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  • Date:14 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:85,621
  • Ba (65)
  • Nasri (34) Aguero (46)

Live Commentary

92:48 +2.48

Long range shot by Eden Hazard goes wide right of the goal.

91:25 +1.25

Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Sergio Aguero results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Eden Hazard, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.


Samir Nasri goes off and Joleon Lescott comes on.


Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.


Sergio Aguero challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Juan Mata.


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


Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Eden Hazard. Booking for Vincent Kompany. Strike on goal comes in from David Luiz from the free kick.


Effort from 25 yards by Fernando Torres. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.


Francisco Javi Garcia comes on in place of Carlos Tevez.


Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon.


Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by David Luiz results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.


Fernando Torres on for Mikel. Demba Ba finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-2 Man City.The assist for the goal came from David Luiz.


Eden Hazard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.


Shot by Vincent Kompany from a long way out goes over the net.


Emboaba Oscar decides to take the corner short. Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on David Luiz, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Juan Mata, comfortable save by Costel Pantilimon.


Nascimento Ramires is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.


Long range effort by Nascimento Ramires goes wide right of the target.


Sergio Aguero scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Chelsea 0-2 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Barry.

46:22 +1.22

Close range shot by Vincent Kompany goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Foul by Nascimento Ramires on James Milner, free kick awarded. Nascimento Ramires goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.


Yaya Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel. Booking for Yaya Toure. Mikel restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Gael Clichy results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Juan Mata, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Carlos Tevez. Samir Nasri takes the free kick.


The ball is crossed by Emboaba Oscar.


Shot by James Milner. Save by Petr Cech.


Effort from the edge of the area by Juan Mata goes wide of the right-hand post.


Samir Nasri grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-1 Man City.Assist by Sergio Aguero.


Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Yaya Toure results in a free kick. Gareth Barry booked. Mikel takes the direct free kick.


Foul by Vincent Kompany on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Juan Mata delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance. Eden Hazard takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.


Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Blocked by Ryan Bertrand.


Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.


Pablo Zabaleta challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.


David Luiz challenges Sergio Aguero unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yaya Toure.


James Milner takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Demba Ba makes a clearance.


The referee blows for offside against Demba Ba. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Sergio Aguero on Emboaba Oscar, free kick awarded. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by Mikel on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, Ryan Bertrand manages to make a clearance. Yaya Toure takes a shot. Blocked by Sergio Aguero. Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, David Luiz makes a clearance.


Sergio Aguero produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.


Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Gareth Barry takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Mancini looks for more silverware Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is determined to get his hands on the FA Cup again to feed his hunger for trophies. Mancini has been a serial winner throughout his managerial career in Italy and England, claiming nine major cups or league titles. The most recent of them was last season's Barclays Premier League title, an achievement which complemented the three Serie A crowns he won in charge of Inter Milan. In knockout competitions he won the Coppa Italia four times with Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter before claiming the FA Cup as City boss two years ago. With this season's league title seemingly out of reach, it is the cup that again represents his best chance of winning more silverware, although there is a tough semi-final against Chelsea to negotiate this weekend. Mancini said: "I like to win the FA Cup or Premier League - it is important to win. "In England the FA Cup is an important trophy. We have this chance. "I don't think it will be easy because Sunday we have a difficult game, and then after the final, but it will be important. "Every game against Chelsea is difficult. They are a good team in their best moment this season, doing very well and I am happy for (Rafael) Benitez because he is a good manager." It is a fourth visit to the national stadium for City in just over two years after the semi-final and final of 2011 and the Community Shield match of the same year. Mancini said: "I think to play at Wembley is fantastic. To play a game there for the FA Cup or Community Shield, with all the supporters there it is a magic moment. "Wembley is a temple of football. If you play for the FA Cup or for another competition it is always a good game." City have had the edge over Chelsea in this season's contests, drawing at Stamford Bridge and winning at the Etihad Stadium. They were also victorious when they met in this season's Community Shield at Villa Park. Mancini intends to give playmaker David Silva until the morning of the match to prove his fitness after suffering a hamstring injury in the latter stages of Monday's win at Manchester United. Striker Sergio Aguero will also be assessed as his return from a knee injury is carefully managed. City are yet to concede in the competition after victories over Watford, Stoke, Leeds and Barnsley in previous rounds, in which they have scored a combined 13 goals. Chelsea's interim boss Rafael Benitez believes he knows how to beat Manchester City. The Spaniard has studied how his side played against City at Eastlands in February when they lost 2-0 in a match in which Frank Lampard missed a penalty. Benitez will rotate his squad to bring in fresh legs from the side which progressed to the Europa League semi-finals in midweek and insists he knows the key to reaching what would be his first FA Cup final at Wembley after winning the trophy at the Millennium Stadium with Liverpool in 2006. Benitez, whose side lie in third place in the Barclays Premier League, seven points behind second-placed City, said: "They're a good team, in a good position in the table and did well against Manchester United the other day. "We know it'll be difficult, but it's a semi-final in a massive competition. "We know what we did wrong against them in the league and we'll make sure we don't make the same mistakes. "They're a good team, a strong squad. They have a manager with experience and they have confidence at the moment. We know we'll have to do our best if we want to progress." Striker Demba Ba, recovered from an ankle injury, is likely to come in and defender Ryan Bertrand is also fit again after illness. Ashley Cole (hamstring) and Gary Cahill (knee), however, remain unavailable. Benitez said: "We've tried to manage our squad and we have players with some fresh legs. Hopefully we will be fine. We have too many games and we have to use the squad. Everyone has to be on their toes but they are doing really well."

Formation:433Manager: Rafael Benitez


Formation: 442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Petr Cech
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • David Luiz
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nascimento Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Eden Hazard
  • Juan Mata
  • Demba Ba
  • Emboaba Oscar
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Frank Lampard
  • Fernando Torres
  • Victor Moses
  • John Terry
  • Yossi Benayoun
  • Nathan Ake



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