• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sun 18 December 2011
  • Kick-off: 16:10
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium

Manchester City vs Arsenal


Team Lineups

Manchester City

25 Hart
2 Richards
4 Kompany
28 Toure
5 Zabaleta
18 Barry
42 Toure Yaya
21 Silva
16 Aguero
19 Nasri
45 Balotelli
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
6 Lescott
7 Milner
10 Dzeko
11 Johnson
15 Savic
34 De Jong

Arsenal

13 Szczesny
20 Djourou
6 Koscielny
4 Mertesacker
5 Vermaelen
8 Arteta
17 Song
16 Ramsey
14 Walcott
10 van Persie
27 Gervinho
Substitutes
1 Almunia
7 Rosicky
23 Arshavin
26 Frimpong
29 Chamakh
30 Benayoun
49 Miquel

Possession Stats

46%
54%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Manchester City

L L W W W W W W

Arsenal

W W D W L D D W
Head to Head
Arsenal
0-0
Man City 05-Jan-2011
Man City
0-3
Arsenal 24-Oct-2010
Arsenal
0-0
Man City 24-Apr-2010
Man City
4-2
Arsenal 12-Sep-2009
Arsenal
2-0
Man City 04-Apr-2009
Man City
3-0
Arsenal 22-Nov-2008


Live Text Commentary
93:01 +3.01
 

Thomas Vermaelen has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

91:59 +1.59
 

Edin Dzeko produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:40 +1.4
 

Alex Song challenges Sergio Aguero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Silva.

90:25 +0.25
 

The ball is delivered by Yao Gervinho, Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.

89:18
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Micah Richards on Marouane Chamakh. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta. Shot by Thomas Vermaelen. Save by Joe Hart. Short corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.

88:17
 

Andrey Arshavin has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

87:32
 

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Vermaelen. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

86:26
 

Laurent Koscielny produces a cross.

84:53
Substitution
 

Nigel De Jong comes on in place of Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Samir Nasri goes off and Edin Dzeko comes on.

84:42
 

The ball is delivered by David Silva, Headed effort from inside the area by Micah Richards misses to the left of the goal.

83:42
 

Andrey Arshavin concedes a free kick for a foul on Vincent Kompany. Direct free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

81:29
Substitution
 

Marouane Chamakh comes on in place of Per Mertesacker.

79:47
 

Effort from 12 yards by Sergio Aguero. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Outswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

77:27
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Micah Richards makes a clearance.

76:57
 

Laurent Koscielny delivers the ball, clearance by Kolo Toure.

75:06
 

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.

73:56
 

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

72:58
Yellow card
 

Mikel Arteta challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Mikel Arteta. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

71:14
Substitution
 

Sergio Aguero challenges Thomas Vermaelen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sergio Aguero goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. James Milner replaces Mario Balotelli. Direct free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

70:39
 

A cross is delivered by Andrey Arshavin, save made by Joe Hart.

68:32
Substitution
 

Gareth Barry challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrey Arshavin is brought on as a substitute for Theo Walcott. Robin van Persie restarts play with the free kick. Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie, save made by Joe Hart.

68:25
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya challenges Aaron Ramsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

68:00
 

The ball is crossed by Theo Walcott, blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.

66:33
 

Theo Walcott sends in a cross. The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.

65:54
 

Pablo Zabaleta has an effort at goal from outside the area striking the post.

64:47
 

David Silva fouled by Alex Song, the ref awards a free kick. David Silva produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

63:33
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

61:56
 

Drilled right-footed shot by Yao Gervinho. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

61:25
 

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

60:19
 

Effort on goal by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from 20 yards. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

59:14
 

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

57:58
 

Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Sergio Aguero, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Samir Nasri.

56:31
 

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

55:46
 

Robin van Persie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

53:50
 

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart. Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

52:10
Goal
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Sergio Aguero takes a shot. David Silva fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Arsenal.Assist by Sergio Aguero.

50:25
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mario Balotelli. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

48:54
 

The ball is crossed by Sergio Aguero, Ignasi Miquel makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva, clearance made by Ignasi Miquel.

46:31 +1.31
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey. Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

46:22
Substitution
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Pablo Zabaleta. Ignasi Miquel on for Johan Djourou. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

43:44
 

Unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick. Laurent Koscielny goes into the book. Vincent Kompany takes the direct free kick.

43:02
 

Yao Gervinho fouled by Kolo Toure, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mikel Arteta, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

40:08
 

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

37:51
Yellow card
 

Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Gareth Barry booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Kolo Toure.

34:47
 

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Micah Richards.

33:48
 

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Gnegneri Toure Yaya results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.

33:14
 

Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

32:21
 

Aaron Ramsey delivers the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Robin van Persie misses to the left of the goal.

30:50
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya sends in a cross, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

29:31
 

The ball is sent over by Gareth Barry, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

28:52
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.

27:44
 

Robin van Persie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kolo Toure takes the direct free kick.

26:00
 

Samir Nasri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robin van Persie, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

25:02
 

Robin van Persie produces a cross, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

23:53
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Mikel Arteta takes the direct free kick.

23:02
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

22:53
 

The ball is crossed by Micah Richards, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

20:45
 

Foul by Aaron Ramsey on Gnegneri Toure Yaya, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

17:42
 

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

17:04
 

Robin van Persie takes a short corner. Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

16:54
 

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

16:15
 

The referee gives a free kick against Sergio Aguero for handball. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

10:56
 

David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

10:20
Yellow card
 

The referee shows Alex Song a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

8:47
 

Effort on goal by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

5:04
 

Mikel Arteta challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Samir Nasri from left channel, Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 Aston Villa 0 0 0
3 Bournemouth 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Leicester 0 0 0
8 Liverpool 0 0 0
9 Man City 0 0 0
10 Man Utd 0 0 0

Full Barclays Premier League Table