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  • Date:22 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:24,576
Wolves are relegated
  • Aguero (26) Nasri (73)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:51 +1.51

Foul by Nigel De Jong on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, free kick awarded. Kevin Foley takes the direct free kick.

91:29 +1.29

Shot from just outside the box by Gnegneri Toure Yaya misses to the right of the target.

86:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Gael Clichy. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

84:25

Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri to the near post, Joleon Lescott produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. (Man City) makes a substitution, with Kolo Toure coming on for Samir Nasri.

83:14

David Davis takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.

81:20

The referee gives a free kick against Nigel De Jong for handball. Dorus De Vries restarts play with the free kick.

78:51

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis to the near post, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

77:54

Handball decision goes against Pablo Zabaleta. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

76:27

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Fletcher.

75:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri, Kevin Foley manages to make a clearance.

75:44

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.

74:19

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Christophe Berra coming on for Sebastien Bassong. Adam Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carlos Tevez.

73:08

Samir Nasri finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-2 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Tevez.

73:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Davis on Carlos Tevez. Carlos Tevez takes the direct free kick.

72:23

Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gael Clichy.

71:54

Michael Kightly fouled by Nigel De Jong, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Kightly.

70:12

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

69:41

Foul by Kevin Doyle on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

66:37

Michael Kightly produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

65:44

Foul by Gael Clichy on Michael Kightly, free kick awarded. Michael Kightly takes the direct free kick.

65:15

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

61:49

Corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, save by Dorus De Vries.

60:31

David Edwards goes off and Kevin Doyle comes on.

59:36

Carlos Tevez fouled by Sebastien Bassong, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

58:22

The referee blows for offside. Nigel De Jong on for David Silva. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

57:54

David Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.

56:53

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

55:09

Gnegneri Toure Yaya challenges Michael Kightly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Karl Henry. Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.

53:33

Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

53:04

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

47:39

Carlos Tevez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Edwards. David Davis restarts play with the free kick.

45:29 +0.29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Davis by Gareth Barry. Stephen Ward takes the direct free kick.

43:53

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Ward takes the free kick.

43:26

Steven Fletcher is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.

38:45

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.

33:40

Steven Fletcher fouled by Vincent Kompany, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

33:20

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

31:27

Michael Kightly challenges Gael Clichy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Samir Nasri, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.

30:22

The offside flag is raised against Sergio Aguero. Dorus De Vries takes the free kick.

28:56

Pablo Zabaleta challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Joe Hart.

28:21

Samir Nasri is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Ward.

26:40

Goal scored by Sergio Aguero from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 0-1 Man City.Gael Clichy provided the assist for the goal.

23:33

Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.

20:44

Joleon Lescott challenges David Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

19:52

Sergio Aguero has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

18:49

Shot by Sergio Aguero from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

17:13

Gareth Barry has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:05

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Karl Henry.

15:31

Samir Nasri produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

12:19

Close range effort by Richard Stearman goes over the bar.

12:01

Michael Kightly takes a outswinging corner.

11:38

David Davis takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.

9:56

Michael Kightly takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Joleon Lescott.

6:14

Close range shot by Sergio Aguero goes wide of the right-hand upright.

4:42

Corner taken right-footed by Samir Nasri from the left by-line, save made by Dorus De Vries.

3:39

David Edwards fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.

1:42

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.

1:25

Sebastien Bassong produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

1:02

Michael Kightly takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gael Clichy manages to make a clearance.

0:18

Shot from just outside the box by Carlos Tevez goes over the target.

