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Manchester CITY 2 - Manchester united 3

FA Cup Third Round

The Etihad Stadium, Manchester

08/01/12

Attendance: 46,808

Referee: Chris Foy

Manchester CITY
2 - 3
Manchester united
Kolarov 48, Aguero 65
 
Rooney 10 , 40 Welbeck 30
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium, Manchester
 
Attendance: 46,808
The Teams
30. Pantilimon
 
 
 
34. Lindegaard
 
 
2. Richards
 
 
 
12. Smalling
 
 
4. Kompany C
 
 
 
4. Jones
 
 
6. Lescott
 
 
 
5. Ferdinand
 
 
13. Kolarov
 
 
 
3. Evra C
 
 
7. Milner
 
 
 
25. Valencia
 
 
34. De Jong
 
 
 
16. Carrick
 
 
11. Johnson
 
 
46
 
11. Giggs
 
 
21. Silva
 
 
46
 
17. Nani
 
 
59
19. Nasri
 
 
82
 
10. Rooney
 
 
16. Aguero
 
 
 
19. Welbeck
 
 
75
Substitutes
25. Hart GK
 
 
 
1. De Gea GK
 
 
5. Zabaleta
 
 
46
 
6. Evans
 
 
15. Savic
 
 
46
 
8. Anderson
 
 
75
20. Hargreaves
 
 
82
 
13. Park
 
 
22. Clichy
 
 
 
14. Hernandez
 
 
36. Suarez
 
 
 
21. Da Silva
 
 
62. Razak
 
 
 
22. Scholes
 
 
59
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
13
6
On Target
6
4
Corners
1
0
Offside
1
5
Fouls
12
0
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0
50
%
50
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Time and again this season we are witnessing English football games at the highest level decimated by appalling refereeing. Today, Chris Foy delivered a shocking master class in the scattergun approach which is threatening to transform the national game into a non-body contact sport...Already one goal down against the run of play, City played fully 83 minutes with 10 men having lost captain and defensive rock Kompany to one of the worst decisions of the season to date. A ludicrous straight red. As a united side who opened this cup tie woefully short on confidence backed by a desperate day tripping support sensed blood bouyed by decision after decision in their favour, a cricket score was on the cards...But against all odds, City were having none of it. Already deprived of the powerful options afforded by the Touré brothers, Barry, Dzeko and Balotelli, Roberto Mancini took the bold half time decision to withdraw flair players Silva and Johnson, instead introducing the steel of Zabaleta and Savic. It looked like damage limitation, but to a man, the rags had no answer to City's fired up resurgence. Carrick and Giggs remained anonymous in midfield and their defence was reduced to open squabbling as Ferdinand let rip at his captain Evra. Amongst this, Aguero was immense, running the rags into the ground. The Blues almost pulled off an amazing comeback, but it wasn't to be...Maybe Mancio will rue his decision at the outset to field an off form Nasri and fail to employ Clichy's pace against united's right wing. His team selection hinted at next week's League Cup Semi Final, but the players he selected ultimately did him proud....Despite the best efforts of your average rag favouring pundit, fawning hack or Sir Alex Ferguson's own attempts to polish his sizeable turd of a squad, they will know they were a beaten side in that second half and City's youthful team looked far and away the fitter...Make no mistake, City will emerge from this wreckage bemoaning more than anything the loss of Kompany to suspension and a stunning home unbeaten record yet safe in the knowledge that the rags remain there for the taking. - Having secured the service of 50 year old Paul Scholes, will Taggart now approach Sky Sports Rovers for Gary Neville?




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Date:Sunday January 8 2012

Time: 3:21PM

Your Comments

Look on the bright side, at least you made to the third round... PSML..
nordkap
Stats say it all really, 80 minutes with 10 men and we match them for possession and shots on target. The moral victory is City's. Aguero was outstanding for 90 minutes and deserved motm over Shrek who disappeared at ht. Proud of that performance. Foy is a *****er. Pride in Battle.
Bluedub
The bright side Nordkap is that we showed just how ***** U*d are in that second half.
Bluedub
12 fouls against 5 and we finish the game a man short. 3 U*d players fouled going to ground from behind in first half yet no yellow for any of them. If Foy is going to rule by the letter of the law and not common sense then those 3 challenges should all have been punished. What a joke of a referee.
Bluedub
We should be proud of this game. We won the second half 2-0 down at 10 against 12 men. Incredible that in this day and age, with the advances of technology, individual referees are allowed to take blatantly wrong decision that completely destroy games and leave clubs with little or no chance to win a game. If this victory make manure fans happy, it just shows how desperate they are - no class, no future. The future is blue, and this match was another testament of that!
Blue ponderer
I'm not a City fan but you were magnificent today. Rooney got Kompany sent off by mouthing to the ref "two feet ref". Foy is a prat--the worst ref in the premier league by far. Giggs should have had yellow but didn't, Jones should have got yellow but didn't----the list goes on. United were really poor in the second half but that was down to City playing well. A Swansea fan.
Philto
I just got home, literally had to be held back when Shrek came over waving his badge. A total stitch-up job by a very corrupt referee. Proud of the boys, didn't feel like a loss, singing in the corridors after the game, etc. Today showed just what a TEAM Mancini has built, the best in England without a doubt.
StuMCFC
that puts konpany out of spurs game
123spurs
What about that scouser kissing the club badge? Urgh.
Johnny Baguette
If the red card isn't overturned then what can you say. Wouldn't surprise me if they extended the ban, they aren't even being subtle anymore. We aren't a dirty team yet are getting players sent off every game. The only deserved one lately was Kompany's last red when a mistake by someone else forced him to take the last man down.
StuMCFC
Thanks for filling us in on that 123Spurs - we'd never have known but for your outstanding observation. Nothing but pride for our team/squad today. We are, beyond any reasonable doubt, the best team in the epl.
rojo2010
On the topic of what we've been up against, never mind *****poor refereeing, what about this mysterious tidal wave of derby cup draws since we came into money? The TV companies have made some big money, and so have the FL and FA. UEFA next?
Johnny Baguette
Watched the ttackle many times and his left leg goes nowhere near Nani....his right leg comes in side on to the player and he wins the bals with the side of his foot. It was not two footed at the the player and it will be a travesty if it is not rescinded. Having said all that to lose the game and still come away with more confidence than ever that we are the best team in the UK at the moment. Great team great manager and great support!!!
MikeBlue
Well said Mike. Marked difference in the mentality of City and U*d fans that the Blues stayed behind and showed their support for their club despite defeat, whereas the U*d fans cleared both Wembley after last year's semi and the swamp after the Sick Swan Massacre in fire drill style.
Bluedub
 

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