After yet another draw, I firmly believe that Mark Hughes cannot manage Manchester City and the sooner he goes, the better.
On a miserable day in Manchester, City came from two goals down to go 3-2 ahead with half an hour still to play. It was clear for all to see that the home side were getting tired and that defensively they were all over the place.
Now, the obvious change would have been to bring on Nigel de Jong for either Stephen Ireland or Gareth Barry, who both looked knackered with fifteen minutes to go. Instead, Hughes decides to bring off Carlos Tevez and bring on Martin Petrov, electing to stick with the 4-4-2 formation when he really need to pack the midfield.
In the end it cost City as Burnley grabbed a late equaliser, leaving many questioning whether or not Hughes is good enough to manage a side who really should be challenging at the very top of the Premier League table. City have now drawn more games than they have won this season and I am sure some City fans will agree that they are starting to look just like they did last season. Not very good.
It’s fair to say that Wayne Bridge had a nightmare and should have been taken off at half-time. If I was Hughes I would have brough on Micah Richards and switched Joleon Lescott to left-back.