• 18 Jan 2014, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Neil Swarbrick
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
4
2
Cardiff City
79' Sergio Agüero
76' Yaya Touré
33' Jesús Navas
14' Edin Dzeko
 
Result
93' Fraizer Campbell
29' Craig Noone
    View mode
    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 13Kolarov
    • 15Navas
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 14Javi García
    • 21Silva
    • 9Negredo
    • 10Dzeko
    • 1Marshall
    • 28Théophile-Catherine
    • 4Caulker
    • 6Turner
    • 25McNaughton
    • 8Medel
    • 16Noone
    • 17Gunnarsson
    • 18Mutch
    • 7Whittingham
    • 10Campbell
    • 7Milner
    • 16Agüero
    • 33Nastasic
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 6Lescott
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 22Clichy
    • 42John
    • 11Odemwingie
    • 13Kim Bo-Kyung
    • 32Lewis
    • 39Bellamy
    • 5Hudson
    • 15Wolff Eikrem

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-2
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 15 J. Navas (Clichy '82)
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 21 D. Silva (Milner '80)
    • 9 . Negredo (Agüero '62)
    • 10 E. Dzeko

    Cardiff City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 1 D. Marshall
    • 28 K. Théophile-Catherine
    • 4 S. Caulker
    • 6 B. Turner
    • 25 K. McNaughton (John '68)
    • 8 G. Medel
    • 16 C. Noone
    • 17 A. Gunnarsson (Wolff Eikrem '78)
    • 18 J. Mutch
    • 7 P. Whittingham (Bellamy '68)
    • 10 F. Campbell
    Substitutes
    • 7 J. Milner
    • 16 S. Agüero
    • 33 M. Nastasic
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 22 G. Clichy
    Substitutes
    • 42 D. John
    • 11 P. Odemwingie
    • 13 B. Kim
    • 32 J. Lewis
    • 39 C. Bellamy
    • 5 M. Hudson
    • 15 M. Wolff Eikrem
    • 4 Goals 2
    • 2 First Half Goals 1
    • 9 Shots On Target 6
    • 11 Shots Off Target 0
    • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 6 Fouls 5
    • 3 Offsides 3
    • 62.2 Possession % 37.8
    • 589 Total Passes 340
    • 514 Accurate Passes 276
    • 27 Crosses 20
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 3
    • 10 Corners 7
    • 12 Tackles Won 12
    • 16 Total Tackles 17
    • 1 Blocks 4
    • 4 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 12 Interceptions 11
    • 24 Clearances 34
    • 24 Effective Clearances 34
    • 14 Headed Clearances 15
    • 4 Keeper Saves 6
    • 5 Keeper Throws 5
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 5
    • 1 Goal Kicks 13
    • 1 Accurate Goal Kicks 7

    Manchester City vs. Cardiff: An Alternative Preview

    Probable Lineups:

    manchester city

    Manchester City (4-4-2): Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Navas, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Negredo, Aguero

    Aguero came off the bench and only took 50 seconds to put his name on the scoresheet in the FA Cup earlier this week to force Pellegrini to probably drop an in form Dzeko to the bench.  The free-scoring Citizens are expected to get the 3 points to put pressure on Arsenal this weekend.

    Cardiff City (4-3-3): Marshall, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Hudson, John, Kim-Bo-Kyung, Medel, Whittingham, Noone, Campbell, Bellamy

    Although managing to beat Manchester City in dramatic fashion at home earlier this season,  The Bluebirds will be looking to keep it tight against a very in-form Manchester City side at the Etihad.

    What the fans are saying…

     

     

     

    Remember this?

    The winning goal of the Bluebird’s clash against the Citizens earlier this season… scored by a former Red Devil!

    Fantasy Football Danger Man
    Aguero

    Could it be anyone else?  At home against a team in the regulation zone, Sergio Aguero will be raring to go and climb the Premier League goal-scoring chart.  6 goals in 6 games before his injury only indicates a big point haul for the Argentine.

    Stats to get your head around

    Manchester City vs. Cardiff: An Alternative Preview

    This is the first time Cardiff have visited Manchester City in any competition since March 1985 when they escaped with a point after a 2-2 draw.

    Cardiff came from behind to beat Man City 3-2 earlier in the season with all five goals in their 3-2 win coming in the second half.

    Manchester City have won their last 10 straight Barclays Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium and won 15 of the last 16. Their only defeat in that run came when they had a caretaker manager in charge on the final day of the season in a dead rubber.

    The Citizens have scored 38 goals on home soil this season, five more than any other team in Premier League history in their opening 10 home matches.

    Cardiff have won none of their last seven Premier League away games (W0 D2 L5).

    The Welsh side have failed to score in five of their last six Premier League away matches, netting just once in the other.

    Man City are looking to record their seventh successive Premier League win in this game, something only achieved by one team last season (Man Utd).

    Manchester City have collected 28 points from their last 10 Premier League games (W9 D1) – three more than any other team over this period.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had only been manager of Molde for four days the last time Man City failed to score in a Premier League home game (Nov 13, 2010).

    Manchester City have made more errors leading to goal (9) than any other side this season.