One of the best things about Sunday was the success of Roque Santa Cruz as a target man. He gave us an easy ball to relieve pressure, and with Brede Hangeland missing Roque managed to win the majority of aerial challenges he was involved in. His awareness was excellent too - by being available for the long ball, winning it and keeping it he managed to create space in front of the back four for Carlos Tévez, in much the same way Emile Heskey does for Wayne Rooney for England.
This chalkboard demonstrates RSC's success on Sunday, in contrast with Emmanuel Adebayor's performance at Anfield earlier in the season. Adebayor's positioning is much less disciplined, as he drifts across the pitch at will, and when City defenders do try to hit him he rarely wins those headers.
by Guardian Chalkboards