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  • Date:15 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:20:10
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:34,000
  • Negredo (45) Negredo (46)
    Negredo (46) Dzeko (66)
    Dzeko (66) Aguero (72)
    Dzeko (78)
Goal!

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92mins

The referee ends the match.

91mins

Jason Lowe takes the free kick.

91mins

Foul by Gael Clichy on Connor Mahoney, free kick awarded.

91mins

Short corner taken by Ben Marshall from the right by-line.

90mins

Connor Mahoney sends in a cross.

89mins

Connor Mahoney comes on in place of Lee Williamson.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Hanley on Sergio Aguero.

84mins

Lee Williamson manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Aleksandar Kolarov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick which goes right of the net.

81mins

Foul by Lee Williamson on Sergio Aguero, free kick awarded.

79mins

Edin Dzeko slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man City 5-0 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

79mins

Ben Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Clichy on Ben Marshall.

77mins

Emyr Huws comes on in place of Micah Richards.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Tommy Spurr.

76mins

Clearance by Micah Richards.

74mins

Clearance by Matija Nastasic.

73mins

Sergio Aguero scores with their left foot. Man City 4-0 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from Edin Dzeko.

73mins

The ball is delivered by Gael Clichy.

72mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Sergio Aguero coming on for Alvaro Negredo.

72mins

Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Lee Williamson results in a free kick.

71mins

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

69mins

Clearance made by Alvaro Negredo.

69mins

Matthew Kilgallon has a headed effort at goal. Blocked by Micah Richards.

66mins

Jason Lowe takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

65mins

Aleksandar Kolarov shown a yellow card.

64mins

Joshua King has an effort at goal. Costel Pantilimon parries the ball but the danger is not over.

63mins

Shot by Joshua King missed to the right of the target.

63mins

The referee shows James Milner a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

62mins

James Milner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Cairney.

61mins

Clearance by Joleon Lescott.

59mins

(Blackburn) makes a substitution, with Joshua King coming on for DJ Campbell.

58mins

Ben Marshall sends in a cross.

57mins

Corner taken by Tom Cairney from the left by-line.

56mins

Clearance made by Adam Henley.

56mins

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

54mins

Clearance made by Tommy Spurr.

50mins

Tom Cairney fouled by Gael Clichy, the ref awards a free kick.

49mins

Shot by Ben Marshall went wide right of the post.

47mins

Alvaro Negredo scores with their left foot. Man City 2-0 Blackburn.Assist on the goal came from Aleksandar Kolarov.

46mins

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

46mins

Centre by Micah Richards.

46mins

The referee gets the second half started.

46mins

The ref blows to end the first period.

46mins

Alvaro Negredo scores with a header. Man City 1-0 Blackburn.Assist by Luis Fernandinho.

46mins

Paul Robinson goes off and Simon Eastwood comes on.

46mins

Aleksandar Kolarov comes on in place of Luis Fernandinho.

45mins

Free kick crossed by Ben Marshall.

45mins

Francisco Javi Garcia challenges Tom Cairney unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

43mins

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

42mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Tom Cairney.

40mins

Shot by Chris Taylor went wide right of the post.

38mins

Centre by James Milner.

35mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Taylor.

34mins

Edin Dzeko produces a cross.

34mins

Clearance made by Ben Marshall.

34mins

Jason Lowe manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Adam Henley challenges James Milner unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32mins

Edin Dzeko takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matija Nastasic on Lee Williamson.

31mins

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

30mins

Clearance by Tommy Spurr.

28mins

Ben Marshall crosses the ball.

27mins

Shot by Edin Dzeko went wide right of the post.

26mins

DJ Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Fernandinho.

25mins

Clearance by Lee Williamson.

24mins

James Milner crosses the ball.

23mins

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ben Marshall. Costel Pantilimon catches the ball.

22mins

Matija Nastasic concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cairney.

22mins

Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

21mins

The ball is sent over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

18mins

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

17mins

Ben Marshall takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

16mins

Micah Richards makes a clearance.

16mins

Tom Cairney takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.

16mins

Clearance by Joleon Lescott.

14mins

James Milner delivers the ball.

13mins

Clearance made by Adam Henley.

10mins

Shot by Edin Dzeko cleared the crossbar.

6mins

Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Francisco Javi Garcia concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Taylor.

2mins

A cross is delivered by James Milner.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Aguero boost for City Sergio Aguero could be back in Manchester City's attack as Blackburn visit the Etihad Stadium for their FA Cup third-round replay this week. The prolific Argentinian striker, who has scored 19 goals this season, has missed City's last eight games with a calf injury. His return is ahead of the initial prognosis, when it was thought his comeback could be uncomfortably close to next month's Champions League clash against Barcelona. It is also timely with playmaker Samir Nasri facing up to eight weeks on the sidelines with knee ligament damage. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "Sergio is working with normality with the whole squad and he is on the squad list for tomorrow. "He is a very important player for us. It doesn't matter if we are scoring a lot of goals, Sergio will always be a very important player and we are happy he is coming back." Aguero's return is also welcome as the fixtures mount. The replay against Blackburn is an unwanted complication as City continue to pursue success in four competitions. Pellegrini said: "It is very important because we have not only important games, but a lot of games, and all of them are important for us. "We are the only team in all four competitions and we want to continue." Pellegrini's attention now turns to overcoming Championship Blackburn, who caused City problems when they met at Ewood Park earlier this month. Alvaro Negredo put City ahead but Rovers deservedly claimed a draw after a Scott Dann equaliser. Pellegrini said: "They didn't surprise me, I think they played a very good match at home. "I am absolutely sure that we must play a very good match if we want to win because they are very motivated. "They are a very strong team, they know exactly the way they want to play. "They are strong in defending, for counter-attacks, for different set-pieces and trying to score a goal. It will be very close." Gary Bowyer believes his Blackburn team will relish the role of the underdog. Only European champions Bayern Munich have avoided defeat in the 15 games City have hosted this season and sides such as Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have been handed severe beatings with Pellegrini's men netting 59 goals en route. Those statistics give an indication of the gargantuan task facing Rovers, who held City to a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park to set up the replay in Manchester. However, Bowyer's side have lost just one of their previous eight games and the Blackburn boss insists they make the trip in a buoyant mood as they try to halt the juggernaut that is City at the Etihad. "Everyone's excited and relishing the challenge of going to a fantastic stadium to play a fantastic team," said Bowyer. "We've got everything to gain; no one outside of our dressing room gives us a prayer and they are situations we quite like. We learn more about our players and they're really going to be tested on Wednesday. The players are excited about the opportunity to play against them again. "No one gave us a chance last time we played them - and we managed to get a draw - and likewise this time. They are formidable at home but we'll be telling our players to go and have a good go at it and enjoy it and express themselves. We'll see how far they've come."

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Gary Bowyer

Blackburn

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Micah Richards
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • James Milner
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Edin Dzeko
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Emyr Huws
  • Marcos Lopes

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