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  • Date:24 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Attendance:27,535
  • Crouch (58)
  • Toure Yaya (75)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:02 +5.02

Wilson Palacios gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samir Nasri. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

93:56 +3.56

Gnegneri Toure Yaya concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilson Palacios. The referee shows Gnegneri Toure Yaya a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Kenwyne Jones challenges Edin Dzeko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Micah Richards takes the direct free kick.

92:28 +2.28

Short corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

91:09 +1.09

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Kenwyne Jones coming on for Peter Crouch.

89:40

Shot by Wilson Palacios from outside the box goes high over the target.

88:50

Marc Wilson crosses the ball.

88:04

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Wilkinson.

87:48

The ball is swung over by Gael Clichy, clearance by Glenn Whelan.

86:45

Foul by Robert Huth on Edin Dzeko, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mario Balotelli.

85:43

The ball is swung over by Andy Wilkinson, blocked by Adam Johnson. Outswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant.

83:13

A cross is delivered by Jermaine Pennant, blocked by Adam Johnson. James Milner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Pablo Zabaleta. Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant played to the near post, Ryan Shawcross has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

81:03

Centre by Jermaine Pennant, clearance made by Micah Richards.

79:54

The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson. Wilson Palacios is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Etherington.

78:31

Effort from outside the area by Glenn Whelan goes wide right of the goal.

77:19

Samir Nasri concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

76:56

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

75:35

Gnegneri Toure Yaya fires in a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Stoke 1-1 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Gael Clichy.

74:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

72:48

Jonathan Walters produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Carlos Tevez coming on for Gareth Barry.

71:59

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Pennant, clearance by Micah Richards.

71:16

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

69:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on Matthew Etherington. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.

68:57

Adam Johnson produces a cross, Robert Huth gets a block in. Samir Nasri takes a inswinging corner.

66:26

Mario Balotelli concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Pennant. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

64:19

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Booking for Marc Wilson for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Adam Johnson from right wing, Marc Wilson makes a clearance.

61:43

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Adam Johnson coming on for David Silva.

60:05

Shot from just outside the area by David Silva misses to the right of the target.

59:40

Glenn Whelan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

58:01

Peter Crouch grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Stoke 1-0 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Jermaine Pennant.

55:41

Gael Clichy is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

54:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by Jermaine Pennant. Mario Balotelli has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, clearance by Robert Huth.

53:59

Jermaine Pennant is caught offside. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

51:45

Edin Dzeko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

50:29

Jermaine Pennant on for Cameron Jerome.

50:05

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

49:33

The ball is delivered by Matthew Etherington, Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in. Glenn Whelan decides to take the corner short.

47:36 +2.36

Edin Dzeko is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

47:01

Samir Nasri takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

46:47 +1.47

Peter Crouch gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.

46:35 +1.35

A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington, clearance by Kolo Toure.

45:39

Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic. Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

44:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Wilson by David Silva. Matthew Etherington crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

43:43

Mario Balotelli takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

42:37

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

41:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samir Nasri on Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

41:00

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli. Free kick taken by David Silva.

39:41

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington.

39:13

Unfair challenge on Mario Balotelli by Andy Wilkinson results in a free kick. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.

38:50

Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Blocked by Kolo Toure.

37:51

Foul by Gareth Barry on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded. Gareth Barry goes into the book. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Glenn Whelan, clearance by Micah Richards.

34:47

David Silva sends in a cross, Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.

34:25

Corner taken short by Samir Nasri.

32:41

Gael Clichy delivers the ball, Edin Dzeko has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

31:13

Cameron Jerome has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.

28:48

Ryan Shawcross challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Samir Nasri, Asmir Begovic makes a save.

27:34

Headed effort on goal by Edin Dzeko from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

27:00

Jonathan Walters challenges Mario Balotelli unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samir Nasri takes the direct free kick.

24:10

Foul by Dean Whitehead on David Silva, free kick awarded. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

21:02

Gael Clichy challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

20:26

Shot from just outside the area by Gnegneri Toure Yaya goes over the bar.

18:49

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva, Peter Crouch manages to make a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, clearance made by Robert Huth.

15:59

Jonathan Walters produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

14:21

Shot from 20 yards from David Silva. Blocked by Dean Whitehead. Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.

14:04

Gareth Barry produces a cross.

13:19

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta, save by Asmir Begovic.

