Craig Bellamy supports Team Bridge saying 'nothing surprises' him about John Terry
The build-up to the game had been dominated by the first on-field meeting between Terry and Wayne Bridge following the Chelsea captain's alleged affair with the mother of Bridge's young son. Bridge made a point of refusing to shake Terry's hand before the match but had the last laugh as two goals each from Carlos Tevez and Bellamy secured a vital win for Manchester City as the home side had Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack sent off. Related ArticlesBridge refuses Terry's handshakeBridge snubs TerryChelsea 2 Manchester City 4Premier League actionPremier League tableTelegraph player raterBellamy said in the post-match interview: "You guys (the media) make a lot more of it you know (the fall-out between Terry and Bridge). I know what JT is like and nothing surprises me about it, so I'm not going to comment on that. I think everybody in football knows what the guy is like, but that's off the field. "On it he's an outstanding player. He's a great captain for Chelsea. It's always going to be difficult when you play him and his team." The Wales striker admitted the result was a big boost for City's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League He said: "Today was a big, big result for us because we have come away from the last month, we haven't been playing particularly well and it showed in the first half when we got going with the counter-attack with Carlos up there, especially on his own, which was difficult. "I thought we got closer to him in the second half and we've got players that can score goals." City manager Roberto Mancini paid tribute to Bridge's recent performances for the club, and praised the way his team-mates had rallied round him during his personal troubles. He said: "Wayne Bridge has been playing well and this team has a fantastic spirit and for this reason we won this game. "It was a difficult game because Chelsea is a fantastic team and has played for many years in the Champions League."
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