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  • Barclays Premier League
  • Date: Sat 31 March 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City

Manchester City

Balotelli 42" (P)

Balotelli 84"

Kolarov 85"

3 - 3
Sunderland

Sunderland

Larsson 30"

Larsson 54"

Bendtner 45"

Manchester City vs Sunderland


Team Lineups

Manchester City

25 Hart
2 Richards
28 Toure
4 Kompany
13 Kolarov85"
7 Milner
34 De Jong
42 Toure Yaya
21 Silva
45 Balotelli42"84"
10 Dzeko
Substitutes
30 Pantilimon
22 Clichy
8 Pizarro
18 Barry
11 Johnson
32 Tevez
5 Zabaleta

Sunderland

22 Mignolet
2 Bardsley
4 Turner
12 Kilgallon
14 Colback
7 Larsson30"54"
8 Gardner
6 Cattermole
23 McClean
28 Sessegnon
52 Bendtner45"
Substitutes
20 Westwood
9 Campbell
11 Richardson
15 Vaughan
17 Ji
18 Meyler
25 Kyrgiakos

Possession Stats

48%
52%

Form Guide - Barclays Premier League

Manchester City

W L L W W W W W

Sunderland

L W L D W W D D
Head to Head
Sunderland
1-0
Man City 01-Jan-2012
Man City
5-0
Sunderland 03-Apr-2011
Sunderland
1-0
Man City 29-Aug-2010
Sunderland
1-1
Man City 14-Mar-2010
Man City
4-3
Sunderland 19-Dec-2009
Man City
1-0
Sunderland 22-Mar-2009


Live Text Commentary
93:53 +3.53
 

Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Gardner.

93:15 +3.15
 

A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, save made by Simon Mignolet.

92:41 +2.41
Substitution
 

David Vaughan on for Lee Cattermole.

90:51 +0.51
 

Foul by Sotirios Kyrgiakos on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

90:00
 

David Pizarro takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in. Shot by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

89:04
 

The ball is crossed by Kolo Toure, Craig Gardner gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by David Pizarro.

88:46 +0.18
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

88:25
 

Corner taken short by David Pizarro, clearance by Jack Colback.

87:47
 

Adam Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on James McClean. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

87:31
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Stephane Sessegnon. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

85:49
Goal
 

Goal scored by Aleksandar Kolarov from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 3-3 Sunderland.David Pizarro provided the assist for the goal.

84:40
Goal
 

Goal scored by Mario Balotelli from the edge of the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Man City 2-3 Sunderland.Aleksandar Kolarov provided the assist for the goal.

84:11
 

Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Johnson.

82:57
 

Nicklas Bendtner has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

81:51
 

James McClean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Aleksandar Kolarov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

81:28
 

Sotirios Kyrgiakos takes the direct free kick.

80:20
Substitution
 

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Carlos Tevez results in a free kick. (Man City) makes a substitution, with David Pizarro coming on for James Milner. (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Sotirios Kyrgiakos coming on for Matthew Kilgallon.

79:55
 

Phillip Bardsley crosses the ball, Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.

78:22
 

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Gardner. Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

77:18
 

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance made by Jack Colback. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line.

74:34
 

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.

73:22
 

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Adam Johnson gets a block in.

73:04
 

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

72:45
 

James McClean produces a cross, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

71:32
 

Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line to the near post, Matthew Kilgallon manages to make a clearance.

71:26
 

Centre by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

71:16
 

The ball is swung over by Kolo Toure, clearance made by Sebastian Larsson.

71:04
 

James Milner produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.

70:19
 

James Milner sends in a cross, Jack Colback gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line, clearance made by Nicklas Bendtner.

67:57
 

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:40
 

James McClean takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Edin Dzeko manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Matthew Kilgallon, clearance by Kolo Toure. James McClean takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Edin Dzeko makes a clearance.

63:05
 

Aleksandar Kolarov fouled by Sebastian Larsson, the ref awards a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov shoots direct from the free kick.

62:58
 

Centre by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

62:36
 

A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance made by Jack Colback.

62:21
 

Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball, blocked by Sebastian Larsson.

