Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

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

0
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
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report City 1-3 Leicester City

Snowball Effect Commences

Vital Manchester City Reunion

The very first Vital Manchester City editor was Andy Leggott and then in 2007(ish) Tudor came along and took the helm.

(Video) Where's The Fight?

Vital Manchester City has been made aware of BMRTV (BlueMoonRisingTV). A Blues YouTube channel solely devoted to us, the supporters of Manchester City FC.

(Audio) Silva Will Miss Tottenham Game

Manchester City midfielder David SIlva looks set to miss next week's game against Tottenham Hotspur due to an ankle injury.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Profile
Johnny Baguette
Profile
Pedmachine
Profile
PhillyBlueMoon
Profile
Lorna Silva
Profile
Sedgie
Profile
Skoorb
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

On average how often you do visit this site?
Suggested By: Tudor
At least once a day45%
Every day13%
Couple of times a week17%
Couple of times a month8%
Rarely 17%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 4:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 4:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb210
2.Buzz Lightyear186
3.Johnny Baguette140
4.Tudor138
5.Bluedub72
6.fifthcolumnblue58
7.johnkelv41
8.citizhun29
9.PhillyBlueMoon28
10.Colin Is The King20