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Manchester City 2 - Aston Villa 4

Capital One League Cup 3rd Round (aet)

The Etihad Stadium

25/9/12

Attendance: 28, 015

Referee: Phil Dowd

Manchester City
2 - 4
Aston Villa
Balotelli 27′ Kolarov 64′
 
Barry 59′ (og) Agbonlahor 70′ 113′ N'Zogbia 96
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 28, 015
The Teams
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.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 25 2012

Time: 10:26PM

Your Comments

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
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
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
 

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