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Manchester City 2 - Everton  0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

24/9/11

Attendance: 47, 293

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester City
2 - 0
Everton
Balotelli 68, Milner 89
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 293
The Teams
25. Hart
 
 
 
24. Howard
 
 
2. Richards
 
 
 
2. Hibbert
 
 
4. Kompany
 
 
 
6. Jagielka
 
 
6. Lescott
 
 
 
15. Distin
 
 
22. Clichy
 
 
 
3. Baines
 
 
19. Nasri
 
 
83
 
18. Neville
 
 
73
18. Barry
 
 
 
25. Fellaini
 
 
42. Toure Yaya
 
 
 
26. Rodwell
 
 
21. Silva
 
 
 
21. Osman
 
 
10. Dzeko
 
 
60
 
23. Coleman
 
 
81
16. Aguero
 
 
78
 
17. Cahill
 
 
66
Substitutes
30. Pantilimon
 
 
 
1. Mucha
 
 
5. Zabaleta
 
 
 
5. Heitinga
 
 
7. Milner
 
 
78
 
7. Bilyaletdinov
 
 
13. Kolarov
 
 
 
8. Saha
 
 
66
15. Savic
 
 
83
 
10. Drenthe
 
 
73
32. Tevez
 
 
 
11. Stracqualursi
 
 
45. Balotelli
 
 
60
 
27. Vellios
 
 
81
Game Statistics
19
Goal Attempts
6
8
On Target
3
7
Corners
5
2
Offside
1
9
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
5
64
%
34
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: David Moyes' spolier tactics against Manchester City finally lie in tatters after his limited side came up against a City team not only prepared to mix it, but also capable of going up that extra gear to see the job done...This is as massive a three points as massiveness can get for Roberto Mancini and is without a doubt The Blues most satisfying result of the season to date...Everton were sent out to harrass, hassle and hit City's midfield hard and they achieved moderate success in stifling The Citizens creativity as the inevitable yellow cards built up. Backed by the desperate, shrieking travelling compliment of "where were you when you were shit?" the stage was set for another Everton great escape...But Mancio's inspired decision on the hour to introduce the menacing Mario Balotelli signalled a sea change in the game that could have registered a goal blitz as Everton's legs went. As it stands the packed arena had to make do with a superb Balotelli strike and David Silva, despite being battered all afternoon rising above it all to make sure of the points with another moment of brilliance in setting up Jimmy Milner...Bayern Munich next. From classless opponents to top class opponents in a matter of days. Bring it on.




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Date:Saturday September 24 2011

Time: 3:01PM

Your Comments

Happy days, great result. Inspired substitutions from Mancini. It's about time we got that monkey off our back. Forza Mancini
bluedub
Happy days, great result. Inspired substitutions from Mancini. It's about time we got that monkey off our back. Forza Mancini
bluedub
The long list of yellows on the right hand side gives you a good indication as to what Gollum's tactics were. Filthy players, got their just desserts
rojo2010
The long list of yellows on the right hand side gives you a good indication as to what Gollum's tactics were. Filthy players, got their just desserts
rojo2010
Speaking of just desserts - Timmy "filthy" Cahill certainly got a huge dose of karma today.
fifthcolumnblue
Speaking of just desserts - Timmy "filthy" Cahill certainly got a huge dose of karma today.
fifthcolumnblue
Moyes...If I could have had one of Man Citys forwards, if I could have had Silva, or Nasri, or Dzeko, or Aguero playing for Everton then I would play completely different. Im only asking for one of them, thats four of them.
Johnny Baguette
Moyes...If I could have had one of Man Citys forwards, if I could have had Silva, or Nasri, or Dzeko, or Aguero playing for Everton then I would play completely different. Im only asking for one of them, thats four of them.
Johnny Baguette
Moyes is a *****. He has some decent attacking players in Saha, Drenthe and Velios, yet he leaves all three on the bench.
bluedub
Moyes is a *****. He has some decent attacking players in Saha, Drenthe and Velios, yet he leaves all three on the bench.
bluedub
Great result and fully deserved City - Silva was the target for the cloggers all afternoon but Merlin had the last laugh.
Thaibluefan
Great result and fully deserved City - Silva was the target for the cloggers all afternoon but Merlin had the last laugh.
Thaibluefan
Hard to watch at times as they came for a draw but the problem with that idea is when it backfires, you're screwed. You could sense the frustration building but Mario's goal was the perfect tension reliever. Moyes has no dignity or grace at all - Ferguson's successor at the swamp?
StuMCFC
Hard to watch at times as they came for a draw but the problem with that idea is when it backfires, you're screwed. You could sense the frustration building but Mario's goal was the perfect tension reliever. Moyes has no dignity or grace at all - Ferguson's successor at the swamp?
StuMCFC
the spoiling tactics that Moyes employs are a joke, the referee let Howard take too long on goalkicks, when they were drawing and when we went 1-0 up the speed he was taking then was if he had some steroids or something cos he was a man possesed, does he need a drug test? still the right team won and the 'mickey mousers' go home with nowt, makes a change dont it?
cityman51
the spoiling tactics that Moyes employs are a joke, the referee let Howard take too long on goalkicks, when they were drawing and when we went 1-0 up the speed he was taking then was if he had some steroids or something cos he was a man possesed, does he need a drug test? still the right team won and the 'mickey mousers' go home with nowt, makes a change dont it?
cityman51
I said to my lad this was almost like the derby the win gave me immense satisfaction I was so riled and then elated cmon blue boys . bully boys go ... ones self
taggarts nose
I said to my lad this was almost like the derby the win gave me immense satisfaction I was so riled and then elated cmon blue boys . bully boys go ... ones self
taggarts nose
Great win Gents - while I don't enjoy how you've splashed the cash to win titles and champions leagues - it sure is exciting to know a new team could win the league this year...in a twisted way, I'm rooting for you.
los_angeles_villan
Great win Gents - while I don't enjoy how you've splashed the cash to win titles and champions leagues - it sure is exciting to know a new team could win the league this year...in a twisted way, I'm rooting for you.
los_angeles_villan
Good report JB ...thought we should have seen some red amongst those yellow cards .....Rodwell on Silva should have been a GBH charge at least...
Doody
Good report JB ...thought we should have seen some red amongst those yellow cards .....Rodwell on Silva should have been a GBH charge at least...
Doody
I see MOTD had its usual skewed highlights why did they bother?
taggarts nose
I see MOTD had its usual skewed highlights why did they bother?
taggarts nose
Very pleased to see the back of Everton. They came with a game-plan which very nearly worked. Well done City (have it!).
tudor
Very pleased to see the back of Everton. They came with a game-plan which very nearly worked. Well done City (have it!).
tudor
 

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