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  • Date:04 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City of Manchester Stadium
Goal!

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93mins

Mario Balotelli fouled by Gary Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

91mins

Gary Cahill challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mario Balotelli fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

90mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with James Milner coming on for Carlos Tevez.

89mins

Zat Knight receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Zat Knight concedes a free kick for a foul on Mario Balotelli. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

86mins

Foul by Samuel Ricketts on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Micah Richards on for David Silva. Foul by Mark Davies on Mario Balotelli, free kick awarded. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Chung-Yong Lee leaves the field to be replaced by Rodrigo Moreno.

79mins

The referee red cards Aleksandar Kolarov for second bookable offence. Aleksandar Kolarov challenges Samuel Ricketts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.

77mins

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Ivan Klasnic coming on for Johan Elmander. Aleksandar Kolarov has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

75mins

Aleksandar Kolarov receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Aleksandar Kolarov challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Matthew Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

72mins

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth Barry. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor, Zat Knight takes a shot.

72mins

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Gareth Barry gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor,

71mins

Foul by Joleon Lescott on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

71mins

Kevin Davies fouled by Joleon Lescott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Ricketts.

70mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in. Mario Balotelli decides to take a short corner, Aleksandar Kolarov produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mario Balotelli.

66mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. David Silva decides to take a short corner.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zat Knight on Mario Balotelli. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabrice Muamba on Mario Balotelli. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, save by Joe Hart.

63mins

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Matthew Taylor coming on for Martin Petrov.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

60mins

David Silva has an effort at goal from the just inside the area hitting the post.

60mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

60mins

Carlos Tevez has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

58mins

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, clearance by Gary Cahill.

57mins

Mario Balotelli produces a right-footed shot from just inside the box and hits the post.

56mins

Fabrice Muamba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov.

54mins

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

51mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chung-Yong Lee from the right by-line, Martin Petrov produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

51mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Mario Balotelli.

49mins

David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

48mins

Foul by Kevin Davies on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.

47mins

Kevin Davies produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

47mins

Vincent Kompany challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

47mins

Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post.

45mins

The referee blows for offside against Mario Balotelli. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Chung-Yong Lee. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

43mins

Mark Davies has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

42mins

Kevin Davies challenges Joleon Lescott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vincent Kompany takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the goal.

40mins

Martin Petrov challenges Carlos Tevez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Petrov on Carlos Tevez. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from right wing, clearance made by Zat Knight.

39mins

Carlos Tevez produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

38mins

Paul Robinson challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

37mins

Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

37mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

35mins

Corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line.

34mins

Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Mario Balotelli.

34mins

Unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Gnegneri Toure Yaya results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Carlos Tevez goes into the referee's book. Samuel Ricketts fouled by Carlos Tevez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

31mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Joleon Lescott coming on for Kolo Toure.

30mins

The offside flag is raised against Gareth Barry. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

29mins

Unfair challenge on Johan Elmander by Vincent Kompany results in a free kick. Samuel Ricketts takes the free kick.

27mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gnegneri Toure Yaya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Davies. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Mario Balotelli is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabrice Muamba. Free kick taken by Martin Petrov.

20mins

The referee blows for offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

20mins

Paul Robinson challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Inswinging corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Joe Hart makes a save.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Chung-Yong Lee by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Martin Petrov from the free kick. Corner taken by Martin Petrov played to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Barry.

15mins

Gareth Barry challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

14mins

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov played to the near post, clearance made by Johan Elmander.

12mins

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

11mins

The ball is delivered by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

10mins

Vincent Kompany challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

9mins

Booking for Kevin Davies. Kevin Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Chung-Yong Lee results in a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Martin Petrov.

7mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Zat Knight gets a block in.

4mins

Carlos Tevez finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

3mins

The referee penalises Fabrice Muamba for handball. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

1mins

Effort from just outside the area by Chung-Yong Lee goes over the bar.

