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Manchester City
1 - 1

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 47, 386

Referee: Lee Probert

Manchester CityEverton
Tevez 43′ (pen)Fellaini 33′
01 Hart     24 Howard    
03 Maicon     02 Hibbert    
04 Kompany     03 Baines    
06 Lescott     06 Jagielka    
13 Kolarov     7' 15 Distin    
08 Nasri     04 Gibson    
18 Barry     21 Osman    
21 Silva     22 Pienaar    
42 Y Toure     25 Fellaini    
10 Dzeko     80' 07 Jelavic     90'
32 Tevez     68' 14 Naismith     73'
30 Pantilimon     01 Mucha    
05 Zabaleta
  7' 05 Heitinga     90'
28 K Toure     08 Oviedo     73'
11 Sinclair     16 Hitzlsperger    
14 Garcia     20 Barkley    
16 Aguero     68' 19 Gueye    
45 Balotelli     80' 27 Vellios    
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
Johnny On The Spot: Everton's well drilled smash 'n' grab operation almost came off. Despite once again securing a lion kingdom's share of possession The Blues just didn't hurt the Everton back line enough...Once again, we find ourselves asking whether or not City should have opened up their shoulders and let a few more shots loose at goal and seeing where it takes us as opposed to trying to secure a picture perfect passing breach of the heavily parked Everton bus...City more than matched Moyes' men for physicality today but simply didn't create enough despite upping a previously lethargic showing in the second half...Tevez, Barry, Zabaleta and Kompany all worked tremendously hard but collectively we didn't deserve to take more of the spoils from the usual City v Everton war of attrition. Stats courtesy Sky Sports/Sporting Life

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday December 1 2012
Time: 4:56PM


Soft penalty but we'll take it, especially considering we were denied 3 pens against Chelsea for shirt pulling and one against Wigan, not to mention we haven't got a penalty away from home for over 2 years.
01/12/2012 17:05:00
It's a bad sign when the team I support are putting me to sleep. Barry and Yaya need to be dropped though the prospect of Garcia filling one of those places sends a (bad) shiver down my spine. No tempo, no pace, no urgency.
01/12/2012 17:13:00
Count yourselves very lucky, United-esque decision from the referee. Other than the helping hand from Probert, City didn't really give Everton problems, which was nice to see. Disappointing to have yet another game taken away from us due to crap officiating (3 times in a week, amazing), but would've taken a draw at the start. To be honest, thought we deserved our opener, 1st half we were equal, if not shade it a bit, then 2nd half, although I don't like to see it, we went into our shell and conceded possession to your side, which you couldn't produce anything with. Oh well, good luck next week, hopefully this "decisions even out over the season" doesn't come back to bite you in the ass against your neighbours next week.
01/12/2012 17:27:00
Like I've already pointed out Rob, 'decisions evening themselves out" played in our favour this time having been denied 4 pens for the same offence in the last two games. Count ourselves lucky? Nah, fair result mate.
01/12/2012 17:35:00
What do you mean? You even admitted that you were fortunate to get the penalty, the ref gave you a helping hand today, if it weren't for him, I find it hard to see, given the way City played today, how you were going to find an equaliser. You were lucky, it is alright to admit it, every side gets it once it a while (some more than others). Hopefully we get our luck at Goodison when you visit.
01/12/2012 17:47:00
I mean on the balance of play it was a fair result, yep we got a bit of luck but overall I don't think Everton can feel too aggrieved with the result.
01/12/2012 17:50:00
ON the balance of play, do you mean possession? Because surely you cant mean chances, because you barely tested Howard today, your possession was meaningless because you weren't creating anything. What do you mean we cant feel too aggrieved? I do, you had a soft penalty, which, was a lucky decision, without that decision going your way, your unbeaten record at home disappears. I can guarantee if the tables were turned, City fans would feel aggrieved about the result because of that decision. I have seen it so many times on this site where City fans are complaining about decisions going against you, and yet when you get a good decision for you, it is difficult you say you were lucky. Anyway, rant over, look forward to going at it again when you visit Goodison, and ultimately walk away with another loss :) Good luck till then lads.
01/12/2012 18:24:00
Glad to see the "people's club" have now added some very convincing simulation to their well-known brutality. Also nice to see their fans as miserable and grumpy as ever!
01/12/2012 18:25:00
Having the lions share of possession doesn't mean it was a fair result. We didn't deserve anything from that game - apart from the penalty, I saw nothing to suggest we were going to score. Yes, we were that bad. Everton could easily have scored 4. Rob, if City are this poor when we visit Goodison, then you'll get your just desserts!
01/12/2012 18:29:00
The thing is Rob it was a penalty, fair enough they're not always given and you can feel aggrieved that there's no consistency but there is a foul.
01/12/2012 18:32:00
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