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Wigan Athletic 0 - Manchester City 2

FA Barclays Premier League

The DW Stadium


Attendance: 19, 623

Referee: M Halsey of Lancashire

Wigan Athletic
0 - 2
Manchester City
Balotelli 69′ Milner 72′
Venue: The DW Stadium
Attendance: 19, 623
The Teams
26 Al Habsi
01 Hart
17 Boyce
03 Maicon
23 Stam
04 Kompany
24 Lopez
05 Zabaleta
31 Figueroa
33 Nastasic
04 McCarthy
14 Garcia
06 Jones
18 Barry
14 Gomez
21 Silva
22 Beausejour
42 Y Toure
02 Kone
16 Aguero
09 Di Santo
45 Balotelli
12 Pollitt
30 Pantilimon
25 Golobart
13 Kolarov
16 McArthur
28 K Toure
20 Fyvie
07 Milner
28 Redmond
11 Sinclair
15 McManaman
10 Dzeko
19 Boselli
32 Tevez
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Goal Attempts
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Johnny On The Spot: Many have been the times through the last two decades that we've winced at the Stretfords capability as champions to pull wins from out of the most dreadful performances. That is precisely what unbeaten Manchester City did tonight...Apathetic City played for long periods like strangers and effectively surrendered midfield to a Wigan side boasting a terrific work rate with Yaya Toure and Javi Garcia particularly woeful once more...City again continued when in possession to over elaborately take the ball around the defensive houses and when the chance came along to be that more direct at free kicks and corners, they wasted the lot...The frustration mounted for The Blues noisy 5,000 strong following but despite Wigan continuing to take the game to them as Roberto Martinez promised, Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic stood firm alongside Joe Hart without any midfield protection...Up front, our strikers are threatening to forget what it is like to run with the ball at pace and unleash shots. Balotelli's goal was well taken but prior to it he put in a poor shift. Aguero wasn't at the races and a combative Everton who racked up the fouls against Arsenal tonight can expect to face Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez on Saturday...Tonight was a got out of jail job done, but hopefully this no show is out of the squad's system ahead of the Everton challenge and massive clashes against Dortmund and Stretford. A winning mentality is a priceless commodity at the top. Stats Courtesy Sky Sports/ Sporting Life

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 28 2012

Time: 9:58PM

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Hard to watch at times. Typical of what I expected this away to Wigan, only I didn't think we were going to score at all with an hour gone. That we ended up scoring twice and winning quite comfortably in the end is a bonus. But it doesn't paper over the cracks. That was poor all around. A lot of players not pulling their weight.
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28/11/2012 22:11:00

Still, maybe I expect too much? Still unbeaten. Six clean sheets in the last eight league games too and the defence is looking solid now. Kompany looks back to his near best and Nastasic looks solid (wish he'd have more composure sometimes though, he tends to just boot it into row Z). But maybe that's what most 19 year olds are told to do... Also Mancini needs to take a lot of credit for wrapping up the game within minutes of making his first couple of subs... Coincidence or excellence?
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28/11/2012 22:19:00

That's only 2 goals conceded in 8 league games. Prior to that it was 8 conceded in 6 games and the hacks and pundits were loving it. Hansen and Lawrenson must be seething.
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28/11/2012 22:49:00

it was a poor game, i just wish we had that 'zip' in passes and more running off the ball as though the players BELIEVE we can win the title again, Dont get me wrong i think we will, i just think sometimes the players are waithing for the ball to come to them and not making the ball come to them, and we are takin g the easy option when in front of goal, that extra touch instead so shooting, or passing square in midfiels when the runners are screaming for the ball to played through, like when Zaba was through the middle and Silva turned and passed back, last year we wouldnot have done that, it would have been played quicker and who knows Zaba may have scored, he did in May.....IT JUST SEEMS TO PEDESTRIAN THIS YEAR.
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