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Manchester CITY 3 - Blackburn Rovers 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

25/2/12

Attendance: 46,782

Referee: Mike Jones

Manchester CITY
3 - 0
Blackburn Rovers
Balotelli 30, Aguero 52, Dzeko 81
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 46,782
The Teams
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.




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Date:Saturday February 25 2012

Time: 7:26PM

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Is that possession stat a record. Another brilliant performance. Incredible passing football.
Bluedub
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25/02/2012 19:31:00

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
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25/02/2012 19:34:00

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
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25/02/2012 21:08:00

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
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25/02/2012 21:40:00

88% possession? I thought we bossed the game, but I didn't know it was that good.
PhillyBlueMoon
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26/02/2012 01:35:00

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
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