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Queen's Park Rangers 2 - Manchester CITY 3 - Stats

Queen's Park Rangers
2 - 3
Manchester CITY

FA Barclays Premier League

Loftus Road

5/11/11

Attendance: 18,076

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Queen's Park RangersManchester CITY
Bothroyd 28, Helguson 69 Dzeko 43, Silva 52, Touré 74
1. Kenny     25. Hart    
18. Young     2. Richards C    
6. Gabbidon     15. Savic    
35. Ferdinand     6. Lescott    
13. Traore     90 13. Kolarov    
12. Mackie     84 18. Barry     75
17. Barton C     42. Touré Y    
11. Faurlin     7. Milner    
32. SWP     21. Silva    
10. Bothroyd     76 16. Aguero     68
22. Helguson     10. Dzeko     88
Substitutes
26. Murphy GK     30. Pantilimon GK    
2. Orr     5. Zabaleta    
3. Hill     90 11. Johnson     68
4. Derry     19. Nasri    
21. Smith     84 22. Clichy    
36. Andrade     28. Touré K     88
42. Puncheon     76 45. Balotelli     75
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
18
9
On Target
8
3
Corners
1
2
Offside
3
5
Fouls
14
1
Yellow Cards
1
53
%
47
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: The Blues maintained their breathtaking unbeaten run in London but boy, were they made to battle for their win by a spirited Rangers side who had already dispatched Chelsea in a similarly charged atmosphere...The match was a classic humdinger. In times of not so old, City would have buckled and crashed in flames here, but again, title challenging credentials rose to the surface as Roberto Mancini's uncompromising side battled back repeatedly to seal a win that leaves Manchester's finest a confirmed 5 points clear at the top of the Premier League having scored 39 goals with an amazing goal difference of +29. Nobody can touch City for goals...QPR gave it a right go without a doubt but The Citizens made it hard for themselves at the back with some suicidal aerial defending that badly lacked Vincent Komany's marshalling. So concerned was Mancio in the closing stages that he took off the battling Edin Dzeko and added Kolo Touré to the back line...As we head into a much needed international break and a pause for a breather after this stunning dreamland start to the season, Mancio fielded no less than SIX England players for the watching Fabio Capello to consider tonight. You won't find too many anti-City brigade hacks reporting that fact...Some tough assignments face us later this month and Mancio will be extremely hopeful that all his stars report back fully fit from international duty ready for a potentially season defining run in to the end of 2011...Phew what a game!

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday November 5 2011
Time: 7:28PM

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At least we avoided the curse of the ex-player today. Wouldn't have begrudged SWP a goal, but the sight of Joey Barton celebrating might just about have eroded the grin I've been wearing ever since the derby win.
fifthcolumnblue
05/11/2011 21:32:00
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