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Aston Villa 0 - Manchester CITY 1

FA Barclays Premier League

Villa Park

12/2/12

Attendance: TBC

Referee: Michael Oliver

Aston Villa
0 - 1
Manchester CITY
 
Lescott 63
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: TBC
The Teams
1. Given
 
 
 
25. Hart
 
 
2. Hutton
 
 
 
5. Zabaleta
 
 
5. Dunne
 
 
93
 
4. Kompany C
 
 
6. Collins
 
 
 
6. Lescott
 
 
24. Cuellar
 
 
 
13. Kolarov
 
 
19. Petrov C
 
 
 
18. Barry
 
 
12. Albrighton
 
 
77
 
34. De Jong
 
 
38. Gardner
 
 
 
7. Milner
 
 
20. Keane
 
 
 
21. Silva
 
 
91
9. Bent
 
 
 
11. Johnson
 
 
84
18. Heskey
 
 
69
 
16. Aguero
 
 
88
Substitutes
22. Guzan GK
 
 
 
30. Pantilimon GK
 
 
3. Warnock
 
 
 
2. Richards
 
 
91
7. Ireland
 
 
77
 
8. Pizarro
 
 
10. N'Zogbia
 
 
69
 
10. Dzeko
 
 
88
25. Bannan
 
 
 
15. Savic
 
 
26. Weimann
 
 
 
19. Nasri
 
 
84
32. Baker
 
 
93
 
22. Clichy
 
 
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
19
4
On Target
10
5
Corners
8
1
Offside
2
14
Fouls
5
3
Yellow Cards
35
%
65
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: How Shay Given did not pick the ball up out of his net repeatedly today is a mystery. Or is it? Sixty pointers City showed in Birmingham today against a dreadful Aston Villa that the swagger is back and were it not for the cagey "don't concede" tactic of not piling men into the box behind the effervescent Kun Aguero on follow ups, this could have been a massacre...As it stands, the Blues have an invaluable three away points bagged, but after shutting up shop following Joleon Lescott's winner, were indebted to a sensational save from Joe Hart in the closing stages. Villa appeared by then to suddenly be playing with relief at not having been savaged and exchanged their shocking lack of commitment for a bit of daring do...Yet ultimately, this is an evening to savour across Planet Blue tonight. Title chasing City are clear at the top with 60 points and a +9 goal difference on the rags. There are 13 games to go, no injuries nor suspensions and "new signings" the Touré brothers and Mario Balotelli are about to take the field again. Opportunity knocks. Take it.




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Date:Sunday February 12 2012

Time: 5:56PM

Your Comments

Talk about a 1-0 battering! Bring on Porto and the Toure brothers return.
fifthcolumnblue
Good 3 points but we could and perhaps should have made sure of it much earlier. Still a win's a win and that two point cushion over the Rags is back. :-)
Bluedub
Villa are dreadful!
HuddersfieldYiddo
And that's how titles are won. How can you play at home and put 10 men behind the ball for 80mins?
Thaibluefan
We've done well to sign Balotelli and the Toure brothers outside of the transfer window. Hope they bed in quickly and bring home the Premiership...
HeavyRiffs
 

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