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Manchester CITY

FA Barclays Premier League

The Brittania Stadium

24/3/12

Attendance: 27,535

Referee: Howard Webb

Stoke CityManchester CITY
Crouch 59′ Y Toure 76′
01 Begovic     25 Hart    
04 Huth     02 Richards    
17 Shawcross     05 Zabaleta     84'
28 Wilkinson     22 Clichy    
06 Whelan     28 K Toure    
12 Wilson     18 Barry     74'
18 Whitehead     19 Nasri    
26 Etherington     81' 21 Silva     62'
19 Walters     42 Y Toure    
25 Crouch     92' 10 Dzeko    
33 Jerome     51' 45 Balotelli    
Substitutes
29 Sorensen     30 Pantilimon    
20 Upson     13 Kolarov    
30 Shotton     15 Savic    
16 Pennant     51' 07 Milner     84'
24 Delap     11 Johnson     62'
40 Palacios     81' 34 De Jong    
09 Jones     92' 32 Tevez     74'
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
16
3
On Target
11
5
Corners
7
17
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
2
44
%
56
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot....It might not feel like it amid the weirdo Stoke fans frenzied celebrations right now, but this could prove to be a crucial point for Manchester City in the fight for the title with Stretford who continue their stroll down easy street at home to Fulham on Monday night...It's so often inexplicable how after a first half like the one we witnessed whereby Stoke hacked and smacked City players left right and centre to Howard Webb's relative disinterest, that The Blues picked up two bookings in this game and Stoke only one. Ludicrous, but we've had this all season. Whitehead's elbow on Silva should have seen red...Enough already. City had enough chances to have won this and were on the brink of rueing some bad misses until Yaya's howitzer cancelled out the goal of Crouch's career...City were again far too narrow on the road and wasted so much time either trying to weave a way through the middle or aimlessly lumping in high corners...This correspondent feels we've got away with it all told...Mancini might come in for some stick tactics wise but when the frustration ebbs, it's worth remembering that this is a rough place to come and try to win. Not many footballing sides bag points here...Pulis can expect a thumbs up call from his big pal Lord Taggart tonight but Mancio has again proved he will not rush key players back from injury or take risks. Aguero, Kompany and Lescott will be back for Sunderland and Tevez will be sharper...We are not done yet.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday March 24 2012
Time: 7:31PM

Comments

0
I have come to the conclusion this season that, being one of the top clubs in the Premier, you play 38 Cup Finals and against teams that play well above how they normally play week in week out. They have worked out that if you stop Silva then you stop City. A draw was a fair result if only for the stout defending by Stoke, aided and abetted by City with some really sloppy play in the final third.
Buzz Lightyear
24/03/2012 19:41:00
0
Tough place to go and get a result, thanks mainly to the horrible tactics employed by Pulis. I think we saw about 20 minutes of the ball in play tonight with the amount of time wasting, oh and what's with the Stoke fans booing Silva for getting his head split? The cheering of throw ins is very odd too. Anyway back to the game, we didn't create enough overall and what can you do about Crouch's strike? Cracking goal! Fair play to Yaya for having a crack, well in big fella.
Bluedub
24/03/2012 19:43:00
0
We got out of jail today with a point. Come on Fulham, look what happened to Liverpool.
johnkelv
24/03/2012 19:54:00
0
They have discovered a water spring at the Etihad Stadium. A City Spokesman has said: "We are bottling it ".
nordkap
24/03/2012 20:13:00
0
You cant buy titles but you cant buy class.. ohh wait, you guys cant even seem to buy a title.. LMAO
nordkap
24/03/2012 20:16:00
0
Keep it coming rags.
Johnny Baguette
24/03/2012 20:18:00
0
You really are a special case Nordkap. We go back top of the table and you're on here giving it the big I am? Run along now, there's a good little retard.
Bluedub
24/03/2012 20:23:00
0
More ponts dropped and the pressure is onagain the Derby may not be the decider after all ..shame really .
nickster
24/03/2012 20:46:00
0
It's still in both club's hands Nickster. Nothing's been decided yet. U*d will drop points.
Bluedub
24/03/2012 20:50:00
0
1-1 at Stoke isn't "bottling" anything, no top 6 side has come away from the home of anti-football with 3pts this season.
StuMCFC
24/03/2012 21:00:00
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