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Manchester CITY 3 - Liverpool 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

03/01/12

Attendance: 47, 131

Referee: Mike Jones

Manchester CITY
3 - 0
Liverpool
Aguero 10, Toure Yaya 33, Milner pen 75
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 131
The Teams
Hart
 
 
 
Reina
 
 
Richards
 
 
 
G Johnson
 
 
Clichy
 
 
 
Agger
 
 
K Touré
 
 
 
Skrtel
 
 
Kompany Capt
 
 
 
Jose Enrique
 
 
Silva
 
 
76
 
Adam
 
 
57
Barry
 
 
 
Kuyt
 
 
57
Y Touré
 
 
 
Henderson
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Spearing
 
 
76
Aguero
 
 
71
 
Downing
 
 
Dzeko
 
 
 
Carroll
 
 
Substitutes
Pantilimon GK
 
 
 
Doni GK
 
 
Zabaleta
 
 
 
Gerrard
 
 
57
Lescott
 
 
76
 
Maxi
 
 
76
A Johnson
 
 
71
 
Carragher
 
 
Kolarov
 
 
 
Shelvey
 
 
Savic
 
 
 
Kelly
 
 
De Jong
 
 
 
Bellamy
 
 
57
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
16
8
On Target
9
5
Corners
6
13
Fouls
7
1
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
40
%
60
Comments...
Buzz On The Spot: For all their possession and the hype that Liverpool have the best defense in the league, no-one mentioned that they were up against the best attack tonight...Barry deserved his red(2nd Yellow), not for the foul but for the inane fact that he had been booked for the same foul in the first half...I thought Liverpool would have taken advantage and with City shuffling the pack with substitutes a breakaway saw Edin Dzeko with a fine pass to the storming YaYa Touré. The big man upped a gear and got into the box only to be fouled by Skrtel. Replays suggest only the slightest of contacts, but contact is contact and at full speed from the referees view it looked nailed on. ..Milner took it sending Reina the wrong way. Add Milner to our list of penalty takers. It was taken really well, Aguero having been subbed beforehand in the re-shuffle... Mentions tonight for Milner, Silva, Hart and Dzeko with Yaya playing really well, but Kompany deserved that Man of the Match award...Credit to Liverpool, who didn't come to get a point they came to win and better finishing may have made the game more interesting. As it was without Suarez in a downpour they just couldn't get through City playing with 10 men for the last 20 minutes.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 3 2012

Time: 9:54PM

Your Comments

Great win, next the Reds on Sunday, hope Mario is fit to play.
johnkelv
If City win this league, it will be with no favours from refs , nevermind cup draws based on the evidence so far!!! Cannot understand why no Liverpool player walked or more weren't booked. The League Cup Semi-Finals will be powder kegs!
Johnny Baguette
Like we did on Sunday had all the possession, but it counts for nothing if you don't do anything with it. At least Liverpool just didn't come to sit in the own penalty area. They will feel a bit aggrrived at not taking anything out of the game, but of the shots on target only two were any serious threat.
Buzz Lightyear
Charlie Adfam - two yellows at the least. last man challenge on Yaya to deny a clear goalscoring chance results in.... a penalty and nothing more. WTF? I can't remember the last time City won by 3 clear goals and I was so livid with the referee. Won't even mention the raised hand from the Liverpool defender in the first half that was as blatant a penalty as I've ever seen. I've said this many times, but the standard of refereeing in the premier League seems to have slipped to a level slightly worse than abysmal this season. Yet nothing is ever done about it - WHY? Fair play to the scousers for trying to play football tonight and not parking the bus, but i still maintain that Arsenal are the only side that's actually given us a proper game at the Etihad this season. P.S. Andy Caroll - £35m?
fifthcolumnblue
tbh i think it was a fair result purley to the fact that you's were more clinical than us........ the game it's self was pretty even i thought even if we had alot of possession didnt make it count when we should of..... thats the difference between the 2 teams in the 2 games we've played sp far this season the game at anfield we should of won but nothing took our chances and last night we didnt deserve any points because we never took the chances we had and our delivery was terrible at times
muffdaddy1983
oh and by the way you have the best keeper in the world at the moment plus kompany was amazing again
muffdaddy1983
The shots Liverpool had were weak in the main, one or maybe two of Joe's saves were what you could call good saves but the rest were standard saves that you'd expect from any decent keeper. I think Joe is up there but not the best in the world yet imo.
Bluedub
Liverpool had a lot of the ball simply because they had 2 days extra rest, we played 48 hours before. We used the ball better and took our chances. All Liverpool did was hoof crosses in for Carroll, except Kompany and Kolo got their head to everything. Their alternative route was soft free kicks from yet another dodgy referee, they seemed to have around five dangerous free kicks, the one from Downing's dive was the worst.
StuMCFC
 

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