Bring on City! Morrison hails ANOTHER wonder solo goal then targets Manchester's millionaires

By Declan Warrington

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Ravel Morrison has targeted victory over Manchester City after the latest display of his outstanding natural talent in England U21s 5-0 victory over Lithuania.

The West Ham midfielder gave Gareth Southgate's team a first-minute lead against their U21 opponents before, with England already 3-0 up, in the 71st minute effortlessly dribbling past several players and rounding the goalkeeper to make it four.

If it was a goal to remind observers of his equally delightful effort in a recent 3-0 Premier League victory at Tottenham it was one to highlight his potential and composure, and it was also one Manchester City's staff wouldn't have welcomed ahead of Saturday evening's Upton Park fixture, particularly given his Manchester United background.

VIDEO Scroll down to watch Ravel's sweet chipped goal in England training

True talent: West Ham's Ravel Morrison is very much the man of the moment

True talent: West Ham's Ravel Morrison is very much the man of the moment

‘I'm very excited because obviously I used to play for Manchester United but I never played against their first team so I'm really looking forward to it,' said Morrison, who left Old Trafford in 2012.

‘Of course we can cause a shock. We're a great team and we should have had a lot of goals this season but for some reason we haven't.

‘Against Tottenham we managed to get the goals which have been missing which was pleasing. The defence has been solid so if we carry on doing what we're doing we can cause an upset.’

Hours after Morrison's second goal at Portman Road on Tuesday, England's senior team secured qualification to the 2014 World Cup.

Red hot: The midfielder strongly appears to be enjoying his football

Red hot: The midfielder strongly appears to be enjoying his football

Round the keeper: Morrison showed exceptional natural talent when scoring his second goal

Round the keeper: Morrison showed exceptional natural talent when scoring his second goal

It has already been suggested that Morrison has the potential to become a significant figure within Roy Hodgson's squad for next summer but if there was a temptation to talk up his international chances – and his character has in the past repeatedly been questioned – he refused to take it and instead focused on the goal that had had everyone talking.

‘I can't remember it, I've not seen it back yet to be honest,' he said.

‘I just thought I might as well drive it in because I drove it in before when I should have got my shot off but it got intercepted.

‘I thought I might as well chance this one and try and break through the lines and that's what I did.’

Inconvenient timing? City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart will be tasked with keeping Morrison at bay

Inconvenient timing? City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart will be tasked with keeping Morrison at bay

 

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Odds are 11/2 for a West Ham win, so either the bookies are silly or young Ravel is overly optimistic, after all Sam is currently playing a 4-6-0 set up, only scored 4 goals in 6 games prior to the last game, so winning without scoring goals aint too easy.

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Man City is not Lithuanians U21. Be careful that your game plan does not UN-Ravel Morrison.

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- Jason Halfpenny, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 16/10/2013 05:50 Hahaha, you silly boy!! Don't knock someone just because they're full of confidence. City are hardly setting the world alight are they? We'll see what happens on Saturday.

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When Manchester City rip West Ham apart, this Ravel Morrison or whoever he is will look the right prat he really is. 'Bring on City'? whats he going to do beat City on his own?, West Ham have got nothing in their locker to bother City. Jog on Morrison.

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"Prat"? "Jog on"?? Are you twelve?! Cringeworthy, absolutely cringeworthy. Your parents must be ashamed.

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"Right prat"?? "Jog on"?? Cringeworthy. Are you twelve??

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He is an overrated and should be in prison for assaulting his ex girlfriend twice, and his mother.......Fergie got rid because he was too much trouble

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Damian, please don't be silly all your life. Take a day off.

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like a city fan I'd prefer Barckley

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So, you're not going to leave him alone then? I really think you're trying to provoke an incidentetween now and the World Cup! LEAVE HIM ALONE to develop, he doesn't need all this trash talk.

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Yeah good, lets have it West Ham.

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Anyone else notice "natural talent" insinuates a negative lack of work ethic and that a player was simply born like this? Milner and Barry maximized their skill sets but Sterling and Morrison are natural talents.

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Sterling hasn't half the ability he thinks he has - he is this generations SWP - As an attacking player, He runs into culdesacs and is tactically clueless - watch him, he never creates a chance, nor scores goals

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