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  • Date:18 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,213
  • Dzeko (13) Dzeko (13)
    Jesus Navas (32)
    Toure (75) Aguero (78)
    Aguero (78) Aguero (78)
  • Noone (28) Campbell (90) Campbell (90) Campbell (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee blows for the end of the match.

93:04 +3.04

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot.

92:09 +2.09

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy.

90:56 +0.56

Craig Noone produces a cross.

90:51 +0.51

Magnus Wolff Eikrem takes a shot. James Milner gets a block in.

90:17 +0.17

Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.

89:51

Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Jordon Mutch, free kick awarded.

87:47

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

86:44

Shot by Edin Dzeko. David Marshall blocks the ball.

86:43

Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov went wide right of the net.

85:31

Kevin Theophile-Catherine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko.

85:21

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Kevin Theophile-Catherine gets a block in.

84:48

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

84:29

Gary Medel restarts play with the free kick.

84:24

Jordon Mutch fouled by Sergio Aguero, the ref awards a free kick.

81:48

Gael Clichy replaces Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

80:25

Clearance made by Declan John.

79:39

David Silva leaves the field to be replaced by James Milner.

78:34

Sergio Aguero grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 4-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Yaya Toure.

77:19

(Cardiff) makes a substitution, with Magnus Wolff Eikrem coming on for Aron Gunnarsson.

75:57

Yaya Toure scores with their left foot. Man City 3-1 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Sergio Aguero.

75:29

The official flags Jordon Mutch offside.

73:53

Aleksandar Kolarov goes into the referee's book.

73:18

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

69:28

A cross is delivered by Craig Noone.

67:28

Peter Whittingham leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Bellamy.

67:17

Kevin McNaughton leaves the field to be replaced by Declan John.

66:39

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

66:33

Gonzalez Jesus Navas restarts play with the free kick.

65:55

Craig Noone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko.

65:48

The ball is delivered by Edin Dzeko.

64:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

64:04

Craig Noone takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.

63:00

David Silva produces a cross.

61:34

Clearance by Ben Turner.

61:19

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

60:18

David Silva takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

59:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

58:00

Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

55:24

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Whittingham.

54:56

Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick.

54:10

Unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick.

53:24

The ball is crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.

51:25

Craig Noone produces a cross.

49:36

Shot by Jordon Mutch. Joe Hart parries the effort to safety.

48:49

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

48:02

The ball is crossed by Kevin McNaughton.

47:25

Clearance made by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

45:30

The ball is delivered by Craig Noone.

The second half begins.

The half-time whistle blows.

44:17

Foul by Craig Noone on David Silva, free kick awarded.

43:21

Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.

42:29

Clearance made by Martin Demichelis.

41:00

Clearance by Steven Caulker.

40:02

Yaya Toure restarts play with the free kick.

39:41

Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure.

39:06

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes a short corner.

38:20

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

36:58

Centre by Peter Whittingham.

36:54

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

36:15

A cross is delivered by Craig Noone.

35:00

Clearance by Ben Turner.

32:46

Gonzalez Jesus Navas scores a right footed goal. Man City 2-1 Cardiff.

31:58

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.

31:15

Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball.

28:54

Craig Noone scores with their left foot. Man City 1-1 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Aron Gunnarsson.

27:20

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

25:38

Craig Noone produces a cross.

25:15

Free kick taken by Gary Medel.

25:05

Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordon Mutch.

23:47

Alvaro Negredo takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

22:40

Centre by Francisco Javi Garcia.

22:14

Clearance by Ben Turner.

21:04

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas from the right by-line.

20:34

Alvaro Negredo takes a shot. A parry by David Marshall prevents the goal.

19:09

Clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

18:28

Free kick taken by David Marshall.

16:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Negredo on Aron Gunnarsson.

16:12

Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

15:17

Edin Dzeko is caught offside.

13:10

Edin Dzeko scores with a left foot finish. Man City 1-0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from David Silva.

11:01

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Kevin Theophile-Catherine gets a block in.

10:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

9:59

The offside flag is raised against Fraizer Campbell.

8:29

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. David Marshall parries the ball away.

8:24

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

7:20

Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball.

7:04

Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.

6:08

Free kick taken by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

5:29

Gonzalez Jesus Navas challenges Kevin Theophile-Catherine unfairly and gives away a free kick.

5:18

Corner taken by Peter Whittingham.

4:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aron Gunnarsson on David Silva.

2:59

David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

1:14

Jordon Mutch makes a clearance.

1:13

Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.

