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Wigan Athletic 0 - Manchester City 2

FA Barclays Premier League

The DW Stadium

28/11/12

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
 
 
93'
 
04 Kompany
 
 
24 Lopez
 
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
31 Figueroa
 
 
 
33 Nastasic
 
 
04 McCarthy
 
 
 
14 Garcia
 
 
59'
06 Jones
 
 
74'
 
18 Barry
 
 
14 Gomez
 
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
22 Beausejour
 
 
 
42 Y Toure
 
 
02 Kone
 
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
68'
09 Di Santo
 
 
 
45 Balotelli
 
 
Substitutes
12 Pollitt
 
 
 
30 Pantilimon
 
 
25 Golobart
 
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
68'
16 McArthur
 
 
74'
 
28 K Toure
 
 
81'
20 Fyvie
 
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
59'
28 Redmond
 
 
 
11 Sinclair
 
 
15 McManaman
 
 
93'
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
19 Boselli
 
 
 
32 Tevez
 
 
Game Statistics
9
Goal Attempts
16
1
On Target
6
6
Corners
5
1
Offside
1
13
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
1
44.6
%
55.4
Comments...
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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Date:Wednesday November 28 2012

Time: 9:58PM

Your Comments

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.
rojo2010
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?
rojo2010
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.
Johnny Baguette
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.
cityman51
 

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