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  • Manchester City 2-0 Everton: Balotelli superb-strike, Milner great-finish

    Manchester City earned full points in home games contra Everton. The Citizens won 2-0 and climbed to the top of the Premier League standings.

    Compete at Etihad Stadium, Saturday (09/24/2011) the City had difficulty unpacking the visitors' defense in the first half. As a result, until halftime, the score glasses have not changed.

    In the second half, manager Roberto Mancini pulls out Edin Dzeko put Mario Balotelli. Substitution of this sweet fruit because Balotelli scored the opening goal City through superb-strike from out of penalty-box.

    Another substitute, James Milner, also scored. Milner goalkeeper Tim Howard at the last minute.

    This victory led City to the top of English Premier League standings with 16 points from six matches. They are one point ahead of Manchester United who will play a few hours away against Stoke City. Everton was ranked seventh with seven points from five parties.

    The game

    The visitors first threatened in the fourth minute. But, Jack Rodwell kick from outside the penalty box was wide on the right side of goalkeeper Joe Hart.

    Samir Nasri get a chance seven minutes later. Bad luck for the French players, long-distance shots did not meet the target.

    Action Sergio Aguero in the 18th minute also not produced results. After outwit two Everton defenders in front of the penalty box, he fired a left foot kick was floated over the bar.

    City threatened again in the 34th minute. Micah Richards starts a cross from the right wing, the ball was met with a flick of Edin Dzeko still soaring.

    Two minutes later, turn to Gareth Barry who gets a chance. But, firing volley from outside the box is still right leads into the arms of Tim Howard.

    Dzeko experiments in the 38th minute also still fails. Hard kick was wide on the side of Howard's goal.

    Until the end of halftime, the score remained 0-0.

    At the beginning of the second half, the City again pounding Everton. Gael Clichy a crossing from the left wing managed to disontek by David Silva, but Howard did not trouble to secure the ball.

    Everton had a chance in the 55th minute. Beginning cross Seamus Coleman, Tim Cahill's header towards goal City have not.

    Nasri tested Howard in the 66th minute. From outside the penalty box, he releases a hard kick that can still be pushed over Howard.

    Finally broke the deadlock two minutes later. Aguero movement begins in front of the penalty box, the ball is fed directly to the Balotelli who greeted him with a hard shot. Everton had the players, the ball nest to Howard right-cornet. City winning 1-0.

    City almost doubled the lead in the 71st minute when a shot hit the crossbar Silva. A few moments later, kicking Balotelli is still widening.

    In the 83rd minute, Everton had a chance to equalize the score. But, Royston Drenthe was still thin kick over the bar.

    A minute later, Yaya Toure forced Howard to work hard. Ivory Coast player's shot from outside the penalty area to make hassle Howard brushed off the ball.

    Nasri was the Everton goalkeeper moments later. But referee Howard Webb menganulirnya because Nasri has caught offside when Balotelli welcomes feedback.

    Milner City finally solidify the victory a minute ahead of the end of normal time. Silva continued feedback breakthrough, his perfect-finish thrilling Everton goal.

    Saha effort in minute 92, with a perfectly still be saved by Hart. Fellaini should have scored a goal in minute 93, but his kick into the Manchester City goal was an empty can still be saved by Savic.

    Team Line-up:

    Manchester City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Toure Y, Barry, Silva, Nasri (Savic 83 '), Aguero (Milner 79'), Dzeko (Balotelli 60 ')

    Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Neville (Drenthe 74 '), Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Coleman (Vellios 81'), Cahill (Saha 66 ')


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