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  • Date:16 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,046
  • Fernandinho (1) Nasri (87)
    Nasri (87)
  • Wickham (72)
    Wickham (82)

Live Commentary

93:38 +3.38

Clearance made by Stevan Jovetic.

93:37 +3.37

Clearance by Francisco Javi Garcia.

The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

92:33 +2.33

Joe Hart takes the free kick.

92:19 +2.19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Connor Wickham.

91:46 +1.46

Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Ignacio Scocco.

91:29 +1.29

Centre by James Milner.

91:13 +1.13

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.


Samir Nasri takes a shot and goes over the bar.


Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot.


Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.


Jack Colback makes a clearance.


Luis Fernandinho goes off and Jack Rodwell comes on.


A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.


Connor Wickham slots the ball right footed into the goal. Man City 1-2 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Emanuele Giaccherini.


Connor Wickham manages to make a clearance.


Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on James Milner.


Luis Fernandinho produces a cross.


James Milner crosses the ball.


Shot by Edin Dzeko missed to the left of goal.


Unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Santiago Vergini results in a free kick.


Stevan Jovetic takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.


Clearance by Marcos Alonso.


Luis Fernandinho takes the free kick.


Luis Fernandinho fouled by Emanuele Giaccherini, the ref awards a free kick.


Connor Wickham grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Man City 1-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Emanuele Giaccherini.


Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.


Vito Mannone takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by James Milner on Marcos Alonso.


The ball is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.


Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.


Foul by James Milner on Marcos Alonso, free kick awarded.


Header at goal by Wes Brown goes right of the post.


(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Ignacio Scocco coming on for Fabio Borini.


Alvaro Negredo leaves the field to be replaced by Edin Dzeko.


Emanuele Giaccherini on for Sebastian Larsson.


Clearance by Martin Demichelis.


James Milner fouled by Marcos Alonso, the ref awards a free kick.


Alvaro Negredo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcos Alonso.


Stevan Jovetic takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a block.


Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia.


Sebastian Larsson sends in a cross.


Marcos Alonso takes the free kick.


Handball by James Milner.


Clearance by Vincent Kompany.


Shot by Luis Fernandinho. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.


Clearance made by Santiago Vergini.


Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.


(Man City) makes a substitution, with Stevan Jovetic coming on for Sergio Aguero.


Marcos Alonso challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Adam Johnson produces a cross.


Martin Demichelis challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Free kick taken by James Milner.


Connor Wickham concedes a free kick for a foul on James Milner.


Foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.

The referee starts the second half.

49:09 +4.09

Samir Nasri takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.


Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

47:28 +2.28

James Milner delivers the ball.


Unfair challenge on Connor Wickham by Francisco Javi Garcia results in a free kick.

It is the end of the first-half.

46:46 +1.46

Wes Brown challenges Alvaro Negredo unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Header at goal by Alvaro Negredo goes over the bar.


The ball is swung over by James Milner.

45:14 +0.14

Marcos Alonso restarts play with the free kick.

45:08 +0.08

Marcos Alonso fouled by Alvaro Negredo, the ref awards a free kick.


Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.


Clearance by Martin Demichelis.


Connor Wickham produces a cross.


Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson.


Francisco Javi Garcia makes a clearance.


The ball is delivered by Samir Nasri.


Foul by Luis Fernandinho on Jack Colback, free kick awarded.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Pablo Zabaleta.


The ball is sent over by Sergio Aguero.


Booking for Fabio Borini for dissent.


Marcos Alonso produces a cross.


Samir Nasri restarts play with the free kick.


Connor Wickham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner.


The ball is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta.


Sebastian Larsson delivers the ball.


Martin Demichelis makes a clearance.


Adam Johnson delivers the ball.


Fabio Borini takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.


Centre by Adam Johnson.


Shot by Sergio Aguero went wide right of the net.


Corner taken by Adam Johnson.


Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.


Connor Wickham fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Fernandinho on Jack Colback.


Corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line.


Shot by Luis Fernandinho went wide of the right-hand upright.


Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Parried by Vito Mannone back into danger.


James Milner manages to make a clearance.


Clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.


Centre by Marcos Alonso.


Free kick crossed by Adam Johnson.


Connor Wickham fouled by Martin Demichelis, the ref awards a free kick.


A cross is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.


Luis Fernandinho scores with their right foot. Man City 1-0 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Sergio Aguero.


John O'Shea makes a clearance.


