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Everton 1 - Manchester CITY 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Goodison Park

31/1/12

Attendance: 29, 856

Referee: Peter Walton

Everton
1 - 0
Manchester CITY
Gibson 60
 
 
Venue: Goodison Park
 
Attendance: 29, 856
The Teams
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.




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Date:Tuesday January 31 2012

Time: 10:08PM

Your Comments

Shall we hold our breath for a retrospective ban for Drenthe's tackle?
DJDD
He can't get a retrospective ban because the ref saw it and booked him.
rojo2010
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
Spu 4 life, we beat you because we are a better team and played better on the day.
Bluedub
Bludub - You didnt play better...you just PAID the ref more? ;-) See you next time.
SpursOne2
SpursOne2, what about the time before or the time before that?
Bluedub
Nice one.
RobsonGreensleeves
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
oops, must have missed the booking as I was still wincing...
DJDD
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
Erm yeah Bluedub - Lets keep going back...how far do you want to go into your history?? Wow fifthcolumblue - You beat us all by going to 5! Heres a brown star for being top of the class.
SpursOne2
No City beat you scoring 5 at WHL mate.
Bluedub
Rather have a brown star for counting to 5 than talk out of my brown starfish like a Spuds fan.
fifthcolumnblue
fithcolumnblue - You are a brown star! Bluedub - We still have spanked your club all around the field for years....this braging thing is new to you guys so i understand your eger to have a pop.
SpursOne2
You're coming on here pal, what do you expect?
Bluedub
A bit of banter is suppose :-) Good luck in the race!
SpursOne2
What's braging? Is it like dredging?
RobsonGreensleeves
 

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