Salzburg 0-2 Man City

16 September 2010 07:07
David Silva scored his first goal for Manchester City to help them to victory over Red Bull Salzburg in their opening Europa League group match.The Spanish World Cup winner sidefooted in the opener from eight yards following striker Jo's lay-off. [LNB]City doubled their lead after the break when Jo followed up Gerhard Tremmel's save from Carlos Tevez's 20-yarder. [LNB]Salzburg created few clear-cut chances, with their best falling to Ibrahim Sekagya, whose shot struck the bar. [LNB]But although City keeper Joe Hart was left to enjoy the Salzburg skyline for much of the match, the Austrian side, who won all their group games last season, looked far more threatening than City's previous opponents Timosoara. [LNB]During that match City were profligate in front of goal and Roberto Mancini's men were similarly wasteful with possession against the Austrian champions.[LNB] What did you think of the match? Maybe the early strike from Silva prompted City to ease their foot off the gas, thereby allowing their opponents to come into the game during the final 15 minutes of the first half. [LNB]In that period, the hosts twice went close to equalising, first when captain Sekagya's scuffed shot from 20 yards bounced over the head of Hart and on to the crossbar and then when Joaquin Boghossian failed to make contact with a delicious ball across the six-yard area. [LNB]City could have also added to their tally before the break, with Silva forced a save from Tremmel after the Spaniard mistakenly checked inside instead of hitting a first-timer. [LNB]They did eventually add a second when the hard-working Jo was on hand to tap in after the Salzburg keeper found Tevez's shot too hot to handle. [LNB]It was the striker's first City goal since September 2008 and only his fourth in total for the club. [LNB]Jo was denied a second by a well-timed challenge from Sekagya and then fluffed his lines from four yards before Tevez fired wide from 10 yards late on as City looked to make the scoreline more handsome. [LNB]But two goals proved to be enough although they may have to brush up on their target practice before they face their next opponents Juventus. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Thursday, 16 September 2010[LNB] Europa League[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time SV Salzburg 0-2 Man City FT (HT 0-1) Silva 8 Jo 63 Red Bull Salzburg 28 Tremmel 05 Afolabi 06 Schwegler 15 Schiemer 23 Sekagya 04 Mendes Da Silva (Augustinussen 74) 10 Pokrivac (Jakob Jantscher 54) 18 Svento 24 Leitgeb 11 Zarate 43 Joaquin Boghossian (Wallner 54 yellow card) Substitutes 33 Walke, 03 Dudic, 22 Hierlander, 07 Wallner, 08 Augustinussen, 14 Jakob Jantscher , 27 Alan Man City 25 Hart 03 Bridge (Boyata 68) 04 Kompany 05 Zabaleta 28 Kolo Toure yellow card 18 Barry 21 Silva (Wright-Phillips 83) 34 De Jong 42 Yaya Toure 27 Jo 32 Tevez (Vieira 79) Substitutes 01 Given, 02 Richards, 38 Boyata, 07 Milner, 08 Wright-Phillips, 11 A Johnson, 24 Vieira Ref: DaloukasAtt: 25,100 SV SALZBURG MAN CITY Possession SV Salzburg 47% Man City 53% Attempts on target SV Salzburg 3 Man City 8 Attempts off target SV Salzburg 5 Man City 2 Corners SV Salzburg 10 Man City 7 Fouls SV Salzburg 9 Man City 7 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:08 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+1:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jakob Jantscher, Headed effort from inside the area by Ibrahim Sekagya misses to the left of the goal. 90:00+0:22 Booking Roman Wallner is booked. 90:00+0:12 Foul by Roman Wallner on Patrick Vieira, free kick awarded. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick. 89:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Vieira by Roman Wallner. Indirect free kick taken by Kolo Toure. 87:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roman Wallner by Pablo Zabaleta. The ball is swung over by Jakob Jantscher, Franz Schiemer takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a clearance. 86:03 Outswinging corner taken by Jakob Jantscher from the right by-line. 85:29 Jakob Jantscher takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Joao Alves Jo manages to make a clearance. 83:52 Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franz Schiemer. Rabiu Afolabi takes the indirect free kick. 82:37 Shaun Wright-Phillips decides to take a short corner. 82:37 Substitution Shaun Wright-Phillips replaces David Silva. 82:37 Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Rabiu Afolabi gets a block in. 78:14 Joe Hart takes the free kick. 78:14 Substitution Patrick Vieira joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Tevez. 78:14 Vincent Kompany fouled by Roman Wallner, the ref awards a free kick. 75:23 Shot by Carlos Tevez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. 