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Manchester City 3 - West Bromwich Albion 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

5/2/11

Attendance: 46, 826

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Manchester City
3 - 0
West Bromwich Albion
Carlos Tevez pen 17 , 22 , pen 39
 
 
Venue: The City of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 46, 826
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Myhill
 
 
Boateng
 
 
 
Reid
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Scharner
 
 
K Toure
 
 
 
Olsson
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
 
Shorey
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
 
Morrison
 
 
Y Toure
 
 
63
 
Mulumbu
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Brunt
 
 
69
Milner
 
 
 
Fortune
 
 
Tevez
 
 
86
 
Odemwingie
 
 
87
Silva
 
 
90
 
Thomas
 
 
46
Substitutes
Given (GK)
 
 
 
Carson (GK)
 
 
SWP
 
 
86
 
Tchoyi
 
 
87
Dzeko
 
 
63
 
Pablo
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Vela
 
 
46
Vieira
 
 
 
Tamas
 
 
Jo
 
 
 
Cox
 
 
Razak
 
 
90
 
Jara
 
 
69
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
17
9
On Target
9
8
Corners
8
13
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
2
58
%
42
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: On a demented afternoon of Premier League goal action, City returned to form and in doing so recorded their 12th clean sheet of the season. The Blues became the only side not concede on a crazy afternoon in England...City Captain Carlos Tevez's latest hat-trick has now taken him to 49 goals in 63 City league and cup starts. An astonishing record. On his birthday, the player's determination was again evident as he led from the front in hitting 2 composed penalties following 2 previous misses...Three nil to the good at half time, Roberto Mancini ordered that City who had been cunningly strengthened by moving Aleksander Kolarov up to left midfield with steady Pablo Zabaleta in at left back, to ease back on the stick and not concede. This resulted once again in the opposition raising their game, but City stood firm and weathered a sustained series of West Brom attacks...Eventually, The Baggies burned themselves out and City went on to record a league double over them, ending the day with 3 crucial points and a bolstered goal difference. More importantly, this constitutes a big confidence booster ahead of next weekend's massive clash at the swamp.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday February 5 2011

Time: 4:58PM

Your Comments

The most important aspect of todays win was the fact that we kept a clean sheet. We never really got out of second gear, but it was a positive step forward.
eighthsin
Tevez and Silva were magic, some really slick stuff from them, a joy to watch. Congrats to Joe on another clean sheet, he dealt well with what he had to, good solid focussed performance.
bluedub
Teriffic performance despite taking our foot off the pedal again for a while and almost letting them back into it. Top class performances by Tevez, Silva, and the excellent Kolarov who is now looking like the player Mourinho praised so highly when he wanted to sign him. Ironic that when we switch back to the "negative" formation, we are suddenly far more fluid and dangerous!
StuMCFC
Never felt ore like singing The Blues, City win, united lose oh, City, you've got me singing The Blues. Rags go down cheating in all directions to Bottom of The Table Wolves. Nice one Mick, once a Blue always a Blue.
Johnny Baguette
Yeah, amazing class by old noble men Giggs and Scholes, Giggs with a kick out that was a blatent red if the ref saw it, Scholes with his Maradona attempt. Lets not get started on Smalling's elbow to Doyle's face, they really are petulant tw*ts when things are going against them. A great day, I have no delusions of winning the league but if we do them in the derby next week, maybe there is a flicker of hope. :P
StuMCFC
I agree BD when they are on the pitch together they seem to gel and one two in close quarters are great by have quick feet and defenders must dread having to defend against these two. I am also amazed that David does not score more goals.
Buzz Lightyear
Feel a bit sorry for Di Matteo to be honest - worse teams have left CoMS with a point this season, that's for sure. I guess teams like Wolves, Blackpool and the Baggies disprove the theory that nobody is running away with the league this season because all the top teams are poorer - I'd say it's because a lot of of the so-called "lesser" teams are loads better than they have been in previous years.
fifthcolumnblue
Strange how no supporters of the scum have posted on our site today.I wonder why?
giolib921
Good result but I thought we let them off lightly with just 3-0 ........we need to stop taking the foot off the pedal when we have teams on the rack ....
Doody
 

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