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  • Date:21 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,324
  • Aguero - pen (77)
    Nasri (84)
  • Cahill (59)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:09 +3.09

Shot by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

92:07 +2.07

Sergio Aguero has a overhead kick shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

90:40 +0.40

A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba.

89:14

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Michael Essien gets a block in.

87:14

The referee books Samir Nasri for persistent infringement.

84:55

A goal is scored by Samir Nasri from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 2-1 Chelsea.Carlos Tevez provided the assist for the goal.

84:28

The ball is crossed by Gael Clichy, save by Petr Cech.

84:04

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

82:61 +4.07

Ramires takes a shot. Kolo Toure gets a block in.

82:48 +4.07

Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

82:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Gareth Barry challenges Frank Lampard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

78:53

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

78:06

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Michael Essien gets a block in.

77:55

The referee gives a against Michael Essien for handball. Sergio Aguero scores a placed penalty. Man City 1-1 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Pablo Zabaleta.

77:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri played to the near post, clearance by Frank Lampard.

76:13

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in.

74:56

Juan Mata takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Edin Dzeko on for David Silva. Samir Nasri manages to make a clearance.

73:12

Micah Richards fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

72:16

Fernando Torres goes off and Didier Drogba comes on.

71:55

The ball is delivered by Gareth Barry, David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

70:43

Sergio Aguero fouled by David Luiz, the ref awards a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

69:44

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, save made by Petr Cech. Kolo Toure gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Petr Cech. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

66:42

Gael Clichy takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

66:10

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta, David Luiz makes a clearance.

65:12

Carlos Tevez is brought on as a substitute for Nigel De Jong.

63:14

The referee gives a free kick against Juan Mata for handball. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

61:47

Foul by Gael Clichy on Jose Bosingwa, free kick awarded. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick.

59:37

Gary Cahill scores a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Man City 0-1 Chelsea.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.

59:17

Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, Gnegneri Toure Yaya makes a clearance.

57:11

Unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya by Frank Lampard results in a free kick. Frank Lampard goes into the book. Raul Meireles goes off and Michael Essien comes on. Shot by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from outside the box goes over the net.

56:41

Unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya by Frank Lampard results in a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the indirect free kick.

54:53

David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by Petr Cech.

54:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva played to the near post, Sergio Aguero takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

51:42

Gael Clichy crosses the ball, save by Petr Cech.

49:51

Effort on goal by Samir Nasri from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

47:16

Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line played to the near post.

46:11

Samir Nasri has a volleyed shot. Frank Lampard gets a block in.

45:01

Gareth Barry replaces Mario Balotelli.

43:37

Gnegneri Toure Yaya fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the indirect free kick. Booking for Juan Mata.

42:24

Sergio Aguero produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:04

Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Micah Richards. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

37:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Bosingwa on Sergio Aguero. Nigel De Jong takes the indirect free kick.

35:51

Mario Balotelli is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by David Luiz.

35:41

Gael Clichy produces a cross, clearance by David Luiz.

33:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Clichy on Fernando Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.

31:20

The ball is delivered by Ramires.

30:31

Micah Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Torres. Frank Lampard takes the indirect free kick.

30:09

The referee penalises Mario Balotelli for handball. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

29:30

David Silva takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Frank Lampard makes a clearance.

28:44

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.

28:12

Micah Richards challenges Juan Mata unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

26:03

Samir Nasri takes a shot.

24:38

Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, clearance by Kolo Toure.

22:41

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, clearance made by Frank Lampard.

21:19

A cross is delivered by Raul Meireles, Corner taken by Juan Mata, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta. Clearance by Kolo Toure.

20:05

Branislav Ivanovic leaves the field to be replaced by Jose Bosingwa.

16:44

A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.

14:02

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Kolo Toure gets a block in.

11:55

Centre by Samir Nasri, save by Petr Cech.

11:21

Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Mikel.

7:51

Shot by Samir Nasri.

7:08

Juan Mata has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

6:42

Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

4:32

Effort on goal by David Silva from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

3:43

David Luiz fouled by Gnegneri Toure Yaya, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

2:57

David Silva takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Juan Mata manages to make a clearance.

