• Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 25 February 2012
  • Kick-off: 17:30
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City

Manchester City

Balotelli 29"

Aguero 51"

Dzeko 80"

3 - 0

Manchester City vs Blackburn Rovers


Team Lineups

Manchester City

25 Hart
5 Zabaleta
4 Kompany
6 Lescott
13 Kolarov
34 De Jong
42 Toure Yaya
21 Silva
16 Aguero51"
11 Johnson
45 Balotelli29"
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
2 Richards
7 Milner
8 Pizarro
10 Dzeko80"
19 Nasri
22 Clichy

Blackburn Rovers

1 Robinson
18 Orr
16 Dann
31 Hanley
3 Olsson
12 Pedersen
14 Petrovic
23 Hoilett
10 Formica
21 Olsson
24 Yakubu
Substitutes
13 Bunn
9 Modeste
15 Nzonzi
20 Rochina
25 Goodwillie
29 Vukcevic
39 Henley

Possession Stats

59%
41%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Manchester City

W W W W W W W W

Blackburn Rovers

L L L L W L L L
Head to Head
Blackburn
0-4
Man City 01-Oct-2011
Blackburn
0-1
Man City 25-Apr-2011
Man City
1-1
Blackburn 11-Sep-2010
Man City
4-1
Blackburn 11-Jan-2010
Blackburn
0-2
Man City 15-Aug-2009
Man City
3-1
Blackburn 02-May-2009


Live Text Commentary
93:01 +3.01
 

James Milner decides to take a short corner.

91:56 +1.56
 

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

89:44
 

David Silva takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Robinson.

88:42
 

Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

87:58
 

The ball is crossed by James Milner.

85:46
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Pizarro from the left by-line, Vincent Kompany has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

85:33
Substitution
 

James Milner comes on in place of Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

84:15
 

A cross is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

80:01
Goal
 

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov, Edin Dzeko finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man City 3-0 Blackburn.Aleksandar Kolarov provided the assist for the goal.

79:02
 

Morten Gamst Pedersen takes a outswinging corner.

78:44
 

Shot by Morten Gamst Pedersen. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

77:37
Substitution
 

Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Ayegbeni Yakubu, free kick awarded. Mario Balotelli leaves the field to be replaced by Edin Dzeko. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

77:25
 

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, clearance by Bradley Orr.

75:53
 

Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball, Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.

72:37
 

Bradley Orr challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

71:52
 

Foul by David Silva on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

70:37
Substitution
 

Foul by Sergio Aguero on Morten Gamst Pedersen, free kick awarded. Adam Johnson goes off and David Pizarro comes on. Free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

68:52
Substitution
 

The referee gives a free kick against Pablo Zabaleta for handball. Ruben Rochina on for Mauro Formica. Steven Nzonzi on for Radosav Petrovic. Direct free kick taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

66:28
 

Corner taken short by David Silva. The assistant referee flags for offside against David Silva. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

64:09
 

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from left wing, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

61:34
 

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Sergio Aguero.

56:42
 

Corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the left by-line, Mario Balotelli manages to make a clearance.

51:32
Goal
 

Booking for Bradley Orr. Corner taken by David Silva, save by Paul Robinson. Sergio Aguero gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 Blackburn.David Silva provided the assist for the goal.

50:57
 

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Dann.

48:56
 

Pablo Zabaleta handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen restarts play with the free kick.

46:54 +1.54
 

Sergio Aguero produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46:09 +1.09
 

Shot by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

46:00 +1
 

A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.

46:44
 

Bradley Orr challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

45:18 +0.18
 

Centre by Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

42:36
 

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, Effort from inside the area by Sergio Aguero misses to the right of the target.

38:22
 

Foul by Bradley Orr on David Silva, free kick awarded. David Silva takes the free kick.

38:15
 

The ball is delivered by Martin Olsson, Aleksandar Kolarov makes a clearance.

35:37
 

Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson. Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

35:07
 

Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line.

33:19
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Dann by Mario Balotelli. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

33:12
 

David Silva takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

31:15
 

Aleksandar Kolarov produces a cross.

29:16
Goal
 

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, Mario Balotelli finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Aleksandar Kolarov.

26:38
 

Sergio Aguero gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radosav Petrovic. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

24:50
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hoilett on David Silva. Shot comes in from Mario Balotelli from the free kick, save by Paul Robinson.

23:36
 

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

21:54
Yellow card
 

Foul by Grant Hanley on Gnegneri Toure Yaya, free kick awarded. Grant Hanley is shown a yellow card. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.

21:10
 

Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball.

20:42
 

Radosav Petrovic challenges David Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Silva restarts play with the free kick.

15:58
 

Sergio Aguero produces a cross, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

15:09
 

Foul by Radosav Petrovic on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

14:34
 

Sergio Aguero is caught offside. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

13:24
 

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line, Morten Gamst Pedersen manages to make a clearance.

13:17
 

Adam Johnson delivers the ball, clearance made by Bradley Orr.

11:37
 

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Radosav Petrovic results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Silva, Radosav Petrovic makes a clearance.

10:06
 

Effort from 35 yards by Gnegneri Toure Yaya went wide right of the goal.

7:32
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radosav Petrovic on David Silva. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance made by Grant Hanley.

7:26
 

The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, blocked by Bradley Orr.

4:42
 

Outswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

3:59
 

Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Olsson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from left channel, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

1:09
 

Adam Johnson decides to take the corner short.

:59
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Paul Robinson.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Man City 4 10 12
2 Crystal Palace 4 3 9
3 Leicester 4 3 8
4 Man Utd 3 2 7
5 Arsenal 4 0 7
6 Liverpool 4 -1 7
7 West Ham 4 3 6
8 Swansea 3 2 5
9 Everton 4 1 5
10 Norwich 3 0 4

Full Barclays Premier League Table