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Man City 1 - Wigan Athletic 0 - Stats

Man City
1 - 0
Wigan Athletic

FA Premier League

CoMS

17/01/09

Attendance: 41, 262

Referee: Lee Mason

Man CityWigan Athletic
Zabaleta, 52
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.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday January 17 2009
Time: 5:33PM

Comments

0
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
17/01/2009 17:47:00
0
I stand corrected. If Hull lose City will be 2 points behind them with a game in hand.
Johnny Baguette
17/01/2009 18:33:00
0
Wishful thinking ... but I like style JB
Doody
18/01/2009 02:54:00
0
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
18/01/2009 09:54:00
0
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
18/01/2009 14:03:00
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