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Norwich City
3 - 4
Manchester City

FA Barclays Premier League

Carrow Road

29/12/12

Attendance: 26,827

Referee: Mike Jones

Norwich CityManchester City
Pilkington 15′ R Martin 63′, 75′Dzeko 2′, 4′ Aguero 50′ Bunn 67′ (og)
28 Bunn     01 Hart    
02 R Martin     04 Kompany    
05 Bassong     05 Zabaleta    
06 Turner     22 Clichy    
18 Garrido     33 Nastasic    
04 Johnson     08 Nasri    
07 Snodgrass     18 Barry    
12 Pilkington     21 Silva     56'
14 Hoolahan     74' 42 Y Toure    
27 Tettey     57' 10 Dzeko     81'
16 Morison     45' 16 Aguero     90'
Substitutes
13 Rudd     30 Pantilimon    
20 Barnett     06 Lescott     81'
24 R Bennett     28 K Toure    
08 Howson     57' 07 Milner     56'
17 E Bennett     11 Sinclair    
10 Jackson     74' 14 Garcia     90'
37 Kane     45' 32 Tevez    
Game Statistics
12
Goal Attempts
13
7
On Target
9
19
Crosses
8
4
Corners
9
1
Offside
0
7
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
1
51
%
49
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: And so it came to pass. A powerful blast from Manchester City was swiftly followed by the type of scattergun English refereeing we're by now all too familiar with and an admirable Norwich City repeatedly secured footholds in a game the opening 15 minutes of which they didn't have a prayer...For Nasri versus Bassong, read Williams versus Van Persie and there's the crux of it, nevermind constant wholly erratic rule application by the beyond pisspoor Mike Jones...But my goodness me City's "mercenaries" worked tremendously hard at Carrow Road, despite the return to the dreadful set piece defending that blighted The Blues chaotic start to the season... Collectively, City wanted this win with a passion. As a unit, with a bang, lethargy was replaced with vigour. Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko worked skilfully and tirelessly and energised their teammates of whom Gareth Barry was absolutely outstanding. On this evidence, down to ten men for the majority of a must win match, Roberto Mancini's men served notice that they are right behind their gaffer and determined to defend their title with renewed fight. We're not done yet. Stats Courtesy Sky Sports/Sporting Life

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday December 29 2012
Time: 4:59PM

Comments

0
I hate it when we have to win against both the opposition and the referee. Shocking display from all the officials today.
fifthcolumnblue
29/12/2012 17:05:00
0
Sign of the times FCB. Been like that for along time now. How did Bassong stay on? Read all about in Ped's Christmas Special
pedmachine
29/12/2012 17:16:00
0
I dont like Nasri but that was a shocking decision.. to keep Bassong on.. Nasri's reaction didnt merit a red card by any means. Bassong is a ******** dirty spud.
Sajit
30/12/2012 00:25:00
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