Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City: Lescot header
Come to the headquarters of Aston Villa, Manchester City win 1-0 success. These results make them again topped the standings.
Previously, the peak position is occupied by Manchester United, who on Saturday won a 2-1 victory over Liverpool. However, the victory of the 'Red Devils' is covered by the City with a narrow victory.
In a match that took place at Villa Park Stadium on Sunday (2/12/2012), the City appears dominant from the first minute. Sergio Aguero directly threatened goalkeeper Shay Given shortly after kick-off do.
Unfortunately for Argentina's striker, his left foot shot was blocked by Given.
At the 27th minute, Adam Johnson's turn to get a chance. The result? The Citizens Right midfielder kicks it still hit the goalposts.
Statistics noted, City won control of the ball up to 67%. The direction of Roberto Mancini's squad was also released four shots on target, while Villa is only one.
City continues to push new end can excel when the game entered the 63rd minute. These goals were created by Joleon Lescott.
Starting from a corner kick on the right side of the Villa defense, the ball was met with a header by Gareth Barry at the far post. Lescott who was in front of the goalkeeper grabbed the ball with a header from Barry's right-foot shot. The deadlock broke.
Villa himself did not seem to get out of pressure City. However, in the 87th minute, they get a good chance of passing a header from Carlos Cuellar. Unfortunately for Cuellar, his header bounced over the crossbar thin.
Joe Hart then act to save his team the advantage when the game has entered the 90th minute.
The Villans end attacks on Darren Bent leg kick, where the name of the latter is immediately fired. However, Hart reacted well and managed to rescue the business Bent.
Hart then banish a cross shortly afterwards. City finally closed out the match, which stood at three points.
Although thin, but this result was enough for City. David Silva et al. now has 70 points, two points ahead of Manchester United.
Aston Villa: Given, Collins, Dunne (Baker 90), Cuellar, Hutton, Gardner, Petrov, Albrighton (Ireland 78), Heskey (N'Zogbia 69), Bent, Keane.
Manchester City: Hart, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov, Zabaleta, Barry, De Jong, Milner, Johnson (Nasri 85), Silva (Richards 89), Aguero (Dzeko 89).