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Manchester City 3 - Wigan Athletic 0

Barclays Premier League

Etihad Stadium

10/09/11

Attendance: 46,509

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Manchester City
3 - 0
Wigan Athletic
Aguero (13,63,69)
 
 
Venue: Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 46,509
The Teams
Joe Hart
 
 
 
Ali Al Habsi
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
 
Emmerson Boyce
 
 
(60)
Gael Clichy
 
 
 
Gary Caldwell
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
 
Maynor Figueroa
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Adrian Lopez
 
 
James Milner
 
 
 
Mohamed Diame
 
 
Yaya Toure
 
 
(80)
 
Ben Watson
 
 
(70)
Adam Johnson
 
 
 
James McArthur
 
 
David Silva
 
 
 
Hugo Rodallega
 
 
Carlos Tevez
 
 
(61)
 
Franco Di Santo
 
 
(70)
Sergio Aguero
 
 
(71)
 
Victor Moses
 
 
Substitutes
Costel Pantilimon
 
 
 
Chris Kirkland
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
 
Ronnie Stam
 
 
(60)
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
 
David Jones
 
 
Abdul Razak
 
 
(80)
 
Jordi Gomez
 
 
(70)
Edin Dzeko
 
 
 
James McCarthy
 
 
Mario Balotelli
 
 
(71)
 
Conor Sammon
 
 
Samir Nasri
 
 
(61)
 
Albert Crusat
 
 
(70)
Game Statistics
23
Goal Attempts
9
10
On Target
5
8
Corners
3
6
Offside
9
6
Fouls
9
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
59
%
41
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Manchester City supporters who have been schooled on the "international superstar in need of travel recovery" likes of Elano, Robinho, Adebayor and Tévez aren't used to this. Lest we forget, Kun Aguero had only been back from India with Argentina a couple of days before executing one of the most sharp yet calmly taken hat-tricks The Etihad Stadium is likely to see. The fact that these goals arrived upon waves of the scintillating attacking play that is fast becoming City's trademark should not be lost on anyone, let alone the loyal legion of City fans whose side have been pilloried as boring by countless hacks and pundits - until this season's first whistle sounded...Incredulously, some in The Street of Shame are raising question marks against City's defence which has conceded 3 goals in 4 games, shock horror...The statistics continue to pile up in City's favour and it remains extremely difficult for any Blue to keep their feet firmly planted. 4 league games, 4 wins, 15 goals to the good, 3 against and 2 clean sheets at Fortress Etihad = 12 points. Rewind one season and you'll find: 4 league games, 1 win, 2 draws, 1 defeat, 4 goals to the good, 2 against and 1 clean sheet = 5 points. Heady times...But perhaps the most telling statistic should be reserved for Wigan Athletic. Yesterday's annihilation should have registered many more goals for The Citizens, but before Roberto Mancini came to town, City had previously struggled to cope with Wigan winning only 1 of the 9 previous Premier League encounters. If you want to know just how far City have progressed, ask a Latics fan.




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Date:Saturday September 10 2011

Time: 5:38PM

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Our MOTM poll can be found via our City Chat forum. I voted for David Silva, but who will you vote for?
tudor
Our MOTM poll can be found via our City Chat forum. I voted for David Silva, but who will you vote for?
tudor
Can't believe we only scored three!
fifthcolumnblue
Can't believe we only scored three!
fifthcolumnblue
Realistically we coukd have scored 7 but i'll settle for 3.
tudor
Realistically we coukd have scored 7 but i'll settle for 3.
tudor
Yer like a pack of aul women moaning about the lack of goals. Four from four, 15 goals. GET the ***** IN!
rojo2010
Yer like a pack of aul women moaning about the lack of goals. Four from four, 15 goals. GET the ***** IN!
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Silva is Xavi/Iniesta level now. World class.
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Silva is Xavi/Iniesta level now. World class.
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Another 23 shots raining down on opponents. ZZZZZzzzzz
Johnny Baguette
Another 23 shots raining down on opponents. ZZZZZzzzzz
Johnny Baguette
 

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