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  • Date:01 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:16:10
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,559
  • Negredo (7) Nasri (57)
    Nasri (76)

Live Commentary

91:22 +1.22

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:28 +0.28

The ball is delivered by Jonjo Shelvey.


Luis Fernandinho takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.


Martin Demichelis manages to make a clearance.


Samir Nasri takes a shot and went wide right of the target.


Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.


A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer.


Edin Dzeko comes on in place of Sergio Aguero.


Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot and went wide right of the target.


Samir Nasri scores with a left foot finish. Man City 3-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Zabaleta.


Aleksandar Kolarov joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gonzalez Jesus Navas.


James Milner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Williams.


James Milner makes a clearance.


James Milner restarts play with the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Dwight Tiendalli results in a free kick.


Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.


James Milner is ruled offside.


The ball is sent over by James Milner.


(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Nathan Dyer coming on for Alejandro Pozuelo.


Foul by Alvaro Vazquez on Martin Demichelis, free kick awarded.


Unfair challenge on Alvaro Vazquez by Martin Demichelis results in a free kick.


Jonjo Shelvey makes a clearance.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yaya Toure by Jonathan de Guzman.


Alvaro Negredo goes off and James Milner comes on.


Wayne Routledge comes on in place of Pablo Hernandez.


Shot by Pablo Hernandez cleared the bar.


Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes a shot and went wide right of the target.


Alvaro Negredo takes a shot. Blocked by Dwight Tiendalli.


Samir Nasri scores with their right foot. Man City 2-0 Swansea.Yaya Toure provided the assist for the goal.


Clearance by Ashley Williams.


Clearance made by Ben Davies.


Sergio Aguero takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.


Gonzalez Jesus Navas has an effort at goal. Gerhard Tremmel makes a block.


Jonathan de Guzman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Costel Pantilimon catches the ball.


Jonjo Shelvey fouled by Samir Nasri, the ref awards a free kick.


Free kick taken by Gerhard Tremmel.


Sergio Aguero is penalised for a handball.


The ball is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Vazquez on Gael Clichy.


Jonjo Shelvey delivers the ball.

The second half kicks off.

The players leave the pitch at half time.


Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball.


Dwight Tiendalli sends in a cross.


Jonathan de Guzman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Costel Pantilimon catches the ball.


Free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.


Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.


Ashley Williams restarts play with the free kick.


Alvaro Negredo challenges Ashley Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Clearance by Gael Clichy.


Shot by Sergio Aguero. Gerhard Tremmel fumbles the ball.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Davies on Alvaro Negredo.


Clearance by Ben Davies.


Jose Alberto Canas restarts play with the free kick.


Luis Fernandinho challenges Alejandro Pozuelo unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.


Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Costel Pantilimon parries the ball away.


Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball.


Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.


Shot by Jonjo Shelvey. Costel Pantilimon parries the ball away.


Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.


Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Pozuelo on Gael Clichy.


The ball is delivered by Sergio Aguero.


Free kick scored by Alvaro Negredo. Man City 1-0 Swansea.


Jose Alberto Canas challenges Alvaro Negredo unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the right by-line.


Alvaro Negredo has an effort at goal. A parry by Gerhard Tremmel prevents the goal.


Foul by Sergio Aguero on Jonathan de Guzman, free kick awarded.


Alvaro Negredo is flagged offside by the assistant referee.


The referee gets the game underway.


Sergio Aguero takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gerhard Tremmel blocks the ball.