The referee gets the game underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee starts the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Yeah yeah for Yaya Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is expected to return to the squad against Bolton following a migraine. Manager Roberto Mancini looks likely to shuffle his pack again following the Europa League victory over Salzburg, when he made eight changes from the side that drew with Stoke. Mario Balotelli took his tally to five goals from four starts in midweek and could be paired with Carlos Tevez, who was rested. Adam Johnson says he is beginning to feel the benefits after adopting the Mancini mantra at City. The former Middlesbrough winger scored a superb individual goal in the victory against Salzburg which helped secure the club's passage into the knockout stages of the Europa League. Johnson, 23, is now hoping to retain his place in the side to face Bolton and make only his sixth start in the league this season. Mancini has been critical of the player's attitude in the past, especially after he broke into the England team. Johnson, however, has nothing but praise for the way his boss has brought him on in the 10 months since he left the Riverside Stadium. He said: "From the moment he came in the manager he has helped me a lot. He has told me all sorts of different things. "He has seen a lot in his career and all his advice is starting to show a little bit in my game. It is about running off the ball, my movement and stuff like that and when to get a shot in. "It is also about not wanting the ball at my feet all the time, and maybe trying to get in the box and on the end of a few more crosses. "I was happy with my performance against Salzburg and really pleased with my goal. Hopefully a bit more of that will come in the next few weeks. "I played a bit more on the left, but I am comfortable on either side and it was a slow tempo which gives you space and time to enjoy it." Bolton manager Owen Coyle will monitor the fitness of midfielder Stuart Holden. Holden only returned to training on Thursday after sitting out the draw with Blackpool because of a thigh strain. The American's replacement Mark Davies could retain his place after scoring a superb equaliser last weekend.

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Kolo Toure
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Gareth Barry
  • David Silva
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Mario Balotelli
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • Micah Richards
  • James Milner
  • Adam Johnson
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Joao Alves Jo

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Match Report

Mixed day for City matchwinner Tevez Carlos Tevez gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory over Bolton with his 10th goal of the season to keep up the pressure on the Barclays Premier League leaders. However, the Argentina striker seemed ill at ease as the Trotters' five-match unbeaten run came to an end. Tevez picked up his fifth booking of the campaign and will miss the match against West Ham on Saturday. So too will Aleksander Kolarov, who is also facing a ban after being dismissed by referee Andre Marriner for two yellow cards. Tevez ended the game giving manager Roberto Mancini an ear-bashing when he was replaced by James Milner in the final minute. City should have won by more than one goal with both Mario Balotelli and David Silva seeing shots come back off the woodwork. Tevez did not have long to wait until making the breakthrough. Yaya Toure slipped the ball through the middle in the fourth minute and Gary Cahill failed to deal with it. That allowed the club captain to drill a shot into the corner for City's first goal at home since October. City then made an unsuccessful appeal for a penalty in the 14th minute when Silva's shot was blocked by Cahill. TV Replays showed the ball had come off the defender's shoulder and his arm. Bolton responded and goalkeeper Joe Hart did well three minutes later to turn a free-kick from former City winger Martin Petrov around the post. City were having the majority of possession but Tevez in an attempt to win the ball off Sam Ricketts picked up a booking that will see him take a short break. Then Pablo Zabaleta got into a good position in the area and attempted to lob Jussi Jaaskelainen. But he made mess of it, scooping the ball up and it was easily blocked. City kept up the pressure and Tevez was being afforded too much room in and around the area. The striker got on the end of a cross from Zabaleta but sent his effort over the bar before miskicking in sight of goal. Bolton carved out a good chance in the 47th minute when Kevin Davies fired a shot narrowly over the bar following a cross from Ricketts. Zabaleta, however, nearly made it 2-0 in the 55th minute following a sweeping move that cut Bolton open. It was started by Silva, who was putting in a hard shift. He picked out Yaya Toure and he played the ball on to Zabaleta. The full-back made good contact but Cahill was well positioned and cleared it to safety. Bolton were being over-run at this stage and Balotelli was beginning to make an impact after a quiet first half. He smacked one effort against the outside of the post before seeing another booted clear by Jaaskelainen. Then Silva was out of luck in the 61st minute with a quick turn and shot that rattled the bar. Bolton were struggling but Johan Elmander tried his luck with an overhead kick four minutes later that ended in the arms of goalkeeper Hart. They almost equalised in the 71st minute following an error by Hart, who climbed on the back of Joleon Lescott when Ricketts delivered a free-kick from distance. The ball finished behind the England goalkeeper but luckily for him Vincent Kompany cleared off the line. City were then reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute with Kolarov picking up his second booking of the game for a challenge on Ricketts. Tevez then vented his anger at Mancini as City went on to seal a narrow win.

Form Guide

    LWDDWD
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • LWDWWD

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 09/02/2010
  • Bolton
  • 3 - 3
  • Man City
  • 12/12/2009
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Bolton
  • 24/05/2009
  • Bolton
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 02/11/2008
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 22/03/2008
  • Man City
  • 4 - 2
  • Bolton
  • 15/12/2007

Top Scorers

Man City

  • CA Tevez 7
  • G Toure Yaya 2
  • M Balotelli 2
  • P Vieira 1
  • G Barry 1
  • A Johnson 1
  • PJ Zabaleta 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • M Richards 1

Bolton

  • J Elmander 8
  • M Petrov 3
  • KC Davies 2
  • I Klasnic 2
  • C Lee 2
  • R Blake 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • M Davies 1
  • S Holden 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 32
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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