Match Preview

Wolves drop will scar me - Connor Interim boss Terry Connor admits his reputation will be tarnished if Wolves are relegated from the Barclays Premier League. Connor had spent 13 years as a member of the coaching staff under four different managers before he was asked to replace the sacked Mick McCarthy for the final 13 games. Wolves' fate could be confirmed this weekend if other results go against them and they are beaten by visiting Manchester City, but Connor will take his fair share of responsibility should they go down. "I won't be slightly tarnished by it, I will be tarnished by it (if Wolves go down)," he said. "That's not a problem. I worked under Mick (McCarthy) for a number of years so I will be accepting whatever responsibility I have to take for the season. "The last 13 games have been my responsibility." Connor believes tragic events such as the death of Wales manager Gary Speed and Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest will put matters into perspective if Wolves return to the npower Championship. "It's not the end of the world. There would be a lot of hurt though," he said. "Things have happened this season in football, such as what happened to Bolton (Muamba) at Tottenham, and to Gary Speed, so football can sometimes be taken out of context. "But a lot of people will feel the hurt - supporters, staff and players, if that's the case (relegation). "The process will start for next season straight away and you hope to build again for the future." Connor has faith in goalkeeper Dorus de Vries who will make his first league start since last summer's move from Swansea against Roberto Mancini's side. Wayne Hennessey's knee ligament injury has handed De Vries his opportunity for the final four games of the season. Connor said: "I'm sure come Sunday and 4pm, he'll want to keep goal and keep as many clean sheets as he possibly can. "Dorus wanted a new challenge. I think he felt he'd gone as far as he could do at Swansea. "He wanted to come here and prove his worth this season. "Wayne has performed particularly well this season, even in a difficult season, and so his chances have been limited. "Dorus will want to go out there on Sunday and give a good account of himself because he is a first-choice keeper. He knew what he was doing when he came here, and he was up for the challenge. "All that will be in his mind is helping us beat Manchester City." City boss Mancini is not dwelling on what might have been with Carlos Tevez after admitting his return has rejuvenated the team's attack. Tevez has struck four goals in his first two starts since rejoining the squad following his well-documented dispute with the club, including a hat-trick in last week's 6-1 hammering of Norwich. For much of his absence from the side, which stretched to almost six months, the Argentinian was not missed as Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli regularly found the net. But a collective loss of form and crucial injuries in March saw City concede the initiative in the title race to Manchester United. At that time Tevez was still lacking match-fitness but Mancini only wants to focus on the extra dimension the now on-form forward offers for the rest of the season. Mancini said: "Carlos can find his best form like this, playing. I think his last two games that he played, he improved a lot. "Also without Carlos we scored a lot of goals, but it is normal if you have players like Carlos you can score more goals. "Maybe there are some moments you have two strikers that maybe are not in form, but you have another two. "This is the difference, it is clear - but we did everything in November and December to try to take Carlo here again." Tevez has linked superbly with his countryman and top scorer Aguero since his return to the starting line-up. Aguero, City's #38million record signing, also struck four times in the convincing wins over West Brom and Norwich to take his tally for the campaign to 28. With Balotelli suspended and Dzeko without a goal since February, the pair could again be in tandem for the trip to Molineux. Mancini said: "They are Argentina players, they know how to play with each other. "I think Carlos can play with Mario, Sergio or Dzeko. "The only players that probably can't play together are Mario and Dzeko, because maybe they are the same player. "They have some problem to play together but the other players can play together, no problem."

Formation:4411Manager: Terry Connor

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4411Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

  • Dorus De Vries
  • Kevin Foley
  • Richard Stearman
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Stephen Ward
  • Michael Kightly
  • David Davis
  • Karl Henry
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • David Edwards
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Carl Ikeme
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Roger Johnson
  • Christophe Berra
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Ronald Zubar
  • Kevin Doyle

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLLLLD
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WDDLWW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 3 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 29/10/2011
  • 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

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 10
  • M Jarvis 5
  • K Doyle 4
  • M Kightly 3
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1

Man City

  • SL Aguero 18
  • E Dzeko 13
  • M Balotelli 10
  • A Johnson 6
  • DJ Silva 6
  • CA Tevez 4
  • G Toure Yaya 4
  • S Nasri 4
  • J Lescott 2
  • J Milner 2
  • V Kompany 2
  • A Kolarov 2
  • G Barry 1
  • M Richards 1
  • S Savic 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 107
    • Goals per game 34
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Man City

    • Total goals 158
    • Goals per game 85
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 16 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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