Saturday January 15, 2011 Day 23 Finished The City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City 4 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Touré 40’
  • Tévez 49’, 66’
  • Touré 54’
  • Milijaš 12’
  • Doyle 68’ (pen.)
  • Zubar 86’

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  1. Tevez shines as City go top

    Tevez shines as City go top

    Carlos Tevez upstaged debutant Edin Dzeko as Manchester City went top of the Premier League table with a 4-3 win over Wolves at Eastlands. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Manchester City
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+6' The final whistle finaly goes, mercifully for City, who will spend the night top of the table!
    • 90+5' Milner gallps through on goal and goes for the finish from a wide angle... blocked just as reaches the target!
    • 90+4' Mujangi Bia is fed on the edge of the box by Jones and strikes... blocked en route to goal by Kompany!
    • 90+1' Only one previous Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium has had more goals than this – City’s 6-2 win against Bolton in October 2003. (Infostrada)
    • 89' All those goals and substitutions mean that five minutes of added time are signalled by the referee.
    • 87' Mancini is in for a nerve-jangling final few minutes now. Can Wolves claw back for a point?
    • 86' GOAL!! Wolves have pulled another goal back! Ronald Zubar, who has already hit the bar with a header, rises to meet another corner at nods for goal. De Jong hacks it clear on the line, but the linesmen signals that it crossed!
    • 84' City substitution: David Silva replaces Johnson.
    • 83' Yaya Toure races past Berra and bears down on goal... low shot turned round the post by Hennessey!
    • 81' City substitution: James Milner replaces Tevez.
    • 80' Dzeko again cuaght offside as he breaks clear and aims to square a pass to Tevez.
    • 79' Wolves substitution: Geoffrey Mujangi Bia replaces Jarvis.
    • 78' Mouyokolo fouls Tevez on the halfway line. City are cruising now
    • 77' Tevez drops back deep to win the ball off Mouyokolo. He just never stops running.
    • 76' Dzeko holds the ball up well to win another City corner. He started off quite poorly, but is now making a real contribution.
    • 75' Wolves eventually clear from the corner but Doyle is all alone up front now and the ball is soon back with City. Dzeko is caught offside.
    • 74' City hog the ball and gradually make their way forward. Tevez's bending shot aimed for the top corner is blocked for a corner.
    • 73' City are more than happy to slow the pace of this match down now. The last thing they want is to let Wolves gain any momentum.
    • 71' Doyle scored Wolves first Premier League penalty of the season, and his second for the club after netting one against Sunderland in May 2010. (Infostrada)
    • 69' Wolves substitutions: Karl Henry and Steven Mouyokolo replace Ward and Fletcher.
    • 68' GOAL!! Doyle sends Hart the wrong way and tucks the ball into the bottom corner! Is there hope for Wolves yet?
    • 68' PENALTY! Doyle hits the deck inside the City box under a clumst challenge from Lescott! Stonewall penalty. Doyle places the ball on the spot...
    • 67' Tevez's 14th league goal of the season has surely sent City marching to the top of the table!
    • 66' GOAL!! Wolves can't clear the corner and Zabaleta chips in an inviting cross which Tevez heads in off the bar!
    • 65' Dzeko fires low from the edge of the box... delfected wide by Zubar!
    • 64' Johnson goes on another mazy run, but he is blocked off by Ward in the box and Wolves have a goal kick.
    • 62' More good play from Dzeko, who gets in down the byline and forces a save from Hennessey
    • 61' Remember, City will be overnight leaders of the Premier League if they can seal the win here. Premier League table
    • 60' Wolves are showing plenty of endeavour, but it's asking a lot of them to come back from two goals down now, especially against City.
    • 58' Zubar rises high and gets a great header on to the corner only to see it come back off the post! The ball comes back to Jarvis, who shanks his second cross into the crowd.
    • 57' The free-kick is played out wide to Jarvis, whose blocked cross wins a corner.
    • 56' Doyle is brought down by Kolarov off the ball, and Wolves send men forward for the free-kick.
    • 55' Dzeko has really come alive now. He chests down a diagonal ball on the run, but i just runs too far in front of him and through to Hennessey.
    • 54' GOAL!! Dzeko leads a City break and play a one-two with Tevez before beating Zubar and slipping the ball into the path of Yaya Toure who knocks the ball past Hennessey! Great stuff.
    • 53' Tevez goes on another run at the Wolves defence, but this time he is tackled well by Berra.
