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Sunday January 24, 2010 Finished Glanford Park

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Scunthorpe United

  • Hayes 29’
  • Boyata 70’ (o.g.)

Manchester City

  • Petrov 3’
  • Onuoha 45’
  • Sylvinho 57’
  • Robinho 84’

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  1. City avoid upset at Scunthorpe

    City avoid upset at Scunthorpe

    Manchester City brought an entertaining FA Cup fourth round weekend to a close with a 4-2 win over Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Scunthorpe United
    • Manchester City
    • 90+5' The final whistle goes and another entertaining fourth round tie brings an enjoyable FA Cup weekend to a close.
    • 90+2' Scunthorpe are still pushing their way forward, but the pace of the game has slowed now that all involved know the tie is all but over.
    • 88' Two late changes for Scunthorpe: Josh Wright and Jonathan Forte replace Hayes and McCann.
    • 86' It's certainly his last of this match, as Robinho comes off to be replaced by Craig Bellamy.
    • 85' That is Robinho's first goal of the season. Is it his last for the club?
    • 84' GOAL!! City finally put the tie beyond Scunthorpe with a wonderfully constructed goal. Sylvinho links up with Petrov who finds the gap for Robinho to run intot and lift a neat finish over Murphy! He runs into the crowd and is embraced by the travelling City fans.
    • 82' Kenny Milne will replace Rob Jones at the back for the final few minutes.
    • 82' Boyata heads wide from the corner. He knows he should have done better.
    • 81' Benjani plays the ball intot he path of Petrov, who draws a fine save from Murphy with his shot bound for the top corner!
    • 80' McCann's corner is cleared but he has the ball back at his feet. He plays it to the near post and Woolford sees a cheeky backheel go just wide of the target!
    • 79' Togwell's throw causes more panic in the City box and Robinho gets a toe to the ball to clear it just as Byrne was lining up a strike. Jones battles on and wins another corner.
    • 77' Benjani bashes into Jones as they battle for a high ball and the whistle goes again.
    • 76' Mirfin nudges Robinho over in midfield and the whistle goes for the foul as the Scunthorpe man gallops forward.
    • 75' Onuoha is fouled in midfield and City can take a breather.
    • 73' McCann aims for Jones who gets a head to it but Boyata hacks it clear. City have been under almost constant pressure for a while now.
    • 72' Sylvinho clips Togwell as he runs forward and concedes the free-kick. The Brazilian is on a yellow card, he needs to be careful from now on.
    • 70' Replays show that Boyata instinctively stuck a leg out and steered it past Taylor, who looked to have the initial shot covered.
    • 69' GOAL!! Togwell's long throw comes into the box and Cliff Byrne turns it in! It may have taken a touch off of Boyata as it went towards goal, but the Cup tie is back on!
    • 68' Scunthorpe keep the pressure on and Woolford has a shot blocked before Byrne blasts into the crowd. Nigel Adkins's men are not going down without a fight.
    • 67' Togwell curls in a tempting cross that Boyata has to head behind. Byrne almost hits a volley on the run but Boyata again is the man to clear it.
    • 66' Pablo Zabaleta replaces Ireland for City.
    • 64' The corner leads to a scramble in the six-yard box before Murphy saves an effort from Ibrahim and then two follow-up shots from Robinho! The Brazilian extends a hand out to Murphy to congratulate him! That's nice to see.
    • 63' Petrov beats the offisde trap and flashes a low strike across the face of goal. The referee saw a touch off a Scunthorpe player and City have a corner.
    • 61' The free-kick is half-cleared and the ball falls for Thompson to strike, but it flies over the bar.
    • 60' Ibrahim slides in with a late tackle on McCann and Scunthorpe have a free-kick on the right.
    • 58' That's Sylvinho's first goal since May 2006.
    • 57' GOAL!! Sylvinho finds himself with the ball in a central area and he unleashes a wonderful strike from 30 yards that swerves through the air before it beats Murphy!
    • 56' City are being largely confined to attacks on the break since the restart.
    • 55' Nice, patient build-up from City beofre Petrov is released down the left. The Bulgarian fires a fearsome first time strike that flies wide of the near upright.
    • 53' Hooper can't beat Boyata on the left but he pulls a pass back to TOGWELL... Taylor has to be alert to tip the solid strike over the bar!
    • 52' This is a bright start the half from Scunthorpe.
    • 51' Ireland puts the ball behind for a Scunthorpe corner. The ball comes out to Thompson who fires a strike over the bar.
    • 50' Woolford runs at Onuoha on the left wing but the defender blocks the attempted cross well.
    • 48' Cunningham's first action in the City first team is a foul on Williams, for which he gets a booking.
    • 47' Hayes is caught offside at the start of the half. There is a new linesman on this side after on eof the original two was taken ill at half time.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT City will replace Nigel de Jong with another debutant ,Greg Cunningham, for the second half. Sylvinho moves into midfield and the Irishman slots in at left-back.
    • 45+2' The whistle goes for half time, and Scunthorpe have it all to do again in the second half.
    • 45+1' Ireland could bag one for himself here as he's free on the left... the side-footed half-volley goes wide of the far post!
    • 45' GOAL!! Ireland's creates the goal as City go ahead again! The Irishman lifts a perfectly weighted ball over the top of the defence and Nedum Onuoha is there to fire in his first goal of the season!
    • 45' This is not an intentional berating of Robinho. He really has been poor.
    • 44' Petrov plays the ball forward into the path of Ireland. Ireland's cross is cut out by Mirfin but it falls to Robinho, but it's another tame effort from the Brazilian that rolls harmlessly to Murphy.
