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Manchester City 3 - Stoke City 0

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 47, 192

Referee: Michael Oliver

Manchester City
3 - 0
Stoke City
Zabaleta 43′ Dzeko 56′ Aguero 74′ (pen)
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 47, 192
The Teams
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
16 Adam
42 Y Toure
09 Jones
10 Dzeko
19 Walters
16 Aguero
33 Jerome
30 Pantilimon
29 Sorensen
28 K Toure
20 Upson
33 Nastasic
30 Shotton
11 Sinclair
18 Whitehead
14 Garcia
21 Kightly
62 Razak
26 Etherington
32 Tevez
25 Crouch
Game Statistics
Goal Attempts
On Target
Yellow Cards
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:

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Date:Tuesday January 1 2013

Time: 4:55PM

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Utterly dominant from start to finish, and unlucky not to hit double figures. Keep it coming City!
Great win, and out team is starting to play well. Pity Kun is sidelined, we will miss him.
I liked this victory as much as any derby win. Pulis is an absolute a.r.s.e.
I thought that this victory showed you coming back to how you played last season. Good game.
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