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Manchester City 1 - Reading 0

FA Barclays Premier League

Eitihad Stadium


Attendance: 47,007

Referee: Mike Dean

Manchester City
1 - 0
G Barry 90+3
Venue: Eitihad Stadium
Attendance: 47,007
The Teams
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
23. Ian Harte
18. Gareth Barry
11. Jobi McAnuff
14. Javi Garcia
8. Leigertwood
42. Yaya Toure
4. Jem Karacan
21. David Silva
16. Jay Tabb
16. Sergio Aguero
14. Jimmy Kebe
32. Carlos Tevez
7. Pogrebnyak
29. Richard Wright
41. Stuart Taylor
4. Vincent Kompany
3. Nicky Shorey
6. Joleon Lescott
9. Adam Le Fondre
10. Edin Dzeko
10. Noel Hunt
11. Scott Sinclair
17 Casper Gorkss
62. Abdul Razak
19. Robson-Kanu
7. James Milner
20. Danny Guthrie
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
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

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Writer: Buzz Lightyear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 22 2012

Time: 5:35PM

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10 shots off target, a little worrying?
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22/12/2012 19:57:00

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.
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22/12/2012 21:47:00

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.
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22/12/2012 22:27:00

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
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23/12/2012 08:42:00

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.
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23/12/2012 09:25:00

As the man says. 20 more 1-0 wins and City will retain the title!!
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23/12/2012 10:06:00

Top drawer, Buzzer! What an important goal that was!
Johnny Baguette
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24/12/2012 23:10:00


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