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Stevie misses out for PFA Young Player of the Year award

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Stephen Ireland has missed out on winning this season's PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Ashley Young of Aston Villa took the prize at the Sunday night's ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, beating off competition from Gabriel Agbonlahor, Jonny Evans, Aaron Lennon and Rafael da Silva as well as Stephen.

Peter Barnes remains the only City player to take the award, back in 1976, but Stephen can content himself with not just the nomination but magnificent season that has brought him 14 goals and widespread praise from players and pundits alike. 

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Big Dunne salute for Blues heroes

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RICHARD DUNNE led the Blues to a thrilling 2-1 victory at Everton to end the eight-month search for an elusive away win in the Premier League then told his team-mates: "Everyone can be proud of the way we have played."

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Happy Hughes sings the Blues praises

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Mark Hughes believes his back-to-form Blues are homing in on seventh place and a return ticket to Europe after Robinho inspired City to a deserved first Barclays Premier League away win since last August.

Match Report

Everton v City 25 April 2009