Game #5181

2011-12

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Position:

8th (-1)

Premier League

Manchester City

Etihad Stadium

Attendance: 47,019

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Villa's seven game unbeaten run at the start of their Premier League campaign comes to an end as Alex McLeish is beaten for the first time to leave Villa with two wins in eight so far this season.

State of Abu Dhabi

4-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Stephen Warnock | 65’ |

Assist(s) | Charles N’Zogbia | 65’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5181

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Saturday, 15 October 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Alex McLeish |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Anthony Taylor, Cheshire |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Andy Halliday, Dave Bryan

MATCH INCIDENTS

Anthony Taylor

Villa

🟨 |

Manchester City

🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Team Cost:
| £70.61m |

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.40 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | 35.51 |

Youngest Player |
M Fabian Delph | 21.91 |

TEAM NEWS

Ciaran Clark replaces James Collins.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
M Jermaine Jenas |
D Eric Lichaj |

Loan | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | Olympiacos Piraeus |
28 Aug 11 - 30 Jun 12 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 35%
Possession A | 65%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 12

MANAGER

Alex McLeish

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Peter Grant
First Team Coach: Gordon Cowans
First Team Coach: Andy Watson
First Team Coach: Kevin MacDonald

STARTING LINE UP

GK Shay Given |
RB Alan Hutton |
LB Stephen Warnock |
CB Ciaran Clark |
CB Richard Dunne |
M Fabian Delph |
M Stephen Ireland |
M Stiliyan Petrov |
F Gabby Agbonlahor |
CF Emile Heskey |
F Darren Bent |

SUBSTITUTES

W Charles N’Zogbia for M Stephen Ireland | 55’ |
M Barry Bannan for CF Emile Heskey | 63’ |
W Marc Albrighton for M Fabian Delph | 76’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan
F Andreas Weimann
M Chris Herd
CB Carlos Cuéllar

THE OPPOSITION

GK Joe Hart, CB Micah Richards (ex) (CB Kolo Touré), CB Vincent Kompany (g), CB Joleon Lescott (ex), LB Gaël Clichy, M James Milner (ex) (g), M Adam Johnson (g) (M Owen Hargreaves), M Gareth Barry (ex), M Nigel de Jong, M Yaya Touré (David Silva), CF Mario Balotelli (g).

Manager: Roberto Mancini.
Team Cost: £192.18m

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa lose their unbeaten status as they are swept aside at Manchester City by old boys Gareth Barry and James Milner to fall back to 8th in the table.

Barry Bannan can't stop a Manchester City onslaught and Villa lose for the first time in the Premier League under Alex McLeish, Saturday, 15 October 2011.

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2011/10/15/match-report-manchester-city-4-1-villa

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Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2011/10/15/match-report-manchester-city-4-1-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

28’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City)
HT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa
47’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City)
52’ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester City)
55’ Sub off, Stephen Ireland, Sub on, Charles N’Zogbia
63’ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Barry Bannan
65’ Goal, 1-3, Stephen Warnock, Assist by Charles N’Zogbia
71’ Goal, 1-4, (Manchester City), James Milner
76’ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
80’ Booking, Barry Bannan
FT Manchester City 4-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 15 October 2011

"James Milner curled a fine fourth. The former Villa midfielder refused to celebrate his goal but City’s fans certainly did."

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*Manchester City took advantage of Manchester United’s draw at Liverpool to move top of the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Aston Villa.*

City keeper Joe Hart saved well from Gabriel Agbonlahor early on before Mario Balotelli scored with a superb overhead kick to put his side in front.

A Stephen Warnock error let Adam Johnson slot in and Vincent Kompany then headed home Johnson’s corner.

Warnock pulled one back but James Milner curled a fine fourth.

The former Villa midfielder refused to celebrate his goal but City’s fans certainly did, fully away that it took their team two points clear of local rivals Manchester United at the summit.

By the time this match started, United had already drawn at Anfield in the early kick-off and the pressure was on City to capitalise.

And they did exactly that with a seventh win in eight games this season and an 11th in 12 against previously-unbeaten Villa.

