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Manchester CITY 4 - FC Porto 0 - Stats

Manchester CITY
4 - 0
FC Porto

Europa League R32 2nd Leg (agg 6-1)

The Etihad Stadium

22/2/12

Attendance: 39,538

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)

Manchester CITYFC Porto
Aguero 1′, Dzeko 76′, Silva 84′, Pizarro 86′
25 Hart     01 Helton    
02 Richards     04 Maicon    
04 Kompany     14 Rolando    
06 Lescott     26 Sandro    
22 Clichy     30 Otamendi     63'
18 Barry     58' 03 Gonzalez    
19 Nasri     69' 08 Moutinho    
21 Silva     19 Rodriguez     81'
34 De Jong     25 Fernando    
42 Y Toure     12 Hulk    
16 Aguero     80' 17 Varela     63'
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     31 Bracali    
05 Zabaleta     21 Sapunaru     63'
15 Savic     10 Rodriguez     63'
07 Milner     58' 35 Defour     81'
08 Pizarro     80' 42 Podstawski    
10 Dzeko     69' 11 Kleber    
45 Balotelli     20 Djalma    
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
20
7
On Target
4
4
Corners
8
7
Offside
2
18
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
1
43
%
57
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot City are heading for the season's final straight ominously beginning to generate the blinding form that swept all before them last autumn...89 competitive goals and counting have now been plundered by Roberto Mancini's exciting young side and 6 of them have registered in the back of deposed Europa League Champions FC Porto's net...The Blues remain at full strength for the run in and the only blot from a textbook tactical defeat of Porto over two legs is the suspension of the increasingly powerful YaYa Touré for the round of 16...Indeed, the tight-knit Citizens squad have been emboldened by Touré's return from international duty and Mancini's decision to deploy the African giant in behind the stunning Sergio Aguero is proving a masterstroke. Behind him, Nigel De Jong has rediscovered his threatening control and Gareth Barry, a birthday boy tomorrow is in the form of his life...Make no mistake, a very, very good Porto side threw everything they had at The Blues but to a man, City stood more than firm, looking tremendously assured at the back. Porto's discipline crumbled in frustration amid more let-down play acting and a pulsating tie, superbly reffed by Mr. Stark was settled ultimately by some brilliantly simple and flowing City moves...Chelsea's weirdo manager was at the game in his flasher mack and may well be considering asking for his old job back before he brings his ailing side to Manchester in a couple of weeks. City are threatening to batter a few sides again...

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday February 22 2012
Time: 7:05PM

Comments

0
Cracking result. Aguero is pure class.
Bluedub
22/02/2012 19:14:00
0
At last I've discovered why the Incredible Hulk is green.

Grass stains, innit?
fifthcolumnblue
22/02/2012 22:59:00
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