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  1. Tevez treble takes City fifth

    Tevez treble takes City fifth

    Carlos Tevez hit a hat-trick as Manchester City went fifth in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over 10-man Wigan Athletic at Eastlands. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • Wigan Athletic
    • 90+5 That's it, 3-0 to City, who go fifth with Wigan sitting uncomfortable in 16th. Although their performance before losing Caldwell hints they are better than West Ham and Hull.
    • 90+4 Bellamy gets in down the right again but his cross is too deep.
    • 90+3 Adebayor plays it in for Sylvinho, who crosses and Bramble leaves it for Bellamy surely but a poor first touch and it spins away!
    • 90+1 Five minutes added time. Tevez has an ice pack on his shin. Oops.
    • 89' N'Zogbia comes forward but Wigan are going through the motions now, as Kompany clears.
    • 87' CITY SUB: Tevez replaced by veteran Brazilian left-back Sylvinho.
    • 84' HAT TRICK TEVZE! A 12-minute treble for Tevez who spun away from the wooden Scharner after poor play in midfield from Wigan, a neat clipped finish that left Stoijkovic floundering on his knees as the ball curled far post.
    • 82' WIGAN SUB: Another change straight after that one, Scotland on for Rodallega.
    • 81' WIGAN SUB: Gohouri on for Moreno.
    • 77' Bramble slides in late on Tevez and earns a booking.
    • 76' Bellamy could be in again but Wigan clear.
    • 72' Scharner was booked for protesting the first City goal.
    • 75' Good ball across the box from Garrido on the left and it spins across for TEVEZ AT THE FAR POST FOR 2-0!
    • 74' The ball comes through for Stoijkovic but for some reason he checks his run out, what is he playing at! Adebayor is in but Scharner slides in with a brilliant tackle.
    • 73' Stoijkovic and Wigan are howling at the ref for a foul from Adebayor but the replay is embarassing from the Serb. He made some kind of collision-evading star-jump when he could easily have claimed the ball.
    • 72' McCarthy tackles Johnson but the City winger wins it back. Now Vieira puts the ball in and Stoijkovic should claim but he drops it! He drops it and Tevez puts it into an empty net!
    • 71' Surely Adebayor has had his shirt pulled by Melchiot but nothing given! City piling it on!
    • 70' Zabaleta puts in a good cross, Tevez goes down under pressure but no penalty and Bellamy has the ball but his low shot is blocked.
    • 69' Scharner slides in to nick the ball away from Tevez who goes down very late over Scharner's trailing leg. No way.
    • 67' Rodallega smashes it well over from 35 yards. Waste of a free-kick.
    • 66' Poor tackle by Zabaleta on Rodallega and he gets a yellow and a two-game ban for his 10th of the season.
    • 65' Bellamy on the ball again, Vieira has it now but he fires it weakly at Stoijokvic.
    • 64' Adebayor does well to win it back and find Bellamy, now Johnson but in on the right he plays it behind his team-mates.
    • 63' Vieira lofts it in for Tevez, he is in on the right and surely but he cuts it back for Adebayor, allowing the block. Corner.
    • 62' Johnson and Tevez combine, Tevez puts it in but Stoijkovic claims.
    • 61' Yellow for Garrido who follows through on Rodallega.
    • 60' N'Zogbia is in loads of space on the left, Zabaleta nowhere and it's a lovely far-post cross AND RODALLEGA BUT HE PUTS IT WIDE! The angle was tight and he seemed caught in too minds.
    • 59' Moreno takes down a long ball with a super first touch and he smashes in a wicked shot that flies just wide!
    • 58' The City fans call for handball on Melchiot but nothing given.
    • 57' Caldwell is furious as he leaves the pitch, motioning that Tevez went in high but he didn't. Caldwell lost his head there.
    • 56' Caldwell goes in two-footed on Tevez and he's off. A really bad tackle, high, two-footed, scissors style and he's lucky Tevez hasn't broken a leg. He is arguing he got the ball, but he nailed Tevez and his angry reaction - and move into the tackle - was right in front of Attwell.
    • 55' Quick free-kick from Wigan and Rodallega is clear, he is in and surely it's 1-0 but he somehow puts it wide! What a miss!
    • 54' Tevez tries a dribble, he's held up by Caldwell and Bellamy has it, trying a cross and it hits Caldwell on the arm but no penalty. Caldwell was sliding in and it would have been very harsh, close range.
