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  • Date:27 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,189
  • Aguero (27) Toure (82)
  • Carroll (90)
Goal!

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94mins

Andy Carroll scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Man City 2-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Guy Demel.

93mins

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, save made by Joe Hart.

91mins

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Effort on goal by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

88mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

87mins

James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Demel. Kolo Toure replaces Samir Nasri.

84mins

Gareth Barry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Demel. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Matthew Taylor.

84mins

Francisco Javi Garcia comes on in place of Carlos Tevez.

83mins

Goal scored by Yaya Toure from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 West Ham.Assist by Samir Nasri.

80mins

Gareth Barry challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Taylor replaces Kevin Nolan. Carlton Cole on for Joey O'Brien. Matthew Taylor takes the free kick. Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Blocked by Pablo Zabaleta. Effort on goal by James Collins from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

77mins

Foul by Joey O'Brien on Pablo Zabaleta, free kick awarded. The referee shows Joey O'Brien a yellow card. Pablo Zabaleta goes into the book. James Milner is brought on as a substitute for David Silva. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

76mins

Pablo Zabaleta fouled by Matthew Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

74mins

Yaya Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. James Collins restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

The offside flag is raised against Carlos Tevez. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

72mins

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Yaya Toure gets a block in. The ball is swung over by Carlos Tevez.

71mins

Jack Collison receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69mins

Joey O'Brien delivers the ball, save by Joe Hart.

67mins

Centre by Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Joey O'Brien gets a block in. Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andy Carroll makes a clearance.

66mins

Jack Collison comes on in place of Ricardo Vaz Te.

65mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line to the near post. Carlos Tevez delivers the ball.

61mins

Shot by Samir Nasri. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

60mins

Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance. Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andy Carroll misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Foul by Gareth Barry on Mohamed Diame, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.

57mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, save made by Joe Hart.

55mins

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.

55mins

Short corner taken by Carlos Tevez.

54mins

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal. Winston Reid gets a block in.

52mins

Shot on goal by Andy Carroll from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

51mins

David Silva decides to take a short corner. A cross is delivered by David Silva, clearance made by Kevin Nolan. Vincent Kompany takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis, Andy Carroll takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary O'Neil.

46mins

Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta. Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, clearance by Sergio Aguero.

45mins

Centre by Kevin Nolan.

40mins

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

38mins

Guy Demel is ruled offside. Gael Clichy restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Vincent Kompany challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Jarvis. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

32mins

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Gael Clichy results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

31mins

Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Barry goes over the bar.

31mins

Sergio Aguero sends in a cross, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot from 20 yards. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save. Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri to the near post, clearance made by Andy Carroll.

28mins

Sergio Aguero scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 West Ham.Samir Nasri provided the assist for the goal.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by David Silva results in a free kick. Mohamed Diame takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Ricardo Vaz Te challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.

25mins

Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Winston Reid.

24mins

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance by Vincent Kompany. Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

23mins

Sergio Aguero is caught offside. Free kick taken by James Collins.

22mins

Sergio Aguero produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box and strikes the post.

21mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

18mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samir Nasri, Andy Carroll makes a clearance. David Silva has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16mins

The ball is delivered by Samir Nasri, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Centre by Samir Nasri, blocked by Guy Demel.

12mins

David Silva fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Jarvis.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Andy Carroll.

9mins

Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball, blocked by Joey O'Brien. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line to the near post, James Collins manages to make a clearance.

7mins

Shot from 25 yards by Carlos Tevez. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

6mins

Unfair challenge on David Silva by Winston Reid results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

5mins

Andy Carroll delivers the ball.

4mins

Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Gareth Barry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Collins.

3mins

Winston Reid challenges David Silva unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

1mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Tevez. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Hamstrung City trio fit to go Manchester City have David Silva, James Milner and Sergio Aguero all available following hamstring problems for the Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham at the Etihad Stadium. Playmaker Silva has missed the past three games while striker Aguero was an unused substitute in last weekend's defeat by Tottenham and winger Milner was forced off at half-time in that game. Midfielder Jack Rodwell has been out for almost two months with his latest hamstring problem but could be available while defenders Maicon and Micah Richards (both knee) are not yet ready for a return to first-team action. Boss Roberto Mancini will focus on ending the season as strongly as possible before turning his thoughts to the summer. The Barclays Premier League title had been slipping away from City for some months but their challenge was officially ended on Monday when Manchester United clinched the trophy with victory over Aston Villa. City still have five matches to play as well as the FA Cup final in two weeks' time, where they will be strong favourites to beat Wigan. Mancini said: "I think that maybe we made some mistakes. We did everything to win this title but they did better than us. "I don't think the gap is correct but we have five games, we have time to recover six or seven points. This is possible but in the end it doesn't change anything because they deserve this. "I think also when you win you can make some mistakes. Every day we can make a mistake. It is important you understand where we made this mistake. "In this moment, it is important to finish well this season and then we have three, four months to improve our team." With West Ham safe in mid-table, there is little at stake, but Mancini is expecting a tough battle, particularly with Hammers striker Andy Carroll in good form. The Italian said: "I think West Ham have had a good season, they've done very well. They showed this against United two weeks ago. It will be difficult, they are a physical team. Carroll is a strong striker." West Ham are without defensive pair James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee). Midfielder Mark Noble could begin his first game since February after making two successive appearances from the substitutes' bench. Midfielder Joe Cole, who also came off the bench against Wigan last weekend following his recovery from a hamstring problem, may make his first start since March 2. Only an incorrectly chalked off goal by Kevin Nolan prevented the Hammers from taking all three points in the reverse fixture in November, which ended 0-0. Back then City were the only unbeaten side in the top-flight, but a couple of bad runs - one in December and the other in February - saw the club's title challenge fade. Manchester United took City's crown away from them on Monday night when they beat Aston Villa 3-0, just 24 hours after Mancini's side had collapsed to defeat at Tottenham. Reid acknowledges that the draw at Upton Park will give his team confidence, but he admits City will be looking to prove a few critics - specifically those from across Manchester - that they are still a major force. "We know that facing them on their own ground is going to be extra tough because as the former champions they will still want to finish the season well and grab that second place," said the New Zealand defender, who recently returned to action following a thigh injury. "Even though they haven't got the title back they have an FA Cup final to go for and they will want to finish well. "We were unlucky not to beat them back at Upton Park earlier in the season - our captain Kevin [Nolan] had a goal which was deemed offside and it ended up being a 0-0 draw."

