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Manchester City 1 - Everton 1

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

1/12/12

Attendance: 47, 386

Referee: Lee Probert

Manchester City
1 - 1
Everton
Tevez 43′ (pen)
 
Fellaini 33′
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 47, 386
The Teams
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'
Substitutes
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
9
Goal Attempts
6
5
On Target
3
5
Corners
2
1
Offside
0
16
Fouls
11
2
Yellow Cards
1
59.1
%
40.9
Comments...
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




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 1 2012

Time: 4:56PM

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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.
Bluedub
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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.
rojo2010
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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.
Rob-EFC
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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.
Bluedub
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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.
Rob-EFC
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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.
Bluedub
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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.
Rob-EFC
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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!
fifthcolumnblue
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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!
rojo2010
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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.
Bluedub
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01/12/2012 18:32:00

I tried holding my tongue and not going further, but FCB makes it so hard. You say Everton fans are as "miserable and grumpy as ever?" That is coming from the set of fans who BOOED their manager for making a perfectly legitimate sub in bringing a largely ineffective Tevez off for your best striker in Aguero, and you boo Mancini? Why? To me, that makes perfect sense, I mean Tevez was quiet and Dzeko seemed to be a target man of sorts for the diagonal and longs ball you were hitting and he was the one looking more likely to score. I mean he is hardly going to throw everything at Everton with 30mins to go and bring on Aguero for a defender, given we were relatively dangerous on the counter (did have arguably the best chance late on with the free kick), besides he had Balotelli and in fact used him slightly later to try and go all out for the 3pts, not to mention, wasn't it City fans that were praising Mancini for his subs on Wednesday against Wigan? Mate, from the sounds of it, the City fans are the miserable and grumpy bunch. Haha. That is one bitter comment. Not to mention, we dive and yet we are over physical? And yet after looking at the replays of the "penalty" Dzeko goes down awfully easily. Come on FCB, at least Bluedub and the rest are making decent arguments, you are just spouting *****e mate.
Rob-EFC
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01/12/2012 20:10:00

See, told ya you lot were miserable. :P
fifthcolumnblue
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01/12/2012 20:14:00

We should have had a penalty the other year when P. Neville played basketball and other cases. About time we got something against Everton, Peter Walton's relocation to America helps.
StuMCFC
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01/12/2012 20:48:00

sorry but IT WAS A PENALTY, Dzeko had his shirt pulled and stopped a legitimate attempt to play or get to the ball,AND AS FOR GOING DOWN EASILY..... do me a favour, Felleini for all his height and 'strength' he dived more times than Tom Daly and even more that Suarez does.... if that is the way Moyes wants his teams to play then good luck to him but just glad he is not at City, and if things are to be believed one of the favourites to take Taggarts job at the swamp...
cityman51
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02/12/2012 00:36:00

Moyes would suit the swamp to a T. Diving violent team, time wasting, no money and he ******** MOANS ALL THE TIME! Could be fergie junior.
fifthcolumnblue
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02/12/2012 01:38:00

 

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