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Everton 1 - Manchester CITY 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Goodison Park


Attendance: 29, 856

Referee: Peter Walton

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
3. Baines
22. Clichy
9. Donovan
18. Barry
4. Gibson
7. Milner
25. Fellaini C
21. Silva
10. Drenthe
16. Aguero
17. Cahill
19. Nasri
11. Stracqualursi
10. Dzeko
1. Mucha GK
30. Pantilimon GK
19. Gueye
5. Zabaleta
20. Barkley
11. Johnson
27. Vellios
13. Kolarov
31. Forshaw
15. Savic
34. Duffy
34. De Jong
37. Baxter
62. Razak
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
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.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 31 2012

Time: 10:08PM

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Shall we hold our breath for a retrospective ban for Drenthe's tackle?
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31/01/2012 22:19:00

He can't get a retrospective ban because the ref saw it and booked him.
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31/01/2012 22:42:00

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.
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01/02/2012 11:18:00

Spu 4 life, we beat you because we are a better team and played better on the day.
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01/02/2012 14:31:00

Bludub - You didnt play just PAID the ref more? ;-) See you next time.
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01/02/2012 14:41:00

SpursOne2, what about the time before or the time before that?
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01/02/2012 14:49:00

Nice one.
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01/02/2012 15:12:00

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?
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01/02/2012 16:16:00

oops, must have missed the booking as I was still wincing...
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01/02/2012 17:12:00

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.
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01/02/2012 17:14:00

Erm yeah Bluedub - Lets keep going 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.
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02/02/2012 11:38:00

No City beat you scoring 5 at WHL mate.
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02/02/2012 11:47:00

Rather have a brown star for counting to 5 than talk out of my brown starfish like a Spuds fan.
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02/02/2012 11:50:00

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.
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02/02/2012 11:56:00

You're coming on here pal, what do you expect?
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02/02/2012 12:05:00

A bit of banter is suppose :-) Good luck in the race!
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02/02/2012 12:08:00

What's braging? Is it like dredging?
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03/02/2012 20:16:00


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