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Manchester City 5 - Sunderland  0 - Stats

Manchester City
5 - 0
Sunderland

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

3/4/11

Attendance: 44, 197

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester CitySunderland
A Johnson 9 , Tevez pen 15, Silva 63, Vieira 67, Y Toure 73
Hart     Mignolet    
Boyata     70 Bardsley     46
Kompany     Turner    
Lescott     Mensah    
Kolarov     Ferdinand    
Y Toure     Cattermole    
De Jong     Henderson     59
Silva     78 Muntari     72
A Johnson     66 Sessegnon    
Tevez     Gyan    
Balotelli     Welbeck    
Substitutes
Taylor (GK)     Gordon (GK)    
Milner     Zenden     59
SWP     78 Malbranque    
Dzeko     Colback     72
Barry     Elmohamady     46
Vieira
 
  66 Adams    
McGivern     70 Lynch    
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
8
12
On Target
4
6
Corners
5
3
Offside
1
9
Fouls
22
2
Yellow Cards
3
65
%
35
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot:...This was the day when everything went right for Roberto Mancini and his revitalised Manchester City squad who have taken a terrible panning from all angles over the past 14 days...This was the tempo of City performance that saw the team destroy Liverpool and Fulham earlier in the campaign. And it came against a side who have played fully 17 games less than The Blues this season...City played like a team released. Pace and power in attack, robust in midfield and imperious in defence, a clear collective team spirit saw Sunderland reduced to paper kites in a wind tunnel...Mancio will have been delighted with stunning performances from Kompany, Boyata, Toure and De Jong in particular who put in lung bursting shifts...The only blight on the day has to be Mario Balotelli. Why? Because he failed to score a thoroughly deserved goal. But for Mignolet, he'd have bagged two scorchers...Before I wind this section up, a word for Howard Webb. Outside of failing to dismiss the savaged Cattermole, he gave the best performance of any ref at Eastlands this season and that's saying something...So...this one goes out to the people baying for Mourinho and another backroom sea change this summer. For a start, you wouldn't have seen such faith put in young Ryan McGivern and Dedryck Boyata or the fielding of such a generally young City side today by The Special One...City are 3rd in the Premier League, 4th top scorers with 50 goals. The goal difference stands at +23. The Citizens have kept the most clean sheets this season and have a striker battling for the coveted Golden Boot....and the small matter of gunning for Manchester united in the FA Cup semi final is imminent. Sir Alex Ferguson shifted uneasily in his seat at Eastlands and rightly so...The momentum is back City. Bravo and more of the same please Mancio.
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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday April 3 2011
Time: 6:43PM

Comments

0
BORING BORING CITY!
Bluedub
03/04/2011 18:51:00
0
Could easily have been 7-0. Great performance from the team, and good management decisions.
eighthsin
03/04/2011 18:57:00
0
That was the City we know and love. Amazing how an international break and finally some rest for our knackered squad, plus replacing Barry with an extra attacking player made us look a lot different.
StuMCFC
03/04/2011 18:58:00
0
Back into third, one point ahead of Chelsea but most importantly we're six points ahead of Spurs. Exciting times ahead.
tudor
03/04/2011 19:15:00
0
BTW, 'Johnny On The Spot' comment is spot on - couldnt have put it better myself.
eighthsin
03/04/2011 19:22:00
0
Did not expect two strikers plus the extra attacking MF. So a great result for our top four chances.
johnkelv
04/04/2011 10:41:00
0
Great result, should boost our confidence for the rest of the run in.
me_innit
04/04/2011 15:16:00
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