    • 42' Petrov can't catch Ireland's cross-field ball and it goes out for a throw.
    • 40' Benjani is flagged offside again but this time he looked to be level. He had found the gap between the two centre-backs and would have been away had the flag stayed down.
    • 39' Sylvinho plays the ball inside to Robinho and the Brazilian takes a half-hearted swipe at the ball and the shot sails well over the bar.
    • 38' De Jong slides in with a tackle on Togwell that the referee deems to be a foul. McCann swings the dead ball in and Taylor jumps highest to catch it.
    • 37' Petrov bends a ball ove rthe top of the defence for Benjani but Cliff Byrne is with him all the way.
    • 35' City have had four shots on target to Scunthorpe's one with 10 minutes of the first half left.
    • 33' Hayes knocks a long ball down intot he path of HOOPER... blazed high and wide from Hooper, but it was a good move from Scunthorpe.
    • 33' Benjani is caught offside again.
    • 32' Robinho fires another effort wide of the target.
    • 31' "What a load of rubbish!" is the cry from the home fans now. Presumably they're talking about City.
    • 30' That's Paul Hayes's seventh goal of the season.
    • 29' GOAL!! City repel several balls into the box following the corner but another comes over the top and Paul Hayes is underneath to lash a volley into the top corner! The striker was a yard offside when the ball came in, but does anyone in Glanford Park care?
    • 29' Another promising move forward from Scunthorpe ends with a corner for the home side.
    • 28' Benjani does well to find Petrov who lines up a strike that Murphy catches with two hands as he dives for it.
    • 25' City come forward and it's played into the path of Robinho who has a pop from disatnce that is right into the midriff of Murphy. The home crowd enjoyed that.
    • 24' Sylvinho has to knock a ball down the channel behind for a corner. The short corner is disappointing and the second ball is no better from McCann and City can break.
    • 23' Ibrahim has taken a knock and is receving some treatment on the field now.
    • 22' Petrov plays a neat reverse pass down the right to Onuoha on the overlap and the defender blazs his first-time strike over the bar.
    • 21' Joe Murphy is quick out of his area to intercept a pass forward. He's doubling up as goalkeeper and sweeper.
    • 20' Moe nice football from Scunthorpe but the move is broken down. De Jong plays the ball forward for Benjani, who was coming back from an offside position.
    • 18' Ironic cheers go round the ground as Taylor whacks a clearance on to the roof of the Glanford Park stand.
    • 17' That spell was a real wake-up call for City. They had gone into cruise mode slightly since the opening goal.
    • 16' The corner comes in and Cliff Byrne heads it against the underside of the bar! Scunthorpe build again and the ball comes to HAYES... turned wide from close range! Two great chances for Scunthorpe to level there!
    • 14' Marcus Williams strides forward intot he City area and debutant Ibrahim tracks him well before making an inch-perfect tackle to concede a corner.
    • 13' Scunthorpe are beginning to get into this game now. They are a decent footballing side, so should play with plenty of ambition despite being a goal down against such salubrious opposition.
    • 12' Williams comes through the midfield and plays the ball out to Hayes, but the forward had strayed offside.
    • 10' Scunthorpe spread the play across to Woolford on the left. The winger comes inside and fires a shot from range... but it's wide. Woolford is the man who scored the winner in last season's play-off final that won them promotion to the Championship.
    • 9' Hooper gets past Kompany but Sylvinho is on hand to tidy up.
    • 7' There are 36 league places separating these two sides, and at the moment that is being borne out on the pitch.
    • 5' Hooper almost latches in on to another ball over the top, but it's just to far ahead of him.
    • 4' That's Petrov's fifth goal of the season for City.
    • 3' GOAL!! The City billionaires take less than five minutes to open the scoring. Robinho finds Petrov on the left and the Bulgarian powers past Garry Thompson and blasts in at the near post! Joe Murpy's first touch is picking the ball out of the back of his net!
    • 3' Robinho makes a rare start amid reports that he told a Brazilian radio station he is about to leave the club.
    • 2' Not only is this a first ever FA Cup match for Robinho, but it's also the first ever fourth round tie to be played at Glanford Park. Who'd've thought that, when it came, the British record signing would be playing?!
    • 1' Right away Gary Hooper is played into the City box with a long ball and debutant goalkeeper Stuart Taylor slides out to collect the ball at the striker's feet.
    • 1' The match is underway!
    • - The teams are in. Your referee is Kevin Friend.
    • - Scunthorpe: Murphy, Byrne, Mirfin, Jones, Williams, Thompson, Togwell, McCann, Woolford, Hayes, Hooper. Subs: Lillis, Milne, Sparrow, Forte, May, Josh Wright, Crosby
    • - Man City: Taylor, Onuoha, Boyata, Kompany, Sylvinho, Ibrahim, De Jong, Ireland, Mwaruwari, Robinho, Petrov. Subs: Nielsen, Richards, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Barry, Bellamy, Cunningham
    • - Man City have won all five previous meetings with Scunthorpe scoring 26 goals in total and at least three in each match.
    • - Scunthorpe and City have only ever met once in the FA Cup before with the Sky Blues wining 3-1 in the 3rd Round in 2006, with Robbie Fowler scoring a hat trick.
    • - Scunthorpe and City have already played in the Carling Cup this season with the Premier League side emerging as 5-1 victors.
    • - Manchester City defeated Middlesbrough in the last round. In the last five seasons the side that has knocked Middlesbrough out of the FA Cup has gone on to be runners-up.
  • Summary

