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Manchester CITY 3 - Sunderland  3 - Stats

Manchester CITY
3 - 3
Sunderland

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

31/3/12

Attendance: 47, 007

Referee: Phil Dowd

Manchester CITYSunderland
Balotelli (pen) 43′, 85′, Kolarov 86′ Larsson 31′, 55′, Bendtner 45
25 Hart     22 Mignolet    
02 Richards     46' 02 Bardsley    
04 Kompany     04 Turner    
13 Kolarov     12 Kilgallon     81'
28 K Toure     06 Cattermole     90'
07 Milner     81' 07 Larsson    
21 Silva     58' 08 Gardner    
34 De Jong     14 Colback    
42 Y Toure     23 McClean    
10 Dzeko     28 Sessegnon    
45 Balotelli     52 Bendtner    
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     20 Westwood    
05 Zabaleta     11 Richardson    
22 Clichy     25 Kyrgiakos     81'
08 Pizarro     81' 15 Vaughan     90'
11 Johnson     46' 18 Meyler    
18 Barry     09 Campbell    
32 Tevez     58' 17 Ji Dong-Won    
Game Statistics
19
Goal Attempts
8
10
On Target
4
17
Corners
5
11
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
1
54
%
46
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: What a dreadful Manchester City performance this was. The Blues could not have looked more disjointed, lacked composure for long periods and failed to take on Sunderland with any collective movement...Errors when in the ascendancy that Planet Blue has come to recognise all too painfully in recent weeks were on show yet again...Corner after predictable corner played into statues came to next to nothing and the seemingly endless procession of trying to break down packed defences through the middle got us nowhere. When the ball did hit the flanks, the strikers were woeful in their efforts to connect...Yet it was in central midfield and at the back where City truly floundered today. A game, direct and well drilled Sunderland side enjoyed the space in front of City's centre backs unchecked for the whole game and deserved the opening goal that registered City falling behind for a fourth successive league match...Following that, the litany of mistakes offered up across the City side beggared belief. Implosion loomed at one stage and boy will the hacks lap it up. Balotelli and Kolarov engaged in an unsightly spat over who would take a free kick. City skipper Kompany broke it up. Mancini's face on the touchline said it all...Enter Tevez and though operating in third gear, he pulled defenders out of position, held the ball up at crucial moments and never put a pass wrong. He will have a major say before this season is out...Another late show consequently secured an unimagineable point but for the first time this season, City's title destiny is close to falling out of our hands.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday March 31 2012
Time: 5:13PM

Comments

0
boom another "great" performance, despite you having the referee in your pocket.. Looked great the way Dzeko threw himself to the ground.. Anyways you guys are a joke, and you should feel lucky that you got a point. Looks like the showdown on *****tyhad will mean nothing as you lot seem to be struggling all over the park.. Bring back Tevez, ohh wait you already have... LMAO Tick Tock..
nordkap
31/03/2012 17:22:00
0
Well played Sunderland. Brilliant counter attacking display. Nowhere near enough fight shown from City, lucky to get a point.
Bluedub
31/03/2012 17:32:00
0
***** off nordkap you idiot. You go missing for most of the season then come crawling from the woodwork. You're a joke, much like most of your moronic fellow fans. Not even looking us in the eye for seven months then mouthing off all of a sudden. You remind me of Yernitid fans at work. P.r.i.c.k.
RobsonGreensleeves
31/03/2012 17:36:00
0
Quite interesting to see a nerdy norwegian rag fan being the first on here talking sh***. Don't you have anything else to do? like comitting suicide? As far as I remember your beloved team lost on their own turf against Blackburn, maybe you should worry about that when you now have to play them away. This could still be a point won in the title race...
Blue ponderer
31/03/2012 17:48:00
0
Vincent Kompany Live in City Square post game....http://live.mcfc.co.uk/
Johnny Baguette
31/03/2012 18:04:00
0
Fair play to Sunderland, they certainly made a game of it - think defensive errors were our undoing, as even though they played well, the goals were more down to our own mistakes than anything else. What i want to know is why does it take us until the 84th minute to wake up when we're chasing a frigging title? We could have scored 4 goals in that last 5 minutes, so why can't we turn it on in the first 5? Can I just advise people to ignore nerdkrap? Yes he's an irritating little moron with no mates and blisters on his hands from all the self abuse, but I suspect he really gets off on the wind-ups and subsequent abuse he gets - wouldn't surprise me if he trolls Facebook memorial sites trying to get a rise out of peopls, so let's just ignore the little to sser.
fifthcolumnblue
31/03/2012 19:55:00
0
Its not over yet, another poor day at the office sure.
johnkelv
31/03/2012 22:26:00
0
Horrible dive from Dzeko...Seems to me you are feeling the pressure, both manchester teams will drop points anyway so wouldn't worry, Blackburn i think will do Utd tommorow.
P.Avfc
31/03/2012 22:44:00
0
Dzeko no doubt exaggerated his fall but it was the right call from Dowd.
Bluedub
31/03/2012 23:30:00
0
Your fightback today admirableand the title far from over and there could be more twists untill the end .And if UTD win this season it only delays City ,with your sending power and already world class squad it will happen and you could dominate for years but we love a challenge and you are very worthy opponents. nickster
nickster
01/04/2012 08:46:00
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