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  • Date:05 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,821
  • Tevez (24) Barry (43)
    Lopes (90)
Goal!

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91mins

Shot by Mario Balotelli. Save made by Jonathan Bond. A goal is scored by Marcos Lopes from close in low into the middle of the goal. Man City 3-0 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Mario Balotelli.

90mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Comfortable save by Costel Pantilimon.

88mins

James Milner is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Nathaniel Chalobah crosses the ball in from the free kick, Scott Sinclair manages to make a clearance.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Milner by Piccoli Neuton. The free kick is swung in left-footed by David Silva. The assistant referee signals for offside against Mario Balotelli. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Marcos Lopes coming on for David Silva. Free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Carlos Tevez, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in. Cristian Battocchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Eustace. Cristian Battocchio sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Piccoli Neuton misses to the right of the target.

84mins

Carlos Tevez produces a cross, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

83mins

Scott Sinclair crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Silva on John Eustace. Matej Vydra restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

A cross is delivered by James Milner.

79mins

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry. Mario Balotelli produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Jonathan Bond.

78mins

The ball is crossed by Carlos Tevez, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

77mins

Corner taken by Scott Sinclair from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Marco Cassetti.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Nyron Nosworthy results in a free kick. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Geoffrey Mujangi Bia. Direct free kick taken by Joel Ekstrand.

75mins

The ball is swung over by Marco Cassetti, Troy Deeney produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

75mins

Shot by Carlos Tevez. Save made by Jonathan Bond.

74mins

Scott Sinclair is brought on as a substitute for Francisco Javi Garcia.

72mins

The ball is delivered by Gael Clichy, Effort from 25 yards by Mario Balotelli. Save made by Jonathan Bond. Carlos Tevez is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

70mins

Matej Vydra takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar. Edin Dzeko leaves the field to be replaced by Mario Balotelli.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta, clearance made by Marco Cassetti. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line to the near post.

68mins

Short corner taken by James Milner.

66mins

Shot by Matej Vydra from 25 yards. Joleon Lescott gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Matej Vydra to the near post, clearance made by James Milner.

64mins

Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Geoffrey Mujangi Bia. Direct free kick taken by Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line to the near post, save by Jonathan Bond.

63mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Geoffrey Mujangi Bia coming on for Fernando Forestieri.

63mins

Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball, clearance by Joel Ekstrand.

60mins

Short corner taken by Carlos Tevez from the left by-line. Shot by James Milner. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.

59mins

The ball is crossed by James Milner.

59mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ekstrand on Carlos Tevez. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.

58mins

James Milner produces a cross, clearance by Joel Ekstrand.

57mins

James Milner takes a shot. Piccoli Neuton gets a block in. James Milner decides to take a short corner.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by David Silva. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

55mins

Short corner worked by James Milner.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Costel Pantilimon by Troy Deeney. Troy Deeney shown a yellow card. Costel Pantilimon restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Fernando Forestieri by Vincent Kompany results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fernando Forestieri.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko by Lloyd Doyley. David Silva restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

James Milner sends in a cross, save made by Jonathan Bond.

47mins

Nathaniel Chalobah produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

46mins

Carlos Tevez concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ekstrand. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

46mins

A cross is delivered by Carlos Tevez.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Marco Cassetti, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Carlos Tevez, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

46mins

Daniel Pudil leaves the field to be replaced by Piccoli Neuton.

44mins

The ball is crossed by James Milner, Gareth Barry grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man City 2-0 Watford.Assist by James Milner.

43mins

The ball is crossed by James Milner, blocked by Joel Ekstrand.

40mins

Marco Cassetti delivers the ball, save made by Costel Pantilimon.

39mins

The ball is crossed by David Silva.

37mins

Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball, Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.

36mins

The ball is sent over by James Milner, save by Jonathan Bond.

35mins

Nathaniel Chalobah concedes a free kick for a foul on Edin Dzeko. Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Chalobah.

33mins

Pablo Zabaleta challenges Fernando Forestieri unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fernando Forestieri takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Milner.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta, Joel Ekstrand gets a block in.

29mins

Pablo Zabaleta goes into the book.

29mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by John Eustace. Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Save by Costel Pantilimon.

23mins

Foul by John Eustace on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. The referee shows John Eustace a yellow card. Carlos Tevez grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Watford.

