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  • Date:21 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:City of Manchester Stadium
  • Adebayor (12) Adebayor (24)
    Adebayor (72)
  • Tshibamba (49)
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93:45 +3.45

Artjoms Rudnevs takes a shot. Blocked by Dedryk Boyata. Short corner taken by Siarhey Krivets from the left by-line.

91:12 +1.12

Artjoms Rudnevs is adjudged to have handled the ball. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

89:11

The offside flag is raised against Artjoms Rudnevs. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

87:58

Marcin Kikut takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

87:45

Siarhey Krivets takes a short corner.

87:30

Siarhey Krivets takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

86:39

Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Save by Jasmin Buric.

83:47

Corner taken short by Semir Stilic. Pablo Zabaleta leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Bridge. Artjoms Rudnevs takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.

82:02

Marcin Kikut gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo. Emmanuel Adebayor takes the direct free kick.

80:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bartosz Bosacki by Emmanuel Adebayor. Bartosz Bosacki restarts play with the free kick.

78:18

Adam Johnson takes a shot.

76:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Jasmin Buric takes the free kick, Shaun Wright-Phillips leaves the field to be replaced by Joao Alves Jo.

76:37

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jasmin Buric. Shaun Wright-Phillips goes off and Joao Alves Jo comes on.

74:31

Semir Stilic takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Patrick Vieira. Shot from just outside the penalty area by Siarhey Krivets misses to the left of the target.

74:15

Gnegneri Toure Yaya replaces David Silva.

72:47

A goal is scored by Emmanuel Adebayor from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Man City 3-1 Lech Poznan.Assist by David Silva.

71:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bartosz Bosacki on Patrick Vieira. David Silva takes the direct free kick.

69:43

Effort on goal by Joel Tshibamba from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:49

Ivan Djurdjevic comes on in place of Manuel Arboleda.

67:41

Adam Johnson fouled by Siarhey Krivets, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Johnson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

66:09

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Dimitrije Injac gets a block in. Short corner worked by David Silva.

64:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Wright-Phillips on Marcin Kikut. Dimitrije Injac takes the free kick.

61:05

Shot by Patrick Vieira from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

59:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Tshibamba by Patrick Vieira. Marcin Kikut takes the indirect free kick.

58:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Tshibamba by Dedryk Boyata. Free kick taken by Semir Stilic.

57:48

Shaun Wright-Phillips is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Slawomir Peszko.

57:17

Foul by Nigel De Jong on Semir Stilic, free kick awarded. Siarhey Krivets takes the free kick.

56:01

Corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the left by-line, clearance made by Manuel Arboleda.

54:53

Semir Stilic on for Jakub Wilk. Kamil Drygas goes off and Artjoms Rudnevs comes on. Foul by Semir Stilic on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Shaun Wright-Phillips takes the direct free kick. David Silva takes a shot. Jasmin Buric makes a save.

52:49

Kamil Drygas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Silva. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.

52:14

Unfair challenge on Luis Henriquez by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick. Manuel Arboleda takes the free kick.

49:29

Goal scored by Joel Tshibamba from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-1 Lech Poznan.

47:28

Adam Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitrije Injac. Jasmin Buric takes the indirect free kick.

45:07

Slawomir Peszko challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.

44:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Jasmin Buric restarts play with the free kick.

40:58

Corner taken right-footed by David Silva from the left by-line, clearance made by Manuel Arboleda.

40:20

Shot from just outside the box by Dimitrije Injac goes over the bar.

39:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Siarhey Krivets from the left by-line, Micah Richards makes a clearance.

37:13

Emmanuel Adebayor fouled by Manuel Arboleda, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Johnson.

36:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Slawomir Peszko. Indirect free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

35:32

Outswinging corner taken by David Silva, Kamil Drygas manages to make a clearance.

34:14

Corner taken left-footed by Jakub Wilk, Joleon Lescott makes a clearance. Kamil Drygas takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.

32:31

Bartosz Bosacki challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Bartosz Bosacki a yellow card. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

30:35

Corner taken right-footed by Siarhey Krivets from the left by-line, Effort on goal by Kamil Drygas from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

30:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dedryk Boyata on Joel Tshibamba. Luis Henriquez restarts play with the free kick.

29:08

Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor by Bartosz Bosacki results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

26:41

Kamil Drygas concedes a free kick for a foul on Micah Richards. Micah Richards takes the direct free kick.

25:39

Joel Tshibamba takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

24:21

Emmanuel Adebayor grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Man City 2-0 Lech Poznan.David Silva provided the assist for the goal.

23:25

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Siarhey Krivets, Shot from just outside the box by Jakub Wilk goes over the bar.

21:49

Marcin Kikut takes the inswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Patrick Vieira by Manuel Arboleda results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

21:08

Unfair challenge on Joel Tshibamba by Dedryk Boyata results in a free kick. Siarhey Krivets restarts play with the free kick.

20:31

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel Arboleda.

20:11

Kamil Drygas takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

15:19

Unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor by Kamil Drygas results in a free kick. Patrick Vieira restarts play with the free kick.

12:49

Emmanuel Adebayor scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Lech Poznan.The assist for the goal came from Patrick Vieira.

12:36

Luis Henriquez challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Johnson takes the free kick.

11:26

Patrick Vieira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kamil Drygas. Bartosz Bosacki restarts play with the free kick.

10:50

Shaun Wright-Phillips has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

9:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Dimitrije Injac.

5:41

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luis Henriquez.

5:17

David Silva concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitrije Injac. Dimitrije Injac takes the free kick.

3:53

Centre by Adam Johnson.

