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Manchester City

Carling Cup 1/4 Final

Emirates Stadium

29/11/11

Attendance: 60, 028

Referee: Lee Probert

ArsenalManchester City
Aguero (83)
Lukasz Fabianski     Costel Pantilimon    
Johan Djourou     Pablo Zabaleta    
Laurent Koscielny     Kolo Toure    
Sebastien Squillaci     Nedum Onuoha    
Ignasi Miquel     (80) Stefan Savic    
Oxlade-Chamberlain     (87) Owen Hargreaves     (79)
Francis Coquelin     Nigel De Jong    
Emmanuel Frimpong     Adam Johnson    
Yossi Benayoun     Samir Nasri    
Chu-Young Park     (67) Aleksandar Kolarov     (32)
Marouane Chamakh     Edin Dzeko    
Substitutes
Vito Mannone     Stuart Taylor    
Thomas Vermaelen     (80) Micah Richards    
Andrey Arshavin     (87) Wayne Bridge    
Yao Gervinho     (67) Sergio Aguero     (32)
Craig Eastmond     Denis Suarez    
Oguzhan Ozyakup     Karim Rekik    
Nico Yennaris     Abdul Razak     (79)
Game Statistics
10
Goal Attempts
9
7
On Target
2
7
Corners
3
0
Offside
6
9
Fouls
12
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
46.6
%
53.4
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: 36 years since City won at Arsenal. Another record broken. The bitterness that cascaded down from the Emirates seats tonight has deepened. The incessant barracking of Samir Nasri that Arsene Wenger warned against served only to galvanise City`s team spirit as they carried the clearly shocked Frenchman through the game to an outpouring of delight. Bang on cue, Arsenal`s discipline started to go again following City`s late winner and continued into the tunnel...City head into only the 6th League Cup Semi Final in the club`s history and having now worked hard to within one game of yet another Wembley trip, the City squad will take on anyone. As a fanbase and a squad, we`re well used to relentless stick and this win in particular is one of the most pleasing of the season to date considering the constant criticism of City originating from Arsenal. It doesn`t matter who they put up against us tonight, we will relish this...This was a hard fought contest where a lively but Van Persie-less Arsenal became more and more recognisably toothless and ran out of ideas yet again following Costel "The Giant" Pantimon`s brilliant saves whereas City dominated possession without creating from midfield. The contest was ultimately settled by a moment of sheer class. Edin Dzeko`s brilliant charge from the City penalty area, not dissimilar to his burst forward late on at Liverpool set up Adam Johnson and Sergio Aguero for a superb interchange. This was rich reward for the big Bosnian`s full on effort tonight....Roberto Mancini gave almost an entire team rest tonight and got his side`s balance and tactics spot on. The Blues second string seamlessly continued Mancio`s by now trademark passing game and showed that a siege mentality, focus and strong spirit run right through his squad. Norwich, you are next.

Writer:danielqpr
Date:Wednesday November 30 2011
Time: 5:39PM

Comments

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Not our most convincing win, and you could see the rustiness in both sides - but a win's a win and we'll enjoy the semi whoever we draw.
fifthcolumnblue
30/11/2011 18:03:00
0
I'm sure that the bindippers will field a very strong team in the semis. RM will have to think hard about his team for those games. There's a fine line between being loyal to the second string and throwing the tie away.
rhaigh
01/12/2011 10:03:00
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