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Manchester CITY
2 - 3
Manchester united

FA Cup Third Round

The Etihad Stadium, Manchester

08/01/12

Attendance: 46,808

Referee: Chris Foy

Manchester CITYManchester united
Kolarov 48, Aguero 65Rooney 10 , 40 Welbeck 30
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?

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday January 8 2012
Time: 3:21PM

Comments

0
Look on the bright side, at least you made to the third round... PSML..
nordkap
08/01/2012 15:26:00
0
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
08/01/2012 15:29:00
0
The bright side Nordkap is that we showed just how ***** U*d are in that second half.
Bluedub
08/01/2012 15:30:00
0
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
08/01/2012 15:46:00
0
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
08/01/2012 15:49:00
0
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
08/01/2012 16:04:00
0
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
08/01/2012 16:08:00
0
that puts konpany out of spurs game
123spurs
08/01/2012 16:52:00
0
What about that scouser kissing the club badge? Urgh.
Johnny Baguette
08/01/2012 17:10:00
0
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
08/01/2012 17:29:00
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