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Chelsea 0 - Manchester City 0 - Stats

Chelsea
0 - 0
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

Stamford Bridge

25/11/12

Attendance: 41,792

Referee: Chris Foy of Merseyside

ChelseaManchester City
01 Cech     01 Hart    
02 Ivanovic     04 Kompany    
03 Cole     05 Zabaleta    
04 David Luiz     13 Kolarov    
28 Azpilicueta     33 Nastasic    
07 Ramires     07 Milner    
10 Mata     18 Barry    
11 Oscar     21 Silva    
12 Mikel     79' 42 Y Touré    
17 Hazard     71' 10 Dzeko     69'
09 Torres     16 Aguero     86'
Substitutes
22 Turnbull     30 Pantilimon    
19 Ferreira     03 Maicon    
24 Cahill     28 K Touré    
34 Bertrand     08 Nasri    
06 Romeu     79' 14 Garcia    
13 Moses     71' 32 Tévez     69'
21 Marin     45 Balotelli     86'
Game Statistics
5
Goal Attempts
11
1
On Target
7
6
Corners
10
3
Offside
1
10
Fouls
16
0
Yellow Cards
3
41.7
%
58.3
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Ultimately, this disappointing contest has to go down as the one that got away for unbeaten Manchester City, regardless of the fact that it represents a point up on last season's haul...The game was played out in the most surreal of atmosphere's, dominated by out and out hostility towards new Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez which was countered by open vocality for the sacked Roberto Di Matteo and a strong City away support. Amongst all this mayhem respects were duly paid to the sadly departed Dave Sexton and City adopted what looked to be a solid professional focus...Chelsea looked to be playing in a confused state for the majority of the game and in truth, it wasn't until their first shot in anger on 53 minutes that they began to consider taking the game to a City side who for yet more mountainous passing stats (520 to Chelsea's 382 this time around) reverted to striving to stroll the ball in once again with midfield under control. Were Mancio's team to adopt a readiness to shoot on sight for this one, then Chelsea who looked decidedly leaderless were there for the taking, but City couldn't capitalise on the situation. However, win at Wigan on Wednesday and this will represent a valuable point towards the champions title defence. Stats Courtesy Sky Sports/ Sporting Life

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday November 25 2012
Time: 5:54PM

Comments

0
We owned Chelsea today - and how that wasn't a foul on Balotelli right at the end, Only Chris Foy knows. Sincerely hope the FSW sorts out the inner ear problem that most of Chelsea's players seem to have developed.
fifthcolumnblue
25/11/2012 17:59:00
0
P.S. Somebody tell Foy that when Torres kicks the3 ball away, it is a definite booking - no discretion, it's the ruels.
fifthcolumnblue
25/11/2012 18:00:00
0
We should have won this game in the first half, Chelsea were there for the taking. Still a point away at Chelsea is not to be sniffed at and our unbeaten run continues.
Bluedub
25/11/2012 18:01:00
0
1 shot on target from Chelsea? The Rafa effect.
Bluedub
25/11/2012 18:02:00
0
Average performance all told. Still, a point away and remain unbeaten so it's not too bad. Actually, pretty boring game in truth. 2pts dropped imo
rojo2010
25/11/2012 18:18:00
0
Has to be said, Foy's booking of Balotelli was stonewall shocking.
Johnny Baguette
25/11/2012 21:05:00
0
I am happy with a point at the Bridge, maybe next time we take our shooting boots.
johnkelv
25/11/2012 21:34:00
0
It was JB, a ridiculous decision. Mario's name counting against him again.
Bluedub
25/11/2012 21:42:00
0
we don't have cutting edge when chance after chance wasted. Possession alone without scoring is like buying a ferrari but unused.
ayumayu85
28/11/2012 06:08:00
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