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  • Date:22 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,007
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93:32 +3.32

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff.

92:02 +2.02

Centre by Sergio Aguero, Gareth Barry finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Man City 1-0 Reading.Assist by David Silva.

91:01 +1.01

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Sergio Aguero goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:18 +0.18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Joe Hart. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

88:38

Header from close in by David Silva misses to the right of the goal.

87:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Pearce by Pablo Zabaleta. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

85:32

Nicky Shorey on for Ian Harte.

84:56

Scott Sinclair has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

83:30

James Milner on for Karim Rekik.

82:02

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Alex Pearce has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

80:35

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in. Corner taken by Scott Sinclair, clearance by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

77:38

Centre by Pablo Zabaleta.

74:43

Pavel Pogrebnyak takes a shot. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

73:47

Scott Sinclair on for Carlos Tevez.

72:03

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Carlos Tevez.

71:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by David Silva.

69:30

Jobi McAnuff fouled by Yaya Toure, the ref awards a free kick. Yaya Toure receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Danny Guthrie replaces Jem Karacan. Jobi McAnuff restarts play with the free kick. Unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.

68:24

Sergio Aguero challenges Adrian Mariappa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

66:58

Foul by Jimmy Kebe on Karim Rekik, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

66:31

Short corner taken by David Silva.

65:45

Unfair challenge on Karim Rekik by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Mikele Leigertwood is booked. Direct free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

64:46

Carlos Tevez takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Edin Dzeko produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

63:47

Pablo Zabaleta produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.

62:52

The ball is delivered by Yaya Toure.

59:04

Sergio Aguero challenges Jimmy Kebe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

57:40

The ball is swung over by Yaya Toure. Edin Dzeko comes on in place of Francisco Javi Garcia.

56:22

David Silva produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.

55:05

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, save by Joe Hart.

53:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Francisco Javi Garcia. Free kick taken by Francisco Javi Garcia.

52:47

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Shot from close range by Alex Pearce misses to the right of the goal.

49:55

Francisco Javi Garcia fouled by Jem Karacan, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Tevez crosses the ball in from the free kick, Adam Federici makes a save.

48:58

Chris Gunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Francisco Javi Garcia.

47:57

Kolo Toure takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa. Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:06

Alex Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

45:45 +0.45

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Silva, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

45:29

The ball is crossed by Jem Karacan, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

41:16

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Jem Karacan gets a block in. Carlos Tevez decides to take the corner short. Effort on goal by Matija Nastasic from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

37:09

The offside flag is raised against Chris Gunter. Karim Rekik takes the direct free kick.

35:01

Yaya Toure challenges Mikele Leigertwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay Tabb takes the direct free kick.

34:25

Gareth Barry takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

33:39

Jimmy Kebe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Karim Rekik. Karim Rekik takes the direct free kick.

33:12

Karim Rekik challenges Chris Gunter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

31:30

Shot by Jem Karacan from outside the box goes over the net.

26:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Gunter on Carlos Tevez. Chris Gunter is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

26:22

Jem Karacan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

25:24

Mikele Leigertwood challenges David Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

21:41

Pavel Pogrebnyak concedes a free kick for a foul on Francisco Javi Garcia. Carlos Tevez crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

19:47

Jem Karacan fouled by Sergio Aguero, the ref awards a free kick. Sergio Aguero receives a caution. Direct free kick taken by Adam Federici.

17:12

David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.

15:14

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici. Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in. David Silva takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line. Francisco Javi Garcia takes a shot. Ian Harte gets a block in. Corner taken by Carlos Tevez, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

13:55

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adrian Mariappa misses to the left of the goal.

12:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matija Nastasic on Jimmy Kebe. Ian Harte delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

12:16

Carlos Tevez takes the inswinging corner, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.

11:57

David Silva takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

10:07

The ball is swung over by Sergio Aguero, Jimmy Kebe makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the left by-line to the near post, Matija Nastasic takes a shot. Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Clearance by Pavel Pogrebnyak. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

8:45

David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

7:31

Jobi McAnuff produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

6:45

Unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Francisco Javi Garcia results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

4:47

The referee gives a free kick against Carlos Tevez for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

2:21

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva to the near post, Pavel Pogrebnyak makes a clearance.

1:25

Adrian Mariappa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez. Adrian Mariappa booked for unsporting behaviour. Kolo Toure takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Virus sidelines Balotelli Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will miss the champions' Barclays Premier League clash with Reading this weekend after suffering from a virus. Captain and defender Vincent Kompany (groin) is hoping to prove his fitness while midfielders James Milner (hamstring) and Gareth Barry (suspension) return. Forward Samir Nasri (hamstring) will miss the game and the Boxing Day trip to Sunderland while defender Aleksandar Kolarov (knee) is also out this weekend. City take on the bottom sidem hoping to follow up last weekend's impressive 3-1 win at Newcastle. Reading have won just one of their opening 17 games and face a tough battle to avoid relegation but Mancini is not complacent. He said: "We're playing against a team like Reading with only nine points and people say they will be relegated, but it will be a difficult game. "I watched them against Everton - when they beat Everton - and against United when they lost 4-3. "Up front they are very strong. Maybe they concede goals but we need to play like against Newcastle if we want to win the game." The victory at Newcastle was a strong response by City after having their unbeaten record ended by rivals Manchester United the previous week. Mancini, whose side still trail United by six points at the top of the table, said: "It was important because it was a tough game. "Newcastle is usually difficult. After our performance against United I was sure we would play a good game against Newcastle. "I didn't know if we could win or not but I think we played very well." City hope captain Vincent Kompany can prove his fitness after a groin injury to return while midfielder James Milner is also available after a hamstring problem. Reading striker Jason Roberts will miss out with a hip problem. Jem Karacan (knee), Jimmy Kebe (groin) and Danny Guthrie (thigh) should be available, but Sean Morrison (ankle) is still sidelined. Alex McCarthy is out long-term after undergoing shoulder surgery. Boss Brian McDermott is fearing the worst but is not giving up hope of causing a shock. He said: "We know what we're coming up against but anything is possible in football. "We're going to the champions and I'm looking forward to the occasion. "I want our players to perform to the best of their ability and give ourselves every opportunity."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4411Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Kolo Toure
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Karim Rekik
  • Gareth Barry
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Yaya Toure
  • David Silva
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Carlos Tevez
  • SUBS
  • Richard Wright
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Joleon Lescott
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Abdul Razak

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWDLW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Reading
  • LLLLLL

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 08/03/2008
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Reading
  • 24/11/2007
  • Man City
  • 0 - 2
  • Reading
  • 03/02/2007
  • Reading
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/09/2006

Top Scorers

Man City

  • E Dzeko 6
  • CA Tevez 5
  • SL Aguero 5
  • Y Toure 4
  • J Milner 2
  • FF Javi Garcia 2
  • J Lescott 1
  • PJ Zabaleta 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • A Kolarov 1
  • M Balotelli 1

Reading

  • A Le Fondre 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • N Hunt 2
  • JB Kebe 2
  • S Morrison 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • K Gorkss 1
  • D Guthrie 1
  • G McCleary 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 48
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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