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Arsenal 0 - Manchester City 1

Carling Cup 1/4 Final

Emirates Stadium

29/11/11

Attendance: 60, 028

Referee: Lee Probert

Arsenal
0 - 1
Manchester City
 
Aguero (83)
 
Venue: Emirates Stadium
 
Attendance: 60, 028
The Teams
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.




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Date:Wednesday November 30 2011

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Your Comments

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
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
 

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