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  • Manchester City 1-1 Fulham: Balotelli superb-strike

    Quick goal from Fulham midfielder, Damien Duff, early in the second half, managed to force Manchester City a 1-1 draw for his team in the Premier League continued action on Sunday (27/02/2011).

    City had excellent first by Mario Balotelli superb-strike in the mid-first round. However, equating Duff and City failed to add a goal again.

    With this result, the ambitions of the City to be a rival Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for increasingly smaller degree. City are still perched at number three with 50 points. But, they left behind 10 points from Manchester United and has played one match more than city rivals such. While Fulham stuck in 13th place with 32 points.



    In this fight, Mancini as usual displays tridente killer, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez, and Edin Dzeko in front. But, despite dominating, the City was only able to score two kick toward the goal. Meanwhile Fulham have just one. From the City acquired two opportunities, one managed to be a goal thanks to the action Balotelli.

    Gol City occurred in the 26th minute. Mario Balotelli collaboration with Carlos Tevez ended hard kick former Inter Milan player was with his right foot from outside the penalty box. The ball penetrated the right side of the Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is escorted by.

    The second half has been running for three minutes, the goal City had conceded. Bait measured from Andrew Johnson from the left side of defense City can be struck well by Damien Duff, who could escape from the convoy defender City. City goalkeeper Joe Hart is trying to dispel was unable to reach the arrival of the ball, 1-1.

    City tried to respond. The best chance came in the 61st minute. Tevez who escaped the offside trap drove towards the Fulham goal with a tight escort one of Fulham players. However, Tevez able to release the ball flat. Unfortunately, the ball can still be overcome Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

    Various efforts City to score was fruitless. Lack of composure Tevez and Arsenal make their chances in vain.

    Fulham is not without effort. Danny Murphy et al also occasionally carry out attacks. But, just like the City, never gained the opportunity to fruition a goal and the game was over 1-1.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City: Joe Hart, Joleon Lescott, Kolo Touré, Aleksandar Kolarov (James Milner 77), Jerome Boateng, Yaya Touré, Gareth Barry, Pablo Zabaleta, Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko (Patrick Vieira 60), Carlos Tévez

    Fulham: Mark Schwarzer, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Carlos Salcido, Chris Baird, Danny Murphy, Dickson Etuhu, Clint Dempsey, Damien Duff, Andrew Johnson (Eidur Gudjohnsen 79), Moussa Dembele

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