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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:City of Manchester Stadium
  • Attendance:46,672
  • Toure (39) Tevez (48)
    Toure Yaya (53) Tevez (65)
  • Fletcher (11) Milijas (11)
    Doyle - pen (67) Zubar (85) Zubar (85)
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95:04 +5.04

James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Karl Henry.

94:11 +4.11

Corner taken by Stephen Hunt.

93:45 +3.45

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.

91:48 +1.48

Corner taken short by James Milner.

90:45 +0.45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by David Jones. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

89:09

Edin Dzeko is ruled offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

88:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christophe Berra on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

87:06

Unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by David Jones results in a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

85:02

Ronald Zubar grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Man City 4-3 Wolverhampton.Inswinging corner taken by Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, the assist for the goal came from Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.

85:02

A goal is scored by Ronald Zubar from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 4-3 Wolverhampton.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Geoffrey Mujangi Bia, the assist for the goal came from Geoffrey Mujangi Bia.

84:08

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

83:22

David Silva comes on in place of Adam Johnson.

82:33

Corner taken by James Milner, clearance made by Karl Henry.

82:09

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

80:42

James Milner on for Carlos Tevez.

79:53

Edin Dzeko is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

78:39

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia replaces Matthew Jarvis. Steven Mouyokolo concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the free kick.

75:44

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the left by-line.

75:06

Unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Kevin Doyle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

74:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Edin Dzeko. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

73:52

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson played to the near post.

73:42

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.

69:01

Stephen Ward goes off and Steven Mouyokolo comes on.

68:40

Karl Henry is brought on as a substitute for Steven Fletcher.

67:01

Penalty awarded for a foul by Joleon Lescott on Kevin Doyle. Penalty taken right-footed by Kevin Doyle and scored. Man City 4-2 Wolverhampton.

65:16

Carlos Tevez scores a headed goal from close in. Man City 4-1 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Zabaleta.

65:04

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the left by-line, David Jones makes a clearance.

64:36

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Hunt.

61:11

Adam Johnson takes a shot.

56:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the right by-line, Ronald Zubar takes a shot.

55:21

Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Nenad Milijas takes the free kick.

53:05

Gnegneri Toure Yaya grabs a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Man City 3-1 Wolverhampton.Edin Dzeko provided the assist for the goal.

51:11

Outswinging corner taken by Adam Johnson.

50:46

Kolo Toure goes off and Joleon Lescott comes on.

50:13

Effort from the edge of the area by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the left-hand post.

49:37

Edin Dzeko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronald Zubar. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

48:11

Carlos Tevez finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-1 Wolverhampton.

45:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Stephen Hunt. Stephen Hunt takes the direct free kick.

44:28

Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.

43:42

Adam Johnson takes a corner.

43:28

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

39:53

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson.

39:53

Kolo Toure fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Man City 1-1 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Vincent Kompany.

39:23

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Ronald Zubar gets a block in.

36:15

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

33:49

Effort on goal by Carlos Tevez from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

32:37

Carlos Tevez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

30:13

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.

27:56

Foul by David Jones on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.

27:11

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

24:25

Matthew Jarvis takes a short corner, Effort from outside the box by Stephen Hunt goes wide right of the target.

22:54

Kolo Toure challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.

21:37

Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line played to the near post, Nigel De Jong manages to make a clearance.

20:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Kevin Doyle. Free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

20:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Stephen Hunt. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

19:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the right by-line, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

19:02

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.

17:34

Corner taken short by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

15:48

Kolo Toure challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

14:25

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

13:17

Corner taken by Adam Johnson.

11:52

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

11:52

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

11:52

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

11:46

Steven Fletcher fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 0-1 Wolverhampton.

11:46

Nenad Milijas scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 0-1 Wolverhampton.

11:32

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Stephen Hunt takes the direct free kick.

10:59

Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.

6:39

Matthew Jarvis takes the outswinging corner, Joe Hart makes a save.

6:25

Matthew Jarvis takes a shot. Aleksandar Kolarov gets a block in.

