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Stoke City

  • Whelan 72’

Manchester City

  • Barry 85’

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  1. Barry rescues point for City

    Barry rescues point for City

    Manchester City went fourth in the Premier League after Gareth Barry's late goal rescued a 1-1 draw against 10-man Stoke. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • Manchester City
    • FT That's the last action of the game as Alan Wiley blows up for full-time and Man City have escaped with a point.
    • 90+5' GOAL! NO! It's disallowed and Man City escape! Delap delivered a long throw into the box and Shawcross headed home but the referee blows up for a foul on Given! What foul? Shawcross got to the ball before the Man City keeper.
    • 90+4' Stoke look to have weathered the storm and have pegged Man City back into their own half.
    • 90+2' Diao flies in on Zabaleta and earns a yellow card for his trouble. Stoke have a free-kick to defend but Petrov's delivery is terrible.
    • 90+1' Tony Pulis is not a happy man on the sidelines!
    • 90' It's all Man City now and there will be FIVE minutes of added time!
    • 87' MAN CITY SUB: Johnson is replaced by Martin Petrov.
    • 86' GOAL! Stoke half-clear the corner but sit deep and the ball is played back into the box with Adebayor rising to nod onto Barry, who side-foots a volley onto the post before, despite being on the ground with Shawcross, getting a foot to the ball to turn it home!
    • 85' Superb defending from Huth who stands up to Wright-Phillips in the box before timing his challenge to perfection. Man City corner.
    • 84' Mancini is preparing Martin Petrov... last throw of the dice for Man City.
    • 83' Wright-Phillips asks a little too much of Zabaleta and the ball runs out for a Stoke goal-kick.
    • 81' MAN CITY SUB: Richards is replaced by Pablo Zabaleta.
    • 80' Toure gets round the back on the right but can't get his cross high enough and Sorensen collects.
    • 79' STOKE SUB: That's Fuller's last action and James Beattie comes on in his place.
    • 78' Fuller, who looks to have heavy legs, is booked for a foul on Richards.
    • 75' The box opens up nicely for Wright-Phillips but the former Chelsea midfielder opts to square the ball instead of shooting and Stoke cut it out.
    • 73' That really was a shocking passage of play by Man City.
    • 71' GOAL! Mistake after mistake (too many to list) by Man City on the edge of their own box and a horrible airshot by Johnson eventually sees the ball fall to Whelan. The former Man City man hits a decent strike from 22 yards out but Given really should keep it out, instead palming the ball into his own net. Shocking play all round by the visitors.
    • 70' Barry is caught out by the quick feet of Fuller and is booked.
    • 69' Richards is muscled off the ball by Huth and goes down with a pathetic dive.
    • 68' Wright-Phillips picks up the ball on the right from Viera's pass and wins a corner from his attempted cross.
    • 66' Interestingly, the linesman on that side is the same man who felt the wrath of Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock at the weekend.
    • 65' Sidibe nods on to Fuller who, after lifting the ball over Barry and going down in a tangle of legs, wants a penalty. The linesman, who's closest to the action, doesn't twitch!
    • 64' Viera chips in a ball to Adebayor who, after initially failing to control, gets a second bite of the cherry to lay off. Johnson fires in a left-footed cross but Sorensen gathers.
    • 62' Huth gets caught flat-footed in the box and Adebayor looks to have nipped in but the referee blows up for a foul on Huth.
    • 61' MAN CITY SUB: Shaun Wright-Phillips replaces Garrido.
    • 60' STOKE SUB: Salif Diao comes on for Lawrence.
    • 59' Johnson curls an inswinging ball into the box and Adebayor clatters Sorensen to give away a free-kick.
    • 55' What now for Stoke? Can they defend a point for over half an hour? And do Man City go all out?
    • 53' Alan Wiley consults his assistant and it's enough to convince him that Faye should be sent-off. Straight red for denying a goal scoring opportunity!
    • 52' Faye tries to chest the long clearance but miscues it to allow Adebayor in. Faye looks to pull the Man City forward back and Alan Wiley blows up... has he given a Stoke free-kick?!
    • 51' Delap towels off the ball and fires another long throw into the box. City clear.
    • 50' Excellent play from Fuller, who steals possession from Johnson before breaking from his own half and winning a free-kick.
    • 49' Viera has looked far from his best - or anywhere close to his Arsenal form - but it's early days in his Premier League return.
    • 48' De Jong is booked for a mistimed challenge on Whelan.
    • 47' Garrido delivers and the Man City fans think they should have a penalty for handball but Alan Wiley waves play on.