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • Yaya Toure
  • Gareth Barry
  • David Silva
  • Samir Nasri
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Sergio Aguero
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Kolo Toure
  • Matija Nastasic

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Match Report

Man City 2-1 West Ham: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.


City edge past Hammers

Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure lifted the post-title gloom for Manchester City with a couple of outstanding goals to defeat West Ham 2-1.

Last season's elation at Eastlands has been replaced by the grim realisation that the red enemy from down the road are back in their familiar position of champions.

Manager Roberto Mancini has already demanded that the summer transfer business should not drag on like last year.

But the City chief clearly has plenty of quality at his disposal already, and the delightful efforts Aguero and Toure contribution to the entertainment underlined the fact they remain a force.

There was an unexpected post-script to the day though, with Joe Hart's mistake allowing Andy Carroll to net an injury-time consolation amid fears the England keeper had suffered an injury himself.

Mancini implored his players not to feel sorry for themselves in his programme notes, the loss of their title five games before the end of the season has to be a source of regret.

For the last month now, the Blues have been the best side in the Premier League.

Yet their dominance has come far too late.

Few teams are capable of the move that brought Aguero their opener.

Yaya Toure first exchanged passes with Samir Nasri before the France midfielder played a sublime one-two with David Silva inside the Hammers box.

Nasri crossed low to the near post, where Aguero turned home his 15th goal of the season.

It was brilliant stuff, if simple in its execution.

But where was this form at Southampton, Sunderland, QPR or any of the other random venues where the Blues have inexplicably dropped precious points?

They nearly made it two almost immediately as Jussi Jaaskelainen failed to hold Nasri's 20-yard strike and Pablo Zabaleta closed in.

The Argentina star seems certain to be named in the PFA Premier League team of the year tomorrow and must have thought he was going to make the occasion with a goal.

Jaaskelainen redeemed himself though, turning away Zabaleta's shot from point blank range.

Other than that, the first-half was a fairly lacklustre affair.

Applause for Marc-Vivien Foe, a respected figure at both clubs, who died 10 years ago, punctuated long periods of near silence.

Returning after three matches out with a hamstring injury, Silva did his best to prompt City into life, setting Aguero up with a chance he would normally have buried but instead scuffed into the ground and onto a post.

For their part, West Ham played like a side whose return to the top flight has been consolidated by a secure mid-table finish.

It did not prevent Sam Allardyce blowing his top at the fourth official though when referee Howard Webb opted not to allow the Hammers to re-take a free-kick he appeared to be preventing but the visitors took anyway, only for Matt Jarvis to be immediately flagged offside.

Allardyce could have done with his players showing similar passion and though they did return with a sense of purpose, it was City who nearly extended their lead at the start of the second period as Carlos Tevez's shot was blocked by Winston Reid.

The opportunity have been provided by a superb piece of skill from Nasri, who like so many in blue, failed to reach the heights on a consistent basis this season.

Silva is another, Aguero also.

Yet the Argentina forward set up compatriot Carlos Tevez with an astute cut-back, only for Joey O'Brien's last-ditch tackle to deny the hosts.

Tevez turned provider for Nasri shortly afterwards, but with the goal gaping the man who left Arsenal two years ago and won a title at the first time of asking attempted to prod home with his right foot and missed the ball altogether.

On the touchline, Mancini's face was a picture as he slumped into his seat.

Frustration turned to elation 10 minutes from time as Toure provided another moment of magic, creating space for himself on the edge of the area before smacking a clinical effort into the top corner.

In its own way, it was as wonderful as City's opener.

And City nearly added further gloss to their day when Aguero was inches away after turning home the loose ball after Jaaskelainen had parried Zabaleta's shot.

The last action involved Hart though, who had gone down with an injury a couple of minutes earlier and still seemed to be bothered by it as he inexplicably allowed Carroll's shot to roll through his legs.

Form Guide

    WLWWWL
  • Man City
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • LWDDDW

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 03/11/2012
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 01/05/2011
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 3
  • Man City
  • 11/12/2010
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 09/05/2010
  • Man City
  • 3 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 28/09/2009
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 01/03/2009

Top Scorers

Man City

  • E Dzeko 12
  • CA Tevez 9
  • SL Aguero 8
  • Y Toure 6
  • J Milner 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • PJ Zabaleta 2
  • S Nasri 2
  • FF Javi Garcia 2
  • G Barry 1
  • J Lescott 1
  • V Kompany 1
  • A Kolarov 1

West Ham

  • K Nolan 7
  • A Carroll 5
  • M Diame 3
  • J Cole 2
  • C Cole 2
  • R Vaz Te 2
  • M Jarvis 2
  • J O'Brien 2
  • M Maiga 2
  • J Collison 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G O'Neil 1
  • M Noble 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 59
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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