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Saturday, February 22, 2014
 Full Time
Manchester City
Stoke City
Y. Touré  70' 1-0 
HT: 0-0
Etihad Stadium (Attendance: 47,038)
Referee: Chris Foy
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Manchester City vs. Stoke City
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This wasn't the goalfest many were expecting, and in many ways that was down to the defensive resilience of the visitors, who held out brilliantly for 70 minutes. However, a win is a win, and the hosts still put three points on the board to put the pressure on Arsenal and Chelsea above them. The home side started the game in a determined fashion, but they slowly became more pedestrian as their opponents' confidence grew, with Charlie Adam's low shot that was stopped by Joe Hart being the best chance in a tepid first half. City started the second period with more intensity, and eventually broke the deadlock when Yaya Toure put the finishing touches on Aleksander Kolarov's whipped cross from the left. Edin Dzeko should have made it 2-0 minutes later, but the forward inexplicably failed to convert from a yard out with the goal at his mercy to cap a poor display from the Bosnian. Stephen Ireland could have been the hero for the Potters in the last minute, but he sent his volley wide of the near post, and in the end the Citizens held on for a deserved three points. In a weird reverse, Manuel Pellegrini will be pleased with the result, as his men can leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the table if they win their game in hand, but not the performance, whereas Mark Hughes will be delighted with his team's display, but not the result, which sees them remain in 14th place. Don't worry though Stoke fans, you've got an easy game next week - Arsenal at home.....
The answer to that last question is an emphatic no - City clear the danger easily before the full time whistle blows. It ends Man City 1-0 Stoke at the Etihad Stadium.
We are past the four minutes added on, and Stoke are going to pump it forward - is there a twist in this tale?
Stoke have their first real chance of the half, and it will surely be their last of the match as well. A ball from the left finds its way to Stephen Ireland at the back stick, but the substitute can't direct his difficult volley on target, and City fans can breathe again.
Stoke press forward through Peter Odemwingie, but the Nigerian is the only man forward for Stoke, and City easily see him off the ball. That is the problem with defending in numbers - when you go a goal down, it is nigh on impossible to go on the attack. Four minutes of injury time seperate City from a huge win, and they are just passing it around the midfield.
Wonderful work by David Silva sets up Yaya Toure in the box, and the midfielder looks set to put this one beyond the visitors, but his close range shot is blocked by Ryan Shawcross. That could have been game, set and match, but the Potters still have a pulse here. Can they find a leveller?
It has been a difficult afternoon for Peter Crouch up top for Stoke, and he continues his miserable day by running the ball out for a throw-in to City in his own half. Remember when he scored one of the best goals you'll ever see against City a couple of seasons back? That doesn't look like happening here.
Even though it is the Potters who need the goal, it is City who are bossing this match at present, with Javi Garcia, who came on for Jovetic, marshalling the midfield nicely since he entered the fray. Seven minutes remain at the Etihad Stadium.
Mark Hughes decides to shuffle his pack in an effort to get his side back into this match. On comes former City midfielder Stephen Ireland, and off goes Glenn Whelan. Can that spark a revival?
After all their good defensive work, the visitors have been undone, and you have to wonder what their next move is. They have set their stall out from the off, and now they are a goal down they are struggling to get the ball off City. Tough luck for their former manager here. Talking of tough luck, Stevan Jovetic came off shortly before that goal with an injury, minutes after coming on himself.
Forget that Troy fella on e4 who does all those ridiculous magic tricks, because Edin Dzeko has just completely outdone him. A low ball from the right finds its way all the way through to the forward a yard from goal with a tap in a formality, but he somehow can't finish it and Stoke can clear. How it is not 2-0 is beyond me.
There might be some sudden strong winds in Manchester, but that is only due to the collective sigh of relief from over 40,000 City fans. At last they break down this stubborn Stoke defence as Yaya Toure converts Aleksander Kolarov's low cross from the left-hand side from close range. Asmir Begovic got a hand to it, and maybe could have kept it out, but Manuel Pellegrini won't care!
Deadlock broken! Yaya Toure scores for Man City!
Stevan Jovetic hits a low shot right into the arms of Asmir Begovic from range, but the Stoke stopper makes a bit of a mess if it, spilling it out in front of him. Luckily he is able to reclaim it, but if Edin Dzeko had gambled there he may well have had a tap in.