    • 46' Man City have an early opportunity to test the Stoke defence with a free-kick on the left flank.
    • - STOKE SUB: Danny Collins comes on for Danny Higginbotham at left-back.
    • HT Alan Wiley brings the first half to a close.
    • 45' Johnson twists and turns before poking a fine ball through to Richards - but Faye gets his body between the player and ball to usher it out for a goal-kick.
    • 43' Viera is booked for a late aerial challenge on Sidibe.
    • 42' Faye has been excellent so far. This time bringing down a high ball to decept the waiting Adebayor.
    • 41' Fuller gives chase to a long ball but Given's quick off his line to collect.
    • 39' Johnson fires in the free-kick and Faye produces a superb bit of defending to play the ball onto Santa Cruz, thus thwarting the Man City attackers attempt to fire home.
    • 38' This time Adebayor gets a little more luck, bringing the ball down well before being fouled to win a free-kick.
    • 37' Adebayor has a (another) moan. He hasn't had a great first half.
    • 36' Lawrence and Fuller link up well initially but are then on a different wavelength as Fuller's pass through the middle goes unattended.
    • 35' It's all Man City at the moment. Stoke have gone into their shell!
    • 34' Richards picks up a loose ball in the right channel and tries to cut a pass back but it's intercepted. Another promising position comes to nothing.
    • 32' Johnson looks to have settled back into life in the top flight very well and the former Middlesbrough man beats his man twice on the left but the subsequent right-footed cross is a poor one.
    • 30' A win tonight mean Stoke leapfrog Blackburn while three points for Man City would put them above Liverpool into fourth.
    • 28' City take a quick throw and Johnson send a left-footed cross into the box. Santa Cruz rises and flicks the ball onto Barry... who scuffs his volley wide!
    • 27' Johnson sends a long throw into the box but Faye clears with a full-blooded defensive header.
    • 26' Man City manage to defend the corner despite having only 10 men on the pitch.
    • 25' There's a lot of moaning going on in the City ranks with Richards having to go off for treatment. Given thinks Stoke, who won a corner, should have put the ball out.
    • 23' Lescott has started excellent for the visitors, commanding the back line in front of the watching Fabio Capello.
    • 22' Faye sends a powerful header goalwards from the corner and Lescott nods it over the bar!
    • 21' Fuller is a real handful and dusts himself off to win a corner.
    • 20' Mancini is livid at the referee for not blowing up following Fuller's challenge on Lescott. Stoke throw.
    • 17' Man City look to have weathered the early storm and are enjoying more of the ball without threatening the Stoke goal.
    • 15' Delap does well to hook his foot round the ball and swing in a looping cross but Given is wise to it and catches with ease.
    • 14' That's where Mancini's side might get a lot of luck tonight, using their pace on the break to exploit Stoke's back four.
    • 13' Man City clear and break quickly through Adebayor. The Togo international lays the ball off to Santa Cruz but his shot from just outside the box is blocked.
    • 11' Fuller wins a free-kick in the right channel after a heavy challenge from Lescott.
    • 10' Man City are very slow to close Stoke down and Whelan has time to bring the ball down on the edge of the box and shoot over.
    • 8' The ball falls back to Delap who, under very little pressure, cuts inside and shoots but sees his effort blocked.
    • 8' Delap cues up a long throw but Lescott does well to head away.
    • 4' Viera is hustled by Whelan and goes over before lashing out at the Irish international. Viera is lucky not be be booked there.
    • 3' Stoke has started very brightly and win a second successive corner but the home side fail to take advantage.
    • 2' Stoke win an early corner with Huth heading over from a tight angle.
    • 1' And we're off at the Britannia Stadium!
    • 19:26 And City look like this: Given, Richards, Toure, Lescott, Garrido, Adam Johnson, Vieira, De Jong, Barry, Santa Cruz, Adebayor; Subs: Taylor, Bridge, Onuoha, Zabaleta, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Petrov
    • 19:26 City boss Roberto Mancini, meanwhile, has gone one better and made five changes from that clash at the weekend
    • 19:25 They line up like this: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Lawrence, Sidibe, Fuller; Subs: Begovic, Beattie, Kitson, Pugh, Diao, Sanli, Collins
    • 19:25 Stoke have made four changes to the side that drew 1-1 with City in the FA Cup fifth round last week.
    • 19:23 Hello and welcome to Eurosport Yahoo's LIVE coverage of this Premier League clash between Stoke and Manchester City
  • Summary

