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Manchester City 4 - WBA 2

Barclays Premier League

CoMS

19/04/09

Attendance: 40,072

Referee: Mike Jones

Manchester City
4 - 2
WBA
Robinho (8) Onuoha (21) Elano pen (56) Sturridge (90)
 
Brunt (37, 54)
 
Venue: CoMS
 
Attendance: 40,072
The Teams
Shay Given
 
 
 
Scott Carson
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
 
Gianni Zuiverloon
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
 
Abdoulaye Meite
 
 
Richard Dunne
 
 
 
Jonas Olsson
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
 
Paul Robinson
 
 
Nigel De Jong
 
 
 
James Morrison
 
 
(66)
Vincent Kompany
 
 
 
Jonathan Greening
 
 
Stephen Ireland
 
 
 
Robert Koren
 
 
(62)
Blumer Elano
 
 
(74)
 
Graham Dorrans
 
 
(62)
Felipe Caicedo
 
 
(58)
 
Chris Brunt
 
 
De Souza Robinho
 
 
(84)
 
Marc A, Fortune
 
 
Substitutes
Joe Hart
 
 
 
Dean Kiely
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Andrade F. Teixeira
 
 
Javier Garrido
 
 
 
Iglesias B. Valero
 
 
(62)
Martin Petrov
 
 
(84)
 
Jay Simpson
 
 
(62)
Gelson Fernandes
 
 
(74)
 
Ryan Donk
 
 
Ched Evans
 
 
 
Youssouf Mulumbu
 
 
(66)
Daniel Sturridge
 
 
(58)
 
Chris Wood
 
 
Game Statistics
19
Goal Attempts
26
12
On Target
17
6
Crosses
18
3
Corners
9
1
Offside
3
18
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
49
%
51




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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 19 2009

Time: 6:03PM

Your Comments

they had 26 attempts and 17 on target...wow and only for bad finishing and even good defending from ned and dunney they would have battered us on chances. we rode our luck today but thankfully it was our day for a change.
bluemooner_mcfc
they had 26 attempts and 17 on target...wow and only for bad finishing and even good defending from ned and dunney they would have battered us on chances. we rode our luck today but thankfully it was our day for a change.
bluemooner_mcfc
40 odd goal attempts and the rags and Everton could only muster half those efforts in 120 minutes of the Wembley semi final greedfest.
Johnny Baguette
40 odd goal attempts and the rags and Everton could only muster half those efforts in 120 minutes of the Wembley semi final greedfest.
Johnny Baguette
Thank goodness it is the result that counts and not the stats. I knew they played well but did not realise they had 26 shots
Doody
Thank goodness it is the result that counts and not the stats. I knew they played well but did not realise they had 26 shots
Doody
Hughes should weigh these stats well. If he thinks a first team squad of 25 players can run the course of a successful season he is clearly wrong. We're all letting the coaching staff off the hook by saying players are tired. We had disasters in both the FA and League Cup competitions. Next season we will need a first team squad of 35 -- not 25, to compete on all fronts. Or the excuses about tired players will be what we get next season too. WBA were the better team today. We got lucky for a change.
Sindbad
Hughes should weigh these stats well. If he thinks a first team squad of 25 players can run the course of a successful season he is clearly wrong. We're all letting the coaching staff off the hook by saying players are tired. We had disasters in both the FA and League Cup competitions. Next season we will need a first team squad of 35 -- not 25, to compete on all fronts. Or the excuses about tired players will be what we get next season too. WBA were the better team today. We got lucky for a change.
Sindbad
As Mark Twain famously said there are lies. lies damn lies, and statistics. They mean nothing anyone remember that 0 - 0 score draw with Spurs a few years back when Wanchope missed 7 one-on-ones and City had 30 attempts on target? They mean nothing, only stat that does is 4 - 2.
jackblue
As Mark Twain famously said there are lies. lies damn lies, and statistics. They mean nothing anyone remember that 0 - 0 score draw with Spurs a few years back when Wanchope missed 7 one-on-ones and City had 30 attempts on target? They mean nothing, only stat that does is 4 - 2.
jackblue
I don't think i have ever seen a match stat sheet with so many goal attempts - amazed there was only six goals.
Thaibluefan
I don't think i have ever seen a match stat sheet with so many goal attempts - amazed there was only six goals.
Thaibluefan
 

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