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Manchester City 1 - Reading 0 - Stats

Manchester City
1 - 0
Reading

FA Barclays Premier League

Eitihad Stadium

22/12/12

Attendance: 47,007

Referee: Mike Dean

Manchester CityReading
G Barry 90+3
1. Joe Hart     1. Adam Federici    
5. Pablo Zabaleta     2. Chris Gunter    
28. Kolo Toure     5. Alex Pearce    
33. Matija Nastasic     6. Mariappa    
44. Karim Rekik     83 23. Ian Harte     86
18. Gareth Barry     11. Jobi McAnuff    
14. Javi Garcia     57 8. Leigertwood    
42. Yaya Toure     4. Jem Karacan     70
21. David Silva     16. Jay Tabb    
16. Sergio Aguero     14. Jimmy Kebe    
32. Carlos Tevez     73 7. Pogrebnyak    
Substitutes
29. Richard Wright     41. Stuart Taylor    
4. Vincent Kompany     3. Nicky Shorey     86
6. Joleon Lescott     9. Adam Le Fondre    
10. Edin Dzeko     57 10. Noel Hunt    
11. Scott Sinclair     73 17 Casper Gorkss    
62. Abdul Razak     19. Robson-Kanu    
7. James Milner     83 20. Danny Guthrie     70
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
5
3
On Target
1
12
Corners
3
0
Offside
1
12
Fouls
16
2
Yellow Cards
3
73.2
%
26.8
Comments...
Buzz On The Spot- Guesting here trying to fill the boots of Johnny Baguette, who has gone Christmas shopping. Manchester City looking a lot like Santa Claus, ready to give Reading a Christmas Present of at least a draw and really looking like they were going to go home with a valuable point. Reading having the worst defensive record in the league had brought the bus with them today, as bottom Club visited the home of the Champions at The Etihad Stadium. Reading in previous games, had given it a go but today the tried to contain City and to their credit, they did so for more than 90 minutes and must be gutted to go home empty handed. In what was a contrant stream of attacking from City, they did what is becoming typical of City by never giving up,just before the final whistle, Barry popped up and nodded the winner, snatching away the present at the last moment running out worthy winners but it was a close thing. Stats courtesy of Sporting life/ Sky Sports/BBC

Writer:Buzz Lightyear
Date:Saturday December 22 2012
Time: 5:35PM

Comments

0
10 shots off target, a little worrying?
RobsonGreensleeves
22/12/2012 19:57:00
0
A lack of clinical edge, been a problem all season Robson. Not sure how we can fix it, shooting practice or buying yet another striker perhaps.
StuMCFC
22/12/2012 21:47:00
0
No it's a tough one. You can't exactly invite teams onto you just so you can then break! It's probably a massive headache for Mancio.
RobsonGreensleeves
22/12/2012 22:27:00
0
Their best play was the Goalkeeper with all bar one of the Royals a few meters infront of him for most of the match, that tells it all, it was just a question of breaking down the wall and scoring more than they did. You can't always run up a cricket score and that 1-0 wins are just as good as 1-6 they both win you 3pts.
Buzz Lightyear
23/12/2012 08:42:00
0
Well done Buzz! They still need to know they are allowed to have a shot from outside the box but all in all against a solid defence we came out well. 3Pts is a good result of course it is, but we could be still seen to be sharper at moving the ball up the field.
Oziman
23/12/2012 09:25:00
0
As the man says. 20 more 1-0 wins and City will retain the title!!
pedmachine
23/12/2012 10:06:00
0
Top drawer, Buzzer! What an important goal that was!
Johnny Baguette
24/12/2012 23:10:00
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