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  • Date:29 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:47,142
  • Dzeko (51) Kolarov (66)
    Johnson (90)
  • Hunt - pen (74)
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93:32 +3.32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karl Henry on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. David Silva restarts play with the free kick.

92:09 +2.09

Jamie O'Hara decides to take a short corner. Jamie O'Hara produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

90:18 +0.18

Adam Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 3-1 Wolverhampton.Assist by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

86:54

Shot by Mario Balotelli from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

85:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake by Adam Johnson. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jamie O'Hara.

84:18

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on for Adlene Guedioura. Matthew Jarvis is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Hunt.

80:28

Adam Hammill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Joe Hart. Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Richard Stearman results in a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.

79:21

Mario Balotelli concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Richard Stearman restarts play with the free kick.

77:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Balotelli on Roger Johnson. Roger Johnson takes the free kick.

77:23

Effort on goal by Stephen Hunt from long range goes over the crossbar.

76:50

Adam Hammill delivers the ball, Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.

75:49

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Stefan Savic coming on for Sergio Aguero.

72:55

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save. Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Vincent Kompany results in a Penalty. Vincent Kompany is sent off by the referee for professional foul. Power penalty scored by Stephen Hunt. Man City 2-1 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Kevin Doyle.

72:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Stephen Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Adlene Guedioura.

71:18

Mario Balotelli produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

69:45

Mario Balotelli joins the action as a substitute, replacing Samir Nasri.

65:57

David Silva takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Aleksandar Kolarov finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from David Silva. Adam Hammill is brought on as a substitute for David Edwards.

64:42

Effort from deep inside the area by Sergio Aguero misses to the right of the goal.

62:06

Adam Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Edin Dzeko.

61:49

The ball is swung over by Stephen Hunt.

61:05

Roger Johnson fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Edin Dzeko shown a yellow card. Karl Henry takes the free kick.

59:24

A cross is delivered by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Joleon Lescott.

58:11

Shot from just outside the box by Adlene Guedioura goes over the target.

57:39

Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a cross, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

57:27

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

55:14

Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in. Short corner worked by Jamie O'Hara.

54:39

Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.

52:55

Jamie O'Hara has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

51:19

Edin Dzeko finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Man City 1-0 Wolverhampton.Assist on the goal came from Sergio Aguero.

49:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Kevin Doyle. Kevin Doyle is cautioned. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

47:09

Samir Nasri crosses the ball.

46:47

Effort from inside the six-yard box by David Silva goes wide left of the target.

45:35 +0.35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Doyle. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

44:23

Edin Dzeko concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.

43:45

Edin Dzeko concedes a free kick for a foul on Roger Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

40:12

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Comfortable save by Wayne Hennessey. Corner from left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.

39:31

Samir Nasri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick. A cross is delivered by Jamie O'Hara, clearance made by Aleksandar Kolarov.

37:48

Centre by Micah Richards.

35:32

David Silva produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 6 yards. Richard Stearman gets a block in.

34:40

Karl Henry fouled by Edin Dzeko, the ref awards a free kick. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.

34:05

Foul by Micah Richards on Stephen Hunt, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

33:10

Jamie O'Hara decides to take a short corner.

32:32

Effort on goal by Gnegneri Toure Yaya from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:10

Shot by Jamie O'Hara from outside the box goes high over the target.

30:34

Effort on goal by Samir Nasri from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

29:12

Unfair challenge on Karl Henry by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Richard Stearman takes the direct free kick.

27:49

Vincent Kompany concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Doyle. Stephen Ward restarts play with the free kick.

24:46

Effort from inside the area by Sergio Aguero misses to the right of the goal.

23:30

David Edwards handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from right wing, clearance made by Kevin Doyle.

22:15

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance by Roger Johnson.

21:05

The offside flag is raised against Sergio Aguero. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

19:38

Unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Booking for Gareth Barry. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

18:49

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie O'Hara.

17:47

Adlene Guedioura has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

17:29

Micah Richards handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie O'Hara.

