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Aston Villa

Capital One League Cup 3rd Round (aet)

The Etihad Stadium

25/9/12

Attendance: 28, 015

Referee: Phil Dowd

Manchester CityAston Villa
Balotelli 27′ Kolarov 64′Barry 59′ (og) Agbonlahor 70′ 113′ N'Zogbia 96
30 Pantilimon     01 Given    
06 Lescott     74' 04 Vlaar    
13 Kolarov     06 Clark    
28 K Toure     27 Bennett     86'
33 Nastasic     34 Lowton    
07 Milner     08 El Ahmadi     72'
18 Barry     10 N'Zogbia    
62 Razak     106' 16 Delph    
32 Tevez     11 Agbonlahor    
36 Suarez     62' 20 Benteke    
45 Balotelli     26 Weimann     66'
Substitutes
29 Wright     22 Guzan    
05 Zabaleta     30 Lichaj     86'
11 Sinclair     62' 32 Baker    
61 Helan     106' 12 Albrighton     66'
70 Evans     25 Bannan    
10 Dzeko     74' 31 Herd     72'
49 Scapuzzi     09 Bent    
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
13
8
On Target
7
11
Corners
4
1
Offside
2
16
Fouls
15
4
Yellow Cards
4
45
%
55
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Roberto Mancini and his management team have got a job on. A win at Fulham on Saturday has assumed increased importance after the latest disjointed performance from City's squad...No two ways about it, nevermind the teams selected, bearing in mind that Villa were not at full strength either, City as a unit failed to hold on to a lead twice regardless of the personnel out there and an opportunity to further test the depth of a sizeable effective across four competitions has gone...Eyewitness accounts through the pouring rain are suggesting that morale amongst The Champions is nowhere near the level it should be and a miserable 2-4 reverse at Fortress Etihad will have done nothing for the players spirits...The biggest call now is how to begin to address the defensive frailty which repeatedly leaves Joe Hart and Costel Pantilimon hopelessly exposed...Rewind to last autumn and City's fine win at Wolves in this competition where the second string seamlessly slipped into a buzzing, high tempo, rapid pass and move system that became a trademark of last season's campaigns. Right now we are nowhere near that momentum and need to urgently rediscover it.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday September 25 2012
Time: 10:26PM

Comments

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Glad there was no online stream of this. Dodged that bullet. On the other hand, I think this competition was very nearly our downfall last season so I'm genuinely happy to be out of this particular competition. Embarrassing stuff from City by all accounts though. Not good enough - these fringe players should have been putting everything into that game to prove to Mancini that they should be in the first team. Not good enough lads. Their collective heads are not at theraces yet, no focus. Lethargic
rojo2010
25/09/2012 22:38:00
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Villa were gifted this win, but they also fought hard to come back twice and City for their shame thought all they had to do was put their boots on.
Buzz Lightyear
25/09/2012 23:06:00
0
Villa completely deserved the win, we were absolutely awful and didn't even look like we wanted to win. Haven't seen a City team play this bad since the Hughes era. Villa were up for it on this cold miserable night and got what they deserved.
StuMCFC
26/09/2012 00:33:00
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