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Manchester City 3 - Sunderland 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

6/10/12

Attendance: 47,036

Referee: Lee Probert

Manchester City
3 - 0
Sunderland
Kolarov 5′ Aguero 60′ Milner 89′
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47,036
The Teams
01 Hart
 
 
 
22 Mignolet
 
 
02 Richards
 
 
 
16 O'Shea
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
 
24 Cuellar
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
 
03 Rose
 
 
61'
13 Kolarov
 
 
 
07 Larsson
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
 
08 Gardner
 
 
18 Barry
 
 
 
14 Colback
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
90'
 
21 Johnson
 
 
68'
42 Y Toure
 
 
 
23 McClean
 
 
32 Tevez
 
 
86'
 
28 Sessegnon
 
 
83'
45 Balotelli
 
 
56'
 
26 Fletcher
 
 
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
 
 
 
20 Westwood
 
 
22 Clichy
 
 
86'
 
12 Kilgallon
 
 
28 K Toure
 
 
 
19 Bramble
 
 
08 Nasri
 
 
 
15 Vaughan
 
 
61'
17 Rodwell
 
 
90'
 
18 Meyler
 
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
 
09 Campbell
 
 
83'
16 Aguero
 
 
56'
 
25 Saha
 
 
68'
Game Statistics
28
Goal Attempts
8
15
On Target
6
15
Corners
4
2
Offside
3
12
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
3
61
%
39
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Well, well. The Champions are back. And how. This was a breathtaking, mighty show of force from Manchester City. The Blues steamrollered Sunderland into submission with a solid, robust and hungry performance fuelled with a scintillating quick pass and move that reduced The Black Cats to paper kites in a wind tunnel such was the tenacity of City's approach...Martin O'Neill could have had no complaints had The Citizens clocked up double figures in the Manchester sunshine...Roberto Mancini's men have answered their myriad early season critics with an almighty, perfect riposte... Mancio's Ferrari is purring again. It's not easy to single out individuals for praise but Micah Richards, Aleksander Kolarov and Jimmy Milner enjoyed one of their finest one and half hours in Blue to date...We're back to not wanting a City game to end. West Brom, YOU are next.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 6 2012