Match Preview

Pellegrini tips Aguero for the top Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes star striker Sergio Aguero is well on his way to becoming the world's best player. Pellegrini has already said he believes the in-form Aguero is behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the game's current greats. The 25-year-old Argentinian has been outstanding this season having scored 15 goals in his last 12 games and 16 in total. The prolific duo of Barcelona ace Messi and Real Madrid inspiration Ronaldo have been vying for the title of the world's best player in recent years but Pellegrini believes Aguero can join that elite company. Pellegrini said: "We hope. That is what we are working on every day and what he wants. "The ambitions of Sergio will be very important if he can arrive at that level." Pellegrini, who took charge at the Etihad Stadium in the summer, previously encountered former Atletico Madrid forward Aguero during his time in Spain. The ex-Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga boss believes his improvement since then has been considerable. Pellegrini said: "He is a better player because he is older. "He arrived in Spain when he was 18 or 19 years old. He was always a very important player, a top player, but this year he is trying to work a little bit more without the ball. "You see, three or four of the last goals we scored are because he is doing a good job pressing on their defenders. I think he is more complete." Pellegrini is certainly in no doubt Aguero, signed by City for B#38million in 2011, is the best player in the Barclays Premier League. The Chilean said: "I said last week after Messi and Cristinao Ronaldo he is the best. Both are not playing in the Premier League, so he is." Aguero has formed a formidable partnership with summer signing Alvaro Negredo this season with the pair having scored 27 goals between them. The team as a whole has also been in fine goalscoring form of late with the net hit 22 times in the last four home games alone, including a 6-0 thrashing of Tottenham last weekend. Swansea are the next side to visit Eastlands hoping to contain them and they will be short of firepower themselves with strikers Michu and Wilfried Bony both out injured. Pellegrini claims he is reading little into that. He said: "I don't think it will be easy. Michu is very important for them but we have other players injured. "Swansea are a very strong team. They play very well. After Manchester City they are the team with most possession in the Premier League. "We must play a very good game if we want to win here at home. "Because we won against Tottenham doesn't mean we are going to win against Swansea." Pellegrini says he is still to decide whether Costel Pantilimon or Joe Hart will play in goal against Swansea. Captain Vincent Kompany (thigh) if fit but will not return this weekend and fellow defender Matija Nastasic (calf) is also out. Playmaker David Silva and striker Stevan Jovetic remain on the sidelines with calf injuries but midfielder Jack Rodwell has overcome his latest niggle. Swansea defender Neil Taylor believes an away game at Manchester City is currently the greatest challenge in the Premier League. City have scored 41 goals in 10 home games in all competitions, and they have recorded handsome wins over Manchester United, Everton, Norwich and Tottenham in the league. Few will be expecting a Swansea side who have yet to fire this season to bring an end to the Etihad Stadium goal glut with the likes of Aguero, Negredo and Jesus Navas in the pink of form. And Taylor admits that is understandable given City's current run. "I think City away is the biggest challenge for anyone in this league with the way they play," he said. "They're expansive and they look like one of Pellegrini's teams so I think it's a difficult game for us. "Spurs were under par against them last week, but with the players they've got like Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Negredo, they've got four or five front players who would get in any team in the Premier League. "They're playing really well. Pellegrini's teams are all or nothing, and at the moment it's the former. "They're getting goals and even if they concede a couple they're likely to outscore you, but we'll concentrate on ourselves." And Taylor insists there will be no fear in the Swans' ranks. He said: "It is only football - there is no reason to be scared. "You just get on with it. they are playing some great football, but we have played teams in the last couple of years who have been playing great football and stood our ground and got results. "We will go there and anything we get will be a bonus. "We can get results anywhere. We know some places are more difficult than others but you don't go anywhere being scared of the opponents. "We can test ourselves against the best and that's what we want to do." Swans manager Michael Laudrup is set to be without Bony and Angel Rangel. Striker Bony will be out for several weeks with a hamstring injury suffered in the Europa League defeat to Valencia, while full-back Rangel picked up a calf injury in the dying moments of that game. Alvaro Vazquez and Dwight Tiendalli are set to deputise, while Wayne Routledge should return from a calf injury.

Formation:442Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4231Manager: Michael Laudrup


  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Martin Demichelis
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Gael Clichy
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Yaya Toure
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • SUBS
  • Joe Hart
  • Micah Richards
  • James Milner
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Jack Rodwell



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Man City
  • VS
  • Swansea

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 0 - 0
  • Man City
  • 04/05/2013
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 27/10/2012
  • 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

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 10
  • Y Toure 5
  • AS Negredo 5
  • E Dzeko 3
  • DJ Silva 3
  • G Jesus Navas 2
  • S Nasri 2


  • W Bony 3
  • N Dyer 2
  • J Shelvey 2
  • MP Michu 2
  • B Davies 2
  • J de Guzman 1
  • P Hernandez 1


Man City

    • Total goals 46
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins