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Wigan  2 - Manchester City 1

Barclays Premier League

JJB Stadium

28/09/08 16:00

Attendance: 18,214

Referee: Steve Bennett

2 - 1
Manchester City
Valencia (16) Zaki pen (34)
Kompany (22)
Venue: JJB Stadium
Attendance: 18,214
The Teams
Chris Kirkland
Joe Hart
Mario Melchiot
Pablo Zabaleta
Titus Bramble
Micah Richards
Emmerson Boyce
Richard Dunne
Maynor Figueroa
Javier Garrido
Antonio Valencia
Vincent Kompany
Wilson Palacios
Lee Cattermole
Olivier Kapo
Stephen Ireland
Emile Heskey
Amr Zaki
Michael Pollitt
Kasper Schmeichel
Paul Scharner
Michael Ball
Kevin Kilbane
Tal Ben-Haim
Daniel De Ridder
Ched Evans
Henri Camara
Daniel Sturridge
Michael Brown
Gelson Fernandes
Jason Koumas
Dietmar Hamann
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Referee:Steve Bennett. This bloke needs to go back to refereeing school. Some of his decisions were bizarre to say the least, even Sky's Andy Gray said so!!

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 28 2008

Time: 7:09PM

Your Comments

18, 214 crowd. City's fans were absolutely dominant.
Johnny Baguette
Shame the team weren't JB! Steep learning curve for Robinho, Jo et al!
A see there were a few seats available in our end which means around 3500 plus City fans went to the game. Nice one lads.
Think that is 500 more than the Pie Eaters had!
Very disappointing result after a lacklustre performance. Even so we should have ground out a draw, but when the referee swapped shirts with Zaki in the tunnel... Some stats which don't show here (but are reported on Sky) show City had 82.8% passing success, as opposed to Wigan's 65.7%. They also claim City had 66.3% possession and 52.4% territorial advantage! As I wasn't at the game I can't confirm these figures (TV highlights won't do of course). But it is indisputable that the Wigan forward line have all attended drama school in pre-season -- and Steve Bennett was auditioning for Wigan "Fan of the Month." As Mark Hughes told the BBC: "He (Bennett) got the penalty wrong, it was just a coming together and their lad (Wilson Palacios) dived theatrically." That said, damn good goal from Valencia... And Zaki had a very effective game.

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