60:21
 

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson to the near post, Craig Gardner makes a clearance.

58:29
 

Corner taken by James Milner, Kolo Toure has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

57:21
Substitution
 

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Adam Johnson results in a free kick. Carlos Tevez joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

55:44
Yellow card
 

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Nigel De Jong booked. Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.

54:04
Goal
 

A goal is scored by Sebastian Larsson from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-3 Sunderland.Assist by Nicklas Bendtner.

48:15 +3.15
Goal
 

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Vincent Kompany, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Cattermole takes the direct free kick. Centre by Stephane Sessegnon, Nicklas Bendtner finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Man City 1-2 Sunderland.Stephane Sessegnon provided the assist for the goal.

50:27
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

48:35
 

The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

48:19
 

Adam Johnson decides to take the corner short.

46:33 +1.33
 

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner, Simon Mignolet makes a save. Foul by Mario Balotelli on Simon Mignolet, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

47:30
 

James McClean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. Free kick taken by James Milner.

46:37
 

Sebastian Larsson decides to take the corner short.

45:01
Substitution
 

Micah Richards goes off and Adam Johnson comes on.

41:58
Goal
 

Craig Gardner gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. Placed penalty scored by Mario Balotelli. Man City 1-1 Sunderland.Assist by Edin Dzeko.

41:17
 

James Milner sends in a cross, clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

40:11
 

James Milner decides to take the corner short.

40:06
 

James Milner sends in a cross, Michael Turner gets a block in.

38:49
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya by Craig Gardner. Craig Gardner goes into the referee's book. Aleksandar Kolarov produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Simon Mignolet makes a save.

37:53
 

Mario Balotelli challenges Michael Turner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

37:43
 

The ball is delivered by James Milner, Sebastian Larsson gets a block in.

37:07
 

James Milner decides to take the corner short.

36:10
 

The ball is delivered by James Milner, Jack Colback gets a block in. Aleksandar Kolarov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

35:10
 

A cross is delivered by Edin Dzeko, Sebastian Larsson makes a clearance.

33:06
 

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

30:02
Goal
 

Sebastian Larsson gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 0-1 Sunderland.Assist by Stephane Sessegnon.

29:52
 

Mario Balotelli concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Colback. Free kick taken by Jack Colback.

29:42
 

James McClean takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nigel De Jong.

29:12
 

James McClean takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

28:37
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by James Milner. James McClean restarts play with the free kick.

27:35
 

James McClean produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

26:59
 

David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cattermole. Direct free kick taken by Jack Colback.

25:57
 

Aleksandar Kolarov takes the inswinging corner, Mario Balotelli has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

25:13
 

Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.

22:39
 

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance by Sebastian Larsson. Inswinging corner taken by James Milner from the left by-line, save by Simon Mignolet. Centre by David Silva, clearance made by Nicklas Bendtner.

22:03
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McClean on David Silva. David Silva restarts play with the free kick.

20:41
 

Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the right by-line, save made by Simon Mignolet.

18:09
 

Corner taken short by James Milner.

17:46
 

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

17:24
 

The ball is crossed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Kolo Toure.

16:06
 

The offside flag is raised against Micah Richards. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

15:11
 

Effort on goal by Craig Gardner from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

12:44
 

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

12:14
 

Sebastian Larsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

11:33
 

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, Jack Colback makes a clearance.

10:22
 

The ball is swung over by Phillip Bardsley.

7:24
 

Phillip Bardsley concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Balotelli. Shot on goal comes in from Aleksandar Kolarov from the free kick, save by Simon Mignolet.

4:33
 

Jack Colback challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Silva.

2:35
 

Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance. James McClean takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.

1:01
 

James Milner takes a inswinging corner. A cross is delivered by David Silva, Micah Richards challenges James McClean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

Barclays Premier League table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Chelsea 37 39 84
2 Man City 37 43 76
3 Arsenal 37 32 72
4 Man Utd 37 25 69
5 Liverpool 37 9 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 37 4 61
7 Southampton 37 23 60
8 Swansea 37 -2 56
9 Stoke 37 -2 51
10 Everton 37 -1 47

Full Barclays Premier League Table