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Monday September 14, 2009In-Form Micah Picked in Premier League XI

By Rhonda Richards | In General

After a stellar performance for Manchester City in the side’s 4-2 victory over Arsenal at the City of Manchester stadium, Micah has been selected by several pundits and journalists in their Premier League teams of the week, including BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

The 21-year old was dynamic in defence and attack, powering a header past Manuel Almunia in the Gunners’ goal to edge City in front, though the effort was officially put down as an own goal after the ball rebounded off the post and in off the Spanish stopper.

Micah also had a hand in City’s second goal, bursting down the right and skipping past the challenge of Alex Song before laying the ball off to Craig Bellamy for the Wales international to fire the hosts back into the lead.

The performance continued a rich vein of form for the young defender who has
helped Mark Hughes’ men to four straight league wins – their best start to a campaign since 1961 – and Crooks, along with the Professional Footballers Association’s (PFA) own website Give Me Football and ESPN’s Chris Murphy, have named him alongside the likes of John Terry, Didier Drogba and Wayne Rooney in their pick of the week.

Reflecting on the impressive victory over one of the Premier League’s ‘big four’, Micah told the official Manchester City website that while the squad were delighted with the win and performance, there is still much more to come as they look to stamp their mark in the upper echelons of the league.

“Given who the opposition were today it had to rank as the best performance of the season but I am sure there is more to come,” he said. “We went into the match with a lot of confidence and as I have said before we now have a great spirit and winning mentality.

“We are happy that we have shown what a good team we are. People will no doubt now be talking about the top four and all that stuff but we are not going to get carried away or too excited there is another big game next week!

“What I would say is that is that we have the players to go where we want to be but it is all about consistency.”

City have little time to enjoy the three points as they face arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on 20th September.