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Manchester united

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

9/12/12

Attendance: 47,166

Referee: M Atkinson

Manchester CityManchester united
Y Toure 60′ Zabaleta 86′Rooney 16′, 29′ Van Persie 90+2′
01 Hart     01 De Gea    
04 Kompany     21' 02 Rafael    
05 Zabaleta     03 Evra    
22 Clichy     05 Ferdinand    
33 Nastasic     06 Evans     48'
08 Nasri     07 Valencia     84'
18 Barry     16 Carrick    
21 Silva     18 Young    
42 Y Toure     84' 23 Cleverley     87'
16 Aguero     10 Rooney    
45 Balotelli     52' 20 Van Persie    
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     50 Johnstone    
03 Maicon     04 Jones     84'
06 Lescott     12 Smalling     48'
28 K Toure     21' 11 Giggs    
14 Garcia     22 Scholes    
10 Dzeko     84' 14 Hernandez    
32 Tevez
 
  52' 19 Welbeck     87'
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
8
9
On Target
3
8
Corners
2
4
Offside
4
12
Fouls
9
4
Yellow Cards
3
56.2
%
43.8
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Fortress Etihad has finally been breached. This certainly wasn't the ding-dong contest that a legion of pundits predicted. City were ultimately undone by a deflected free kick following a stirring Carlos Tévez led comeback that once again led to a huge outpouring of relief from the Stretfords...Prior to that, an erratically refereed game which was firmly in The Blues hands at the start saw the Champions concede two soft goals against a rags side that looked there for the taking and here for the point...It was only after Roberto Mancini replaced Mario Balotelli, who alongside Yaya Touré and Samir Nasri put in a pisspoor shift that City came alive with venom and in point of fact had they taken their chances would have won this game with the rags firmly on the ropes and arguing amongst themselves in defence...Ironically it was El Apache, charging about like a man possessed who conceded the Van Persie freekick that Nasri helped in. Were City to have had Tevez's warrior application involved from the start, it's clear we'd have been looking at a very different outcome...But for this correspondent, regardless of that fact, City's midfield as a collective failed us today and the need for a midfield general is becoming acute. The defence, which was expertly marshalled by 19 year old Matija Nastasic was often left unprotected and this has been a key element in dropped points so far this season. And points of course is what it's all about. We're back to 6 points behind Stretford again but a long winter is yet to be crossed and as they were reminded again today, City aren't ever going to go away meekly into the night again. Stats courtesy Sky Sports/ Sporting Life

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday December 9 2012
Time: 3:37PM

Comments

0
Gutted, great fight back after two sucker punches in the first half but one or two need to take a long hard look at themselves.
Bluedub
09/12/2012 15:47:00
0
they say revenage is sweeter, check book out lol
123spurs
09/12/2012 15:59:00
0
How long before the standard "and of course remember that U*d are always stronger in the second half of the season" gets wheeled out.? It ain't over 'til it's over. Long way to go yet but it is difficult to beat a team like U*d when you are not playing with the same number of players. We were let down by Nasri, Mario and Yaya today. Not sure they should look Zaba in the eye after the game.
Skoorb
09/12/2012 16:09:00
0
Hahahaha! Nice of you to skip over a perfectly onside goal that would have made it deservedly 3-0 and a clear cut penalty not given. But hey, we still won! Ohhhhhhh Robin Van Peeeeeeeeersie! Ohhhhhhh Robin Van Peeeeeeeeeeersie! PS. Also no mention of your scummy fans, who cant take a defeat and resort to throwing coins and fighting the security. classy City, very classy!
united4life
09/12/2012 16:09:00
0
Unlucky fellas unbeaten run had to end and the home record too in the words of Balotelli "why is it always UTD " ,plucky come back to get to 2--2 but a fantastic piece of class for the winning goal money well spent . Happy days and merry Xmas to you all Can wait for the return leg .HO HO HO
nickster
09/12/2012 16:24:00
0
Fair play Nickster, at least you have some grace in victory, pity the same can't be said for your fellow U*d fan above. Massive slice of luck rather than a fantastic piece of class I would say. Looking forward to the return leg myself by which time our strikers will hopefully have found their killer instinct again. Happy Xmas.
Bluedub
09/12/2012 16:29:00
0
Skoorb, completely agree. I've sometime thought the same this season even when we've won. Mario, for me, will never be 'a City player'. Yaya would leave today if he could and Nasri is an enigma to me. On the unbeaten run, perhaps we can now start concentrating on winning games rather than not losing games (home & away). IMHO!
RobsonGreensleeves
09/12/2012 17:25:00
0
Humilated in CL, beaten on home turf by their biggest rival this season is getting better and better, just hope they dont sack Mankini, he is the Arsene Wenger of Manchester. What no *****ty fans whinning about their normal referee conspiracy theories, maybe its because Utd should have had a clear cut penalty and a wrongly ruled offside goal... Maybe this will shut up the delusional bitters that keep clinging on the conspiracy theori and maybe not. Oh class act by you guys, throwing coins after players, and running on to the pitch after Rio.
nordkap
09/12/2012 17:55:00
0
Nordkap, you do realise people like you are the reason U*d are so despised, don't you? You come on here to gloat after a win but where were you last May? You didn't even post on Vital Rag then, you went into hiding because you're a spineless coward.
Bluedub
09/12/2012 18:05:00
0
You know something nordkap? You're kind of growing on me.
RobsonGreensleeves
09/12/2012 18:08:00
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