0:35

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

0:32

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Pellegrini coy over transfer plans Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini remains guarded about his plans for the January transfer window. Pellegrini has consistently refused to confirm or deny whether he might attempt to strengthen his star-studded squad this month as they chase glory in four competitions. Southampton's highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw is one of the latest names to be linked with the Etihad Stadium but Pellegrini was coy when asked about the 18-year-old. Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference, said: "No, no, no - I don't confirm about any names because we are not concerned about that in this moment. "We are just thinking about Cardiff tomorrow and not in the winter transfer window. "During the whole of January we will see what happens, all the clubs can do transfers but I am not interested in one name especially. I don't say nothing about it." There have been numerous suggestions Pellegrini might be interested in bringing in extra defensive cover. That could be a stumbling block to the potential departure of Joleon Lescott, although Pellegrini has publicly maintained he does not want the England centre-back to leave. Lescott, who has fallen down the pecking order in the last two seasons, has been heavily linked with West Ham. The 31-year-old is also out of contract at the end of the season but Pellegrini insists the situation has not changed from his point of view. He said: "I repeat exactly the same answer, I am not talking about transfers at this moment because it is not our priority." Key trio Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Yaya Toure are all back in contention for this weekend's home clash with Cardiff in the Barclays Premier League. Pellegrini chose to rest them for the midweek FA Cup third-round replay over Blackburn, in the cases of Silva and Toure as a precaution because of niggling injuries. Striker Sergio Aguero, who came off the bench to score in the 5-0 rout of Blackburn after eight games out, is in contention but could again be among the substitutes. Fellow forward Stevan Jovetic, whose City career is yet to begin in earnest due to injuries and illness, could figure against West Ham in the Capital One Cup next Tuesday. City travel to Upton Park for the second leg of their semi-final leading 6-0 on aggregate. Pellegrini said: "Stevan Jovetic is close to a comeback but is not ready. "He is not in the squad because he is not ready for this match but maybe next week he will be fit." Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not believe the balance of football power in Manchester has shifted from United to City. Solskjaer is preparing to take his Bluebirds team to the Etihad Stadium, with Manuel Pellegrini's City side still chasing a potential trophy quadruple. Solskjaer enjoyed an illustrious 11-year playing career with rivals United, along the way helping the Red Devils to a memorable Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble in 1999. But United have found it difficult to adjust since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, while the investment of Sheikh Mansour's millions has turned City into one of the powerhouses of the English game. But Solskjaer is not of the opinion City will hold sway over their rivals in the long term. "The situation in Manchester has not changed permanently," he said. "We are talking about last year's champions in United and they will be around the top of the league come May. "The progress at City shows what money does to a football club. When you have got money to invest in the structure and the players. They have got owners who want to be successful." The Bluebirds are a little way off the top 10 at present, having dropped into the relegation zone for the first time this season following last weekend's 2-0 home defeat to West Ham. A trip to the Etihad appears to hold little prospect of a positive result given City's awesome form on home turf. Pellegrini's men have won all 10 of their league games there, racking up 38 goals in total. The Citizens will also bring up a century of goals in all competitions this term should they score against Cardiff. But Solskjaer expects his players, who beat City 3-2 in Cardiff earlier in the season, to meet the challenge head-on. "We are not daunted by the challenge, we are relishing it," he said. Cardiff are set to be without Andrew Taylor and Jordon Mutch. Taylor has an ankle problem, while Mutch is also sidelined by injury, but Craig Bellamy could start against his old club after making an impact off the bench against West Ham last week. Solskjaer also has to decide whether to hand first starts to new signings Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli.

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Cardiff

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Yaya Toure
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • David Silva
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Edin Dzeko
  • SUBS
  • Joleon Lescott
  • James Milner
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Gael Clichy
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Matija Nastasic

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWWWW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • WLLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 2
  • Man City
  • 25/08/2013
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 24/02/1962
  • Man City
  • 1 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 07/10/1961
  • Cardiff
  • 3 - 3
  • Man City
  • 04/02/1961
  • Man City
  • 4 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 17/09/1960
  • Man City
  • 4 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 16/03/1957

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 13
  • AS Negredo 9
  • Y Toure 8
  • E Dzeko 5
  • S Nasri 4
  • DJ Silva 4
  • LR Fernandinho 3
  • G Jesus Navas 3
  • V Kompany 2
  • J Milner 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 4
  • J Mutch 4
  • P Whittingham 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • PO Odemwingie 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1
  • B Kim 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 59
  • 6 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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