You have to say, the Potters' backline has been as solid as a rock so far this afternoon, and it shows no sign of stopping as a perfectly timed tackle from Peter Odemwingie on Aleksander Kolarov ends another promising move for the hosts.
The hosts make another substitution as Jesus Navas comes on for Fernandinho, who was on a booking. Maybe the Spaniard's pace can undo this stubborn Stoke defence?
Yaya Toure is steadily becoming more and more infleuntial for the home side as he finds Samir Nasri with an intelligent ball. Nasri works some space on the edge of the area, but his shot is blocked by Marc Wilson. Half an hour left for the visitors to hold out.
Yaya Toure sends Edin Dzeko clear of the Stoke backline with a delicately chipped ball, but just as though it looks like the hosts have finally got in behind their opponents, the ref rightly pulls up the Bosnian for handball. Correct call, but try telling the home fans - they're furious.
Manuel Pellegrini decides to make a change, sending on Stevan Jovetic for Alvaro Negredo. Can Jovetic repeat his FA Cup heroics? City certainly need some magic at the moment.
The Potters have to deal with the longest spell of pressure they have come under so far this afternoon as City pour cross after cross into their area. Every one is efficiently dealt with though, and Yaya Toure ends the pressure when he fouls Glenn Whelan on the touchline.
If this socreline stays the same, Man City will go five points adrift of Chelsea, and four points behind Arsenal (who are cantering to a win against Sunderland) at the top of the table. They will have a game in hand, but third is the best they can hope for even after that match. As for Stoke, they will remain in 14th if results stay the same as they are now.
Barely a minute into the second period, and it already looks as though Stoke are content to defend their 18-yard-box, and hit City on the break. This could be a dangerous tactic though, and the hosts already have an opening as David Sliva finds Dzeko in the box with a clever pass. The striker fires well over the bar, however.
Stoke, who were out on the field ages before their opponents, get the second half started. No changes for either side at the break.
There is only one game that is goalless at half time at the moment, and it is at the Etihad Stadium. Who would have thought it? I said earlier on that the hosts didn't look like they were suffering from the recent setbacks against Chelsea and Barcelona, but it very much looks as though I ought to reconsider that view. Manuel Pellegrini's men made a vibrant start to the half, but gradually became less and less effective as Stoke became more and more organised at the back. That is not to say the Potters have had no chances, as they have arguably forced the best opening of the first 45 minutes through Charlie Adam, whose low shot was well stopped by Joe Hart on the stretch. The Citizens have had their moments in front of goal, with Zabaleta and Kolarov looking threatening down the flanks, but they have largely been restricted to long range efforts, with Edin Dzeko coming the closest on the brink of half time. A warning to Stoke fans - it has been seven years since City last went three league games without a goal. A warning to the home fans - it is 0-0, and Martin Demichelis is yet to make his obligatory game-changing error. Join us back here in a couple of minutes to see how the second period pans out.
The half time whistle sounds, and we have no goals going into half time at the Etihad Stadium.
Marko Arnautovic, who went off the pitch a few moments ago, is back on now after a tussle with Samir Nasri. He looks like he'll be OK for the remainder of this half at least. City have the last opening of the first 45 minutes, but Fernandinho's daisy cutter is well stopped by Begovic.
This is the closest the home side have come to a goal, as Negredo tees the ball up for Edin Dzeko to hit, but the Bosnian's attempt flies an inch or two wide of the far post.
Once more, the Citizens are forced to go for goal from range, with Kolarov dragging a low shot well wide from over 30 yards out. Stoke will be the happier of the two sides at half time, that's for sure.
Manuel Pellegrini will be happier with his side's build-up play here as Negredo and Toure swap quick passes on their way into the Stoke box, and the latter fires at goal, but his attempt his high and wide. That was much more fluent from the hosts, but the Potters are defending brilliantly at the moment.
Alvaro Negredo picks up the ball on the angle of the Stoke area, and tries to curl one into the far corner, but he puts far too much on it and the Potters have a goal kick. The Spaniard, along with his strike partner Edin Dzeko, have barely seen the ball up to now.
This time it is Charlie Adam's turn to pick up a caution for a poor foul in the middle of the park. Speaking of poor, Samir Nasri sends a shot into Row Z from 25 yards out as City continue to struggle to create a chance. My nan could have done better than that, and her technique is atrocious as well.
If you look in the football dictionary and spy out the term "yellow card", you will see a picture of this tackle by Fernandinho. Peter Odemwingie spins the Brazilian on the edge of the box, and just as he is about to run onto the ball, the City midfielder chops him down.