Time: 2:41PM

Your Comments

Top performance! We looked very close to our best at times with Kolarov, Milner, Silva and Micah all putting in class performances. Micah is like a new signing - I was always looking forward to his return and he didn't disappoint
rojo2010
Top performance! We looked very close to our best at times with Kolarov, Milner, Silva and Micah all putting in class performances. Micah is like a new signing - I was always looking forward to his return and he didn't disappoint
rojo2010
Might want to check your possession stat JB :)
rojo2010
Might want to check your possession stat JB :)
rojo2010
Roberto Mancini: "I think in the first half, we missed two or three chances like other games but we had a good performance. I think also in London against Fulham we did very well and against Stoke. Every game is difficult in this moment. I am happy because we got a clean sheet, scored three but also because of our performance. I hope that Kolarov can continue to score. I am happy with all players. You can only beat Sunderland if you play well, they have a strong squad. Mario worked a lot, he had a chance, I am happy with Mario. Mario played a good game, I think he can do better."
Johnny Baguette
Roberto Mancini: "I think in the first half, we missed two or three chances like other games but we had a good performance. I think also in London against Fulham we did very well and against Stoke. Every game is difficult in this moment. I am happy because we got a clean sheet, scored three but also because of our performance. I hope that Kolarov can continue to score. I am happy with all players. You can only beat Sunderland if you play well, they have a strong squad. Mario worked a lot, he had a chance, I am happy with Mario. Mario played a good game, I think he can do better."
Johnny Baguette
lmao, Rojo, er, I wondered who'd spot that first!
Johnny Baguette
lmao, Rojo, er, I wondered who'd spot that first!
Johnny Baguette
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill: "Eventually over the piece Man City deserved to win. When it was 1-0 we had a chance and just after the break we had an attacking threat, but overall they were much better and deserved to win the game. Citywere electric. They are fine players, champions of this country and playing big Champions League games. It was always the possibility if they got the second goal, they would cause havoc and that happened. If another 10 minutes went by they might get a bit nervy. You just have to take it, wait for international players came back and then prepare ourselves for Newcastle."
Johnny Baguette
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill: "Eventually over the piece Man City deserved to win. When it was 1-0 we had a chance and just after the break we had an attacking threat, but overall they were much better and deserved to win the game. Citywere electric. They are fine players, champions of this country and playing big Champions League games. It was always the possibility if they got the second goal, they would cause havoc and that happened. If another 10 minutes went by they might get a bit nervy. You just have to take it, wait for international players came back and then prepare ourselves for Newcastle."
Johnny Baguette
Vincent Kompany tweets: "We played great today and we are where we need to be, well done boys! Injury isn't too bad but I was carrying it since the last game. Will have to try and get fit for internationals!"
Johnny Baguette
Vincent Kompany tweets: "We played great today and we are where we need to be, well done boys! Injury isn't too bad but I was carrying it since the last game. Will have to try and get fit for internationals!"
Johnny Baguette
Anyone ask O'Neil whether HE saw Craig Gardner elbow Balotelli in the face off the ball? The ref missed it, not sure how the linesman on our side of the pitch missed it. Should have been a straight red, have to hope the FA review the incident and ban the dirty barstard for 3 games. Not the first time Mario has been elbowed this season either.
fifthcolumnblue
Anyone ask O'Neil whether HE saw Craig Gardner elbow Balotelli in the face off the ball? The ref missed it, not sure how the linesman on our side of the pitch missed it. Should have been a straight red, have to hope the FA review the incident and ban the dirty barstard for 3 games. Not the first time Mario has been elbowed this season either.
fifthcolumnblue
Kicked in the head,elbowed and brought down when going through on goal.The outcome?One free kick.The tactics of trying to get Mario to react and get sent off didn't work.When will Marwood grow a pair and start to complain about the crap we are getting from the reds(sorry,the refs).Also,how many times does David Silva have to get pulled back before he gets a free kick?Sunderland and Lee Probert were a disgrace today.We were fantastic today,well done Mancini and the boys.
giolib921
Kicked in the head,elbowed and brought down when going through on goal.The outcome?One free kick.The tactics of trying to get Mario to react and get sent off didn't work.When will Marwood grow a pair and start to complain about the crap we are getting from the reds(sorry,the refs).Also,how many times does David Silva have to get pulled back before he gets a free kick?Sunderland and Lee Probert were a disgrace today.We were fantastic today,well done Mancini and the boys.
giolib921
Great performance - so soon after a chastening experience in the CL and with so many changes to the team including the absence of the 'talismanic' Captain. The media rarely surprise me though. Before the game it is described as 'anything but routine for City after Sunderland took 5 points of the Champions last season', City put on a a dominant show, OWN the possession stats, pepper the opposition goal (28 attempts, 15 on target) and it then gets described as a 'standard win for City'. Arrrggghhhh.
Skoorb
Great performance - so soon after a chastening experience in the CL and with so many changes to the team including the absence of the 'talismanic' Captain. The media rarely surprise me though. Before the game it is described as 'anything but routine for City after Sunderland took 5 points of the Champions last season', City put on a a dominant show, OWN the possession stats, pepper the opposition goal (28 attempts, 15 on target) and it then gets described as a 'standard win for City'. Arrrggghhhh.
Skoorb
Spot on Skoorb. In fact, Sunderland were talked up across Wapping as being our bogey side who were unbeaten and offering a serious threat. The anti-City hacks will turn to talking up West Brom now in the coming fortnight.
Johnny Baguette
Spot on Skoorb. In fact, Sunderland were talked up across Wapping as being our bogey side who were unbeaten and offering a serious threat. The anti-City hacks will turn to talking up West Brom now in the coming fortnight.
Johnny Baguette
 

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