1:40

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Mikel gets a block in.

1:06

David Silva takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Fernando Torres.

Match Preview

Tevez set for City return Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez could be named on the bench for Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. The 28-year-old has not played for six months, but has now been back in training for five weeks following the closure of his dispute with the club. Manager Roberto Mancini thinks it could be next month before the Argentinian, top scorer in the past two seasons, is fit enough to start again, but he is now ready for action. Mancini said: "He is getting better but I don't think Carlo can have more than 25-30 minutes. A player like Carlo needs to play but for 90 minutes but, at this moment, it is impossible. "If he can play 30 minutes, after that 45 in three or four games, then he could have 90 minutes, easily." Although Tevez could provide an extra cutting edge up front, City still have problems at the opposite end of the field with first-choice central defenders Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott injured. With Lescott already ruled out with his groin injury and Kompany struggling to overcome his calf strain in time, Stefan Savic and Kolo Toure could continue at the back. They might have to deal with a fired-up Fernando Torres, who finally ended a long barren run with a double in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Leicester on Sunday. Mancini said: "I am happy for Torres, I like him as a guy and a player. He scored again because he deserved this. I don't know what will happen but I am happy for him. "But we know we play not against Fernando, but against Chelsea. Chelsea are a top team." City, who had led the Barclays Premier League since October, now trail Manchester United by four points at the top after being overhauled by their rivals this month. Yet with a game in hand against Chelsea and a derby clash with United on April 30, Mancini has not lost any confidence. The Italian said: "We will win the title, we will win. We will do everything to win the title. We need to think positive, always. Until now we have had a fantastic Premier League, we need to continue like this. "It is better to stay on the top - always - but I said a month ago it could be that we will go into the second position. This can happen. We had difficult fixtures, different from United, but it has not changed. We have everything in our hands. "There is one game difference - potentially we are one point behind. Maybe if we win the next two games we go two points up. We need to go our way, we can't think about United." Roberto Di Matteo has declared Chelsea's squad is strong enough to win at City - even without captain John Terry. Andre Villas-Boas' final pre-match press conference before being sacked as Blues boss saw the Portuguese brand City's playing pool "a lot better" than his own. But caretaker manager Di Matteo has no doubt Chelsea can go toe-to-toe with Roberto Mancini's men. They will have to do so without captain Terry, who Di Matteo revealed would miss the game after over-exerting himself in the two matches he has played since his remarkable recovery from knee surgery. Asked if he believed Chelsea were capable of taking City on, Di Matteo said: "Yes, I do." He added: "I think we have a very good team and squad, a very strong one, and we've shown it over the years. The table shows that they (City) have won more games this season than we have. But, I think we are very competitive." Di Matteo did not shy away from statistics that point to a City win, the first of which shows Chelsea are looking to end a run of four away league games without a win. "We will try, yes, for sure," he said, before being reminded City had won all 14 of their home league matches. "I know that one as well. I know the facts! They're obviously very strong at home, everybody knows that. But every run comes to an end."

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Micah Richards
  • Kolo Toure
  • Gael Clichy
  • David Silva
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Mario Balotelli
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Stefan Savic
  • Gareth Barry
  • Carlos Tevez

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWWWL
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • DDLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/12/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 20/03/2011
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 25/09/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 4
  • Man City
  • 27/02/2010
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 05/12/2009
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 15/03/2009

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 14
  • E Dzeko 13
  • M Balotelli 9
  • A Johnson 5
  • DJ Silva 5
  • G Toure Yaya 3
  • S Nasri 3
  • J Lescott 2
  • J Milner 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • G Barry 1
  • M Richards 1
  • A Kolarov 1
  • S Savic 1

Chelsea

  • D Sturridge 9
  • F Lampard 8
  • JM Mata 5
  • J Terry 4
  • D Drogba 4
  • DN Ramires 4
  • FJ Torres 2
  • D Luiz 2
  • F Malouda 1
  • JS Bosingwa 1
  • RJ Meireles 1
  • S Kalou 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 69
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 15 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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