15:09

The ball is crossed by Micah Richards, blocked by Roger Johnson. Shot by Edin Dzeko from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

13:14

Samir Nasri produces a cross, clearance made by Christophe Berra. The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

12:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hunt on Micah Richards. Samir Nasri takes the direct free kick.

11:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Sergio Aguero. Adlene Guedioura restarts play with the free kick.

11:04

David Edwards crosses the ball.

9:52

Sergio Aguero produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:09

Shot by Kevin Doyle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

5:13

Aleksandar Kolarov takes the outswinging corner, clearance by David Edwards.

2:50

Unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Edin Dzeko results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.

0:46

Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line, Samir Nasri takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Corner from right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.

Match Preview

Mancini calls for focus Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has enjoyed the afterglow of last week's stunning derby triumph but now claims it counts for little as he prepares his side for the visit of Wolves. City emphatically underlined their title credentials as they thrashed champions Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford to move five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Yet while City supporters may continue to revel in their biggest derby win since 1926, Mancini quickly wants to turn back to the bigger picture. The Italian said: "The feeling is good but the game is in the past now, it is history, finished. We have to focus on Wolves. "For me it is better to win six derbies 1-0 than one 6-1. "I enjoy it always, being Manchester City manager. "I think we are working very well but if we want to become a top team for the next 20 years we cannot be happy only because we beat United 6-1. It is not important. "The supporters are happy, very happy, but for us we play every three days and work every day. "We know our job and we understand we should stay with our feet on the floor." Wolves may have been beaten 5-2 by City at Molineux on Wednesday,but Mancini is not fooled by their poor recent form. The Italian said: "Every time we play against Wolves we have a problem. "Last year we lost away and here they were down 4-3 and in the last few minutes had a good chance to go 4-4. "The problem will be if we think we can play not at 100% like (against) United, that we think we can play 50% against Wolves. "If we don't play serious we can have a problem. "I think if you don't always play very strong against every team you can take a risk. "We made 11 changes because we needed to change the players for the game in the Carling Cup. "Tomorrow will be different and three days after we have a Champions League game, so I am sure we will do seven or eight changes." Mancini is set to revert to a full-strength line-up for the clash. The Italian made 11 changes for the midweek Carling Cup win over the same opponents, giving the likes of Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero a night off. Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves is again ruled out with a minor calf problem while controversial striker Carlos Tevez is highly unlikely to be recalled. Wolves have to quickly learn the lessons of their Carling Cup mauling by City if they want to avoid a repeat on Saturday, according to midfielder Jamie O'Hara. Wolves led 1-0 after half an hour of the fourth round clash with Mancini's side on Wednesday night but were destroyed as City scored five times in 27 minutes either side of half-time. Both sides will likely make wholesale changes for the league meeting but O'Hara knows City's strength in depth means Wolves cannot afford to make the same sort of errors. He said: "The boys had a good start the other night and we were on top of them. But with teams like Manchester City, you give them one goal, they sense you are on the ropes, and they punish you. "That's what City do. They've done it against Manchester United, put six past them, and United are no mugs. "They have got great players in abundance. They are ruthless. They will let you play but give the ball away, or don't follow a man, and they will punish you. "That is something we've got to be aware of on Saturday and we'll be working on that. "But the scoreline was flattering to them. We created chances and played some good stuff and we want to take that into Saturday. "We will probably have to defend for our lives and hope we can nick something from it." Wolves are still without injured striker Steven Fletcher for the fixture. Fletcher has a calf problem, but he may be fit for the next game against Swansea. Ronald Zubar (groin) is still not match fit, while Kevin Foley (ankle) is also out.

