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Manchester City 3 - Stoke City 0 - Stats

Manchester City
3 - 0
Stoke City

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

1/1/2013

Attendance: 47, 192

Referee: Michael Oliver

Manchester CityStoke City
Zabaleta 43′ Dzeko 56′ Aguero 74′ (pen)
01 Hart     01 Begovic    
04 Kompany     02 Cameron    
05 Zabaleta     04 Huth    
06 Lescott     17 Shawcross    
22 Clichy     28 Wilkinson    
07 Milner     06 Whelan    
18 Barry     15 Nzonzi    
21 Silva     82' 16 Adam     68'
42 Y Toure     09 Jones     50'
10 Dzeko     90+1' 19 Walters    
16 Aguero     77' 33 Jerome    
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     29 Sorensen    
28 K Toure     20 Upson    
33 Nastasic     30 Shotton    
11 Sinclair     82' 18 Whitehead     68'
14 Garcia     21 Kightly    
62 Razak     90+1' 26 Etherington     50'
32 Tevez     77' 25 Crouch    
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
4
9
On Target
3
7
Corners
2
0
Offside
1
6
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
2
67
%
33
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: City continue to respond to unfortunate defeat at Sunderland with a greater tempo and a greater edge to their game. The nagging question coming out of two wins that have registered seven goals, of which five went to strikers, is just how much a relentless injury list is forcing Roberto Mancini's hand, because a settled, untinkered City side full of team men purred it's way past a dreadful Stoke side with ease...The Blues effectively steamrollered Tony Pulis' lumbering players and in the process passed them half to death to the tune of 567 passes to 346 such was their superiority. The only surprise for this correspondent is that they were'nt more cynical in their failed bid to stifle City's flow...We again witnessed some fine performances. Watching City play like this again has Planet Blue groaning "if only.." Silva and Aguero are back to their brilliant best and struck down with another of the squad's hamstring injuries, Kun will be sorely missed if out for any length of time. Dzeko is bursting with confidence but pick of the crop for me was James Milner. Milly was outstanding and his scintillating runs will be called for when City travel to Arsenal in two weeks time for a potentially season defining clash. We owe the Gooners for last year's reverse and no mistake...Elsewhere Wigan capitulated yet again to The Stretfords. Surely an inquiry of some sort is in order. In the last 8 fixtures, Wigan have scored once, won 1, lost 7 and conceded 28. More rag rollovers are likely, but if City keep on putting in this type of collective shift, we're going to run them close...Time to regroup now, prepare for the FA Cup against Watford, get some of those injuries fixed and just maybe, re-inforce the squad. Stats Courtesy BBC Sport:

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday January 1 2013
Time: 4:55PM

Comments

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Utterly dominant from start to finish, and unlucky not to hit double figures. Keep it coming City!
fifthcolumnblue
01/01/2013 18:01:00
0
Great win, and out team is starting to play well. Pity Kun is sidelined, we will miss him.
johnkelv
01/01/2013 21:53:00
0
I liked this victory as much as any derby win. Pulis is an absolute a.r.s.e.
RobsonGreensleeves
02/01/2013 02:30:00
0
I thought that this victory showed you coming back to how you played last season. Good game.
SFC Forever
02/01/2013 10:39:00
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