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  • Date:15 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,013
  • Jovetic (15) Nasri (66)
Goal!

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93:56 +3.56

Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes a weak shot and went wide left of the goal.

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

93:27 +3.27

David Luiz makes a clearance.

92:53 +2.53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Salah on Francisco Javi Garcia.

92:30 +2.30

Mohamed Salah crosses the ball.

89:53

The ball is sent over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

89:15

Joleon Lescott restarts play with the free kick.

88:04

Foul by Nemanja Matic on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded.

87:27

Petr Cech takes the free kick.

87:11

Foul by Gonzalez Jesus Navas on Cesar Azpilicueta, free kick awarded.

85:48

Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

84:36

Corner taken by Eden Hazard.

83:32

Booking for Francisco Javi Garcia.

83:03

Foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Mikel, free kick awarded.

82:03

The ball is sent over by Mohamed Salah.

80:02

Alvaro Negredo is brought on as a substitute for Edin Dzeko.

79:12

The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic.

77:24

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

76:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel on Samir Nasri.

74:57

The referee blows for offside.

74:56

Header at goal by Francisco Javi Garcia. Parried by Petr Cech back into danger.

74:22

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

74:18

Gael Clichy produces a cross.

73:09

Foul by Fernando Torres on Gael Clichy, free kick awarded.

71:04

Samir Nasri has an effort at goal. David Luiz gets a block in.

70:46

Da Silva Willian leaves the field to be replaced by Emboaba Oscar.

70:23

Unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia by Fernando Torres results in a free kick.

68:33

Costel Pantilimon takes the free kick.

68:21

Gonzalez Jesus Navas replaces David Silva.

67:36

Fernando Torres is ruled offside.

66:03

Samir Nasri grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 2-0 Chelsea.Assist by David Silva.

65:38

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

65:01

Cesar Azpilicueta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner.

63:48

Clearance made by Joleon Lescott.

62:55

Clearance made by Nemanja Matic.

61:37

Nemanja Matic fouled by Yaya Toure, the ref awards a free kick.

61:27

Cesar Azpilicueta takes the free kick.

61:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nemanja Matic by Samir Nasri.

60:36

Samir Nasri is brought on as a substitute for Stevan Jovetic.

60:13

Fernando Torres is brought on as a substitute for Nascimento Ramires.

59:52

Stevan Jovetic fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick.

59:08

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

58:30

Mohamed Salah concedes a free kick for a foul on Francisco Javi Garcia.

56:38

Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

55:34

Edin Dzeko challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:22

Mikel challenges Vincent Kompany unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:16

Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.

53:29

Stevan Jovetic challenges da Silva Willian unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:41

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

51:50

A cross is delivered by David Silva.

51:48

Nemanja Matic manages to make a clearance.

51:17

Branislav Ivanovic challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

50:12

Stevan Jovetic takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

49:13

Clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta.

47:53

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

46:54

Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by David Silva results in a free kick.

46:11

Costel Pantilimon restarts play with the free kick.

45:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mohamed Salah.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:01

Mohamed Salah on for Samuel Eto'o.

The match has reached half-time.

43:59

Booking for David Luiz.

42:46

James Milner crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:05

Yaya Toure fouled by Mikel, the ref awards a free kick.

40:53

Foul by David Luiz on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded.

40:01

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

38:39

Free kick taken by Eden Hazard.

38:15

Vincent Kompany booked for unsporting behaviour.

37:59

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Vincent Kompany results in a free kick.

36:14

Yaya Toure restarts play with the free kick.

35:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Eto'o on Francisco Javi Garcia.

35:01

Eden Hazard restarts play with the free kick.

35:00

Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

34:06

Clearance by Vincent Kompany.

32:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nemanja Matic on Pablo Zabaleta.

29:27

Stevan Jovetic takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Petr Cech catches the ball.

28:23

Nemanja Matic manages to make a clearance.