    • 90+5' GOAL! NO! It's disallowed and Man City escape! Delap delivered a long throw into the box and Shawcross headed home but the referee blows up for a foul on Given! What foul? Shawcross got to the ball before the Man City keeper.
    • 86' GOAL! Stoke half-clear the corner but sit deep and the ball is played back into the box with Adebayor rising to nod onto Barry, who side-foots a volley onto the post before, despite being on the ground with Shawcross, getting a foot to the ball to turn it home!
    • 71' GOAL! Mistake after mistake (too many to list) by Man City on the edge of their own box and a horrible airshot by Johnson eventually sees the ball fall to Whelan. The former Man City man hits a decent strike from 22 yards out but Given really should keep it out, instead palming the ball into his own net. Shocking play all round by the visitors.
    • 65' Sidibe nods on to Fuller who, after lifting the ball over Barry and going down in a tangle of legs, wants a penalty. The linesman, who's closest to the action, doesn't twitch!
    • 53' Alan Wiley consults his assistant and it's enough to convince him that Faye should be sent-off. Straight red for denying a goal scoring opportunity!
    • 52' Faye tries to chest the long clearance but miscues it to allow Adebayor in. Faye looks to pull the Man City forward back and Alan Wiley blows up... has he given a Stoke free-kick?!
    • 28' City take a quick throw and Johnson send a left-footed cross into the box. Santa Cruz rises and flicks the ball onto Barry... who scuffs his volley wide!
    • 22' Faye sends a powerful header goalwards from the corner and Lescott nods it over the bar!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye Red Card
      • D. Higginbotham Substitution Out (45′)
      • G. Whelan Goal Yellow Card
      • D. Whitehead
      • L. Lawrence Substitution Out (60′)
      • R. Delap
      • M. Sidibe
      • R. Fuller Yellow Card Substitution Out (80′)

      Subs

      • S. Diao Substitution In60′ Yellow Card
      • J. Beattie Substitution In80′
      • D. Pugh
      • D. Kitson
      • D. Collins Substitution In45′
      • A. Begovic
      • T. Sanli
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Given
      • M. Richards Substitution Out (81′)
      • K. Touré
      • J. Lescott
      • J. Garrido Substitution Out (60′)
      • N. de Jong Yellow Card
      • P. Vieira Yellow Card
      • G. Barry Goal Yellow Card
      • E. Adebayor
      • A. Johnson Substitution Out (86′)
      • R. Santa Cruz

      Subs

      • S. Wright-Phillips Substitution In60′
      • W. Bridge
      • M. Petrov Substitution In86′
      • N. Onuoha
      • S. Taylor
      • P. Zabaleta Substitution In81′
      • S. Ireland
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