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Milos Ninkovic takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
Corner taken short by Oleg Gusev.
Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Foul by Roman Eremenko on Shaun Wright-Phillips, free kick awarded. Shaun Wright-Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Aparecido Danilo Silva. Milos Ninkovic on for Andriy Shevchenko. Free kick taken by Yevhen Khacheridi.
David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Yevhen Khacheridi.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Artem Milevskiy by Gareth Barry. Direct free kick taken by Ayiila Yussuf.
Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
Unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Goran Popov results in a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.
Ayiila Yussuf gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. Ayiila Yussuf is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Wright-Phillips is brought on as a substitute for Aleksandar Kolarov. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Carlos Tevez on Goran Popov, free kick awarded. Roman Eremenko takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aparecido Danilo Silva by Gareth Barry. Direct free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Carlos Tevez shown a yellow card.
A cross is delivered by Carlos Tevez, Ayiila Yussuf gets a block in.
Oleg Gusev gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Dynamo Kiev 2-0 Man City.Assist by Artem Milevskiy.
David Silva is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Edin Dzeko is caught offside. Olexandr Shovkovskiy takes the free kick.
Aleksandar Kolarov is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Oleg Gusev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Pablo Zabaleta, Shot from inside the six-yard box by David Silva goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Micah Richards on Andriy Yarmolenko, free kick awarded. Oleg Gusev takes the free kick. The ball is delivered by Oleg Gusev, Joe Hart makes a save.
Joleon Lescott takes a shot. Save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov, Artem Milevskiy makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Andriy Yarmolenko results in a free kick. Micah Richards takes the direct free kick.
Artem Milevskiy takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Andriy Shevchenko. Direct free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Save made by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Micah Richards challenges Ayiila Yussuf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ayiila Yussuf takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Andriy Shevchenko results in a free kick. Carlos Tevez is brought on as a substitute for Mario Balotelli. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ayiila Yussuf by Mario Balotelli results in a free kick. Mario Balotelli receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
The ball is sent over by David Silva, Yevhen Khacheridi manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mario Balotelli from the right by-line, clearance made by Ayiila Yussuf.
Effort on goal by Andriy Shevchenko from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Artem Milevskiy has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Effort from the edge of the area by Oleg Gusev goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Andriy Yarmolenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Oleg Gusev.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Ognjen Vukojevic. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from right wing, Ognjen Vukojevic manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by David Silva.
Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Artem Milevskiy, free kick awarded. Aparecido Danilo Silva takes the direct free kick.
Artem Milevskiy challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joleon Lescott takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Andriy Shevchenko. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Short corner taken by Andriy Yarmolenko from the left by-line. Effort on goal by Andriy Shevchenko from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Micah Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayiila Yussuf. Free kick taken by Goran Popov.
Corner from right by-line taken by Mario Balotelli.
Ognjen Vukojevic is penalised for a handball. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line, clearance made by Ognjen Vukojevic.
Foul by Mario Balotelli on Yevhen Khacheridi, free kick awarded. Aparecido Danilo Silva takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Aparecido Danilo Silva. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick. David Silva produces a cross, clearance made by Yevhen Khacheridi.
Foul by Ognjen Vukojevic on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Mario Balotelli from the free kick, Ognjen Vukojevic gets a block in.
A goal is scored by Andriy Shevchenko from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Dynamo Kiev 1-0 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Andriy Yarmolenko.
Oleg Gusev takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.
The offside flag is raised against Andriy Shevchenko. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
Micah Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Artem Milevskiy. Direct free kick taken by Goran Popov.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Goran Popov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Aleksandar Kolarov, save by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Mario Balotelli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oleg Gusev. Oleg Gusev takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aparecido Danilo Silva on Mario Balotelli. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oleg Gusev by Aleksandar Kolarov. Free kick taken by Aparecido Danilo Silva.
The referee blows for offside. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Olexandr Shovkovskiy.
Andriy Shevchenko produces a cross.
Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov, Goran Popov manages to make a clearance.
Shot from outside the box by Andriy Yarmolenko misses to the left of the target.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes the outswinging corner, Effort on goal by Mario Balotelli from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is convinced Edin Dzeko will become one of the top strikers in England.
Dzeko, 24, is feeling his way at Eastlands after arriving in the January transfer window from Wolfsburg for a reported £24million.
The Bosnian's only goals since arriving have come in cup competitions, not the Barclays Premier League.
And he could return to the team on Thursday in the Europa League last-16 first leg meeting with Dynamo Kiev after having to settle for a place on the bench in the victory against Wigan at the weekend.
Mancini opted instead for a partnership of Carlos Tevez and summer signing Mario Balotelli.
The Italian boss is pleased with the attacking options at his disposal and feels it is never easy for a player like Dzeko to make a big impact in mid-season.
