Wigan 0-1 Manchester City: Dzeko superb-header
Manchester City a 1-0 victory when they travel to Wigan Athletic's headquarters. However, the victory was enough to stay away from the pursuit of Manchester United.
In the match that took place at the DW Stadium, Monday (01/16/2012), beyond a doubt Wigan serve City with the open gamen. Two minutes walking action, they do attack and ends with a kick James McArthur. However, the kick can still be driven by James Milner.
City and then back to press. A violation Antolin Alcaraz on the right side of defense Wigan free-kick and then produced for the City. From this goal The Citizens created.
Executed free kick David Silva bounced right into the crowd in front of goal. Dzeko also deftly head it and pointed it at the far post. Al Al-Habsi was unable to reach it and the score was changed to 1-0.
Wigan still trying to play open and steal opportunities. However, none of those attacks that successfully penetrate the defenses of City. The first half ended with the score 1-0.
City to get two chances through Dzeko and Silva in the 54th minute. However, Al-Habsi expertise in the ball making opportunities both raw.
The first opportunity get Dzeko, but his right leg kick can still be pushed Al-Habsi. Throw the ball fell at the feet of Silva. However, kicking Silva also still be blocked, and then secured by the goalkeeper.
A minute later turn Sergio Aguero who get a chance. He managed to outwit some Wigan players in the penalty box, but it never kicks off. The ball then struck by Dzeko, but his shot was too weak so that it can be secured Al-Habsi.
City continued to press and get some opportunities. In the 80th minute, Dzeko again get the chance. Wigan defender but his shot hit and then pushed over by Al-Habsi.
There is a moment Mancini so furious at the bench, Figueroa should be sent-off, holding the ball with his hand as he stand as last man, clear the chance for Aguero to score.
Score 1-0 and then survived until the game is finished. With this victory, the City distance away with three points of Manchester United. City collecting 51 points, while the MU 48.
As for Wigan, not moved from the bottom of the standings with a collection of 15 points.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, McCarthy, Caldwell, Crusat, Moses, Gomez, McArthur, Rodallega, Stam, Figueroa. Subs: Pollitt, Gohouri, Watson, Di Santo, McManaman, Boyce, Sammon.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Savic, Lescott, Clichy, Milner, Barry, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko. Subs: Pantilimon, Johnson, Kolarov, Hargreaves, Onuoha, De Jong, Rekik.