Roberto Mancini left David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri on the bench, so Balotelli was the lone striker in a 4-5-1 formation.

That left the hosts - also without the injured Sergio Aguero - looking thin for attacking options early on and they struggled to unpick Villa’s well-organised back four.

In fact, Villa should have taken the lead when Agbonlahor shrugged Joleon Lescott aside on the left touchline and burst into the box. Hart spread himself and Warnock’s follow-up was deflected wide.

A let-off for City, indeed, but it proved to be Villa’s only chance of the half and they were soon punished by Balotelli’s brilliance.

The Italian saw one shot skim the post via a Milner flick and another palmed to safety before striking at the third time of asking.

Villa failed to clear a Johnson corner and after the ball was controlled by Micah Richards, Balotelli acrobatically delivered his fourth goal in four games.

City seemed content to sit on their advantage until the break and then pushed on again at the start of the second half.

However, the doubling of their lead was all to do with a woeful piece of Villa defending.

Yaya Toure sent over a hopeful cross-field pass that Warnock attempted to clear with a bicycle kick, only to calamitously set Johnson up for a low finish past Given.

Warnock hung his head in shame but Villa’s afternoon swiftly took another turn for the worse as Kompany easily headed home from Johnson’s corner.

A momentary lapse of concentration from City gave Villa hope of an unlikely comeback, Agbonlahor’s cross finding its way to the back post and Warnock firing in off the bar.

That was the first home goal City had conceded in the Premier League this season, but they were quick to reassert their authority with an excellent fourth.

Milner found Johnson with a majestic cross-field ball, advanced to the edge of the box, took the return pass in his stride and bent home a delightful first-time finish.

*Manchester City took advantage of Manchester United’s draw at Liverpool to move top of the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Aston Villa.*

City keeper Joe Hart saved well from Gabriel Agbonlahor early on before Mario Balotelli scored with a superb overhead kick to put his side in front.

A Stephen Warnock error let Adam Johnson slot in and Vincent Kompany then headed home Johnson’s corner.

Warnock pulled one back but James Milner curled a fine fourth.

The former Villa midfielder refused to celebrate his goal but City’s fans certainly did, fully away that it took their team two points clear of local rivals Manchester United at the summit.

By the time this match started, United had already drawn at Anfield in the early kick-off and the pressure was on City to capitalise.

And they did exactly that with a seventh win in eight games this season and an 11th in 12 against previously-unbeaten Villa.

Roberto Mancini left David Silva, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri on the bench, so Balotelli was the lone striker in a 4-5-1 formation.

That left the hosts - also without the injured Sergio Aguero - looking thin for attacking options early on and they struggled to unpick Villa’s well-organised back four.

In fact, Villa should have taken the lead when Agbonlahor shrugged Joleon Lescott aside on the left touchline and burst into the box. Hart spread himself and Warnock’s follow-up was deflected wide.

A let-off for City, indeed, but it proved to be Villa’s only chance of the half and they were soon punished by Balotelli’s brilliance.

The Italian saw one shot skim the post via a Milner flick and another palmed to safety before striking at the third time of asking.

Villa failed to clear a Johnson corner and after the ball was controlled by Micah Richards, Balotelli acrobatically delivered his fourth goal in four games.

City seemed content to sit on their advantage until the break and then pushed on again at the start of the second half.

However, the doubling of their lead was all to do with a woeful piece of Villa defending.

Yaya Toure sent over a hopeful cross-field pass that Warnock attempted to clear with a bicycle kick, only to calamitously set Johnson up for a low finish past Given.

Warnock hung his head in shame but Villa’s afternoon swiftly took another turn for the worse as Kompany easily headed home from Johnson’s corner.

A momentary lapse of concentration from City gave Villa hope of an unlikely comeback, Agbonlahor’s cross finding its way to the back post and Warnock firing in off the bar.

That was the first home goal City had conceded in the Premier League this season, but they were quick to reassert their authority with an excellent fourth.

Milner found Johnson with a majestic cross-field ball, advanced to the edge of the box, took the return pass in his stride and bent home a delightful first-time finish.