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Man City 1 - Wigan Athletic 0

FA Premier League

CoMS

17/01/09

Attendance: 41, 262

Referee: Lee Mason

Man City
1 - 0
Wigan Athletic
Zabaleta, 52
 
 
Venue: CoMS
 
Attendance: 41, 262
The Teams
Joe Hart
 
 
 
Chris Kirkland
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
 
Mario Melchiot
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
 
Titus Bramble
 
 
87
Richard Dunne
 
 
 
Paul Scharner
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Maynor Figueroa
 
 
74
Wayne Bridge
 
 
 
Antonio Valencia
 
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
 
Wilson Palacios
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
 
Lee Cattermole
 
 
Blumer Elano
 
 
 
Ryan Taylor
 
 
58
De Souza Robinho
 
 
 
Emile Heskey
 
 
Daniel Sturridge
 
 
(62)
 
Amr Zaki
 
 
Substitutes
Kasper Schmeichel
 
 
 
Richard Kingson
 
 
Darius Vassell
 
 
 
Erik Edman
 
 
Joao Alves Jo
 
 
 
Michael Brown
 
 
Javier Garrido
 
 
(62)
 
Emmerson Boyce
 
 
Gelson Fernandes
 
 
 
Daniel De Ridder
 
 
58
Felipe Caicedo
 
 
 
Olivier Kapo
 
 
74
Vladimir Weiss
 
 
 
Henri Camara
 
 
87
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
15
7
On Target
9
2
Corners
11
4
Offside
2
12
Fouls
16
1
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0
47
%
53
Comments...
A terrific backs to the wall performance was required and delivered by City defending as a unit against a strong Wigan side following Richard Dunne's 4th suicidal sending off inside two years. His City days and certainly captaincy days could well be numbered. But special shouts go out to Pablo Zabaleta, Nedum Onouha and Robinho for their hard work and non stop team efforts in an all round team rearguard action.






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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 17 2009

Time: 5:33PM

Your Comments

If 8th place Hull fail to beat The Arsenal, we will be 3pts off them with a game in hand. Dare we start to look up?
Johnny Baguette
I stand corrected. If Hull lose City will be 2 points behind them with a game in hand.
Johnny Baguette
Wishful thinking ... but I like style JB
Doody
a much needed win....... and now the last three league games read WDW.......and the league position is looking better too.....but we are not out of the woods yet......we need to go on from this and string a few more good results together....
lincolnblue
City can do it. The gutsy 10-man display against Wigan was the performance of a Hughes side. His signings Zabaleta, SWP and Kompany were the best on the pitch. But also there were great signs from Elano and Robinho. It is as if he is settling into his role. Yes, he was tracking back and even the odd tackle... But every time he had the ball you just knew he would find Robinho with a pass. And his passing was superb. Dunney gets his rest now, whether he wanted it or not. Onuoha's big chance?
Sindbad
 

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