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  • Date:13 May 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:48,000
Man City are Champions
  • Zabaleta (38) Dzeko (90)
    Aguero (90)
  • Cisse (47)
    Mackie (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:55 +4.55

Caution for Sergio Aguero.

93:20 +3.20

Goal scored by Sergio Aguero from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 3-2 QPR.Mario Balotelli provided the assist for the goal.

91:00 +1.00

David Silva takes the inswinging corner, Edin Dzeko finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Man City 2-2 QPR.Assist on the goal came from David Silva.

90:33 +0.33

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Patrick Kenny makes a save.

89:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

89:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Samir Nasri, clearance made by Taye Taiwo.

89:08

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Short corner taken by David Silva.

86:32

Corner taken by David Silva.

84:06

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

83:50

Mario Balotelli takes a shot.

83:06

Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Mario Balotelli, Shaun Wright-Phillips gets a block in.

82:50

Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, Taye Taiwo makes a clearance.

82:31

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Edin Dzeko goes wide right of the target.

79:20

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Kenny.

77:49

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

77:31

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, clearance made by Armand Traore.

76:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Mario Balotelli. Jay Bothroyd goes into the book. Free kick crossed left-footed by David Silva from left wing, clearance by Clint Hill.

74:50

Samir Nasri produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal. Mario Balotelli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Tevez. Bobby Zamora leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Bothroyd.

73:06

Effort from the edge of the area by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:02

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Blocked by Nedum Onuoha.

71:58

Corner taken by David Silva.

71:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Carlos Tevez, save by Patrick Kenny.

71:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

70:36

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.

69:05

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, Anton Ferdinand makes a clearance.

68:17

Edin Dzeko comes on in place of Gareth Barry.

67:12

David Silva produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

66:54

Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.

65:08

Jamie Mackie scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man City 1-2 QPR.Assist on the goal came from Armand Traore.

60:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sergio Aguero. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

59:42

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

58:56

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva. Corner taken by Carlos Tevez, clearance made by Bobby Zamora. Short corner worked by Carlos Tevez.

58:27

Armand Traore is brought on as a substitute for Djibril Cisse.

58:17

Carlos Tevez takes a shot.

57:45

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

53:47

Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Joey Barton results in a free kick. The referee shows Joey Barton a red card for violent conduct. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Carlos Tevez.

51:10

Nigel De Jong takes a shot.

50:29

Corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.

49:32

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

47:33

Djibril Cisse fires in a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-1 QPR.Assist by Shaun Wright-Phillips.

46:26

Unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Joey Barton results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Samir Nasri.

45:33

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny. Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

43:19

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Nigel De Jong comes on in place of Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

38:39

Pablo Zabaleta scores a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 QPR.Assist by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

38:06

Foul by Bobby Zamora on David Silva, free kick awarded. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.

32:43

David Silva has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

24:47

Shaun Wright-Phillips handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from David Silva from the free kick.

23:46

Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

22:36

Unfair challenge on Djibril Cisse by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Taye Taiwo takes the free kick.

21:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Gareth Barry. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

18:21

Unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.

16:23

Jamie Mackie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.

15:26

David Silva takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

10:45

Shot from just outside the box by Samir Nasri misses to the right of the target.

8:55

Unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya by Jamie Mackie results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

6:27

Short corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

5:11

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3:43

Shaun Wright-Phillips fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

2:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, Bobby Zamora manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

