• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Tue 28 December 2010
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester City

Manchester City

Balotelli 7" (P)

Balotelli 7" (P)

Balotelli 26"

Balotelli 54" (P)

Lescott 12"

4 - 0

Manchester City vs Aston Villa


Team Lineups

Manchester City

25 Hart
2 Richards
4 Kompany
19 Lescott12"
5 Zabaleta
42 Toure Yaya
34 De Jong
24 Vieira
11 Johnson
45 Balotelli7"7"26"54"
21 Silva
Substitutes
1 Given
3 Bridge
7 Milner
17 Boateng
18 Barry
27 Jo
32 Tevez

Aston Villa

1 Friedel
30 Lichaj
29 Collins
24 Cuellar
3 Warnock
12 Albrighton
20 Reo-Coker
19 Petrov
6 Downing
25 Bannan
11 Agbonlahor
Substitutes
22 Guzan
8 Pires
14 Delfouneso
16 Delph
21 Clark
28 Hogg
31 Herd

Possession Stats

59%
41%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Manchester City

D D W W L W L W

Aston Villa

L L L L L W W L
Head to Head
Man City
3-1
Aston Villa 01-May-2010
Aston Villa
1-1
Man City 05-Oct-2009
Man City
2-0
Aston Villa 04-Mar-2009
Aston Villa
4-2
Man City 17-Aug-2008
Aston Villa
1-1
Man City 22-Dec-2007
Man City
1-0
Aston Villa 16-Sep-2007

Live Text Commentary
91:56 +1.56
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Milner by Fabian Delph. Patrick Vieira takes the direct free kick.

89:22
Yellow card
 

James Milner receives a yellow card. James Milner concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph. Free kick taken by Eric Lichaj.

87:59
 

Handball by Mario Balotelli. Direct free kick taken by Robert Pires.

87:06
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Pires from the right by-line, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

86:56
 

Eric Lichaj takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

83:49
 

Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Delfouneso. Strike on goal comes in from Stewart Downing from the free kick.

82:09
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by James Milner, save made by Brad Friedel.

80:10
Substitution
 

Robert Pires joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nigel Reo-Coker. Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.

79:46
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stewart Downing, clearance by Micah Richards.

79:32
 

Stewart Downing takes the inswinging corner, Mario Balotelli manages to make a clearance.

79:19
 

Fabian Delph takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

78:51
 

Stewart Downing takes a short corner.

76:09
Substitution
 

Wayne Bridge is brought on as a substitute for Nigel De Jong.

74:36
 

Fabian Delph challenges James Milner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

72:17
 

James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar. Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, James Collins makes a clearance.

70:03
 

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Effort on goal by Pablo Zabaleta from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

69:09
Yellow card
 

Booking for Eric Lichaj. Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Eric Lichaj results in a free kick. Micah Richards takes the direct free kick.

68:27
 

Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Stewart Downing crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

67:14
 

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Johnson, Close range shot by Joao Alves Jo clears the bar.

65:56
 

Patrick Vieira challenges Nigel Reo-Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Collins takes the direct free kick.

62:04
Substitution
 

Joao Alves Jo replaces Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nathan Delfouneso misses to the right of the target.

57:19
Substitution
 

(Man City) makes a substitution, with James Milner coming on for David Silva. Stiliyan Petrov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Patrick Vieira restarts play with the free kick.

56:47
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj by Mario Balotelli. Free kick taken by Eric Lichaj.

56:13
 

Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

55:08
Substitution
 

Barry Bannan leaves the field to be replaced by Fabian Delph. Nathan Delfouneso replaces Marc Albrighton.

54:14
 

The assist for the goal came from Adam Johnson.

53:38
Goal
 

Marc Albrighton challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Mario Balotelli scores a placed penalty. Man City 4-0 Aston Villa.

53:08
 

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, clearance made by James Collins.

52:45
 

Patrick Vieira takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

52:19
 

Corner taken by Adam Johnson, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.

46:53
 

The offside flag is raised against Gabriel Agbonlahor. Joleon Lescott takes the indirect free kick.

45:30
 

Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov. Strike comes in from Stewart Downing from the free kick.

44:08
 

Micah Richards produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.

42:05
 

Stephen Warnock has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

41:45
 

Marc Albrighton decides to take a short corner.

41:29
 

Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

40:59
 

A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.

39:06
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gabriel Agbonlahor on Micah Richards. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

38:12
 

Marc Albrighton delivers the ball, save by Joe Hart.

37:26
 

Foul by Mario Balotelli on Nigel Reo-Coker, free kick awarded. Carlos Cuellar takes the direct free kick.

35:28
 

Mario Balotelli is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

34:32
 

David Silva challenges Stiliyan Petrov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stiliyan Petrov restarts play with the free kick.

33:08
 

Adam Johnson produces a cross.

32:51
 

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson, Brad Friedel makes a save.

32:37
 

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Eric Lichaj.

31:06
 

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, James Collins makes a clearance.

30:47
 

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by James Collins.

30:18
 

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

29:52
 

Adam Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Warnock. Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.

29:25
 

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Stiliyan Petrov results in a free kick. David Silva restarts play with the free kick.

27:50
 

Nigel Reo-Coker fouled by Patrick Vieira, the ref awards a free kick. Stiliyan Petrov takes the direct free kick.

26:04
Goal
 

Mario Balotelli finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Man City 3-0 Aston Villa.David Silva provided the assist for the goal. David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

22:17
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vincent Kompany by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

21:48
 

Stiliyan Petrov fouled by Mario Balotelli, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

20:35
 

Stephen Warnock fouled by Micah Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Stiliyan Petrov takes the direct free kick.

17:42
Yellow card
 

The referee shows Stephen Warnock a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Warnock on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by David Silva.

13:22
 

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Free kick taken by Stephen Warnock. Adam Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stiliyan Petrov. Strike on goal comes in from Stewart Downing from the free kick.

12:06
Goal
 

Joleon Lescott finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Man City 2-0 Aston Villa.Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Johnson, the assist for the goal came from Adam Johnson.

10:36
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Carlos Cuellar gets a block in.

8:49
 

Unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Stephen Warnock results in a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

7:29
Goal
 

Mario Balotelli scores a penalty. Man City 1-0 Aston Villa.Eric Lichaj concedes a Penalty for a foul on Mario Balotelli.

7:15
Goal
 

Penalty scored by Mario Balotelli. Man City 1-0 Aston Villa.Eric Lichaj concedes a Penalty for a foul on Mario Balotelli.

1:02
 

Mario Balotelli is caught offside. James Collins takes the free kick.

Kick off
 

The match begins.

Half time
 

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

Full time
 

The referee signals the end of the game.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 29 36 67
2 Man City 30 34 61
3 Arsenal 30 27 60
4 Man Utd 30 25 59
5 Liverpool 30 12 54
6 Southampton 30 21 53
7 Tottenham Hotspur 30 5 53
8 Swansea 30 -4 43
9 West Ham 30 3 42
10 Stoke 30 -3 42

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