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Chelsea 0 - Manchester City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Stamford Bridge

25/11/12

Attendance: 41,792

Referee: Chris Foy of Merseyside

Chelsea
0 - 0
Manchester City
 
 
Venue: Stamford Bridge
 
Attendance: 41,792
The Teams
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




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 25 2012

Time: 5:54PM

Your Comments

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
P.S. Somebody tell Foy that when Torres kicks the3 ball away, it is a definite booking - no discretion, it's the ruels.
fifthcolumnblue
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
1 shot on target from Chelsea? The Rafa effect.
Bluedub
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
Has to be said, Foy's booking of Balotelli was stonewall shocking.
Johnny Baguette
I am happy with a point at the Bridge, maybe next time we take our shooting boots.
johnkelv
It was JB, a ridiculous decision. Mario's name counting against him again.
Bluedub
we don't have cutting edge when chance after chance wasted. Possession alone without scoring is like buying a ferrari but unused.
ayumayu85
 

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