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Manchester City 4 - Leeds United 0

FA Cup Fifth Round

The Etihad Stadium

17/2/13

Attendance: 46,849

Referee: Mark Clattenburg of Tyne & Wear

Manchester City
4 - 0
Leeds United
Y Toure 5′ Aguero 15′ (pen), 74′ Tevez 52′
 
 
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
 
Attendance: 46,849
The Teams
30 Pantilimon
 
 
 
12 Ashdown
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
 
02 Peltier
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
 
04 Lees
 
 
28 K Touré
 
 
 
15 Warnock
 
 
33 Nastasic
 
 
 
08 Austin
 
 
77'
07 Milner
 
 
 
11 Varney
 
 
14 Garcia
 
 
60'
 
14 White
 
 
21 Silva
 
 
 
17 Brown
 
 
46'
42 Y Touré
 
 
 
25 Byram
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
81'
 
21 Diouf
 
 
32 Tévez
 
 
64'
 
44 McCormack
 
 
46'
Substitutes
01 Hart
 
 
 
01 Kenny
 
 
03 Maicon
 
 
64'
 
05 Pearce
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
 
18 Tonge
 
 
77'
22 Clichy
 
 
 
19 Norris
 
 
46'
08 Nasri
 
 
 
30 Hall
 
 
17 Rodwell
 
 
60'
 
09 Morison
 
 
46'
10 Dzeko
 
 
81'
 
22 Habibou
 
 
Game Statistics
18
Goal Attempts
5
11
On Target
1
8
Corners
3
2
Offside
2
13
Fouls
10
56
%
44
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: A tremendously robust and professional performance from Manchester City left Leeds hopelessly outclassed. From the first whistle The Blues were at the visitors and bang on top of their game, maintaining complete control throughout...City were full of purpose and pressing and the Championship side who once played their football on a different planet never got a sniff...City's Argentine Ground Attack were in imperious form. Tévez and Aguero registered there 67th and 42nd goals in sky blue respectively, boding well for the intriguing visit of Chelsea next weekend...This result and performance in the face of an almighty banana skin backed by a week long tsunami of anti-City sentiment proved categorically that Roberto Mancini has his players on side and to the crestfallen likes of Danny Mills and a legion of vulture hacks, "Mancini" rang out around The Etihad Stadium. Chelsea, YOU are next. Stats Courtesy BBC Sport




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 17 2013

Time: 4:01PM

Your Comments

Job done. Professional performance and a poke in the eye for the anti-City foamers. I don't doubt for one moment that they will continue to bitch and moan from the sidelines as they big up the next game as "Mancini really needs to win this one or he'll be under real pressure".....
Skoorb
what happened to the red cards Clattenburg was supposedly going to be dishing out to City players today? not even a yellow.
StinglikeaSummerbee
Clatters certainly handled that game well. When Browny was goading Yaya I thought here we go..and so did Mancio.
Johnny Baguette
Man City manager Roberto Mancini: "I think it was really important to win this game. If you score two goals within the first 20 minutes it is easier, but the FA Cup is a difficult competition as Arsenal and Everton showed yesterday....We started well with intensity. I think the result is correct. Our strikers need to continue to score like they did today. If they do that, we can have other chances....I am happy to hear the fans chant my name as they are really important. When we lost against Southampton, our thoughts went to them as they deserve to win every game."
Johnny Baguette
The "Mancini out" brigade in the media and amongst our fans will be reaching for the razor blades this evening. As comprehensive a victory as we could have hoped for, bring on Barnsley
fifthcolumnblue
that was a most professional game City have played for a long time, Leeds never had a sniff, and got what they deserved, NOTHING, so lets hope this is a catalyst for the future WITH Bobby Mancini..... Well done Blues.
cityman51
 

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