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Manchester City 3 - Stoke City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The City of Manchester Stadium

17/5/11

Attendance: 45, 103

Referee: Lee Probert

Manchester City
3 - 0
Stoke City
Carlos Tevez 14 , 65 , Joleon Lescott 53
 
 
Venue: The City of Manchester Stadium
 
Attendance: 45, 103
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Sorensen
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
Wilkinson
 
 
Kompany
 
 
 
Shawcross
 
 
Lescott
 
 
 
Collins
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
 
Wilson
 
 
A Johnson
 
 
67
 
Whitehead
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Whelan
 
 
74
De Jong
 
 
 
Diao
 
 
Silva
 
 
56
 
Pugh
 
 
Y Touré
 
 
 
Carew
 
 
72
Tévez
 
 
88
 
Walters
 
 
Substitutes
Given (GK)
 
 
 
Nash (GK)
 
 
SWP
 
 
67
 
Soares
 
 
Dzeko
 
 
56
 
Jones
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
 
Tonge
 
 
Barry
 
 
 
Delap
 
 
72
Vieira
 
 
 
Faye
 
 
Boyata
 
 
88
 
Shotton
 
 
74
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
4
10
On Target
1
4
Corners
3
0
Offside
4
6
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
3
65
%
25
Comments...
Johnny On the Spot: This was an immaculate performance by Roberto Mancini's powerful side. To a man they tackled fiercely and fairly, were first to every loose ball, attacked with flair and played with a collectively joyful team spirit...The score could quite easily have been trebled as memories of Stoke's battering of City in The Blues League Cup elimination at their hands last season were confirmed as a distant, now sussed out and hammered memory...Carlos Tévez stole the show tonight as he drew level with the rags dreary Berbatov on 21 golden boot goals following two stunning strikes. El Apache remains top dog at Manchester City and that's something he can take with him this summer after he leads The Citizens out for the crunch final day out at a Reebok Stadium which will be packed to the rafters with City fans on Sunday...It will be the final curtain on a season that nobody across Planet Blue will want to end...Eastlands positively rocked as the side moved above Arsenal into the third automatic Champions League place on absolute merit...The Blues are within touching distance of finishing the job at Bolton and savouring the most momentus Manchester City season in decades. On tonight's evidence, Kev Davies and the lads haven't got a prayer, neither beleaguered Arsenal.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 17 2011

Time: 9:57PM

Your Comments

Outstanding... I cant even begin to imagine what next season will produce now that the players are gelled and confidence is sky high. It's been a long time coming, but Manchester City are back!
eighthsin
Stoke mustered 2 shots on goal against us in 180 minutes of football, amazing considering they are one of the most aggressive teams in the league and known for firing in balls (and throws) and creating chances. Kompany/Lescott are one of the best CB pairings in Europe right now, we were laughed at for what we paid for Lescott but this season he's been utterly outstanding as has Kompany.
StuMCFC
Oh dear, whatever can taggart do? If he plays berbaflop in the final game against Blackpool (In order to see if the lazy waster can score and snatch the golden boot) he's sure to get done by the FA for fielding a weakened team!
fifthcolumnblue
Good summary JB ......The Boys? ...pure class today .....
Doody
 

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