He said: "These three strikers can play together sometimes but not always. When they do it's important that they work. As for Edin it is not easy to start with a new team in a new league in January but I believe he will become one of the best strikers in England."
City trained at Carrington rather than in Kiev where temperatures have dipped to below freezing with the remnants of snow littering the city.
Mancini said: "It will be a difficult game but it's only the first half. I hope we can play a good game, score a goal and win if possible. We have good players and a good squad. I don't know what kind of football we can play. The problem is the pitch. It's so hard because it's cold at the moment."
Shaun Wright-Phillips could come into contention after missing two games with a back problem.
Nigel de Jong, who has recovered from an ankle injury, is pushing for his first start in over a month.
James Milner is absent with a hamstring strain while Kolo Toure is banned indefinitely after failing a drugs test.
Dynamo captain Alexander Shovkovsky insists he and his team-mates are aware of their responsibilities against the quality players in the City team.
He said: "I think that each of us understands the degree of responsibility that will rest on those players who will play on a football field.
"The level of individual skill of each player of Manchester City is not in doubt. No wonder this team is in the leading group of the championship race in England."
Daly back with a bang
Jon Daly scored an injury-time winner on his comeback from hernia surgery to secure Dundee United a third Clydesdale Bank Premier League win in little over a week - 2-1 against Hamilton.
Daly slotted home almost two minutes after regulation time had elapsed following a clever pass from David Goodwillie, who had levelled just before the interval.
Flavio Paixao had claimed a richly-deserved opener for a Hamilton side featuring just one natural defender and the bottom club were denied a strong penalty claim in the latter stages of the second half.
The Tayside club are now just two points behind fourth-placed Kilmarnock following wins over Inverness, Aberdeen and luckless Accies, who remain seven points adrift and without a win since October.
United manager Peter Houston admitted he would leave players out with Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final against Motherwell in mind, although he had no choice but to lose Craig Conway after the winger aggravated a thigh injury in Monday's 3-1 win over Aberdeen.
Danny Swanson and Prince Buaben dropped to the bench with Johnny Russell, Andis Shala and David Robertson promoted.
Mark McLaughlin joined Martin Canning on the injured list for Hamilton to leave them short of defenders.
Their central defence comprised David Elebert and Simon Mensing, who made his name as a midfielder, and wingers Dougie Imrie and Jim McAlister started at full-back.
Hamilton's makeshift defence was rarely tested in the opening half hour as they controlled possession with Paixao, Gary McDonald and Ali Crawford all supporting centre-forward Mickael Antoine-Curier.
Accies created the first chance when Paixao headed Imrie's cross into the path of McDonald, who was closed down as he aimed a side-footed effort towards the bottom corner from 15 yards, with Dusan Pernis getting down to hold.
The visitors came closer when Barry Douglas cleared Mensing's header off the line following Crawford's corner.
Hamilton soon took the lead from another corner in the 26th minute. Imrie swung the ball beyond the far post and Mensing headed over Pernis into the goalmouth, where United captain Scott Robertson and Paixao challenged in the air. One of them headed the ball into the roof of the net, with Paixao running away to celebrate.
The Portuguese winger almost doubled the lead when he ran onto Jon Routledge's diagonal ball and fired a bouncing volley just wide from 25 yards.
United got in behind their visitors for the first time when Russell sped away from Mensing, but Imrie read his low cross and flicked the ball to safety as Goodwillie prepared to finish.
The hosts continued to improve and got a break in the 42nd minute when a Douglas corner fell kindly for Goodwillie, who lashed the ball into the roof of the net from six yards.
Paixao, who was wearing a snood despite the International FA Board banning them with immediate effect last week, carved out the first chance of the second half but Antoine-Curier failed to connect properly with a header despite getting away from Timothy van der Meulen.
Mensing headed wide after another deep corner by Imrie before Goodwillie shot over from a tight angle after negotiating his way past three men.
Hamilton club captain Alex Neil, who made a brief but aborted comeback in October, came on for the injured Mark Carrington around the hour mark.
United began to push Hamilton back and brought on Buaben and Swanson in a bid to find some creativity with the former almost proving the difference with a 30-yard snap-shot that Tomas Cerny dived to push over.
Imrie moved from left-back to centre-forward following the introduction of Gavin Skelton but again a United substitute almost had an instant impact as Daly just failed to connect properly with a Douglas corner.
McAlister drove just wide from 20 yards at the other end and United had a huge let-off in the 79th minute when Van der Meulen brought down Imrie.
The Hamilton player looked at least a yard inside the box but referee Willie Collum awarded a free-kick.
Accies almost snatched a late winner when Routledge's first-time effort drifted just over the top corner following Imrie's cutback.
But they were undone when Goodwillie's neat reverse pass freed Daly to slot into the bottom corner from 14 yards.
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