2:46

Slawomir Peszko produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

The game kicks-off.

The half-time whistle blows.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

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

Match Preview

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has spent most of the build-up to the clash with Lech Poznan denying that he has made a move for Wayne Rooney, but he might wish he had another striker on the books as he faces a shortage.

Mario Balotelli remains sidelined with a knee injury, Jo has an ankle problem and Roque Santa Cruz is not on the club's Europa League list of players.

Mancini was contemplating giving Carlos Tevez a rest but will now wait until the day of the game before making a decision as Emmanuel Adebayor is the only other option, and he looked out of sorts in the 3-2 victory against Blackpool.

Mancini was pleased with the player's contribution and said: "I was happy with Manu in our last game."

That victory took City onto the shoulders of Chelsea and into second place in the Barclays Premier League but Italian boss was less than pleased with his team's defending.

He said: "We must improve and recover all of our players. The season is long but it is important to be near Chelsea and the other teams.

"But we must work very hard - on Sunday we conceded two goals at Blackpool which we should not have done."

City are looking to extend their eight-match unbeaten home run in Europe while Poznan have been unpredictable. They drew with Juventus and beat Salzburg in the competition but are now third bottom of their league.

Not that Mancini is taking anything for granted. He said: "We must concentrate because Poznan are a good team and played very well against Juventus. If we want to win we must play very well.

"It is an important trophy and we must try to get to the final. If we win we have a good chance to go to the next round.

"Poznan play good football. I have watched them three times and they have strong players, quick players. We must concentrate 100%."

Defender Kolo Toure will sit out the game after failing to recover from the hamstring injury that caused him to miss the Blackpool match.

For Poznan, Jakub Wilk has been called up as a last-minute replacement for Jacek Kielb in the squad as the latter has been struck down with a severe cold.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4231Manager: Franciszek Smuda

Lech Poznan

  • Joe Hart
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Micah Richards
  • Dedryk Boyata
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
  • David Silva
  • Adam Johnson
  • Emmanuel Adebayor
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • Wayne Bridge
  • Vincent Kompany
  • James Milner
  • Joao Alves Jo
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya

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Match Report

Adebayor treble as City cruise Emmanuel Adebayor made a compelling case for a start against his former club Arsenal on Sunday by firing Manchester City to a 3-1 Europa League victory over Lech Poznan with his first Blues hat-trick. The former Gunners star enjoyed a stormy appearance against the north Londoners last term, scoring, winning, but getting the Arsenal fans upset with his celebration, then picking up a three-match ban for an ill-advised tackle on Robin van Persie. It has not been plain sailing for Adebayor since. But on this evidence he would relish an appearance against the club who collected #25million when he left to join City last year. Adebayor's show, aided by cameos from David Silva and Adam Johnson, was certainly too much for Lech Poznan and put City in line to tie up a place in the final 32 with plenty to spare. Even on a night when Adebayor took centre stage, Wayne Rooney was not far from anyone's thoughts. City boss Roberto Mancini does not believe he will leave Old Trafford, former strike partner Carlos Tevez is less convinced. City officials were unable to confirm, or completely reject, speculation that Tevez had spoken on the phone with owner Sheikh Mansour about Rooney's potential. But if the conversation did take place, Tevez would unquestionably have provided a positive reference given they were team-mates in 2008 when Manchester United won both the Premier League and Champions League. Where Rooney's arrival would leave Adebayor is open to question. The Togo striker has never hidden his dissatisfaction at not being part of Mancini's first-choice line-up and his qualities are such that a background of disruption will not put many suitors off. He is certainly capable of igniting a team, as he did against Arsenal last year, and as he did again tonight, three days before his former club head to Eastlands with Arsene Wenger desperate to avoid a repeat of the crushing defeat his old striker inflicted upon him 12 months ago. Adebayor's opener required an excellent piece of skill, which took him past Poznan skipper Bartosz Bosacki as he collected Patrick Vieira's pass, before calmly stroking into the bottom corner. For a man of such imposing size, it was a reminder of his golden touch, his first goal of the season accompanied by a celebration akin to dusting off the cobwebs, presumably from the number of times he has sat on the bench this term. Far more typical was the towering header he applied to David Silva's well delivered left-wing cross, which arrowed into the same part of the goal. City could have had more before the break, with Silva hugely impressive in a floating role just behind Adebayor, flanked by Shaun Wright-Phillips and Adam Johnson. The visitors offered little, although their supporters - who turned up in huge numbers - made a great impression thanks to their noise and amazing backs-to-the-play dance, which their home counterparts mimicked after Adebayor had struck for the first time. All that changed within four minutes of the re-start, when Joel Tshibamba struck. Joleon Lescott spent so much time pleading his innocence when Slawomir Peszko went down under his challenge that he forgot to complete the clearance. Pablo Zabaleta got himself into a tangle too, so somehow the ball was allowed to roll kindly for Marcin Kikut, whose off-target shot fell perfectly for Tshibamba. The striker wasted little time in firing past Joe Hart. For a time it appeared Poznan were going to complete an impressive rescue act. A couple of fortunate ricochets presented Tshibamba with a golden chance to equalise. But to the clear frustration of coach Jacek Zielinski, he skied his effort over the bar. It was the cue for Silva to deliver the pass of the night, curled delicately around the visitors' back four, perfectly for Adebayor. The striker had already failed to convert one excellent chance to complete his three-timer. He was not about to do it again. Shortly afterwards, Silva departed to a standing ovation, then an only marginally less impressive Johnson clipped the crossbar. Rooney should probably think carefully before committing to coming here. He might not get a game.

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