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Wigan Athletic 0 - Manchester City 2 - Stats

Wigan Athletic
0 - 2
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

The DW Stadium

28/11/12

Attendance: 19, 623

Referee: M Halsey of Lancashire

Wigan AthleticManchester City
Balotelli 69′ Milner 72′
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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday November 28 2012
Time: 9:58PM

Comments

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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.
rojo2010
28/11/2012 22:11:00
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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
28/11/2012 22:19:00
0
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
28/11/2012 22:49:00
0
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
28/11/2012 22:57:00
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