City fully focused - Mancini Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is not getting ahead of himself before his side's date with destiny. City head into their final game of a remarkable season as hot favourites to win the Barclays Premier League title. Victory over relegation-threatened QPR at the Etihad Stadium will be enough to secure a first league crown since 1968 and many feel the club could dominate for years to come. Mancini is also excited about the future but is putting all thoughts of that aside to concentrate on the present. The Italian, who has no injury problems, said: "I said three or four weeks ago I think Manchester City now are one of the top teams in England, in Europe. "After (this) Manchester City can win a title for three or four years - it is possible. "I don't know this, but now it is important to win the first. The second (comes) after." City lead the table from Manchester United only on goal difference but such is their advantage under that criteria - eight better than the defending champions - matching their neighbours' result should be all that is required. Mancini has seen his side surrender a five-point lead over United to fall eight points behind just over a month ago, only to claw it back in the space of four games. It has now become a case of merely holding their nerve to complete the job and Mancini has faith in his players. "I trust them 100%," said Mancini, who was publicly saying the title race was over a month ago. "They know they have everything in their hands. "They work hard, they fight every game for one year and in this championship that is very hard. Now they have a big chance. "We want to win for our supporters. They don't win the title for nearly 50 years and stay in a city where our 'cousins' win every year. "I think that is really difficult for our supporters but now maybe people can be happy after Sunday." Mark Hughes admits managing QPR has been his "most difficult" job yet but believes they can end the season with survival after coming back from the brink. They travel to City with just two points separating them and Bolton in the final relegation berth. Owen Coyle's side head to Stoke looking to retain their top-flight status, while the Hoops face the unenviable task of taking something off a City side on the cusp of a first league title since 1968. Hughes believes it is going to be "hell of a day" and rejected the notion he would take any satisfaction from stifling the club he was unceremoniously dismissed from two and a half years ago. "If we get a result but I will be more pleased for everybody connected with Queens Park Rangers," the former City boss said. "I wouldn't take any satisfaction from [thwarting City's title quest]. "It would only be delight for my team and my players because it would be a huge achievement to be able to do that. "It has not been easy. I came in halfway through a very difficult season and it has not been easy. "Arguably it has been the most difficult job I've had to date, but we've turned things around. "We've got to where we need to be and the players are understanding what is required at this level and we'll see where it takes us. "From our point of view, we just want to make sure we're in the Premier League. "It's the hardest league in world football but it is the best and that is what we want to be part of." The fact QPR head into the match in control of their own destiny is remarkable given the position they almost found themselves in last weekend. The Hoops took until the 89th minute to find a winner against Stoke, which was followed almost immediately by West Brom cancelling a two-goal deficit to snatch a draw at Bolton. The change in fortunes was met by euphonic scenes in W12 and Hughes believes it could prove a catalyst to success at the Etihad Stadium. Asked if QPR would have been all but down had things stayed as they were minutes earlier, Hughes said: "You would have to say so if we are honest. "We would still given it our best shot [at City] but I just think the momentum and belief we got from that latter stages of that game will help us. "There is no apprehension in terms of what we face, we're just looking forward to the challenge and making sure we give a good account of ourselves." Samba Diakite (virus) will miss out for QPR while Shaun Derry (dead leg) and Akos Buzsaky (hamstring) are doubtful.

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Hughes

QPR

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWWWW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • QPR
  • LWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • QPR
  • 2 - 3
  • Man City
  • 05/11/2011
  • Man City
  • 2 - 0
  • QPR
  • 03/02/1996
  • QPR
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 26/08/1995
  • Man City
  • 2 - 3
  • QPR
  • 14/05/1995
  • QPR
  • 1 - 2
  • Man City
  • 15/10/1994
  • QPR
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 05/03/1994

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 19
  • E Dzeko 13
  • M Balotelli 10
  • G Toure Yaya 6
  • A Johnson 6
  • DJ Silva 6
  • S Nasri 5
  • CA Tevez 4
  • V Kompany 3
  • J Lescott 2
  • J Milner 2
  • A Kolarov 2
  • G Barry 1
  • M Richards 1
  • S Savic 1

QPR

  • H Helguson 6
  • J Mackie 6
  • D Cisse 5
  • J Barton 3
  • T Smith 2
  • L Young 2
  • B Zamora 2
  • J Bothroyd 2
  • A Buzsaky 2
  • A Taarabt 2
  • S Derry 1
  • D Campbell 1
  • TI Taiwo 1
  • A Faurlin 1
  • S Diakite 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 90
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 13 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 17 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

QPR

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

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