6:04

Adam Johnson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

4:54

Stephen Hunt challenges Edin Dzeko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Tevez produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

2:54

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

1:42

Steven Fletcher challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kolo Toure takes the free kick.

0:16

Nenad Milijas has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

The game begins.

The first half comes to an end.

The second half has started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

City more than just Dzeko - McCarthy Mick McCarthy has warned of the danger of Wolves concentrating too much on snuffing out the threat of Edin Dzeko has his side look to spring another surprise result at Manchester City. Dzeko could make his City debut in the clash at Eastlands after the striker completed his #27million move from Wolfsburg. McCarthy was given the rundown on Dzeko's qualities during a chat this week with Wolfsburg boss Steve McClaren. But he knows that City pose plenty of other threats as they look to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Molineux earlier in the campaign. McCarthy said: "I spoke to Steve McClaren the other day and he gave him (Dzeko) a really good report. "But, if we look after him, there are one or two others who might play well. "I don't think for one minute we can just be looking after him when they have a team of stars. "Dzeko doesn't have a kick and we are 3-0 down. It would be great that wouldn't it! "The #27million player has not had a kick and the #32million player (Carlos Tevez) is having a great day and running riot. That would be good!" McCarthy takes encouragement from the increasing number of shock results that have littered the Premier League this season. Wolves have been at the forefront and, in addition to beating City, they have also triumphed over Liverpool at Anfield and Chelsea at home. He said: "People talk about David versus Goliath but that seems to have evened itself out this season with the results that teams have had. "The giant (Goliath) is getting his backside kicked at the minute occasionally. "Blackpool have done it, West Brom have done it, we've done it. "There are other teams that have had results people think they shouldn't get or can't get. "Nobody gives us too much of a chance on Saturday and City would expect to beat us. "But it has been proved it doesn't always happen." Wolves skipper Karl Henry (knee) and defenders Jody Craddock (hip) and Steve Mouyokolo (back) will travel to Eastlands after recovering from injury. But midfielder Dave Edwards is doubtful with a hamstring injury and full-back George Elokobi will start a three-game ban for his red card in the FA Cup tie at Doncaster last weekend. Meanwhile, Roberto Mancini wants to go down in history as the man who ended Manchester City's 35-year trophy drought. Twelve months ago, Mancini famously declared his intention to rip down the taunting clock that hangs from the Stretford End at Old Trafford, ticking round each season that ends without silverware on the blue half of Manchester. The Italian did not get his wish as United emerged triumphant in a thrilling two-legged Carling Cup semi-final. But the hunger has not gone away. And after another frantic summer of team-building, plus this week's arrival of Dzeko, Mancini believes City are better placed than they have ever been to emulate that 1976 League Cup triumph. "I would like people to look back on my time here and say I was a good manager, a manager that ended a long wait for silverware - and much more," Mancini told City's official magazine, Manc. "Nobody knows what the future holds. But the feeling around the club is very good. "We have improved as a team over the past few months and there is a momentum building up. "After so many years, the fans deserve success. I believe they will have something to celebrate before too long." City entertain Wolves tomorrow knowing victory will take them top of the Premier League for at least 24 hours prior to United's tricky trip to Tottenham.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 442Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Kolo Toure
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Gareth Barry
  • Adam Johnson
  • Gnegneri Toure Yaya
  • Carlos Tevez
  • Edin Dzeko
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • James Milner
  • Jerome Boateng
  • Joleon Lescott
  • David Silva
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Joao Alves Jo

