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Man City
1 - 0
Arsenal

Premiership

Etihad Stadium

18/12/11

Attendance: 47,303

Referee: Dowd

Man CityArsenal
Silva (53)
Hart     Szczesny    
Richards     Mertesacker     82
Kompany     Vermaelen    
Zabaleta     Koscielny    
K Toure     Djourou     47
Barry     Arteta    
Nasri     85 Walcott     69
Silva     Ramsey    
Y Toure     85 Song    
Aguero     Van Persie    
Balotelli     72 Gervinho    
Substitutes
Pantilimon     Almunia    
Lescott     Miquel     47
Savic     Rosicky    
Milner     72 Arshavin     69
Johnson     Frimpong    
De Jong     85 Benayoun    
Dzeko     85 Chamakh     82
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
12
9
On Target
8
4
Corners
6
13
Fouls
10
2
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
54
%
46

Writer:Arsenal Site Staff
Date:Sunday December 18 2011
Time: 7:13PM

Comments

0
Better team won - simples. Still, it was the best Premier League game of the season.
Tudor
18/12/2011 19:24:00
0
Maybe for you, Tudor. I have seen at least 2 better games.
Naijagunner
18/12/2011 21:15:00
0
Would that be the ONE at the Rags and the other in Carling Cup the other week? Naijagunner....lol
cityman51
18/12/2011 21:23:00
0
Harts heroics prevented you getting a deserved point. Unlucky fellas but good effort.
TheFamousNo7
18/12/2011 22:24:00
0
Unlucky. Not sure Gervinho is up to much same with a few others. Still if you keep RVP fit and at the club & get Wilshere back then its gonna go right to the wire regarding the Top 4.
HuddersfieldYiddo
18/12/2011 22:39:00
0
Wilshere would have made a difference in this game with his tenacity and driving runs. There is still a lot of football to be played......
Naijagunner
18/12/2011 23:21:00
0
I'd wager we'd never have gotten away with the handball incident by micah richards if the roles had been reversed.
Wyn Mills
19/12/2011 01:03:00
0
Proud of the boys today, especially the defenders and midfielders. That's a damn talented bunch of players. We'll nip 4th place with more displays like that.
gunnerkid107
19/12/2011 05:15:00
0
Good game Gunners, could have gone either way. Wyn, in regards the handball, I've seen them given but I don't believe it was intentional, Micah is expecting Kolo or RVP to get to the ball, if it was at the other it probably would have been given, but I'd wager if it was at the Emirates the decision would have gone in Arsenal's favour.
Bluedub
19/12/2011 07:33:00
0
Bluedub - It doesn't have to be intentional for it to be handball, it just has to gain an advantage to the offending player, and considering he cleared the ball after that I'd say he got an advantage. That said I'm not going to complain about it, things like that happen all the time, you can't rely on the refs to help you win games. I'd wouldn't deny City were good value for their win, but at the same time, no-one could argue if we got a point from the game. That was a proper football, match, the way it should be played. Trading blows for the entire 90 minutes, I was sure all the players were going to flake out before the end. But we kept going and kept pushing, really impressive mental display. Joe Hart's face after The Verminator's shot whislted past the post in the 90th minute told you everything you needed to know about how relieved City were to get out of this home game with all three points. Kudos to both teams for a tremendous game!
Rocky7
19/12/2011 08:00:00
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