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Manchester CITY 3 - Red Bull Salzburg 0 - Stats

Manchester CITY
3 - 0
Red Bull Salzburg

Europa League Group Stage

The City of Manchester Stadium

1/12/10

Attendance: 37,552

Referee: Libor Kovarik, Czech Republic

Manchester CITYRed Bull Salzburg
Balotelli 18, 66, A Johnson 79
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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday December 1 2010
Time: 10:16PM

Comments

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Not too shappby City, and that's now 6 unbeaten. Now for Notlob.
fifthcolumnblue
01/12/2010 23:37:00
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We'll not have an easier game all season.
Thaibluefan
02/12/2010 01:45:00
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