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  • Stoke 1-1 Manchester City: Richards, Etherington great-finish

    Manchester City must accept the painful results when they travel to Stoke City in the Premier League continued on Saturday (11/27/2010). Hard-earned 1-0 up first, and City were forced to share points with the score 1-1 just because of careless in injury time.

    Since the beginning of the fight, the City immediately get great pressure from the host. In fact, in the first 15 minutes only, "The Citizens' nearly three times the penetration through the action of Jermaine Pennant, Ricardo Fuller, and Matthew Etherington. Lucky City goalkeeper Joe Hart managed to secure it.

    In the 16th minute, City again receives threats through the action of Fuller. Meandering in the penalty box, Fuller tried to send the ball into the left corner City. However, again the City is still lucky after Fuller shot the ball wide.

    These conditions make the City look more to survive. They only occasionally launch attacks. That, too, always failed. In contrast, Stoke's goal was even more incentive to threaten his guest. Joe Hart had to fall up to secure the net in the 34th minute.

    City's goal was at least safe until the break after the score remained 0-0. Based on statistics, Stoke master the game as much as 46 percent by releasing two proper shots on goal from nine attempts. Meanwhile, City have not even fired a shot right into the goal.

    Unlike the first half, Roberto Mancini's troops in control of the game in the second round. As a result, Stoke more had to play in their own defense.

    In the 56th minute, goalkeeper Stoke hard shot almost conceded by James Milner. However, Begovic successfully blew it. Four minutes later, turn Aleksandar Kolarov who threaten the host. However, again Begovic successfully blew it.

    City tried to maintain consistency of the game. However, "The Citizens' visible difficulty breaking his opponent's goal. This condition can not be separated from bad offensive scheme built Carlos Tevez et al. They also look easy to lose the ball and made a mistake in releasing the bait.

    As a result, of the many opportunities, new City capable of winning nine minutes ahead of the fight was over. Micah Richards is a successful break into the Stoke goal after maximizing bait Milner.

    City became more confident. When the time was appointed the 90th minute. City increasingly feel will reap victory. Apparently, they were too confident. A lax moment as fatal result for them. Sadly, it occurs in injury time. The City defender was unable to resist the action of Joe Hart Matthew Etherington, after acquiring slicing breakthrough bait from Tuncay.

    The goal was to force the City a 1-1 draw. Victory is in sight for the City finally vanished.

    Team Line-up:

    Stoke City: Asmir Begovic, Robert Huth, Ryan Shawcross, Danny Collins, Andy Wilkinson, Rory Delap, Dean Whitehead, Matthew Etherington, Jermaine Pennant (Tuncay 45), Ricardo Fuller (John Walter 75), Kenwyne Jones

    Manchester City: Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Kolo Touré, Aleksandar Kolarov, Micah Richards, Nigel De Jong, Gareth Barry, James Milner, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tévez, David Silva


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