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  • Date:02 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,066
  • Bradley Johnson - og (15) Bradley Johnson - og (15)
    Silva (19) Nastasic (24)
    Negredo (35) Toure (59)
    Dzeko (85)
Goal!

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The match has reached full-time.

91:50 +1.50

Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

91:13 +1.13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by James Milner.

89:56

Shot by Pablo Zabaleta went over the bar.

88:51

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure.

88:31

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

86:48

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal. Blocked by Michael Turner.

86:45

Edin Dzeko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.

85:14

Edin Dzeko slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 7-0 Norwich.Gonzalez Jesus Navas provided the assist for the goal.

82:51

Shot comes in from Yaya Toure from the free kick. Blocked by Michael Turner.

81:08

Sergio Aguero fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick.

80:06

Shot by Gonzalez Jesus Navas. A parry by John Ruddy prevents the goal.

78:03

Corner taken by James Milner.

74:19

Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Clichy.

72:48

Gonzalez Jesus Navas on for David Silva.

70:46

David Silva delivers the ball.

70:17

James Milner on for Samir Nasri.

69:40

Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.

66:38

Pablo Zabaleta takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Josh Murphy.

65:36

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal. Blocked by Martin Olsson.

65:32

Samir Nasri sends in a cross.

63:35

Unfair challenge on David Silva by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick.

63:02

Sergio Aguero takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

61:27

Josh Murphy takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

59:50

Yaya Toure hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Man City 5-0 Norwich.

58:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Bradley Johnson.

58:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Yaya Toure.

57:37

Short corner taken by David Silva.

57:21

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta.

57:11

Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line.

54:23

Shot by Sergio Aguero missed to the right of the net.

52:50

Free kick taken by Martin Olsson.

52:23

Edin Dzeko challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

51:36

Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.

51:21

Russell Martin makes a clearance.

49:45

Sergio Aguero takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Michael Turner gets a block in.

49:40

Short corner worked by Samir Nasri.

49:11

Pablo Zabaleta sends in a cross.

46:38

Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:53

Unfair challenge on Josh Murphy by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick.

45:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Howson on David Silva.

45:10

Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.

The second half kicks off.

45:01

Josh Murphy on for Steven Whittaker.

45:01

Johan Elmander joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Hooper.

45:01

Alvaro Negredo goes off and Edin Dzeko comes on.

44:58

A cross is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.

44:29

Clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

41:08

Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Luis Fernandinho gets a block in.

40:31

Yaya Toure takes a shot. John Ruddy safely holds on.

40:28

The ball is sent over by Alvaro Negredo.

38:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Anthony Pilkington.

37:31

Shot by Anthony Pilkington. Fine finger tip save by Costel Pantilimon.

35:28

Alvaro Negredo grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 4-0 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Sergio Aguero.

35:07

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

34:28

The ball is swung over by Samir Nasri.

33:39

Free kick taken by Matija Nastasic.

33:21

Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Clichy.

32:19

David Silva takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Bradley Johnson.

29:06

Clearance by Gael Clichy.

26:44

Clearance by John Ruddy.

24:07

Matija Nastasic scores a headed goal. Man City 3-0 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Samir Nasri.

24:05

Corner taken by Samir Nasri.

20:46

Matija Nastasic makes a clearance.

19:40

David Silva slots the ball left footed into the goal. Man City 2-0 Norwich.Sergio Aguero provided the assist for the goal.

17:10

Gael Clichy challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

15:17

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

14:44

Clearance made by Gael Clichy.

12:49

Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.

10:14

Martin Demichelis takes the free kick.

10:09

Anthony Pilkington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta.

9:56

Gael Clichy makes a clearance.

9:09

Clearance made by Gael Clichy.

8:27

Martin Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

8:13

Pablo Zabaleta challenges Anthony Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick.

7:39

Gael Clichy sends in a cross.

6:11

The ball is swung over by David Silva.

4:31

Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

4:29

Jonathan Howson takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

1:19

Corner taken by Samir Nasri.

