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Manchester City 2 - Fulham 0 - Stats

Manchester City
2 - 0
Fulham

FA Barclays Premier League

The Etihad Stadium

19/1/13

Attendance: 47, 286

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Manchester CityFulham
Silva 2′, 69′
01 Hart     01 Schwarzer    
04 Kompany     05 Hangeland    
05 Zabaleta     63' 15 Richardson     67'
22 Clichy     18 Hughes    
33 Nastasic     27 Riether    
07 Milner     07 Sidwell    
14 Garcia     14 Karagounis    
18 Barry     16 Duff    
21 Silva     88' 09 Berbatov    
10 Dzeko     11 Ruiz    
32 Tevez     81' 24 Dejagah     73'
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon     38 Etheridge    
06 Lescott     88' 04 Senderos    
13 Kolarov     06 Baird    
08 Nasri     63' 17 Briggs     67'
17 Rodwell     31 Kacaniklic    
16 Aguero     81' 10 Petric     73'
45 Balotelli     20 Rodallega    
Game Statistics
20
Goal Attempts
3
11
On Target
0
1
Corners
3
2
Offside
1
14
Fouls
6
1
Yellow Cards
2
56
%
44
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: Wins from reigning champions don't come much more third gear than this one did. The instant David Silva pounced to seal the early goal that more often than not leads to a surefire City win, the question was simply...how many? Yet oddly, an untinkered with City chose to play well within themselves and if anything adopted a counter attacking approach which invited a Fulham side packed with wily old campaigners on to the home side for long periods. The Blues forced only one corner all game which underlines just how deep the team sat...There was a suggestion that this tactic was playing with fire, but the fact that Joe Hart didn't have a save to make and Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic were imperious said it all as Fulham's huff and puff was stifled. You got the feeling City could and would raise it when required... There are two areas for concern emerging from this latest crucial win. City's passing was erratic today and an overall make sure strategy saw a generally sizeable gap between central midfield and attack, yet plenty of chances were still created. However, City's strikers failed to deliver. This has been a repeat story all season and one The Blues could end up regretting although Kun Aguero showed in his brief cameo that his hunger is well and truly there...Still, City have steadily clawed back goal difference on Robin Van Persie to one goal. Then there is Pablo Zabaleta. City's ultimate warrior came off worst in a 50-50 and he will be sorely missed if out for any length of time, particularly at uncompromising Stoke in the cup next week. At the end of a frustrating day, job done. Stats Courtesy BBC Sport
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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday January 19 2013
Time: 4:57PM

Comments

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Should've been ten. Very lethargic for long spells.
Bluedub
19/01/2013 17:02:00
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As things stand, we now have a -1 goal difference to the rags. After Tottenham give them a kicking tomorrow, we should have a better goal difference than them. But I can't help but feel we missed the chance to ram the goal difference right up ferguson's arse today such was our dominance. Must score more sitters is all I can say. COYS
fifthcolumnblue
19/01/2013 19:49:00
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