Jack Colback challenges Sergio Aguero unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Pellegrini not giving up on title Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is convinced his side are still firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race. Pellegrini insists little has changed as a result of Sunday's defeat to leaders Liverpool. The loss left third-placed City trailing the Reds by seven points and Chelsea by five but, with two games in hand, Pellegrini claims the battle could still be too close to call. The Chilean said: "I think the team knows perfectly what they have to do. "We lost that game but we have still to play six games more and we will fight to the end to win the title. "If we don't do it, it is because Liverpool will win their four games, but I don't think some things change after the game on Sunday. "Of course, the fans believe that we can do it. "The two games postponed - if we win both we are just one point behind Liverpool. "If you don't believe (when you are) just one point behind the leader, nobody can believe anything. "We have had a very good season so far and we hope we finish in the last six games in the same way." City's title destiny may be out of their hands but they will look to apply pressure as they play the first of their games in hand at home to bottom side Sunderland on Wednesday. "The important thing is that we win our games," Pellegrini said. "We can do nothing about the other teams but we can do a lot of things here. "That is why I am sure the players know exactly what they have to do and we will try to start winning one of the two games postponed so both teams, Chelsea and Liverpool, must feel we are only three or four points behind them with one game also to play at the end of the season." City will be without key midfielder Yaya Toure, who limped off just 19 minutes into Sunday's game with a leg injury and will be out for 10 days to a fortnight. That means he could also miss matches against West Brom and Crystal Palace but the problem does not appear as bad as first feared. Vincent Kompany and top scorer Sergio Aguero, who made his comeback at the weekend after five games out with a hamstring injury, are both fit. Meanwhile, Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has admitted he would willingly swap places with arch-rivals Newcastle as he attempts to drag the club back from the brink of relegation. The Black Cats head into a daunting visit to the Etihad Stadium knowing their Barclays Premier League destiny could be all but decided if they emerge with a sixth-successive defeat with seven points currently separating them from safety. Poyet admitted after Saturday's 1-0 home reverse at the hands of high-flying Everton that a root and branch review of the club is required if it is to ever release itself from a seemingly perennial tailspin which is sucking back towards the Football League. And he has cast an envious eye along the road to Newcastle, where counterpart Alan Pardew finds himself entrenched in a battle to win over his club's fans despite the Magpies sitting ninth place in the table. Asked to characterise the challenge of managing in the north-east, Poyet said: "The most important part, which is the fans, they love it, they love football and they are desperate to do well. "Go across the river and go to Newcastle - they are in an unbelievable situation in the table and there is a nightmare. "Can we change over? Because that is a great problem to have, to be ninth? "Why? Because it's that drive to get better all the time and to be always on top and it doesn't matter how many games you have won in the past because you need to win the next. "That part of football, I love it because it's the best way to do it, to try to get better all the time. "In terms of mentality for me, it's perfect, the north-east. It's always better if you finish ninth instead of 10th, and I am like that. "The problem is at the moment it is so bad that it's not enjoyable, so the idea is to make sure that we don't put ourselves in this situation anymore. "It doesn't matter who is the manager, I am talking about the club now, the club itself." Full-back Phil Bardsley will miss the trip through suspension after collecting his 10th booking of the season against Everton. Midfielder Liam Bridcutt will also be absent because of a personal issue, while striker Steve Fletcher (ankle) is unlikely to play again this season and goalkeeper Keiren Westwood continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.

Formation:4411Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet


  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • James Milner
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • SUBS
  • Micah Richards
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Gael Clichy
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Stevan Jovetic



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Man City
  • VS
  • Sunderland

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 10/11/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 26/12/2012
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 06/10/2012
  • Man City
  • 3 - 3
  • Sunderland
  • 31/03/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 01/01/2012
  • Man City
  • 5 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 03/04/2011

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 15
  • Y Toure 12
  • E Dzeko 11
  • AS Negredo 9
  • DJ Silva 7
  • S Nasri 5
  • LR Fernandinho 4
  • G Jesus Navas 4
  • V Kompany 3
  • S Jovetic 2
  • MG Demichelis 1
  • J Milner 1
  • A Kolarov 1


  • A Johnson 7
  • S Fletcher 3
  • E Giaccherini 3
  • P Bardsley 2
  • S Ki 2
  • J Colback 2
  • F Borini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • L Cattermole 1
  • J Altidore 1


Man City

    • Total goals 118
    • Goals per game 86
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 14 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 29
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins