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Manchester City 5 - Norwich City 1

Barclays Premier League

Etihad Stadium

04/12/11

Attendance: 47,201

Referee: Howard Webb

Manchester City
5 - 1
Norwich City
Aguero (32), Nasri (51), Yaya (68), Balotelli (88),Johnson (90)
 
Morison (81)
 
Venue: Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47,201
The Teams
Joe Hart
 
 
 
John Ruddy
 
 
Micah Richards
 
 
 
Kyle Naughton
 
 
Vincent Kompany
 
 
 
Russell Martin
 
 
Kolo Toure
 
 
 
Leon Barnett
 
 
Gael Clichy
 
 
 
Marc Tierney
 
 
David Silva
 
 
 
Elliott Bennett
 
 
(60)
Yaya Toure
 
 
 
Andrew Crofts
 
 
Gareth Barry
 
 
 
Bradley Johnson
 
 
(77)
Samir Nasri
 
 
(69)
 
Anthony Pilkington
 
 
(60)
Sergio Aguero
 
 
(72)
 
Andrew Surman
 
 
Edin Dzeko
 
 
(82)
 
Steve Morison
 
 
Substitutes
Costel Pantilimon
 
 
 
Declan Rudd
 
 
Joleon Lescott
 
 
 
Zak Whitbread
 
 
James Milner
 
 
 
Grant Holt
 
 
(60)
Adam Johnson
 
 
(69)
 
Simeon Jackson
 
 
Stefan Savic
 
 
 
Wesley Hoolahan
 
 
(60)
Nigel De Jong
 
 
(82)
 
David Fox
 
 
(77)
Mario Balotelli
 
 
(72)
 
Aaron Wilbraham
 
 
Game Statistics
21
Goal Attempts
5
16
On Target
2
12
Corners
4
8
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
64
%
36
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Business as usual for the league leaders. From the first whistle there was only ever going to be one winner as City's razor sharp pass and move game left Norwich hopelessly chasing shadows. Samir Nasri was influential. A massive yellow bus parked itself across The Etihad against the stated intentions of Paul Lambert, but once shot through, it was game over...The City juggernaut is now only 2 goals shy of 50 up for the season with a stunning +35 goal difference but you can bet your bottom euro that Roberto Mancini will be critical of the lazy defending that gifted Norwich their second corner and consequent goal...City simply shifted through the gears in response to that setback securing an emphatic victory with two more goals...With Bayern United winning 4-1 at home to Bremen, the stage is now excitingly set for Wednesday night's Champions League do or die, last chance saloon clash at The Etihad. Never say never.




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Date:Saturday December 3 2011

Time: 5:22PM

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Norwich were damned if they did, damned if they didn't. Great performance City, patience and pure skill unlocked a stubborn Norwich setup and as soon as they tried to make a match of it, we were ready to capitalise. Averaging 3.42 goals per game. That's outstanding. And 5 different scorers today to boot. This time last year we were been dubbed the one man team. Hahahaha, chuckle chuckle
rojo2010
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03/12/2011 17:30:00

Don't forget 'boring' as well, rojo . . .lol
Thaibluefan
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03/12/2011 17:32:00

Had a punt on 6-1 as well DOH!
fifthcolumnblue
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03/12/2011 19:43:00

I predicted 4-0 but I'm more than happy with 5-1. Well done lads.
tudor
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03/12/2011 21:06:00

Probably the most one-sided game of the season. Norwich fans were great, even at full-time they were cheering their players. Not sure what their manager was on though suggesting the scoreline was a bit unfair, it should have been much worse for them really with Dzeko and Aguero's misses. If we exit December still top of the league after Chelsea and Arsenal, we will be in a super position to do the previously unthinkable and win the league.
StuMCFC
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04/12/2011 03:37:00

Yes, i was miffed at Lambert's Fergie-like denial. Norwich were never in the game. the next challenge is Bayern, will they bring a full strength team? Villareal lost and Napoli scored 4 this weekend. It looks bleak but i think we have a real chance of European silverware this season. Although the Europa Cup match schedule is unsettling, we have a big squad and we need to give them games.
Barney Daniels
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