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Manchester City 2 - Birmingham City 0

Carling Cup R3

Etihad Stadium

21/09/11

Attendance: 25,070

Referee: Kevin Friend

Manchester City
2 - 0
Birmingham City
Hargreaves (17), Balotelli (38)
 
 
Venue: Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 25,070
The Teams
Costel Pantilimon
 
 
 
Colin Doyle
 
 
Nedum Onuoha
 
 
 
Jonathan Spector
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
 
Pablo Ibanez
 
 
Stefan Savic
 
 
 
Curtis Davies
 
 
Wayne Bridge
 
 
(78)
 
David Murphy
 
 
Pablo Zabaleta
 
 
 
Chris Burke
 
 
Owen Hargreaves
 
 
(57)
 
Guirane N'Daw
 
 
Abdul Razak
 
 
(86)
 
Keith Fahey
 
 
(67)
Aleksandar Kolarov
 
 
 
Jean Beausejour
 
 
Carlos Tevez
 
 
 
Nathan Redmond
 
 
(78)
Mario Balotelli
 
 
 
Adam Rooney
 
 
(67)
Substitutes
Stuart Taylor
 
 
 
Boaz Myhill
 
 
Karim Rekik
 
 
(78)
 
Steven Caldwell
 
 
James Milner
 
 
(57)
 
Marlon King
 
 
(78)
Gael Clichy
 
 
 
Morgaro Gomis
 
 
(67)
Denis Suarez
 
 
 
Nikola Zigic
 
 
(67)
Sergio Aguero
 
 
 
Akwasi Asante
 
 
Luca Scapuzzi
 
 
(86)
 
Jake Jervis
 
 
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
8
7
On Target
5
4
Corners
5
11
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
61
%
39
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Roberto Mancini promised changes for this League Cup stroll in the rain. He delivered by changing the entire XI that drew at Fulham and included a host of players who are defenders by trade but didn't let Mancio down...Such a controlled League Cup performance early in a season is yet another novelty for dreamland based Blues...A legion of anti-City hacks will be left crestfallen again following City's win, moreso as Owen Hargreaves made an assured goalscoring debut. Our other comeback kid Kolo Toure also excelled...This was a solid runout for a number of City fringe players who outside of a dreadful Carlos Tevez all put shifts in...City's 6ft 8in keeper Costel Pantilimon secured a clean sheet in his first start amongst plenty of lively performers...But Tevez, routinely disposessed with no chase back is drifting towards becoming the fourth choice striker at City and that's alarming in the context of an intense first half of the season...That aside, this was a solid exercise in squad rotation which will have pleased the manager and his backroom team immensely. The knowledge that West Brom took Saturday's opponents Everton into extra time lends further cause to be chipper......The draw for the Fourth Round will take place this Saturday on 24 September 2011 - The Fourth Round itself will take place in the week commencing 24 October 2011 sandwiched between the Manchester derby Away and Wolves at Home.




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Date:Wednesday September 21 2011

Time: 9:41PM

Your Comments

Well played that Owen hargreaves. Not getting carried away just yet, but looks like Taggart dropped a massive bo^llock!
fifthcolumnblue
Well played that Owen hargreaves. Not getting carried away just yet, but looks like Taggart dropped a massive bo^llock!
fifthcolumnblue
Just hope he stays fit long enough to prove everyone wrong Fifth.
tudor
Just hope he stays fit long enough to prove everyone wrong Fifth.
tudor
Delighted for Hargreaves, great start for him, could yet turn out to be the bargain of the season.
Bluedub
Delighted for Hargreaves, great start for him, could yet turn out to be the bargain of the season.
Bluedub
Just seen the City goals on SSNews. Hargreaves goal was a belter. Look out for the look on Hargreaves face when he runs to celebrate his goal, priceless. SSN reporting he played excellent, also Nedum getting some praise. Mario's goal was top class too even if he didn't celebrate.
rojo2010
Just seen the City goals on SSNews. Hargreaves goal was a belter. Look out for the look on Hargreaves face when he runs to celebrate his goal, priceless. SSN reporting he played excellent, also Nedum getting some praise. Mario's goal was top class too even if he didn't celebrate.
rojo2010
That's our 18th win at home in all competitions in the last 20 games. Solid.
rojo2010
That's our 18th win at home in all competitions in the last 20 games. Solid.
rojo2010
How many clean sheets rojo?
Johnny Baguette
How many clean sheets rojo?
Johnny Baguette
13 clean sheets I believe JB in our last 20 home games.
Bluedub
13 clean sheets I believe JB in our last 20 home games.
Bluedub
Pretty, pretty good. - Larry David
Johnny Baguette
Pretty, pretty good. - Larry David
Johnny Baguette
 

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