manchester United to the sword in an amazing 3-0 win.

Staggeringly, they then followed it up with this thrashing of Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park only three months later.

STERN JOHN seemed to take more stick than an energetic dog - but he knew where the goal was.

Yep, he was lazy. Team-work was as alien to him as ALF. (Top TV show by the way).

But John was a proper goalscorer.

And just to prove it, he produced the goods when it mattered - in the FA Cup.

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