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Norwich City 3 - Manchester City 4

FA Barclays Premier League

Carrow Road

29/12/12

Attendance: 26,827

Referee: Mike Jones

Norwich City
3 - 4
Manchester City
Pilkington 15′ R Martin 63′, 75′
 
Dzeko 2′, 4′ Aguero 50′ Bunn 67′ (og)
 
Venue: Carrow Road
 
Attendance: 26,827
The Teams
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




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Date:Saturday December 29 2012

Time: 4:59PM

Your Comments

I hate it when we have to win against both the opposition and the referee. Shocking display from all the officials today.
fifthcolumnblue
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
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
 

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