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Chelsea
2 - 3
Manchester City

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Villa Park

12/8/12

Attendance: 36, 394

Referee: Kevin Friend

ChelseaManchester City
Torres 40′ Bertrand 80′Toure Yaya 53′ Tevez 59′ Nasri 65′
01 Cech     30 Pantilimon    
02 Ivanovic     04 Kompany    
03 Cole     05 Zabaleta    
04 David Luiz     13 Kolarov    
26 Terry     15 Savic     46'
07 Ramires     07 Milner    
08 Lampard     08 Nasri     76'
12 Mikel     34 De Jong    
17 Hazard     71' 42 Y Toure    
09 Torres     16 Aguero    
10 Mata     74' 32 Tevez     88'
Substitutes
22 Turnbull     63 Johansen    
24 Cahill     22 Clichy     46'
34 Bertrand
 
  71' 28 K Toure    
05 Essien     11 Johnson    
16 Meireles     21 Silva     76'
23 Sturridge     74' 62 Razak    
40 Piazon     10 Dzeko     88'
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
15
5
On Target
10
5
Corners
9
14
Fouls
14
5
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
39
%
61
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Kevin McCarra in The Grauniad spoke this week of a Manchester City need to proceed with imperious dominance this season and so it came to pass at Villa Park where ultimately the scoreline flattered a Chelsea side who's collective lack of fitness and indiscipline will surely come under greater scrutiny should they continue to approach big games as recklessly as they did this one...The Citizens by contrast look a robust and hungry outfit bursting with zip and vigour. Their clear and present unity bodes well for the coming season and in some aspects is reminiscent of the once feared spirit that held together the fast ageing likes of Lampard, Terry and Cole, all woefully off the pace today...The VMC Preview earmarked two players for one's to watch analysis today. Eden Hazard, all of a sudden shod of an admiring audience caved in and endured a humiliating debut whereas Carlos Tevez, energised by his first full pre-season as a Manchester City player is running into devastating form...It was in midfield where this game was won and lost. The days when Chelsea bullied City into submission are long gone and Roberto Mancini's bold 3-5-1 formation ensured that Chelsea were strangled save for the 15 minutes before half time where City eased back on the gas...So often last season we saw City up a gear or two to retake control of a contest and in a 12 minute second half blast they took the European Champions to the cleaners and back. It was enough to see the job done and despite a Pantilimon howler and another bout of Olympic spirit shredding nastiness City strolled over the finishing line with ease. Southampton, YOU are next.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday August 12 2012
Time: 3:29PM

Comments

0
Well in City. Start as you mean to go on. Bring on the Saints.
Bluedub
12/08/2012 15:35:00
0
8 cards including a straight red to Ivanovic. Some friendly!
fifthcolumnblue
12/08/2012 15:44:00
0
This a nice layout thingy.. Good game in all.
ShaunCFC
12/08/2012 15:52:00
0
A good start and another trophy, look out Saints.
johnkelv
12/08/2012 22:57:00
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