Mark Hughes will be very happy to see this. The ball is squared for Yaya Toure in a central area, and he decides to shoot from 35 yards, as he has nothing else on. The Ivorian's curler flies straight into the arms of Asmir Begovic, and the frustration grows for the home fans.
Ryan Shawcross looks fine to continue as he comes back onto the field. His first action is to head away a dangerous Aleksander Kolarov cross, and he then clears the corner as well. After their brilliant start to this one, the hosts have looked distinctly unthreatening in the last few minutes.
Worryingly for Stoke fans, Ryan Shawcross is down in a heap inside his own half and he has to go off for some treatment. He is such an influential figure for the Potters, and Mark Hughes will be desperate for him to continue this afternoon. You sense Stoke will need his battling qualities today.
After making such a positive start to the game, City have had to do some defending in the last few minutes, and they have just survived the best chance of the match. Marko Arnautovic put the ball on a plate for Charlie Adam, and his left foot effort from 20 yards was saved on the stretch by Joe Hart. Top drawer stuff from England's number one there.
Unsurprisingly, it looks as though the visitors will be looking at set pieces as their most likely route to goal, and they have caused City some problems in that department so far. The hosts struggle to clear a succession of free-kicks, before Ryan Shawcross gets on the end of Erik Pieters' cross, but heads it well wide.
Vincent Kompany picks up a booking for a cynical foul on Geoff Cameron after the full-back had taken him on. The resulting free-kick causes all sorts of trouble in the City area, with the ball eventually trickling wide, but the offside flag was up against Walters anyway.
Man City get their first look at goal as Pablo Zabaleta and Alvaro Negredo play a nice one-two on the angle of the Stoke area. The former strikes the ball towards the bottom corner, but Marc Wilson gets in a crucial block to thwart the danger.
The pattern of this match has already been set, with the visitors defending in numbers every time City get forward, and trying to break with pace whenever they get the ball. The home side have been dominating possession so far though, and the Potters have had ten men behind the ball for the majority of this game so far.
With some of the strikes Charlie Adam has been netting in recent weeks, he will feel he could have done slightly better there as Jonathan Walters holds the ball up for him in the City area. The former Blackpool and Liverpool man hits it with his left foot, but drags it wide of Joe Hart's far post.
Fernandinho finds himself in a little bit of room just outside the Stoke area, and he decides to let fly, but his attempt is an inch or two over the bar. It's all Man City so far, and a goal looks inevitable at the moment.
It doesn't look as though the hosts are suffering any ill effects from the midweek loss to Barcelona, as they have started at a furious tempo here. Aleksander Kolarov nutmegs Peter Odemwingie on the left and delivers a devilish ball that just eludes Edin Dzeko at the far post.
Both sides are wasting no time in putting their opposition defences under pressure, with Peter Crouch heading just wide from a central position, and Pablo Zabaleta's marauding run stopped inadvertantly by Samir Nasri, who got in the way of the Argentine as he was about to pull the trigger.
Man City get us started at the Etihad Stadium on what looks to be a sunny day in Manchester.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Dzeko, Negredo. Subs: Lescott, Milner, Javi Garcia, Jesus Navas, Clichy, Pantilimon, Jovetic. Stoke: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Walters, Arnautovic, Odemwingie, Crouch. Subs: Muniesa, Palacios, Nzonzi, Etherington, Wilkinson, Sorensen, Ireland.
With Sergio Aguero still out for the hosts, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic will battle for a place alongside Alvaro Negredo up front. Samir Nasri is pushing for a start after making an impressive cameo in the midweek game against Barcelona, while Martin Demichelis is expected to begin the match alongside Vincent Kompany due to Matija Nastasic's knee problem. James Milner is available again after his suspension, while Fernandinho should start after completing 90 minutes on Tuesday. Stoke will be without Oussama Assaidi after he suffered knee ligament damage in training, and John Guidetti is inelgible to play against his parent club. Centre back Robert Huth is getting closer to a recovery after having knee surgey, while Andy Wilkinson and Matthew Etherington are set to feature at the Etihad Stadium after both having recently recovered from injuries.
Lancashire's Chris Foy will be our referee this afternoon, as he officiates his 17th match of the campaign. In his previous 16 fixtures, the 51-year-old has brandished 39 yellow cards, and has sent off three players. For the mathematicians among you, that means he has a card average of 2.8 per game. Foy might just have his work cut out today though, and that card average might just be set to increase as Stoke are the most booked team in the division so far this season, and the visitors have also committed the most fouls in the top flight as well.
