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Portsmouth 0 - Manchester City 1

Barclays Premier League

Fratton Park

30/08/09

Attendance: 17,826

Referee: Howard Webb

Portsmouth
0 - 1
Manchester City
 
Adebayor (30)
 
Venue: Fratton Park
 
Attendance: 17,826
The Teams
Asmir Begovic
 
 
 
Shay Given
 
 
Vanden Borre
 
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
(60)
Younes Kaboul
 
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
Aaron Mokoena
 
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
Nadir Belhadj
 
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
Michael Brown
 
 
 
Wright-Phillips
 
 
Hayden Mullins
 
 
 
Stephen Ireland
 
 
(76)
Richard Hughes
 
 
(87)
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
Tommy Smith
 
 
(68)
 
Craig Bellamy
 
 
Frederic Piquionne
 
 
(73)
 
Emmanuel Adebayor
 
 
Niko Kranjcar
 
 
 
Carlos Tevez
 
 
Substitutes
Jamie Ashdown
 
 
 
Stuart Taylor
 
 
Nwankwo Kanu
 
 
(73)
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
Angelos Basinas
 
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
(60)
David Nugent
 
 
(87)
 
De Souza Robinho
 
 
John Utaka
 
 
(68)
 
Martin Petrov
 
 
Joel Ward
 
 
 
Nigel De Jong
 
 
(76)
Hreidarsson
 
 
 
Vladimir Weiss
 
 
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
12
6
On Target
8
3
Corners
11
3
Offside
2
12
Fouls
7
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
43
%
57
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Date:Sunday August 30 2009

Time: 3:52PM

Your Comments

11 corners away from home! The times they are a changin!
Johnny Baguette
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30/08/2009 15:55:00

3 league wins on the bounce and 2 away league wins in a row. Long may it continue but things are about to get a whole lot harder in the next 2 matches and we need to start converting our chances or we will pay for it.
Kevinho
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30/08/2009 16:03:00

A fascinating situation once the break is out of the road. The rags have two tricky away assignments before they face us. Spurs and Besiktas won't be pushovers. meanwhile, be interesting to see how The Gooners react at Eastlands to that morale sapping defeat at the swamp.
Johnny Baguette
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30/08/2009 16:07:00

It's agood start but the form of the team (Given, Adebayor and Barry excepted) hasn't been consistently good enough to break into the Top . That needs to change in the next two games or City will be back to mid table.
Sindbad
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30/08/2009 16:08:00

I agree with you Kev, we need to start being more ruthless in front of goal, starting next week would be a good time to put it to practise
SIR TROYSTER
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30/08/2009 16:22:00

Kev, the more we play together the better it is going to be, don't for get these players have only been together for a matter of weeks, the teams we have met have have all basically been defensive and we have had to break them down to make them come out and play. The Rags and the Gooners will be different, they will come out thinking they are going to win, we just have to show them they are wrong.
buzz lightyear
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30/08/2009 21:04:00

Great win. When we start geling better in the coming months we will be racking up 3+ goals in easy like todays.
enzo city
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30/08/2009 21:44:00

One day we'll convert all our chances and somebody will get a stuffing.
Thaibluefan
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31/08/2009 06:44:00

Going in to the match I was expecting a Pompey flogging, they played a little better than in past weeks got to be a little worring with the attacking players you bought.
TeddyLyon
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31/08/2009 07:12:00

 

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