Formation:442Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

Formation: 451Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

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

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Match Report

Ten-man City triumph once again Manchester City overcame Wolves 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium despite having Vincent Kompany sent off to restore their five-point advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League. City went ahead early in the second half when Edin Dzeko converted the loose ball after Sergio Aguero had pounced on some hesitant play by the previously impressive Wayne Hennessey, and the Wanderers goalkeeper then palmed David Silva's shot into the path of Aleksandar Kolarov, who made it 2-0 in the 67th minute. Stephen Hunt pulled back a goal from the penalty spot with 15 minutes remaining following Kompany's dismissal for bringing down Kevin Doyle, but substitute Adam Johnson wrapped up the victory for the hosts in stoppage time. It means it is a case of as you were at the Premier League summit after second-placed Manchester United had cut the gap earlier in the day with their 1-0 win at Everton. Struggling Wolves, meanwhile, are now winless in eight league fixtures. City boss Roberto Mancini recalled most of the players who had started last weekend's 6-1 derby win at United, although Mario Balotelli was only named as a substitute. It amounted to eight changes from the 5-2 Carling Cup victory over Wolves on Wednesday, with Kolarov, Samir Nasri and Dzeko the survivors from that game and the likes of Joe Hart, Yaya Toure, Silva and Aguero returning to the team. Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy made six alterations from the cup tie, Doyle one of those keeping his place and midfielder Jamie O'Hara among the men coming back in. Given what had happened when the sides met in midweek, many were expecting a comfortable afternoon for free-scoring City, but they endured a frustrating first half as they failed to make the most of the chances that came their way thanks both to Hennessey's efforts and their own poor finishing. Wolves were only able to partially clear a corner from Kolarov in the second minute and the ball came to Nasri, who unleashed a volley which Hennessey tipped over the bar. At the other end, Hunt picked up possession following a mistake by Micah Richards and teed up Doyle, but the Republic of Ireland frontman could only flash his effort across the face of goal. Aguero, having played a one-two with Silva, scuffed a shot high into the stands and Dzeko put the ball over after Wanderers skipper Roger Johnson had intercepted Richards' cross into the danger zone. City continued to break forward and Aguero was just unable to meet a cross from the left after it took a deflection. The Argentina forward then drew a good save out of Hennessey with a turn and strike from outside the box. Moments later Aguero looked set to put City in front, but miskicked as he attempted to stroke home Richards' delivery and the shot went off-target. Nasri showed little accuracy when trying his luck from distance and the same applied to an effort from O'Hara. Silva saw his strike blocked after Nasri's cross came to him and City fans felt Richard Stearman had fouled Dzeko in the area as the ball came over, but referee Stuart Attwell waved for play to continue. Four minutes before the break Silva put Dzeko through on goal, but the Bosnian's shot was turned around the post by Hennessey. City kept the pressure up after the restart, with Nasri sending in a cross that bounced out off Silva, and with seven minutes of the second half gone, the hosts made the breakthrough as Hennessey - so dependable before the break - made a hash of dealing with a backpass. Aguero came into to challenge the goalkeeper and the ball spun out to Dzeko, who lofted it into the net for his fifth goal in three games. Wolves looked to respond but there was no-one to get on the end of Hunt's cross, and after Adam Johnson had come on to replace Dzeko, Aguero sliced wide following good link-up play with Silva. Two minutes later City had their second, Hennessey parrying Silva's shot from the edge of the box and Kolarov tucking away an easy finish. Mancini brought on Balotelli for Nasri and the Italian youngster sidefooted over the bar. City appeared to be cruising, but they were then reduced to 10 men when Hart spilled a shot from Adlene Guedioura and Kompany was adjudged to have impeded Doyle as the forward attempted to get to the rebound. Kompany was shown a straight red card and Hunt dispatched the resulting spot-kick to set up a nervy finale, but City made sure at the death as Adam Johnson collected Toure's pass and fired in.

Form Guide

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  • Man City
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • LLLLLD

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 4 - 3
  • Wolverhampton
  • 15/01/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Man City

  • SL Aguero 9
  • E Dzeko 8
  • M Balotelli 5
  • DJ Silva 3
  • J Milner 2
  • A Johnson 2
  • G Barry 1
  • V Kompany 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • S Savic 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 3
  • K Doyle 2
  • J O'Hara 1
  • S Ward 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Goals

Man City

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

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 15
    • Goals per game 8
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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