Going to what is arguably the most intimidating ground in the country is daunting for the best sides in world football, so you can't blame Stoke fans if they are somewhat pessimistic going into this fixture given their team's away record this season. Mark Hughes' men have only won one game away from their own turf so far in the campaign, and they are matched with Cardiff and Crystal Palace for the having the worst record on the road in 2013-14. However, there are some positive signs for Potters fans, as Stoke are unbeaten in their last three league fixtures – what they would give to extend that to four successive games this afternoon. They currently sit just three points outside of the drop zone in 14th, so a point today would be invaluable for them you feel.
For so long everything was going so swimmingly for Man City at the Etihad Stadium, but recent visits from Chelsea and Barcelona have upset Manuel Pellegrini and his men. In fact, today's hosts are winless in back-to-back league matches for the first time in the campaign. The last time they went three matches without a victory was in the months of January and February 2013, while the last time they failed to score in three successive league fixtures was all the way back in 2007. These are stats that they don't want to have to rewrite, and the Citizens will have to put in a convincing display this afternoon to steer their season back in the right direction. Not only do City have the chance to potentially go back to the top of the table today, but they also have the opportunity to reclaim their standing as the league's best side at home, having recently been overtaken by both Chelsea and Liverpool, who have played a game more.
This afternoon's contest at the Etihad Stadium will have implications for both ends of the Barclays Premier League table as high flying Man City take on Stoke, who are placed in the lower reaches of the top flight. The omens don't look good for the Potters going into this clash, as they have not beaten the Citizens in their last nine meetings in all competitions, while they have scored just two goals in the last eight games against City. However, Mark Hughes' side would be pleased with a point today, and if recent stats are anything to go by, they may just feel confident of getting one. They might not have won against Manuel Pellegrini's men in the last nine fixtures between the two, but they have drawn three of the last four matches against them. As for the hosts, they have the opportunity to potentially go back to the top of the table come the end of play after a recent blip in form, and their record of having beaten Stoke in all five league meetings at the Etihad Stadium stands them in good stead going into this one. There will be live text commentary of this match coming up at 15:00.
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Team Stats
Manchester City Stoke City
1 Goals 0
1 Assists 0
19 Shots 7
7 Shots on Goal 2
2 Saves 6
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
10 Crosses 7
8 Corner Kicks 3
0 Offside 3
16 Fouls Committed 13
3 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
65% Ball Possession 35%
Manchester City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Joe Hart 90 - 0 0 0 2
4Vincent Kompany 90 0 1 0 - -
5Pablo Zabaleta 90 0 0 0 - -
8Samir Nasri 90 0 0 0 - -
9Álvaro Negredo 56 0 0 0 - -
10Edin Dzeko 90 0 1 0 - -
13Aleksandar Kolarov 90 0 0 0 - -
21David Silva 90 0 0 0 - -
25Fernandinho 63 0 1 0 - -
26Martín Demichelis 90 0 0 0 - -
42Yaya Touré 90 1 0 0 - -
14Javi Javi García 21 0 0 0 - -
15Jesús Navas 27 0 0 0 - -
35Stevan Jovetic 13 0 0 0 - -

Stoke City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Asmir Begovic 90 - 0 0 1 6
3Erik Pieters 90 0 0 0 - -
6Glenn Whelan 82 0 0 0 - -
9Peter Odemwingie 90 0 0 0 - -
10Marko Arnautovic 69 0 0 0 - -
12Marc Wilson 90 0 0 0 - -
16Charlie Adam 90 0 1 0 - -
17Ryan Shawcross 90 0 0 0 - -
19Jonathan Walters 78 0 0 0 - -
20Geoff Cameron 90 0 0 0 - -
25Peter Crouch 90 0 0 0 - -
8Wilson Palacios 21 0 0 0 - -
26Matthew Etherington 8 0 0 0 - -
32Stephen Ireland 12 0 0 0 - -
Manchester City vs. Stoke City
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City
90' Half Over  Manchester City 1-0 Stoke City
90' Throw-In  Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
90' Foul  Navas fouled by Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
90' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
90' Shot  Stephen Ireland (Stoke City)
90' Cross  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Defended by Keeper
90' Yellow Card  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
90' Foul  Etherington fouled by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
89' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
87' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
87' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
86' Cross  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Overhit
86' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
85' Throw-In  Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
83' Foul  Javi García fouled by Wilson Palacios (Stoke City)
82' Foul  Kompany fouled by Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
82' Substitution  Matthew Etherington (on). Whelan (off). (Stoke City)
81' Foul  Whelan fouled by David Silva (Manchester City)
81' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
81' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
81' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
80' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
79' Cross  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) - Completed Pass
78' Corner Kick  David Silva (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
78' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - Deflected - Out of Play
78' Substitution  Stephen Ireland (on). Walters (off). (Stoke City)
78' Corner Kick  David Silva (Manchester City)
77' Shot on Goal  Javi Javi García (Manchester City)
76' Foul  Walters fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
75' Throw-In  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
74' Foul  Adam fouled by David Silva (Manchester City)
74' Throw-In  David Silva (Manchester City)
70' Goal  Yaya Touré (Manchester City). Assist by Kolarov
70' Shot on Goal  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
70' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - On Target
70' Foul  Javi García fouled by Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
69' Substitution  Javi Javi García (on). Jovetic (off). (Manchester City)
69' Substitution  Wilson Palacios (on). Arnautovic (off). (Stoke City)
67' Shot on Goal  Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City)
65' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
