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Everton
1 - 0
Manchester CITY

FA Barclays Premier League

Goodison Park

31/1/12

Attendance: 29, 856

Referee: Peter Walton

EvertonManchester CITY
Gibson 60
24. Howard     25. Hart    
18. Neville     2. Richards    
2. Hibbert     4. Kompany C    
5. Heitinga     6. Lescott     68
3. Baines     22. Clichy    
9. Donovan     18. Barry     86
4. Gibson     7. Milner     62
25. Fellaini C     21. Silva    
10. Drenthe     78 16. Aguero    
17. Cahill     19. Nasri    
11. Stracqualursi     88 10. Dzeko    
Substitutes
1. Mucha GK     30. Pantilimon GK    
19. Gueye     5. Zabaleta    
20. Barkley     11. Johnson     62
27. Vellios     88 13. Kolarov     68
31. Forshaw     15. Savic    
34. Duffy     34. De Jong     86
37. Baxter     78 62. Razak    
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
19
4
On Target
11
3
Corners
9
14
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
2
31
%
69
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: This was as bad a night at the office as they come. It's sorely tempting considering City's rank bad luck since Christmas to allow yet another absymal refereeing performance to paper over the cracks but outside of a bar rattling howitzer of a shot from the effervescent Samir Nasri, City were toothless at Goodison Park...In particular, Edin Dzeko was hopelessly unable to put himself about an Everton backline that lacked height. Despite oceans of possession and a hatful of half chances City just did not get in behind Everton enough to hurt them. Admittedly when they did, up went the borderline flag but The Blues are lacking a cutting edge right now and badly need to rediscover it asap or risk undoing an awful lot of hard work...Everton to a man put in a shift, once again raising their limited efforts that extra notch for City. Their tackling was generally late and often atrocious, but well protected for the third consecutive season by Mr. Walton, they were able to pull off another smash and grab...What will worry a tremendously disappointd Roberto Mancini tonight above all else will be that minus Yaya Toure, this was City's strongest XI and they continue to dominate teams without putting them away...So City welcome Fulham on Saturday knowing that the lead at the top is down to goal difference again. This correspondent believes that if the side can get that rub of the refs cards and bit of luck required, then a three or four nil win will be nailed on in the coming weeks and the confidence and focus will return, but right now, we look sussed out.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday January 31 2012
Time: 10:08PM

Comments

0
Shall we hold our breath for a retrospective ban for Drenthe's tackle?
DJDD
31/01/2012 22:19:00
0
He can't get a retrospective ban because the ref saw it and booked him.
rojo2010
31/01/2012 22:42:00
0
Just gotta LOL that we were the ones that made fewer and less nasty fouls, but came away with more bookings. Not the first time that's happened this season either.
fifthcolumnblue
01/02/2012 11:18:00
0
Spu 4 life, we beat you because we are a better team and played better on the day.
Bluedub
01/02/2012 14:31:00
0
Bludub - You didnt play better...you just PAID the ref more? ;-) See you next time.
SpursOne2
01/02/2012 14:41:00
0
SpursOne2, what about the time before or the time before that?
Bluedub
01/02/2012 14:49:00
0
Nice one.
RobsonGreensleeves
01/02/2012 15:12:00
0
So we have Spurs 123, Spurs One2 and Spu4 life. What's the difference between them? Spu4life has at least learned how to count to 4. Well done lad, just think where you could go with that if you had thumbs, eh?
fifthcolumnblue
01/02/2012 16:16:00
0
oops, must have missed the booking as I was still wincing...
DJDD
01/02/2012 17:12:00
0
You and Micah both DJDD. Could have been red, most definitely should have been at least his second yellow. Nasty piece of work that Drenthe.
fifthcolumnblue
01/02/2012 17:14:00
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