0:50

Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Pellegrini coy on Hart involvement Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has kept his cards firmly to his chest with regard to under-fire goalkeeper Joe Hart's chances of playing in Saturday's Barclays Premier League home clash with Norwich. England number one Hart's error which led to Chelsea's winner in City's 2-1 league defeat at Stamford Bridge last Sunday was the latest in a series of high-profile blunders made by the 26-year-old for club and country. He was replaced for Wednesday's Capital One Cup fourth-round tie at Newcastle by Romania stopper Costel Pantilimon, who has become City's regular goalkeeper for domestic cup competitions since joining them in the summer of 2011 and was fairly impressive in a 2-0 extra-time win. If Pellegrini opts to stick with that selection for the Norwich contest, it will be Pantilimon's first Premier League appearance. Various commentators have had their say on Hart's form and the manager must decide whether dropping him in the league will protect him from the limelight or further knock his confidence, but Pellegrini was giving little away on the matter at his pre-match press conference on Friday. Asked if Hart would be returning to the team for the Norwich game, the Chilean said: "Tomorrow you will know the answer." Then asked whether it was a difficult decision, he said: "It is a decision I have to take every week with 22 players." Pellegrini would not be drawn on how Hart had reacted to the decision to drop him for the Newcastle fixture. "You must ask Joe - I can't answer for him how disappointed he was," Pellegrini said. "All of you and the players and me all saw what happened. But he is a football player and every week he is under the same pressure." He added: "I am always very careful with all the players, not only Joe." What is certain about City's team for the Norwich contest is that it will not feature Stevan Jovetic (calf), Javi Garcia (unspecified) - who both picked up injuries in the Newcastle game - or Vincent Kompany. City skipper Kompany has missed the last four matches due to a thigh problem, and regarding the Belgium defender, Pellegrini said: "Vincent is progressing but I think it will be after the international break maybe that he will be fit - before that I think is difficult. "He is a very important player but I think we have a strong squad just for this case. Other players can play. "We played the last five matches (Kompany's last appearance was when he came off in the first half of the victory over Everton on October 5), won four and lost just one against Chelsea, and I think we deserved more. "So he is always an important player, but I think we can play also without him." Club captain Russell Martin has called on Norwich's senior players to stand up and be counted at the Etihad. The Canaries head north on the back of a 3-0 drubbing by Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Capital One Cup. It was a third defeat in the last four for Chris Hughton's side, who could only draw 0-0 at home to Cardiff last weekend which saw them stay in the bottom three. Norwich have spent more than B#20million over the summer to avoid being embroiled in another dogfight for survival. Club record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel, though, will miss Saturday's match because of a foot injury while England under-21 winger Nathan Redmond will be assessed on a hip problem. Martin, 27, is one of the few players left at the Norfolk club who helped them climb up from League One under Paul Lambert. The former Wycombe and Peterborough man, signed in January 2010, believes there is enough about the current group to pull clear of danger once again. "We have set high standards in the past four years. The team spirit is still very much there and it is a humble group," Martin told a press conference. "At present the results are not quite going for us, but within that group the senior players need to make their voices heard. "We have to make sure we have that strong identity that, in my opinion, has meant no team has worked harder than us in the past when we go out on the pitch. "That is what we need to get back to and if we do, we have more than enough quality to improve on last year." Norwich will be without Alex Tettey for a few weeks after the midfielder damaged knee ligaments while Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass is doubtful for Saturday after suffering concussion at Old Trafford. ends

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Gael Clichy
  • Samir Nasri
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Yaya Toure
  • David Silva
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Micah Richards
  • Joleon Lescott
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWLWWL
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LLWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 3
  • Norwich
  • 19/05/2013
  • Norwich
  • 3 - 4
  • Man City
  • 29/12/2012
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 6
  • Man City
  • 14/04/2012
  • Man City
  • 5 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 03/12/2011
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 3
  • Man City
  • 28/02/2005
  • Man City
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 01/11/2004

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 7
  • Y Toure 4
  • AS Negredo 3
  • E Dzeko 2
  • S Nasri 2
  • DJ Silva 2

Norwich

  • J Howson 2
  • S Whittaker 1
  • A Pilkington 1
  • R van Wolfswinkel 1
  • N Redmond 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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