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Bolton Wanderers 2 - Manchester City 3 - Stats

Bolton Wanderers
2 - 3
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

The Reebok Stadium

21/8/11

Attendance: 24, 273

Referee: Mike Jones

Bolton WanderersManchester City
Ivan Klasnic 39, Kevin Davies 63 David Silva 26, Gareth Barry, 37 Edin Dzeko 47
Jaaskelainen     Hart    
Steinsson     Richards    
Cahill     Kompany    
Knight     Lescott    
Robinson     Kolarov    
Eagles     78 Milner    
Muamba     59 Barry    
Reo-Coker     Y Toure    
Petrov     Silva     88
K Davies     Dzeko     80
Klasnic     Aguero     68
Substitutes
Bogdan GK     Pantilimon GK    
Alonso     Zabaleta     88
M Davies     59 Clichy    
Blake     Savic    
Pratley     78 Johnson     80
Wheater     Tevez     68
Blakeman     Balotelli    
Game Statistics
6
Goal Attempts
18
4
On Target
9
7
Corners
8
2
Offside
4
19
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
0
43
%
57
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: This was a sensational advertisement for Premier League football. A thrilling contest that saw an as ever uncompromising Bolton Wanderers roared on by Sergeant Major Coyle give City a stern examination, particularly physically...But Roberto Mancini's big side are a robust proposition themselves and went toe to toe with everything Wanderers could throw at them in a pulsating battle. But for repeated profligacy in front of goal City could have doubled their score and won more comfortably. Coyle's men never give up though which meant that Joleon Lescott's previously uncharacteristic errors would see City fans living life that bit more on the edge than was neccessary...Otherwise, City's strong team spirit shone through. There is a clear willingness to fight for each other drilled into this squad now who look as if they enjoy their football. Recharged Aleks Kolarov is a classic example. I will exclude the clearly not match sharp Carlos Tevez from that equation as he tossed his stylish red and black striped shirt into the crowd by the tunnel rather than go across with the team to thank the fans for their superb vocal support...Dzeko was outstanding. The way he shrugged Zat Knight off to power in the crucial third goal promises more to come. Merlin Silva was exceptional and his very presence meant that Bolton were that bit more visibly terrified every time The Citizens poured forward...A special word for our England midfielders. Jimmy "Milna" and Gareth Barry played superbly. This was Milner's finest City hour and Barry took on the role of commander in chief with aplomb to the clear delight of Captain Kompany who lives every City ball. Of the six Englishmen to represent City today they were the pick of the bunch...The next game at Spurs cannot come quick enough and a sharper Kun Aguero will be eager to spearhead City's continued resurgence. As for Roberto Mancini, he has what he asked for. 6 points from two testing games and 7 goals already in the bank. But you bet your life he'll be unhappy at 2 conceded! Well done Blues. Keep at it.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday August 21 2011
Time: 6:13PM

Comments

0
44 shots in two games. Boring, boring City! :D
StuMCFC
21/08/2011 18:18:00
0
44 shots in two games. Boring, boring City! :D
StuMCFC
21/08/2011 18:18:00
0
Kevin Davies is the anti- christ of football. It is no coincidence he has the highest number of fouls for and against every season. The guy is an out and out cheat. Drops like a stone to win his team a free kick but strong as an ox in the penalty area. Overall, I thought City played some fantastic stuff today, Edin was brilliant, as was David, Sergio's goal should have stood ( if Micah had done that in his own area, no way would a pen be given). Having said that, Kun won't be happy with the other two chances he spurned. Bolton were lucky to lose today. A win at WHL would be very welcome. I feel we are better equipped for this fixture than we were last season. I hope we have a go at them like we did today at the Reebok. It's time to let the opposition worry about us!
thecamelsfoot
21/08/2011 18:43:00
0
Kevin Davies is the anti- christ of football. It is no coincidence he has the highest number of fouls for and against every season. The guy is an out and out cheat. Drops like a stone to win his team a free kick but strong as an ox in the penalty area. Overall, I thought City played some fantastic stuff today, Edin was brilliant, as was David, Sergio's goal should have stood ( if Micah had done that in his own area, no way would a pen be given). Having said that, Kun won't be happy with the other two chances he spurned. Bolton were lucky to lose today. A win at WHL would be very welcome. I feel we are better equipped for this fixture than we were last season. I hope we have a go at them like we did today at the Reebok. It's time to let the opposition worry about us!
thecamelsfoot
21/08/2011 18:43:00
0
Good shout about Davies free kick gains. A bit like Jones in the Cup Final..not skilfull enough with the ball so blag yourself free kicks by cheating.
Pedmachine
21/08/2011 18:47:00
0
Good shout about Davies free kick gains. A bit like Jones in the Cup Final..not skilfull enough with the ball so blag yourself free kicks by cheating.
Pedmachine
21/08/2011 18:47:00
0
Davies tried to break Aguero's ankle in the first half intentionally, he should have walked.
StuMCFC
21/08/2011 19:36:00
0
Davies tried to break Aguero's ankle in the first half intentionally, he should have walked.
StuMCFC
21/08/2011 19:36:00
0
Lest we forget his demented opening minute challenge.
Johnny Baguette
21/08/2011 20:03:00
0
Lest we forget his demented opening minute challenge.
Johnny Baguette
21/08/2011 20:03:00
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