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Manchester CITY 3 - Blackburn Rovers 0 - Stats

Manchester CITY
3 - 0
Blackburn Rovers

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

25/2/12

Attendance: 46,782

Referee: Mike Jones

Manchester CITYBlackburn Rovers
Balotelli 30, Aguero 52, Dzeko 81
25. Hart     1. Robinson    
5. Zabaleta     18. Orr    
4. Kompany     16. Dann    
6. Lescott     31. Hanley    
13. Kolarov     3. Olsson    
34. De Jong     12. Pedersen    
42. Y Toure     85 14. Petrovic     69
21. Silva     23. Hoilett    
16. Aguero     10. Formica     69
11. Johnson     71 21. Olsson    
45. Balotelli     79 24. Yakubu    
Substitutes
30. Pantilimon GK     13. Bunn GK    
2. Richards     9. Modeste    
7. Milner     85 15. Nzonzi     69
8. Pizarro     71 20. Rochina     69
10. Dzeko     79 25. Goodwillie    
19. Nasri     29. Vukcevic    
22. Clichy     39. Henley    
Game Statistics
21
Goal Attempts
2
14
On Target
2
10
Corners
3
6
Fouls
10
88
%
12
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: What a sensational exhibition of total football Man City served up tonight. The collective hunger, desire and will to win shone through. The precision passing and movement was a joy to watch. The pressing of the opposition to a man was intense...Yaya Toure led the way bossing midfield. Some of his transversal passes were of the highest quality.....In Champions-elect form and a year unbeaten in the league at home, The Blues have now registered 94 goals and counting this season and are tonight 5 points clear of the rags, further ahead of them by 12 goals. 67 league goals have been plundered in 26 games. Unprecedented across Planet Blue... As Rovers hapless defence was repeatedly reduced to paper kites in a wind tunnel hit by wave after wave of sky blue attacks, Roberto Mancini noteably shared out the ice cool polos to his management team following Kun Aguero's 16th goal of the season. Every one of his young strikers answered the return of Carlos Tevez here. Mancio will be further encouraged again at how his young side looked much, much fitter than the opposition. The Citizens go into the last 12 games of the campaign at full strength, with another game booking free and in formidable form. It's all coming together.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday February 25 2012
Time: 7:26PM

Comments

0
Is that possession stat a record. Another brilliant performance. Incredible passing football.
Bluedub
25/02/2012 19:31:00
0
Was it REALLY 88% possession? Seemed like it but didn't think those sort of stats played out. City were outstanding tonight, head and shoulders above their main rivals for the epl. In a different class, in fact. How good does the boy Pizarro look? And all 3 strikers scoring... Even if Carlos gets himself fit, does he get a chance ahead of their form? Well in City. Top class.
rojo2010
25/02/2012 19:34:00
0
One of the most dominant performances I have any seen by any club, it was like a training session. We are clearly the best team in the league, how United have kept up with us is anyone's guess, witchcraft and a pact with the devil I'd say.
StuMCFC
25/02/2012 21:08:00
0
Can't remember the last time a team came to the Etihad and didn't actually manage a shot until the 79th minute. What an awesome display from the Blues! Good luck in your relegation battle Blackburn, on that display you'll most certainly need it.
fifthcolumnblue
25/02/2012 21:40:00
0
88% possession? I thought we bossed the game, but I didn't know it was that good.
PhillyBlueMoon
26/02/2012 01:35:00
0
Blackburn look doomed. They were useless and even parking the bus didn't assist them whatsoever. We made them look pathetic and destined for Championship football next season.
Tudor
26/02/2012 09:11:00
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