Given: Bridge woes can spur City

In the wake of the falling-out between Bridge and former team-mate

John Terry, City claimed their best result of the season, a 4-2

Premier League win at Stamford Bridge. “It was a personal thing for

Wayne and we were delighted for him,” Given was quoted as saying in

The People. “We all backed him up over it. We are a team, a family,

and we all stick together. “It’s important to do that and if it

benefits us now, then great.” Given feels City, currently fifth in

the table, are now well placed to go on and claim a Champions

League place. “We have played fewer games than some of the other

sides and this is going to go to the wire,” he said. “There are

three or four other teams fighting for fourth and it’s probably as

tight as the title race. “We showed what we can do against Chelsea

but now we have to back it up. “Our away form has not been good

enough so that win at Stamford Bridge really gave us huge belief

and confidence.”