    • 53' WIGAN SUB: N'Zogbia on for Thomas. He'll play on the right and McCarthy wil tuck inside.
    • 52' Bellamy brings down McCarthy and the Wales man has a right go at the young ref. Thomas has a thigh injury we hear.
    • 51' Play resumes but Thomas seems to be struggling on the sidelines and is unlikely to stay on.
    • 50' Thomas is down hurt so Attwell halts play.
    • 49' Wigan think the ball went out but the flag stays down and Johsnon carries on running as they stand static! Diame comes back though to prevent the cross. The ball stayed in. Idiotic defending from Wigan.
    • 48' Bellamy gets a touch. There was a rumour that he supported David Moyes when he clashed with Mancini last week but the ongoing knee problem he has is probably the more likely reason for his benching.
    • 47' Vieira surges forward, Johnson on the right rolls it back to Tevez who shoots and Stoijkovic can't hold on to it and Adebayor with the tap-in! But the flag is up. Stoijkovic spared an embarassing moment by the linesman.
    • 46' Second half underway!
    • - HALF-TIME CITY SUB: Bellamy coming on is no shock, but the departure of SWP is. Surely Adebayor should've gone?
    • 45+2 Half-time, goalless, and a muted response from the home fans with Wigan more than a match for City.
    • 45+1 Two minutes added time being played.
    • 45' Tevez to Adebayor, now SWP but Melchiot is back, strong and experienced to hold him off and clear. Tevez back in to SWP and Garrido now gets it on the left but he overhits a terrible cross that flies out for a throw on the right.
    • 44' Another super cross from Johnson, on the right this time, but a wonderful header from Melchiot flying to the far post to just beat Tevez and Adebayor, somehow getting it away with the back of his head.
    • 43' Tevez takes a flagrant dive after Caldwell made a boo-boo to let him step inside him. Bad defending but a dive too, and Attwell is very lenient in not booking Tevez.
    • 42' Rodallega skins Zabaleta, cutting inside and sliding it across to Moreno but he rolls it back for Scharner, who fires over, but he should have taken that on!
    • 41' Melchiot goes in hard from behind on Tevez. No card though. Free-kick 40 yards out, to the left...
    • 40' City keeper Given slices a clearance out for a throw. Looks like it hit a divet - better luck than David James then...
    • 39' Rodallega and De Jong slide in for the same ball and the Wigan man is sure it came off the Dutch midfielder but a City throw is awarded.
    • 37' A promising City counter breaks down after McCarthy is fouled.
    • 36' Good ball over the top by Scharner frees Moreno but he lashes wildly at the shot, sending it well over.
    • 35' Thomas is okay, they all take a water break.
    • 34' Vieira tries to surge forward but Thomas is hurt after sliding in on SWP so the ref holds up play.
    • 33' Figueroa wants it but Moreno insists on taking... He hits it into the wall but the loose ball spins up for SCHARNER WITH THE HALF-VOLLEY but a smart stop by Given!
    • 32' Kompany fouls Rodallega, who is a right handful, free-kick Wigan around 30 yards out...
    • 31' Cleared easily enough by Wigan but Zabaleta gets it back to Johnson, who crosses, but into touch.
    • 30' City have a corner won by SWP on the right, Johnson to take and Vieira trots up for it...
    • 28' Tevez tries to play SWP through but Figueroa holds him off to allow Stojkovic to claim.
    • 27' City come again, the sides are trading attacks, but Bramble is back to clear from Tevez.
    • 26' Wigan's turn to break as Given dives across to palm a shot wide from Rodallega that looked like it was going wide.
    • 25' City break at pace and Tevez surges down the left but the ball is too far ahead of SWP and Wigan have a goal kick.
    • 24' Wigan have another corner which is half-cleared after skipping over Moreno's head.
    • 22' Goosd play by Rodallega on the left, he sets it up for Scharner to shoot but a wild effort, high and wide.
    • 21' Ref Attwell has a word with Melchiot now after the Wigan defender leaves his foot in. Melchiot is six years older than Attwell, who is a small boy in ref years, at 27.
    • 19' Decent pressure from City now after a none-too-clever start, setting up camp in the Wigan half.
