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  • Date:27 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,801
Goal!

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102:38 +12.38

Effort on goal by Mario Balotelli from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

101:19 +11.19

Gael Clichy produces a cross, save by Gerhard Tremmel.

100:54 +10.54

Centre by Chico, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

99:40 +9.40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gael Clichy on Chico. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

98:43 +8.43

Carlos Tevez produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

98:10 +8.10

Corner taken short by Carlos Tevez.

96:28 +6.28

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Sung-Yeung Ki misses to the left of the target.

94:57 +4.57

Joleon Lescott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sergio Aguero.

92:29 +2.29

Nathan Dyer produces a cross.

91:21 +1.21

Miguel Michu challenges Yaya Toure unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

90:56 +0.56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sergio Aguero. Free kick taken by Chico.

87:49

Angel Rangel delivers the ball.

84:46

Unfair challenge on Gael Clichy by Nathan Dyer results in a free kick. Nathan Dyer is cautioned. Free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.

80:19

Kolo Toure on for Micah Richards.

78:52

Wayne Routledge takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

78:20

Yaya Toure sends in a cross.

77:47

Foul by Sung-Yeung Ki on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.

76:57

Nathan Dyer is brought on as a substitute for Pablo Hernandez.

76:41

Chico produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

76:09

Angel Rangel produces a cross.

73:39

Jonathan de Guzman has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

71:33

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Danny Graham coming on for Leon Britton.

71:21

Miguel Michu crosses the ball, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.

70:23

Miguel Michu takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.

69:08

Samir Nasri crosses the ball, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

63:47

Gerhard Tremmel is brought on as a substitute for Michel Vorm.

60:29

Carlos Tevez gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Gael Clichy.

59:36

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

59:15

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot.

58:50

Miguel Michu takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

56:35

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

52:59

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Carlos Tevez from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Micah Richards goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

52:18

Micah Richards crosses the ball.

51:09

The referee blows for offside. Chico restarts play with the free kick.

49:36

The ball is sent over by Samir Nasri.

46:54 +1.54

Foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Aleksandar Kolarov from the free kick.

46:48

Pablo Hernandez is ruled offside. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

46:28 +1.28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Wayne Routledge. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

46:01

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki.

45:29

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

45:07

Mario Balotelli replaces Aleksandar Kolarov.

44:51

Sergio Aguero takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Miguel Michu.

44:40

The ball is delivered by Gael Clichy, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

43:05

Foul by Yaya Toure on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the direct free kick.

40:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

39:54

Miguel Michu takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

38:32

Micah Richards booked.

37:51

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

36:08

The referee blows for offside. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.

33:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Hernandez on Yaya Toure. Free kick taken by Matija Nastasic.

31:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Aguero on Ashley Williams. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

29:18

Centre by Micah Richards.

25:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Matija Nastasic. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

24:02

Gael Clichy concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan de Guzman. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

23:35

Matija Nastasic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman. Angel Rangel takes the direct free kick.

21:10

The ball is swung over by Pablo Hernandez, clearance by Micah Richards.

20:33

Carlos Tevez delivers the ball, save by Michel Vorm.

18:08

Carlos Tevez challenges Pablo Hernandez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chico takes the direct free kick.

17:19

Angel Rangel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

16:40

The referee books Angel Rangel for unsporting behaviour.

14:50

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Yaya Toure gets a block in.

12:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.

12:06

Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

11:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Davies on Samir Nasri. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

7:54

Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.

6:14

Pablo Hernandez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Gael Clichy.

5:10

The ball is crossed by Micah Richards.

Match Preview

Mancini - Top players must be flexible Roberto Mancini has rejected any criticism of his three-man defence initiative and claimed if anyone cannot handle it they are not good enough to play for Manchester City. The City boss held his hands up for his failure in preparation ahead of Wednesday night's shock 3-1 Champions League defeat to Ajax in Amsterdam and wants a response when Swansea visit the Etihad on Saturday. He still accepts responsibility for a result that leaves the Blues requiring a "miracle" to avoid tumbling out at the group stage for the second successive season. However, what he will not acknowledge is any weakness in formation. Having toyed with three at the back at various times during the current campaign, Mancini did again in midweek as he desperately sought a way back into the contest. The move had catastrophic consequences, leaving substituted Joleon Lescott fuming, Gael Clichy appealing for guidance about exactly where he was supposed to be playing, City conceding a third goal and Micah Richards conducting a post-match interview where he confirmed his team-mates were ill at ease with the tactical switch. Mancini claimed Richards' comments were "not important". However, his assessment of the situation left little room for argument. "Good players should be able to play in any system," said Mancini. "If you are a top player, the system is not important. If you don't understand you are not a top player and you cannot play for a top team. If the Italian is to be believed, he has used the system far more than anyone previously thought. "In pre-season we only had 10 senior players," he said. "But I wasn't changing anything. It is difficult to watch from the stand when we change the system but we have used this a lot of times during games last season, a minimum of 50 times. "We were 2-1 down and we wanted to improve the situation. "With this system we beat Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield. With this system we recovered from 3-0 down against United, got back to 3-2 and had a chance to draw with only 10 players. "With this system we have changed the result every time." Swansea head to the Etihad Stadium on the back of last weekend's morale-boosting win over Wigan, but will face a City side desperate to respond. However, Wayne Routledge believes the Dutch team's 3-1 victory shows there is nothing to fear for the visitors going into a game few expect them to get a positive result from, although he is under no illusion about the size of the challenge facing the Swans. He said: "The Etihad has become something of a fortress for them there, but we've got to go there in a positive frame of mind. "As footballers, they're in the higher echelons but sometimes you have games when it doesn't click. "That seems to be what happened the other night, it wasn't the usual Manchester City. "But when you play Manchester City whatever they do it's going to be a really hard game on Saturday. We have to get our minds right and be ready from the start." The game will see Swansea face Scott Sinclair for the first time since the winger left the Liberty Stadium to join Roberto Mancini's side in August. But Routledge, who has benefited from Sinclair's move, insists the Swansea squad do not hold a grudge against him for moving on. He said: "People get on well here and we all wish each other the best. Scott had a chance to go and join the champions and he took that opportunity. "I haven't spoken to Scott for a little while because he's had a lot to do up there, he's moving, but I'm sure we'll catch up on Saturday. "Obviously I knew in the summer that gave me the chance to work hard in pre-season and hopefully get a chance in the team. "I've done that and it's going well."

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 4141Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Joe Hart
  • Micah Richards
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Gael Clichy
  • Samir Nasri
  • Yaya Toure
  • Gareth Barry
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Sergio Aguero
  • SUBS
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Kolo Toure
  • George Evans
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Mario Balotelli

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Form Guide

    WDDWWW
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • DLLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 11/03/2012
  • Man City
  • 4 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 15/08/2011
  • Swansea
  • 4 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/03/1983
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 30/10/1982
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 17/04/1982
  • Man City
  • 4 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 21/11/1981

Top Scorers

Man City

  • E Dzeko 5
  • CA Tevez 3
  • Y Toure 2
  • SL Aguero 2
  • J Lescott 1
  • J Milner 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • FF Javi Garcia 1
  • A Kolarov 1

Swansea

  • MP Michu 6
  • W Routledge 2
  • N Dyer 2
  • D Graham 1
  • P Hernandez 1
  • A Rangel 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 23
    • Goals per game 14
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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