23mins

James Milner produces a cross.

21mins

The ball is sent over by James Milner, clearance by Joel Ekstrand. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Milner. The offside flag is raised against Edin Dzeko. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

20mins

Vincent Kompany produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Matej Vydra by Joleon Lescott results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daniel Pudil, save by Costel Pantilimon.

17mins

The offside flag is raised against James Milner. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

16mins

The ball is swung over by James Milner, Joel Ekstrand manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Bond.

16mins

Gael Clichy crosses the ball.

15mins

Gael Clichy crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah by Francisco Javi Garcia results in a free kick. Francisco Javi Garcia receives a caution. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.

14mins

Gareth Barry is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.

13mins

Centre by Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

12mins

A cross is delivered by Marco Cassetti, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.

12mins

The ball is swung over by Pablo Zabaleta.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ekstrand on Edin Dzeko. David Silva crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Lloyd Doyley.

9mins

The ball is swung over by James Milner.

8mins

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, save by Jonathan Bond.

7mins

Daniel Pudil challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Silva, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by James Milner from the left by-line played to the near post.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the direct free kick.

6mins

The ball is sent over by David Silva.

6mins

James Milner decides to take a short corner.

5mins

James Milner sends in a cross, clearance made by John Eustace. Corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Centre by James Milner, clearance by Daniel Pudil. James Milner takes a short corner.

4mins

Marco Cassetti is penalised for a handball. Gareth Barry takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Shot from a long way out by Nathaniel Chalobah goes wide of the left-hand upright.

3mins

Fernando Forestieri takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.

3mins

Matej Vydra sends in a cross, clearance made by James Milner.

2mins

James Milner crosses the ball, Joel Ekstrand manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Carlos Tevez crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Edin Dzeko from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

Match Preview

NO CUP REST FOR MANCINI'S MEN Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims he cannot afford to rest any players for the visit of Gianfranco Zola's Watford in the FA Cup. The Barclays Premier League champions are without a host of players for the third-round tie against the npower Championship side at the Etihad Stadium. Last season's top scorer Sergio Aguero is out with a hamstring injury while midfield driving force Yaya Toure is now heading for the African Nations Cup with brother Kolo and back-up striker Abdul Razak. Forward Samir Nasri is suspended while defenders Aleksandar Kolarov, Maicon and Micah Richards, and midfielder Jack Rodwell, are on the injury list. There has been speculation over whether Mancini might allow some players to leave this month to allow for potential new arrivals but he insists he cannot let anyone go yet. He said: "To leave - not one player (can) because, for example, we have 16 (players). "We have to put two young players on the bench. We need time to decide this. We have one month to decide this. "The FA Cup is totally different from the Premier League. Probably for Watford it is the most important game in the year and we won't change a lot of players - we don't have the players." The tie brings Mancini up against his fellow Italian and former rival Zola. The pair, both renowned forwards, were regular opponents in Serie A and competitors for a spot in the national side. Zola enjoyed the more internationally celebrated playing career but Mancini has had the greater success in management in stints at first Inter Milan and now City. Zola is now trying to establish himself with the Hornets after his previous two-year spell in charge at West Ham ended with his sacking in 2010. Mancini said: "I respected him as a player when he played and now as a manager. I think he did a good job when he was at West Ham and now with Watford. "He was a fantastic player, his quality was of top level. "He did very well in Italy, and very well in England with Chelsea. "As a manager you need time but he still did very well with West Ham and I think he has a good chance to bring Watford into the first division because he knows football very well." Fitz Hall will miss out for Watford while Manuel Almunia and Almen Abdi are both doubts. Defender Hall sat out of the 4-3 defeat to Charlton on New Year's Day with a hamstring strain and will not have recovered in time for the Etihad Stadium encounter. Goalkeeper Almunia picked up a slight hamstring strain of his own against the Addicks but managed to complete the match and will be monitored. As will midfielder Abi, who also faces a race against time having been forced off just after the hour mark on Tuesday with a pelvic problem. There is positive news for the Hornets in the shape of defender Lloyd Doyley, who is fit again against a calf injury.

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 451Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Watford

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • James Milner
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Gareth Barry
  • David Silva
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Carlos Tevez
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Denis Suarez
  • Karim Rekik
  • Mario Balotelli
  • Marcos Lopes

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