27:15

Edin Dzeko challenges Cesar Azpilicueta unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:35

Da Silva Willian has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

25:32

Centre by Nascimento Ramires.

23:32

Edin Dzeko takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Petr Cech parries the effort to safety.

23:09

Gael Clichy makes a clearance.

20:45

The ball is swung over by Branislav Ivanovic.

19:54

Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.

19:41

Clearance by Gael Clichy.

18:26

Foul by Yaya Toure on Mikel, free kick awarded.

15:48

Stevan Jovetic scores with a right foot finish. Man City 1-0 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Edin Dzeko.

14:51

Stevan Jovetic takes a fantastic shot and hits the bar.

14:48

Yaya Toure has an effort at goal. Petr Cech parries the ball but the danger is not over.

14:16

Clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

14:00

David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

13:49

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

12:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaya Toure on Nemanja Matic.

11:17

Clearance made by Gael Clichy.

9:40

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

6:37

Gary Cahill takes the free kick.

6:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Silva Willian by Francisco Javi Garcia.

2:39

Centre by James Milner.

0:20

David Silva fouled by Nascimento Ramires, the ref awards a free kick.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Nasri boost for City Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is back in contention for this weekend's FA Cup fifth-round tie with Chelsea. The France international has been sidelined since suffering knee ligament damage in a tackle from Newcastle's Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa five weeks ago. Nasri rejoined the squad for full training earlier this week and his return, after two games without a win, is timely ahead of next Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Barcelona. The 26-year-old had been in fine form before being carried off on a stretcher at St James' Park, but manager Manuel Pellegrini does not want to build up his comeback. Pellegrini said: "He is a very important player, it is impossible not to miss him. "But we also had other injured players before him - David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany - and we always managed to continue winning. "In the last two weeks I said this was not an excuse because we have had a lot of injuries during the year. "In the last two weeks maybe we have had injuries in the same position and that has been a major problem. "Samir Nasri is a very important player and we always miss him, but with the squad we have I think we can also win without him." Two other key players in top scorer Aguero and midfielder Fernandinho remain on the sidelines but Javi Garcia is also fit again after a muscle strain. Pellegrini said: "I think it is very important to have players, Samir Nasri and Javi Garcia, fit for this game. It is very important for us. "(Matija) Nastasic, Fernandinho and Aguero are not fit for this." City had an unexpected night off on Wednesday as their Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland was postponed due to inclement weather. That could affect his team selection for the visit of Chelsea but, with the Barca encounter also at the forefront of his mind, he is cagey about revealing his thoughts. Speaking at a press conference to preview the match, the Chilean said: "Tomorrow we will see the 11 starters." A calf injury to Gary Cahill means a defensive reshuffle is required for Chelsea. Cahill requires a scan to ascertain the severity of the injury and has joined John Terry (muscular strain) in the treatment room. Right-back Branislav Ivanovic is likely to be deployed at centre back, Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back and Ashley Cole will come into the side at left-back. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho described Arsene Wenger as "a specialist in failure" as he responded to the Arsenal manager's Premier League title race taunt on Friday. On Friday morning Wenger declared the title is Chelsea's to lose and insisted anyone who claims their team are not in the race does so out of fear of failure. Mourinho has repeatedly played down Chelsea's chances of winning the Premier League this season, describing his side as the "little horse" in the race and making them third favourites behind Manchester City and the Gunners, despite currently leading the standings. "He is a specialist in failure. I'm not," said Mourinho. "If supposedly he is right and I'm afraid to fail, it's because I haven't failed many times. "Maybe he's right. Maybe I'm not used to failing. "The reality is he is a specialist. Eight years without a piece of silverware, that's failure. "If I do that at Chelsea, eight years, I leave London and I don't come back."

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • James Milner
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Yaya Toure
  • David Silva
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Stevan Jovetic
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Micah Richards
  • Samir Nasri
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Martin Demichelis

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