65' Cross  Jesús Navas (Manchester City) - Headed Out - Out of Play
64' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
64' Shot  Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City)
63' Foul  Dzeko fouled by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
63' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
63' Substitution  Jesús Navas (on). Fernandinho (off). (Manchester City)
62' Shot  Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
62' Corner Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Off Target
62' Cross  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) - Clearance Out of Play
62' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
61' Shot  Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
60' Throw-In  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
59' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
59' Foul  Nasri fouled by Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
58' Foul  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
57' Shot  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
57' Free Kick  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
56' Substitution  Stevan Jovetic (on). Negredo (off). (Manchester City)
56' Foul  Silva fouled by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
55' Foul  Kompany fouled by Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
54' Foul  Whelan fouled by Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
54' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
54' Shot  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
53' Foul  Negredo fouled by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)
52' Foul  Crouch fouled by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
51' Foul  Silva fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City)
51' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
49' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
49' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
48' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
48' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Manchester City 0-0 Stoke City
45' Foul  Dzeko fouled by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
45' Shot on Goal  Fernandinho (Manchester City)
45' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
45' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
44' Offside  Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
43' Foul  Arnautovic fouled by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
43' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
42' Shot  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
41' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
41' Cross  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
40' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
40' Shot  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
38' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
37' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
36' Shot  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
36' Corner Kick  David Silva (Manchester City)
35' Foul  Silva fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City)
35' Foul  Crouch fouled by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
34' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - Overhit
34' Free Kick  David Silva (Manchester City)
34' Yellow Card  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
34' Foul  Nasri fouled by Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
33' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
33' Cross  Yaya Touré (Manchester City) - Overhit
33' Throw-In  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
32' Shot  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
32' Free Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
31' Yellow Card  Fernandinho (Manchester City)
31' Foul  Odemwingie fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
30' Foul  Crouch fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
30' Shot on Goal  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
28' Offside  Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
28' Corner Kick  David Silva (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
28' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - Deflected - Out of Play
26' Shot on Goal  Fernandinho (Manchester City)
25' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
23' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
23' Throw-In  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
22' Throw-In  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
21' Corner Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Defended by Keeper
21' Shot on Goal  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
21' Cross  Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) - Completed Pass
20' Throw-In  Erik Pieters (Stoke City)
19' Offside  Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
19' Cross  Glenn Whelan (Stoke City) - Offside
19' Corner Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Clearance In Play
19' Cross  Charlie Adam (Stoke City) - Clearance Out of Play
19' Free Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
17' Foul  Walters fouled by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
17' Foul  Odemwingie fouled by Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
16' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
15' Cross  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
15' Free Kick  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
15' Yellow Card  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
15' Foul  Cameron fouled by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
14' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
14' Shot  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
13' Foul  Crouch fouled by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
12' Goal Kick  Asmir Begovic (Stoke City)
12' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
9' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
8' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
8' Shot  Charlie Adam (Stoke City)
8' Foul  Adam fouled by Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
7' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
7' Corner Kick  David Silva (Manchester City) - Off Target
7' Shot on Goal  Fernandinho (Manchester City)
6' Throw-In  Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City)
5' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
4' Shot on Goal  Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)
2' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
2' Shot  Peter Crouch (Stoke City)
1' Start Half 
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