73:59 Substitution (SV Red Bull Salzburg) makes a substitution, with Thomas Augustinussen coming on for David Mendes Da Silva. 73:11 Corner from left by-line taken by David Silva. 72:07 David Mendes Da Silva produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 71:24 Jakob Jantscher takes the inswinging corner, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance. 67:08 Short corner worked by David Silva. 67:08 Substitution (Man City) makes a substitution, with Dedryk Boyata coming on for Wayne Bridge. 65:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rabiu Afolabi by David Silva. Christian Schwegler takes the indirect free kick. 63:48 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Christoph Leitgeb. 62:22 GOAL - Joao Alves Jo:Red Bull Salzburg 0 - 2 Man City A goal is scored by Joao Alves Jo from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. SV Red Bull Salzburg 0-2 Man City. 61:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Bridge by Christoph Leitgeb. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Bridge. 59:25 Jakob Jantscher crosses the ball. 55:55 Ibrahim Sekagya fouled by Joao Alves Jo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rabiu Afolabi. 53:28 Substitution Jakob Jantscher comes on in place of Nikola Pokrivac. 53:28 Substitution Roman Wallner replaces Joaquin Boghossian. 53:28 Carlos Tevez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target. 51:52 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Ibrahim Sekagya. Franz Schiemer takes the free kick. 50:04 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, clearance by Rabiu Afolabi. 47:04 Nikola Pokrivac takes the free kick. Nikola Pokrivac produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target. 47:04 Booking Kolo Toure goes into the referee's book. 46:45 Kolo Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eulogio Zarate. 45:01 The second half begins. Half Time 45:00+0:05 The referee calls an end to the first half. 43:26 Shot by David Mendes Da Silva from outside the area goes high over the crossbar. 42:09 Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Save by Gerhard Tremmel. 41:03 The ball is delivered by Nikola Pokrivac. 40:15 David Silva delivers the ball, Dusan Svento makes a clearance. 39:24 David Silva takes a shot. Gerhard Tremmel makes a save. Corner taken by Wayne Bridge from the left by-line, Christian Schwegler makes a clearance. 39:03 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Gerhard Tremmel. 36:55 Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball, save by Gerhard Tremmel. 35:59 Corner from right by-line taken by Eulogio Zarate. 35:49 Christoph Leitgeb delivers the ball, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance. 33:24 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Ibrahim Sekagya. Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line, clearance by Christian Schwegler. 32:49 Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Nikola Pokrivac results in a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick. 29:58 Dusan Svento takes a shot. Kolo Toure gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb from the left by-line, Ibrahim Sekagya takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar. 27:25 Christian Schwegler crosses the ball. 26:08 Eulogio Zarate takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb, clearance made by Joao Alves Jo. Corner taken right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb, clearance by Kolo Toure. 25:34 The offside flag is raised against Joao Alves Jo. Gerhard Tremmel takes the free kick. 18:01 Eulogio Zarate challenges Wayne Bridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick. 17:16 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Gerhard Tremmel makes a save. 16:24 Nikola Pokrivac challenges Joao Alves Jo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. 12:15 Corner from right by-line taken by Nikola Pokrivac. Unfair challenge on Nikola Pokrivac by Carlos Tevez results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Christoph Leitgeb, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance. 10:43 Foul by Christoph Leitgeb on Gnegneri Toure Yaya, free kick awarded. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick. 7:24 The assist for the goal came from Joao Alves Jo. 7:24 GOAL - David Silva:Red Bull Salzburg 0 - 1 Man City David Silva finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. SV Red Bull Salzburg 0-1 Man City. 5:02 Unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo by Franz Schiemer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. 1:59 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, clearance made by Ibrahim Sekagya. 0:00 The match has kicked off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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