    • 17' Johnson with another testing ball from the left but Bramble gets a head on it with Tevez and Adebayor flying in!
    • 15' City's attempted counter breaks down though but as Wigan come again Scharner commits a foul. The ref has a word with the Austrian for his tangle with Toure.
    • 14' Wigan have a corner on the left but McCarthy's delivery is poor and City break.
    • 12' SWP on the right in a lot of space, he runs at Figueroa who flops to the fall and SWP is in and crosses FOR TEVEZ WITH THE FINISH but a great save by Stoijkovic! Bramble hacks it clear. Super stop by the Serb!
    • 11' Figueroa with a meaty tackle on SWP, winning the goal kick in the process.
    • 10' Bramble makes a good block to prevent Adebayor finishing after more good work by Johnson to beat two men and cut it in for the Togo striker.
    • 9' SWP runs at Figueroa but the Honduran easily clears. Wigan, who only have around 400 fans with them, looking more like the home side.
    • 8' The corner is cleared. Wigan keep ball and the pressure. Good stuff from the Latics. Garrido gives away a free-kick.
    • 7' Garrido is caught out by a ball over the top and Given has to clear for a corner.
    • 6' Thomas bustles away in midfield, losing the ball but going in strong and fair on De Jong to win it back.
    • 4' Johnson shows strength and skill to get away from three Wigan players before finding Tevez. Now SWP on he right back to Zabaleta and he crosses for Adebayor but his volley is blocked for a throw.
    • 3' City have a free-kick on the left which Johnson will take... He curls over an outswinger but Thomas heads away. Back in for Tevez, but he is flagged.
    • 2' Rodallega is offside. Wigan making the play early in this match.
    • 1' Moreno with some good play as the ball is spread wide, Rodallega on the left but he goes down very easily with Zabaleta holding him off.
    • 1' The first half is underway at Eastlands!
    • - More straightforward for the Latics - they have less to choose from and Roberto Martinez has selected the same 10 outfield players that beat Burnley 1-0 last time out. One change is in goal, Vladimir Stoijkovic is in for the injured Chris Kirkland.
    • - For City then Stephen Ireland does not even make the squad. he limped out of the loss to Everton and it seems his ankle injury has not cleared up. Either that or, like Gareth Barry, he has been rested after the 2-0 turnaround at Eastlands. Patrick Vieira and Shaun Wright-Phillips start. Barry is benched. Emmanuel Adebayor returns after a four-game ban, although Joleon Lescott, Wayne Bridge, Martin Petrov and Michael Johnson are out.
    • - Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)
    • - Wigan team: Stojkovic, Melchiot, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, McCarthy, Diame, Thomas, Scharner, Rodallega, Moreno; Subs: Gohouri, Scotland, Moses, Pollitt, N'Zogbia, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Man City: Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Vieira, De Jong, Adam Johnson, Tevez, Adebayor; Subs: Taylor, Richards, Onuoha, Santa Cruz, Sylvinho, Barry, Bellamy
    • - FACT: Wigan have scored with just one of every 11.5 efforts on goal this season, a lower proportion than any other side.
    • - Man City have had the highest shooting accuracy in the Premier League this season (49%).
    • - The Citizens have failed to score in their last two games at the City of Manchester Stadium, this after a run of 22 games in which they did not fail to find the back of the net.
    • - The Latics have conceded more second half goals than any other Premier League side this season (41).
    • - FACT: Wigan have scored just six goals in their last 11 league games.
    • - Jason Scotland has had 34 shots without scoring in the Premier League this season, no player has had more.
    • - Carlos Tevez has scored four goals in his last five league appearances.
    • - City have scored just four goals in their last eight games against the Latics and the four Premier League meetings between these sides at Manchester have produced just three goals in total.
    • - FACT: The Citizens have won just one of their nine clashes with Wigan in the Premier League.
    • - Follow Manchester City's Premier League clash with Wigan Athletic from 8pm tonight, UK time, with City able to go fifth above Liverpool with a win and Wigan looking to pull further clear of the relegation zone.
  • Summary