    • 84' GOAL!! City finally put the tie beyond Scunthorpe with a wonderfully constructed goal. Sylvinho links up with Petrov who finds the gap for Robinho to run intot and lift a neat finish over Murphy! He runs into the crowd and is embraced by the travelling City fans.
    • 81' Benjani plays the ball intot he path of Petrov, who draws a fine save from Murphy with his shot bound for the top corner!
    • 80' McCann's corner is cleared but he has the ball back at his feet. He plays it to the near post and Woolford sees a cheeky backheel go just wide of the target!
    • 69' GOAL!! Togwell's long throw comes into the box and Cliff Byrne turns it in! It may have taken a touch off of Boyata as it went towards goal, but the Cup tie is back on!
    • 64' The corner leads to a scramble in the six-yard box before Murphy saves an effort from Ibrahim and then two follow-up shots from Robinho! The Brazilian extends a hand out to Murphy to congratulate him! That's nice to see.
    • 63' Petrov beats the offisde trap and flashes a low strike across the face of goal. The referee saw a touch off a Scunthorpe player and City have a corner.
    • 57' GOAL!! Sylvinho finds himself with the ball in a central area and he unleashes a wonderful strike from 30 yards that swerves through the air before it beats Murphy!
    • 55' Nice, patient build-up from City beofre Petrov is released down the left. The Bulgarian fires a fearsome first time strike that flies wide of the near upright.
    • 53' Hooper can't beat Boyata on the left but he pulls a pass back to TOGWELL... Taylor has to be alert to tip the solid strike over the bar!
    • 45+1' Ireland could bag one for himself here as he's free on the left... the side-footed half-volley goes wide of the far post!
    • 45' GOAL!! Ireland's creates the goal as City go ahead again! The Irishman lifts a perfectly weighted ball over the top of the defence and Nedum Onuoha is there to fire in his first goal of the season!
    • 29' GOAL!! City repel several balls into the box following the corner but another comes over the top and Paul Hayes is underneath to lash a volley into the top corner! The striker was a yard offside when the ball came in, but does anyone in Glanford Park care?
    • 16' The corner comes in and Cliff Byrne heads it against the underside of the bar! Scunthorpe build again and the ball comes to HAYES... turned wide from close range! Two great chances for Scunthorpe to level there!
    • 14' Marcus Williams strides forward intot he City area and debutant Ibrahim tracks him well before making an inch-perfect tackle to concede a corner.
    • 10' Scunthorpe spread the play across to Woolford on the left. The winger comes inside and fires a shot from range... but it's wide. Woolford is the man who scored the winner in last season's play-off final that won them promotion to the Championship.
    • 3' GOAL!! The City billionaires take less than five minutes to open the scoring. Robinho finds Petrov on the left and the Bulgarian powers past Garry Thompson and blasts in at the near post! Joe Murpy's first touch is picking the ball out of the back of his net!
    • - Scunthorpe: Murphy, Byrne, Mirfin, Jones, Williams, Thompson, Togwell, McCann, Woolford, Hayes, Hooper. Subs: Lillis, Milne, Sparrow, Forte, May, Josh Wright, Crosby
    • - Man City: Taylor, Onuoha, Boyata, Kompany, Sylvinho, Ibrahim, De Jong, Ireland, Mwaruwari, Robinho, Petrov. Subs: Nielsen, Richards, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Barry, Bellamy, Cunningham

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