skip to content
Mark Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Pablo Zabaleta takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Adam Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Shot by Carlos Tevez. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Ivan Klasnic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Hart. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Short corner taken by Carlos Tevez.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Pablo Zabaleta coming on for David Silva.
James Milner fouled by Darren Pratley, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Carlos Tevez challenges Zat Knight unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Effort from deep inside the area by Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by James Milner. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Adam Johnson produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Short corner worked by James Milner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Kevin Davies. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Edin Dzeko goes off and Adam Johnson comes on.
Darren Pratley comes on in place of Chris Eagles.
Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The official flags Martin Petrov offside. Joe Hart takes the free kick.
Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Klasnic. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.
James Milner sends in a cross, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, clearance by Gareth Barry.
Centre by Martin Petrov, Micah Richards gets a block in.
Martin Petrov delivers the ball.
Shot by David Silva. Zat Knight gets a block in.
Sergio Aguero goes off and Carlos Tevez comes on.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
Gareth Barry challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Paul Robinson, Kevin Davies scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Bolton 2-3 Man City.Paul Robinson provided the assist for the goal.
David Silva takes a short corner.
Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov. Blocked by Paul Robinson.
Outswinging corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line.
Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.
Fabrice Muamba leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Davies.
The ball is sent over by James Milner, Headed effort from inside the box by Edin Dzeko misses to the right of the target.
Aleksandar Kolarov fouled by Chris Eagles, the ref awards a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. David Silva delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
Corner taken right-footed by Chris Eagles. The assistant referee flags for offside against Ivan Klasnic. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.
Sergio Aguero is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.
James Milner has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort from deep inside the area by Chris Eagles misses to the left of the goal.
James Milner has a drilled shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Edin Dzeko is adjudged to have handled the ball. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Gnegneri Toure Yaya for handball. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Edin Dzeko fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 1-3 Man City.Assist by James Milner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ivan Klasnic on Joleon Lescott. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Kevin Davies fouled by Joleon Lescott, the ref awards a free kick. Martin Petrov crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Nigel Reo-Coker challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
Kevin Davies is booked. Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Aguero. Free kick taken by James Milner.
Fabrice Muamba goes into the referee's book for dissent. Aleksandar Kolarov fouled by Chris Eagles, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the direct free kick.
Foul by James Milner on Nigel Reo-Coker, free kick awarded. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.
Kevin Davies challenges Vincent Kompany unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Edin Dzeko for handball. Free kick taken by Zat Knight.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Edin Dzeko. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
Ivan Klasnic fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 1-2 Man City.Martin Petrov provided the assist for the goal.
Gareth Barry challenges Chris Eagles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Eagles.
Gareth Barry finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Bolton 0-2 Man City.James Milner provided the assist for the goal.
James Milner decides to take the corner short.
The ball is delivered by James Milner, clearance by Gary Cahill.
Centre by Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
Fabrice Muamba challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by James Milner, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gary Cahill challenges Aleksandar Kolarov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Davies by Micah Richards results in a free kick. Martin Petrov restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Micah Richards on Martin Petrov, free kick awarded. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
A goal is scored by David Silva from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bolton 0-1 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Micah Richards.
Sergio Aguero takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Paul Robinson gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on David Silva by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick.
Ivan Klasnic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. Micah Richards takes the free kick.
Martin Petrov takes the inswinging corner, Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.
Kevin Davies fouled by Aleksandar Kolarov, the ref awards a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov. Direct free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Shot on goal by Sergio Aguero from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Martin Petrov sends in a cross, blocked by Micah Richards.
Shot from 18 yards from David Silva. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, blocked by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance.
Martin Petrov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Martin Petrov delivers the ball, Kevin Davies takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.
Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line, Zat Knight produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Gretar Rafn Steinsson produces a cross, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Martin Petrov. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Kevin Davies. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Eagles from the free kick, save by Joe Hart.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Edin Dzeko. Free kick taken by Gary Cahill.
Joleon Lescott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
James Milner takes a outswinging corner.
Foul by Kevin Davies on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
Mancini: We will take more risks
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini would be happy for his side to win 1-0 every week - but believes they must keep hunting out goals if they are to challenge for the title this season.
City, whose football has often been characterised as cautious since Mancini took over in December 2009, opened their Barclays Premier League campaign with a 4-0 thumping of Swansea at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night.
It is the kind of dynamic performance the Italian wants to see more of.
"For me, if we win 38 games 1-0, it is okay, but this is impossible," Mancini said. "It is clear that now we have more offensive players and it is important they all play and maybe that we take more risks than last year.
"This year, we need to score more goals if we want to win the Premier League."
Mancini has splashed out a club record #38million on Argentina striker Sergio Aguero - scorer of two goals on his debut against Swansea - this summer, and a deal to sign France midfielder Samir Nasri from Arsenal is thought to be nearing conclusion.
The manager is assembling a formidable-looking attack, although he remains keen to stress the importance of forwards tracking back.
"In the Premier League, you need the striker to work for the team because otherwise, it is difficult," Mancini said.
"Wayne Rooney for Manchester United - he scores the goals, but he also works for the team. Didier Drogba is the same for Chelsea.
"This is important - that the mentality is good and that the striker attacks, and then after, he helps his team-mates."