    • 90+3 Adebayor plays it in for Sylvinho, who crosses and Bramble leaves it for Bellamy surely but a poor first touch and it spins away!
    • 84' HAT TRICK TEVZE! A 12-minute treble for Tevez who spun away from the wooden Scharner after poor play in midfield from Wigan, a neat clipped finish that left Stoijkovic floundering on his knees as the ball curled far post.
    • 75' Good ball across the box from Garrido on the left and it spins across for TEVEZ AT THE FAR POST FOR 2-0!
    • 74' The ball comes through for Stoijkovic but for some reason he checks his run out, what is he playing at! Adebayor is in but Scharner slides in with a brilliant tackle.
    • 72' McCarthy tackles Johnson but the City winger wins it back. Now Vieira puts the ball in and Stoijkovic should claim but he drops it! He drops it and Tevez puts it into an empty net!
    • 71' Surely Adebayor has had his shirt pulled by Melchiot but nothing given! City piling it on!
    • 70' Zabaleta puts in a good cross, Tevez goes down under pressure but no penalty and Bellamy has the ball but his low shot is blocked.
    • 60' N'Zogbia is in loads of space on the left, Zabaleta nowhere and it's a lovely far-post cross AND RODALLEGA BUT HE PUTS IT WIDE! The angle was tight and he seemed caught in too minds.
    • 59' Moreno takes down a long ball with a super first touch and he smashes in a wicked shot that flies just wide!
    • 56' Caldwell goes in two-footed on Tevez and he's off. A really bad tackle, high, two-footed, scissors style and he's lucky Tevez hasn't broken a leg. He is arguing he got the ball, but he nailed Tevez and his angry reaction - and move into the tackle - was right in front of Attwell.
    • 55' Quick free-kick from Wigan and Rodallega is clear, he is in and surely it's 1-0 but he somehow puts it wide! What a miss!
    • 54' Tevez tries a dribble, he's held up by Caldwell and Bellamy has it, trying a cross and it hits Caldwell on the arm but no penalty. Caldwell was sliding in and it would have been very harsh, close range.
    • 47' Vieira surges forward, Johnson on the right rolls it back to Tevez who shoots and Stoijkovic can't hold on to it and Adebayor with the tap-in! But the flag is up. Stoijkovic spared an embarassing moment by the linesman.
    • 44' Another super cross from Johnson, on the right this time, but a wonderful header from Melchiot flying to the far post to just beat Tevez and Adebayor, somehow getting it away with the back of his head.
    • 33' Figueroa wants it but Moreno insists on taking... He hits it into the wall but the loose ball spins up for SCHARNER WITH THE HALF-VOLLEY but a smart stop by Given!
    • 12' SWP on the right in a lot of space, he runs at Figueroa who flops to the fall and SWP is in and crosses FOR TEVEZ WITH THE FINISH but a great save by Stoijkovic! Bramble hacks it clear. Super stop by the Serb!
    • 10' Bramble makes a good block to prevent Adebayor finishing after more good work by Johnson to beat two men and cut it in for the Togo striker.
    • - Wigan team: Stojkovic, Melchiot, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, McCarthy, Diame, Thomas, Scharner, Rodallega, Moreno; Subs: Gohouri, Scotland, Moses, Pollitt, N'Zogbia, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Man City: Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Vieira, De Jong, Adam Johnson, Tevez, Adebayor; Subs: Taylor, Richards, Onuoha, Santa Cruz, Sylvinho, Barry, Bellamy
    • - Follow Manchester City's Premier League clash with Wigan Athletic from 8pm tonight, UK time, with City able to go fifth above Liverpool with a win and Wigan looking to pull further clear of the relegation zone.

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  • Lineup

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    • Starting line-up

      • S. Given
      • P. Zabaleta Yellow Card
      • K. Touré
      • V. Kompany
      • J. Garrido Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • N. de Jong
      • P. Vieira
      • S. Wright-Phillips Substitution Out (45′)
      • A. Johnson
      • C. Tévez Goals×3 Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • E. Adebayor

      Subs

      • G. Barry
      • R. Santa Cruz
      • C. Bellamy Substitution In45′
      • N. Onuoha Substitution In88′
      • M. Richards
      • Sylvinho Substitution In88′
      • S. Taylor
    • Starting line-up

      • V. Stojkovic
      • M. Figueroa
      • T. Bramble Yellow Card
      • G. Caldwell Red Card
      • M. Melchiot
      • M. Diamé
      • H. Thomas Substitution Out (53′)
      • H. Rodallega Substitution Out (82′)
      • P. Scharner Yellow Card
      • J. McCarthy
      • M. Moreno Substitution Out (82′)

      Subs

      • C. N'Zogbia Substitution In53′
      • S. Sinclair
      • M. Pollitt
      • J. Scotland Substitution In82′
      • J. Gómez
      • S. Gohouri Substitution In82′
      • V. Moses
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