12:05

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Crouch misses to the left of the goal.

10:54

Gareth Barry challenges Matthew Etherington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.

8:55

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Walters, save made by Joe Hart.

8:29

Gael Clichy produces a cross, save made by Asmir Begovic.

7:57

Unfair challenge on David Silva by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. David Silva takes the direct free kick.

5:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Wilson by Mario Balotelli. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

1:46

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edin Dzeko. Free kick taken by Samir Nasri.

Match Preview

Etherington fit to face City Stoke winger Matthew Etherington (ankle) is fit to return for the Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester City after missing the midweek draw against Tottenham. Midfielder Salif Diao (hamstring) is likely to miss out but defender Jonathan Woodgate, who has not played for a month, could come into contention for a place on the bench. Striker Ricardo Fuller misses out as he completes a three-match suspension. Stoke manager Tony Pulis is backing his players to shine in the spotlight as the pressure will all be on visitors Manchester City. Roberto Mancini's men travel to the Britannia Stadium hoping to reclaim top spot in the Barclays Premier League. A point would be enough to return City to the summit of a competition they have led for most of the season, but that could hand an advantage to rivals Manchester United, who host Fulham on Monday. Pulis wants to capitalise on any anxiety in the City camp by building on an impressive draw at Tottenham in midweek, albeit one in which they conceded a late equaliser. Pulis said: "It was disappointing because Tottenham scored so late - you think you've done it. "But they are a good side and for us to go down there and put in the performance we put in, was excellent. "It is a different game tomorrow. Obviously the stakes are higher, all the pressure is on Man City to win the game. "If you have a look at the resources Man City have and the money they have spent, the players they have got and the lead they had around Christmas they will be desperately keen to get over the line. "It is a real ding dong of a game, we are looking forward to it. "If they play to their maximum and everything goes their way, it will be very difficult for us. "We are just hoping we turn up and play to our maximum, and the decisions go our way. "We have the opportunity to have a right crack at them, and that is what we will try to do." Meanwhile, midfielder Samir Nasri believes Manchester City have proved they can stand the heat in the title race. It was claimed City might be cracking under the pressure when, after leading the Barclays Premier League for five months, they surrendered top spot to champions Manchester United a fortnight ago. But after their shock loss at Swansea, City showed character with a rousing late fightback against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League - albeit in a losing cause - and then by coming from behind to beat Chelsea in midweek. The 2-1 defeat of Chelsea, secured by a late winner from Nasri, lifted City back within a point of United and the Frenchman is relishing the battle. The 24-year-old said: "After Swansea we could not say anything. "We had a really bad game, they played really well, and we were a little bit tired after the trip from Lisbon. "But after that we recovered and we talked, and said a few things, that we came here to win titles. "We said that we need to be focused because the 10 games that are left are 10 Champions League finals and we want to win them. "Since then we have shown great character against Sporting and now against Chelsea. "There will always be someone there to criticise. Not everyone can like City - there will be some who will say we were weak on Wednesday night. "But inside the club we believe that we can achieve something together, and that is most important." With United not in action again until hosting Fulham on Monday night, City can reclaim top spot with victory at Stoke. Carlos Tevez is set for another substitute's role at the Britannia Stadium as he continues to build up his match fitness but defender Joleon Lescott is still out and captain Vincent Kompany doubtful.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Asmir Begovic
  • Andy Wilkinson
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Robert Huth
  • Marc Wilson
  • Cameron Jerome
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Peter Crouch
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Matthew Upson
  • Rory Delap
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Wilson Palacios

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWWLD
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 21/12/2011
  • Man City
  • 3 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 17/05/2011
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 27/11/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Man City
  • 16/02/2010
  • Man City
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 26/12/2009
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 0
  • Man City
  • 31/01/2009

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • P Crouch 7
  • M Etherington 3
  • C Jerome 3
  • R Delap 2
  • J Walters 2
  • R Shawcross 2
  • M Upson 1
  • G Whelan 1
  • R Huth 1
  • K Jones 1
  • R Shotton 1

Man City

  • SL Aguero 14
  • E Dzeko 13
  • M Balotelli 9
  • A Johnson 5
  • DJ Silva 5
  • S Nasri 4
  • G Toure Yaya 3
  • J Lescott 2
  • J Milner 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • G Barry 1
  • M Richards 1
  • A Kolarov 1
  • S Savic 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 111
    • Goals per game 71
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 15 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 13 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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