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Swansea City 1 - Manchester CITY 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Liberty Stadium


Attendance: 20, 510

Referee: Lee Mason

Swansea City
1 - 0
Manchester CITY
Moore 83
Venue: The Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 20, 510
The Teams
1. Vorm
25. Hart
22. Rangel
2. Richards
2. Williams
15. Savic
4. Caulker
28. Kolo Toure
3. Taylor
22. Clichy
24. Allen
18. Barry
7. Britton
34. De Jong
11. Sinclair
19. Nasri
42. Sigurdsson
42. Toure Yaya
15. Routledge
21. Silva
10. Graham
45. Balotelli
25. Tremmel (GK)
30. Pantilimon (GK)
5. Tate
7. Milner
16. Monk
8. Pizarro
17. McEachran
10. Dzeko
18. Lita
11. Johnson
19. Moore
13. Kolarov
27. Gower
16. Aguero
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Johnny On The Spot First and foremost, fair play to the admirable Brendan Rodgers and his team who gave City a rough ride all afternoon at a sun kissed, raucous Liberty Stadium. Rodgers' prolonged exchange with Roberto Mancini at the close underlined the fact that he is a class act...Now then. Time for everyone associated with Manchester City to circle the wagons. united have clawed their way back into outright pole position in the title race for the first time in 5 months and it's a painful sight to take in considering the rags favourable run-in. But before Stretfordthrows too many street parties and hangs out too much bunting they have still got to enter the City walls. In many respects today's results could yet serve to galvanise City's squad...However, a sense of familiar injustice at the hands of erratic officialdom has returned following four straight league wins which had suggested The Citizens had steered into calmer waters. Today's decisions were no exception to much of the scattergun refereeing we've witnessed this season. Lest we forget the rags slow rise has been undoubtedly penalty bolstered...Sure we can bemoan bad luck in the "we've seen them given" department but despite these facts, titles are won off the back of consistent away form and City are not delivering on the road right now, period. In Gael Clichy and Micah Richards we have two of the fastest full backs in the business but chose today to relentlessly try to forge a way through the middle of Swansea's packed defence. It wasn't until the final stages that The Blues began to repeatedly attack the flanks. Too many wrong decisions were made in key forward positions in Wales and these hesitations and uncertainties came back to haunt us as a makeshift backline finally buckled... Let the rags have their day in the sun. This is far from over yet, but City have got to become much more ruthless and start showing some real teeth up front if they are to secure the title.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 11 2012

Time: 4:10PM

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We'll do very well to win the league from here after that. Basically our priority now has to be to be no more than 3pts behind United by the time we play them. Anything other than that and we may as well accept 2nd now and begin preparation for next season.
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11/03/2012 16:14:00

Can't believe Swansea didn't ship a single booking - every one of their players must have fouled Balotelli at least once today. Swansea did well, we didn't, but I can't help but feel we were denied a penalty for mario getting tripped in the box - which the commentators said "Yes there was contact, but it was an accident". YCMIU!
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11/03/2012 16:21:00

Give credit to swansea for their effort and possession. fortunately they have no-one capable of scoring goals. Savic should never play for city again. What a cockup to gift them the ball just before they scored. He guarantees a costly mistake every time he plays.
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11/03/2012 16:21:00

Balotelli has to be blatantly hacked down and nearly have his legs broken to win a free kick. These refs are supposed to be professional yet are influenced by reputations and home fans so easily. Mario I thought played quite well considering the service from Silva and Nasri was poor, he was very strong and cut through Swansea a few times by himself. But the way he is treated here I would not blame him if he wanted to leave in the near future.
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11/03/2012 16:30:00

Fair play to Swansea, good value for their win. Disappointing performance and result ( obviously ). It's still in our hands, a long way to go yet.
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11/03/2012 16:46:00

Conspiracy surrounding 5hitty in every game.. Another tournament in which your mercenaries are bottling it..
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11/03/2012 17:54:00

Hey Nerdkrap, and thank you for me winning the competition to predict the first gloating rag to visit our pages - I had you down as the first arrogant gloating rag to visit, and lo and behold - you obliged! I don't win any prizes unfortunately, but you do - it's called the Order of the Prized Pillock. Well don sunshine, you never let us down ROFLMAO!
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11/03/2012 18:10:00

Classic Nobbyism from Nordkap. Your favourite Scouser not a mercenary, then?
Johnny Baguette
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11/03/2012 18:21:00

No bigger merc than Wayne "I'll never leave Everton" Rooney. That is, Wayne "Double my wages or I'm moving to City" Rooney.
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11/03/2012 18:57:00

Nordkap, you still have to visit the might Blackburn Rovers yet.
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11/03/2012 20:18:00

Nerdkrap, I have seen numerous posts from yourself and I have never seen anything other than vitriol from your posts. I suggest that your mum wash your mouth out and that you should keep taking the pills your doctor has prescribed for you. I also suspect you have missed one or two visits to your analyst, you must attend because if you don't then you are in danger of making youse into a complete arse, full of ***** and I would not wish that on anyone. Get a life.
Buzz lightyear
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11/03/2012 20:39:00


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