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Queen's Park Rangers 2 - Manchester CITY 3

FA Barclays Premier League

Loftus Road

5/11/11

Attendance: 18,076

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Queen's Park Rangers
2 - 3
Manchester CITY
Bothroyd 28, Helguson 69
 
Dzeko 43, Silva 52, Touré 74
 
Venue: Loftus Road
 
Attendance: 18,076
The Teams
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!




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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.
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