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Match Report

Dzeko outdone in City thriller Edin Dzeko made his #27million introduction for Manchester City, and he was immediately upstaged by strike partner Carlos Tevez as the Blues secured top spot in the Barclays Premier League by edging a seven-goal thriller with Wolves 4-3 at Eastlands. The fiery South American joined Dimitar Berbatov at the head of the Premier League goalscoring charts with a second-half double to take his tally to 14, accompanying Kolo and Yaya Toure on the scoresheet as the brothers achieved the rare feat of finding the net in the same top-flight game. It must have been quite an eye-opener for Dzeko, who produced an encouraging performance on his debut and appears willing to do the hard work in his partnership with Tevez in addition to the glamourous stuff. The Bosnian was also given an instant lesson in the difficulty of securing points in England as City, having been totally outplayed for the first half-hour, then needed to resist a late Wolves surge after the plucky Black Country outfit had pulled themselves back into a contest that had already been turned on its head after their initial heroics. Having flexed their mighty financial muscle to make Dzeko the sixth most expensive player the Premier League has ever known, City cannot have expected to be rolled over quite so easily as they were in that opening 30 minutes. It should not have come as a total surprise. After all, Wolves beat City at Molineux earlier this season and accounted for both Liverpool and Chelsea during the Christmas period, so they clearly cannot be taken for granted. Still, the one-sided manner of the contest was a shock, the only consolation for Roberto Mancini coming from the knowledge his side remained in the game. They were already wobbling when Kolo Toure blasted a clearance into Vincent Kompany, the rebound dropping kindly for Nenad Milijas, who finished at the second attempt despite Joe Hart's initial heroics. Hart denied Milijas shortly afterwards when the Serbian powered a header towards goal, although there was nothing he could do to prevent Steven Fletcher picking out an unmarked Matt Jarvis at the far post. Jarvis must have thought he had scored when he pulled the trigger on a shot from 12 yards. Instead, Aleksandar Kolarov flung himself in the way to preserve a fragile state of affairs. The value of Kolarov's block was not immediately apparent as it took City some time to assert themselves. But once Adam Johnson had forced Wayne Hennessy into an excellent feet-first save, Wolves began to assume the air of a side who could not wait for the interval to come. Unfortunately for them, the clock did not speed round quickly enough. Tevez was only just wide with a fizzing shot, then, after Dzeko had been denied by an excellent Ronald Zubar challenge, Kompany got his head to Johnson's corner and flicked it towards the far post. Kolo Toure controlled, then went for goal, ignoring the crowd of bodies in his way. His decision proved correct as the shot beat Hennessy, bounced through David Jones' legs and eventually over the line. It was the Ivorian's first goal of the season. More importantly, it created the platform for normal service to be resumed after half-time. More than anyone, Tevez had been inconvenienced by Dzeko's arrival, shunted from his favoured central berth to a role wide on the left at kick-off. The Argentinian is not one for keeping quiet, though. And, as spectators were still taking their seats, he picked up possession on the angle of the area and exploded into life, bursting through the passive presence of Christophe Berra and Stephen Hunt, then skipping inside Richard Stearman. The hard work done, the rest was easy as Tevez calmly slipped City in front. Mancini's men were not done either. Their third owed much to a neat one-two between Dzeko and Tevez just inside the Wolves half. The Bosnian then sent Yaya Toure clean through with a perfect through ball, the midfielder following his brother onto the scoresheet with clinical efficiency. Dzeko came close to a debut goal when his deflected shot flew narrowly wide, but Tevez was in no mood to offer reprieves and when countryman Zabaleta crossed from the right, the Argentina star's header bounced in via the underside of the crossbar. Amazingly, within seconds Wolves had pulled one back, Doyle getting to his feet to score from the spot after he had been bundled over by substitute Joleon Lescott. Zubar added another to set up a frantic ending, which would have been sickening for City had Geoffrey Mujangi Bia's stoppage-time shot deflected into the net off Kompany rather than just wide.

Form Guide

    WLWWWD
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • LWLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 30/10/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 3
  • Man City
  • 28/12/2009
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 22/08/2009
  • Man City
  • 3 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 10/04/2004
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 04/10/2003
  • Wolverhampton
  • 4 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/04/1982

Top Scorers

Man City

  • CA Tevez 10
  • G Toure Yaya 3
  • A Johnson 3
  • M Balotelli 3
  • G Barry 2
  • P Vieira 1
  • J Lescott 1
  • PJ Zabaleta 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • M Richards 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 4
  • S Fletcher 4
  • S Hunt 2
  • K Foley 2
  • M Jarvis 2
  • N Milijas 1
  • K Doyle 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1

Goals

Man City

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 33
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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