City striker Carlos Tevez could be set to make his first appearance of the season on Sunday.
Although the 27-year-old handed in a transfer request this summer, a move is yet to materialise and after returning to training with the Blues last week, he will be considered for the match at the Reebok Stadium.
Mancini must also decide whether or not to hand a first start to Aguero following his sensational cameo as a substitute on Monday, while midfielder Nigel de Jong will be assessed after picking up a foot injury.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is confident his side can compete on the pitch with big-spending City even if they cannot hope for similar off it.
City have spent heavily again in the summer bringing in record signing Aguero, Gael Clichy and Stefan Savic for a combined #51million with Arsenal's Nasri set to join for around #22million.
By contrast all Wanderers have spent about #2million on Darren Pratley, Nigel Reo-Coker, Tyrone Mears and Chris Eagles.
But Coyle is confident when it comes to kick-off his side have enough to cause problems for City boss Mancini, whom the Scot has become friendly with since his arrival in the Premier League.
"We are at the Reebok and we have to make sure we give a big performance. Is this a game we can win, absolutely?" he said. "If we give our maximum then I believe we can go and win.
"We do all the preparation work in pre-season knowing there will be a big start to the season but our priority is on Manchester City who, you have seen in the last week, have supreme quality.
"But that is why we love playing against the best teams, players and managers - and Manchester City affords you that opportunity. They are a team which is really evolving because of what they spent.
"Roberto has put the pieces of the jigsaw together to have a formidable team.
"They will get the ultimate respect but we also know when we are at our very best, regardless of who we are playing, we can win.
"I don't know what they have spent, what is it #300million? In my 18 months in charge I've spent #3million in transfers.
"It might look a bit of a mis-match on Sunday but come the game I can assure you it won't be."
Bolton expect to have new signing Tuncay Sanli available.
The Turkey international, who has joined on a season-long loan from Wolfsburg, has been in Germany sorting out the paperwork on his work permit but it is expected to be processed in time.
Midfielder Ricardo Gardner will have a fitness test on a groin injury.
City go top with win
Carlos Tevez returned to Manchester City colours but Roberto Mancini's side showed they no longer need to rely on the Argentinian for goals with a fluent display in beating Bolton 3-2 to go top of the fledgling Barclays Premier League table.
By the time the wantaway Argentinian came on as a second-half substitute, City had scored three times through first-half goals from David Silva, with a shot Jussi Jaaskelainen should certainly have saved, and Gareth Barry, and another right at the start of the second half from Edin Dzeko.
The only negative for Mancini was that City allowed Bolton to stay in the game, Ivan Klasnic reducing the deficit just after Barry's superb strike and Kevin Davies netting the final goal of the game in the 62nd minute.
The hosts, who like City had won 4-0 on the opening day of the season, kept battling away but there was no doubt the visitors fully deserved the three points to take with them on the short journey home down the M61.
Wanderers were certainly eager to stamp their mark on the game early on but as well as being firm in the tackle they were also troubling City with the speed of their attacks.
Chris Eagles tested Joe Hart with a curling free-kick from 25 yards inside four minutes while Zat Knight shot just past the post after a corner rebounded to him.
City's first incisive attack could have brought the first goal with 15 minutes gone as Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov combined to set up James Milner but Jaaskelainen was out smartly and pulled off a good stop.
Sergio Aguero was given his first start after his stunning showing as a substitute on his debut against Swansea, but he was badly off target as he turned Dzeko's cross over the bar from 10 yards out.
With 25 minutes gone, City did take the lead, although only Jaaskelainen will know how Silva's dipping effort from 20 yards evaded his clutches.
City thought they had scored a second five minutes later when Micah Richards crossed for Aguero to tuck away only for referee Mike Jones to penalise the full-back for a nudge on Martin Petrov.
Mancini's side were certainly bossing things now, though, and Aguero missed another very presentable chance, heading wide from a cross by the impressive Dzeko.
Bolton were struggling to cope and they were two down with eight minutes to go in the first half through a goal of real quality from Barry, who gave Jaaskelainen no chance with a drive into the top corner from 25 yards.
However, Bolton grabbed an unlikely foothold in the game less then two minutes later when a cross from former City winger Petrov was tucked away neatly by Klasnic.
What Bolton needed was a good start to the second half but they got exactly the opposite as Dzeko seized on a flick from Milner before holding off Knight and drilling a shot past Jaaskelainen less than two minutes after the resumption.
It was no less than the Bosnian deserved for his impressive all-round display and City continued to pour forward, with the adventurous Kolarov seeing a shot deflected wide.
However, just when it was beginning to look like a case of how many City would score, Bolton found the net again courtesy of a trademark Davies header from Petrov's free-kick in the 62nd minute.
The one player who was not really impressing for City was Aguero and with 22 minutes to go he was replaced by Tevez, who received a rapturous reception from the visiting fans despite his wish to leave the club.
City threatened again as Silva, who had been at the heart of all their best play, saw a close-range shot brilliantly blocked by Knight while substitute Adam Johnson jinked his way into the Bolton box but pulled his shot just wide of the far post.
Tevez had been very quiet since coming on and it took until injury time for a flash of his talents as he ran purposefully into the box but the eventual shot was weak.
"Who will win the PL title this season - 2013/14?"
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk