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Header at goal by Joleon Lescott misses left of the target.
Free kick crossed by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on James Milner.
James Milner sends in a cross.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Foul by Sergio Aguero on Sebastian Larsson, free kick awarded.
Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.
Sung-Yeung Ki fouled by Samir Nasri, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Clearance by Wes Brown.
Adam Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Fabio Borini.
Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by James Milner results in a free kick.
Samir Nasri takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.
The ball is delivered by Samir Nasri.
Pablo Zabaleta sends in a cross.
The ball is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
James Milner takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastian Larsson.
Shot by Adam Johnson. Costel Pantilimon safely holds on.
Shot by Aleksandar Kolarov missed to the left of goal.
Samir Nasri sends in a cross.
Header by Edin Dzeko misses to the right of the target.
James Milner crosses the ball.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas produces a cross.
Short corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line.
The ball is sent over by Samir Nasri.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas decides to take the corner short.
Jozy Altidore replaces Steven Fletcher.
Samir Nasri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sebastian Larsson.
Sergio Aguero crosses the ball.
John O'Shea takes the free kick.
Wes Brown makes a clearance.
Edin Dzeko sends in a cross.
Yaya Toure challenges Sung-Yeung Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Martin Demichelis.
Craig Gardner replaces Emanuele Giaccherini.
Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal.
Micah Richards leaves the field to be replaced by Pablo Zabaleta.
Edin Dzeko replaces Alvaro Negredo.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Samir Nasri.
Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Vito Mannone.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Micah Richards takes a shot. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross.
Alvaro Negredo is ruled offside.
Shot by James Milner went wide right of the net.
Phil Bardsley challenges Gonzalez Jesus Navas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Corner taken by Samir Nasri.
The ball is sent over by Jack Colback.
Vito Mannone takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Phil Bardsley by Micah Richards results in a free kick.
The ball is sent over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.
Unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Gonzalez Jesus Navas results in a free kick.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Shot by Gonzalez Jesus Navas. Phil Bardsley gets a block in.
Clearance made by Ondrej Celustka.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas delivers the ball.
Header at goal by Alvaro Negredo misses left of the target.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball.
The second half begins.
The half-time whistle blows.
Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Gonzalez Jesus Navas on for Francisco Javi Garcia.
Adam Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Francisco Javi Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson.
Foul by Emanuele Giaccherini on Samir Nasri, free kick awarded.
Clearance made by Jack Colback.
Samir Nasri delivers the ball.
Samir Nasri takes the free kick.
Emanuele Giaccherini challenges Samir Nasri unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Demichelis.
Emanuele Giaccherini crosses the ball.
Free kick taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Steven Fletcher.
Centre by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Header at goal by Sergio Aguero misses to the right.
A cross is delivered by Yaya Toure.
Samir Nasri takes a shot.
Alvaro Negredo sends in a cross.
Francisco Javi Garcia booked for unsporting behaviour.
Francisco Javi Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher.
Emanuele Giaccherini delivers the ball.
Phil Bardsley scores with a right foot finish. Sunderland 1-0 Man City.Assist by Wes Brown.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.
Sebastian Larsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francisco Javi Garcia.
Francisco Javi Garcia restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Francisco Javi Garcia.
Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Emanuele Giaccherini.
The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Header at goal by Steven Fletcher to the left of the net.
Wes Brown restarts play with the free kick.
James Milner challenges Phil Bardsley unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by John O'Shea.
Clearance by John O'Shea.
James Milner has an effort at goal. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.
Clearance by Ondrej Celustka.
Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the match started.
Pellegrini praise for strike pair
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hailed the "incredible" Sergio Aguero and strike partner Alvaro Negredo but wants to share out praise for their goals.
Aguero and Negredo have struck up a fearsome partnership in the opening months of the season and have already scored nine goals between them.
Aguero is leading the way with 13 after a hot run of form that has seen him score nine in his last seven games.
Four of those came in three Barclays Premier League games in October and were enough to earn him the Player of the Month award.
Pellegrini said: "It is absolutely well deserved. Sergio has had an incredible last month.
"I always thought he was incredible because he is a top player, but now he is in a great moment."
Negredo has linked well with Aguero since his B#20million summer move from Sevilla and his performances are keeping Edin Dzeko out of the starting line-up.
The Spaniard scored a hat-trick while Aguero grabbed the other two in the 5-2 Champions League win over CSKA Moscow in midweek.
Yet Pellegrini insists there is much more to the goals than simply the form of the front two.
He said: "It is not only Aguero and Negredo - the team is playing very well.
"All the midfielders - (David) Silva, (Samir) Nasri, (Yaya) Toure, Fernandinho - are really playing very well.
"The way the team plays I also think benefits both of them."
City are in good heart after their victory over CSKA took them into the last 16 of the Champions League for the first time.
They now turn their attention back to the Premier League and this weekend's trip to struggling Sunderland.
Last weekend's 7-0 thrashing of Norwich at the Etihad Stadium was a powerful reminder of their force but their away form has so far been indifferent.
City have collected just four points from five games on the road but Pellegrini will continue to approach all games in the same manner.
He said: "I think about different things - one is the Premier League, one is Champions League.
"We finished with the Champions League last Tuesday now we must think about the Premier League.
"But we don't need to change the mind. We are always involved in both competitions exactly the same.
"Normally teams do not play the same way away as at home, it is different, but not in our case."
City must overcome their recent poor record at the Stadium of Light, having lost 1-0 on each of their last three visits.
They are without playmaker Silva, who suffered a calf injury against CSKA and could be out for up to four weeks.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will again be without suspended duo Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena for the clash.
Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is available again after sitting out the midweek 2-1 Capital One Cup victory over Southampton with a head injury, but he may face a battle to oust deputy Vito Mannone, while full-back Ondrej Celustka is fit despite hobbling off against the Saints.
Poyet has told his Sunderland players they still have time to clinch a place in his long-term plans.
The 45-year-old Uruguayan inherited a squad in turmoil when he took over from Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light last month, and is still assessing what he has at his disposal.
Poyet hinted earlier this week that he was not entirely convinced by a summer transfer policy which saw the Black Cats lose Simon Mignolet, Stephane Sessegnon and loan signing Danny Rose and recruit 14 new players under director of football Roberto De Fanti.
However, as he prepares to deliver his verdict on the squad when the recruitment team meets to discuss the way forward during the forthcoming international break, he admits his views are changing all the time.
He said: "It changes, I won't say daily, but the most important part for me is Saturday at 3pm.
"When a player performs on Saturday at 3pm - people will say to me Wednesday, 7.45pm, Tuesday, I think it's 2.05pm this Sunday - but that's the most important thing.
"Yes, we make sure that they train well, we make sure that we do all the basics, but at the end of the day when it matters is Saturday at 3pm.
"That's when I learn the most for when I take my decisions and write my report about every single player, if we need and where we need (strengthening).
"I am going to have a meeting, it's going to be next week or the beginning of the following week, so then I will know everything.
"It's going to be either this week or the beginning of the following, but it's going to be in the next two weeks, for sure."
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