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Wigan Athletic
0 - 1
Manchester City

Barclays Premier League

DW Stadium

16/01/12

Attendance: 16,026

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Wigan AthleticManchester City
Dzeko (22)
Ali Al Habsi     Joe Hart    
Antolin Alcaraz     Pablo Zabaleta    
Gary Caldwell     Stefan Savic    
Maynor Figueroa     Joleon Lescott    
Ronnie Stam     Gael Clichy    
James McCarthy     James Milner    
Jordi Gomez     (81) Gareth Barry    
James McArthur     (68) David Silva     (81)
Albert Crusat     (68) Sergio Aguero     (90)
Hugo Rodallega     Samir Nasri     (74)
Victor Moses     Edin Dzeko    
Substitutes
Michael Pollitt     Costel Pantilimon    
Steve Gohouri     Adam Johnson     (90)
Ben Watson     (68) Aleksandar Kolarov    
Franco Di Santo     (68) Owen Hargreaves    
Callum McManaman     (81) Nedum Onuoha     (81)
Emmerson Boyce     Nigel De Jong     (74)
Conor Sammon     Karim Rekik    
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
12
4
On Target
8
4
Corners
5
16
Fouls
15
3
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
48
%
52
Comments...
Johnny On the Spot:...This could prove to be one of the most crucial Manchester City wins of the campaign. Despite more profligacy, rank bad luck and shipping yet another inexplicable refereeing decision, The Blues have returned to the sort of quick pass and move, space finding form that threatens somebody soon is going to get a right battering....The brief tonight was clearly to up the midfield work rate and to a man the men in the middle responded, resolute in protecting a central defence that has had the press vultures circling....Despite a shaky opening few minutes and a 10 minute period late in the second half when all the players out there seemed to play in a collective disbelief that the score wasn`t 0-4, The Citizens maintained a thoroughly professional performance when recent results demanded the squad step up to the plate. Hart was imperious, Zabaleta, Milner and Barry the driving forces, whilst Aguero and Dzeko ran their socks off. More of the same against Spurs who`s scintillating run was checked by Wolves, then a real go at Liverpool and Planet Blue will have ridden out a storm that Roberto Mancini has took on at full force, going berserk, and understandably so at yet more pisspoor officiating....Only Martin Atkinson, he of now 105 cards in 25 games will know why he did not dismiss Figueroa for the most blatant, deliberate last man standing handball in the closing stages. If City do win this league, it will have been against not only 19 other sides and a legion of hacks and rival fans baying for blue blood, but a litany of terrible refereeing decisions backed by a weaker than weak Football Association. Spurs, YOU are next.

Writer:danielqpr
Date:Monday January 16 2012
Time: 10:05PM

Comments

0
3 points, job done. It wasn't pretty but all the so called experts always tell us that that's the mark of champions. Well done Wigan, gave us a good game second half but the right result in the end I think.
Bluedub
16/01/2012 22:25:00
0
Spot on Blue, just what the doctor ordered for us. Bet all the naysayers were just waiting to post on our site.
johnkelv
16/01/2012 22:54:00
0
I am more than happy to walk away with three points....
Doody
17/01/2012 01:38:00
0
I wasn't so sure about our play. We seemed too clustered at times and obsessed with trying to walk it in. Need a big improvement I think. Ref was shocking, missed a host of throws, corners etc for both teams and a stone-wall sending off. Answerable to no one.
RobsonGreensleeves
17/01/2012 08:11:00
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