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No excuses as City crash & burn

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As the season came to an end this afternoon with a bizarre 8-1 defeat at the hands of Middlesbrough, Sven-Goran Eriksson has picked the bones out of what took place at the Riverside Stadium.

He said afterwards: "It started badly with Benjani injured after just a couple of minutes.

"Then a penalty and red card to our captain so it was a really bad start to the day even though we were in the game until they scored to make it 3-0. After that we didn't have the mental strength to come back.

"It was only one way after that - it was one of those days where Middlesbrough scored beautiful goals and it is not very often you can say that and I never saw it coming.

"Our goalkeeper couldn't do anything about any of the goals they scored and it was not the goalkeeper's fault, but it was a bad day, no excuses at all after 3-0. We were somewhere else - not here.

"It is bad for everyone, bad for the fans, for us, our image - the Club as a whole."

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Middlesbrough v City 11-05-2008

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Summerbee recalls title triumph

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As City travel to Middlesbrough for the final game of the season, it’s time to reflect on another trip to the north east that became one of the most famous games in the Club’s history.