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Manchester CITY 3 - Red Bull Salzburg 0

Europa League Group Stage

The City of Manchester Stadium

1/12/10

Attendance: 37,552

Referee: Libor Kovarik, Czech Republic

Manchester CITY
3 - 0
Red Bull Salzburg
Balotelli 18, 66, A Johnson 79
 
 
Venue: The City of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 37,552
The Teams
Given
 
 
 
Tremmel
 
 
Boateng
 
 
 
Schiemer
 
 
Toure
 
 
81
 
Sekagya
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Afolabi
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
 
Hinteregger
 
 
46
SWP
 
 
 
Da Silva
 
 
67
Vieira
 
 
 
Hierlander
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Leitgeb
 
 
A Johnson
 
 
 
Cziommer
 
 
56
Balotelli
 
 
71
 
Jantscher
 
 
Jo
 
 
 
Boghossian
 
 
Substitutes
Hart
 
 
 
Walke
 
 
Richards
 
 
81
 
Augustinussen
 
 
67
Adebayor
 
 
71
 
Zarate
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
 
Svento
 
 
46
Barry
 
 
 
Alan
 
 
56
Silva
 
 
 
Ngwat-Mahop
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Offenbacher
 
 
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
10
7
On Target
2
8
Corners
4
0
Offside
2
3
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
3
55
%
45
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Roberto Mancini's cunning plan tonight was to rest at least 6 key players for the important weekend visit of Bolton and open up his side with some attacking flare and it worked a treat...City were superior in every department over Salzburg, most notably in athleticism...The one/two touch football which The Citizens employed to dominate the Austrians made for enjoyable watching but repeated profligacy and numerous refused penalty shouts threatened to rock The Blues boat on an arctic Eastlands night...Yet the powerful Super Mario Balotelli's superb opening finish settled any nerves and City continued to pour forward repeatedly fuelled by sizzling breaks and interceptions by the likes of Milner, SWP and Johnson who all had fire in their boots...Balotelli in particular is looking a formidable prospect. He's got it all. Height, strength, power, pace and a wonderful first touch that skilfully held the ball up tremendously well. He now has 5 goals from 5 City appearances...Perhaps the most pleasing aspect of this win which sees us qualify for the last 32 with a game to spare is the evidently strong morale and spirit within the City side. The squad is clearly brimming with confidence and competition for places now, encapsulated in Adam Johnson's stunning goal...A season defining December has begun in style. Now to kick on with a fully fit selection and get a strong unbeaten run going... Stats courtesy UEFA.COM




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Date:Wednesday December 1 2010

Time: 10:16PM

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Not too shappby City, and that's now 6 unbeaten. Now for Notlob.
fifthcolumnblue
We'll not have an easier game all season.
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