    • 52' City have won all 13 previous Premier League matches in which Carlos Tevez has scored at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Infostrada)
    • 51' City substitution: Joleon Lescott replaces Kolo Toure.
    • 50' Dzeko takes that as his cue to try and do the same down the wing, but he is crowded out by three men.
    • 49' GOAL!! Brilliant from Tevez! From the throw-in Tevez takes the ball and skips through three WOlves defenders before calmly slotting the ball past Hennessesy! Wonderful goal.
    • 48' Dzeko does well to win a throw after City had to soak up more pressure from Wolves.
    • 47' The answers to the quiz are Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and former Coventry and Derby defender Muhamed Konjic. Well done if you got both of those.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT HALF-TIME QUIZ: Dzeko is only the third different player from Bosnia and Herzegovina to play in the Premier League. Who are the other two? Answer in 15 minutes.
    • 45+1' The whistle goes for half-time. City have been below par, but they go into the break on level terms.
    • 45' Fletcher is caught offside again. As with before, the decision was marginal.
    • 44' Kolarov fires in a low skimming shot from range that Hennessey fumbles away with a very uncertain save!
    • 43' Again City struggle to clear a set piece and Milijas is fouled by Zabaleta. This time they do clear the ball.
    • 42' That may be one for the dubious goals panel. Toure will feel the goal is his but the last touch was off Jones.
    • 41' GOAL!! Kolo Toure controls well at the far post and fires in a low shot. It rebounds off Hennessey and then David Jones and trickles over the line!
    • 40' The ball breaks for Dzeko on the edge of the box and he strikes... blocked by Berra! Corner to City...
    • 38' Dzeko tries to turn and gallop past Berra on the halfway line, but the defender gets in front to steal the ball from him.
    • 37' City make a real hash of clearing the corner. Jarvis bends in a teasing cross and Hart does very well to catch it as he is surrounded by Wolves players.
    • 36' Kolo Toure has to be alert to head a cross from deep away with Fletcher lurking. From the throw-in Wolves win a corner.
    • 35' Manchester City have scored fewer headed goals (1) than any other team in the top flight. (Opta)
    • 34' Tevez looks up and fires for the far corner from the edge of the box... just over the bar! looked as though it took a touch of a defender, but the referee gives a goal kick.
    • 33' Dzeko receives the ball wide ont he left. He turns and plays in a good low ball for Tevez in the box, but the City skipper's touch lets him down.
    • 32' Tevez and Johnson link up again, but Christophe Berra dispossesses the England man.
    • 31' Johnson gets into the box with a couple of stepovers and fires low for the near post... saved by Hennessey! This is much better from City now.
    • 29' Patient build-up from City here, before Tevez plays a ball out to the right that is just too far in front of Zabaleta.
    • 28' There have been five previous Premier League meetings between these two sides. Both sides have been victorious on two occasions with the other finishing as a draw. (Opta)
    • 27' Kolarov fires in a low cross, but it's hacked clear by Stearman. We're seeing some more attacking intent from City now. Tevez picks out Johnson with a great ball, but the winger had strayed just offside.
    • 26' Kolo Toure seems to be moving around rather gingerly. Former Wolves defender Joleon Lescott is warming up. We might be seeing an early change here if Toure doesn't recover.
    • 25' Doyle wins a corner off Kolo Toure. Played short to Ward, and the cross is headed back to Hunt who miscues his shot and it goes wide.
    • 24' Well, here we are midway through the first half, and it hasn't gone to the script at all. Dzeko has been quiet, and Wolves have been the better side. Still a long way to go though.
    • 23' Tevez finds Dzeko, who plays across for Yaya Toure. Tevez goes down on the edge of the box, but the referee waves play on.
    • 22' Zabaleta trips Doyle and Wolves have a free-kick in the prefect place for Milijas or Jarvis to swing in a cross. Instead it's played down the wing for Ward, who wins a corner, which is headed clear by Nigel de Jong.
    • 21' Hunt bundles over Pablo Zabaleta as the City defender was seeing the ball out for a throw. That's typical of the extra fight Wolves are bringing to this game.
    • 20' Fletcher is in the box and plays the ball back for JARVIS... Kolarov dives in to block the shot! Wolves could have been two up!
    • 18' Dzeko lays the ball off for Tevez and runs forward. The ball over the top to him is poor, but it earns City a corner, which comes to little.
    • 17' Milijas floats the free-kkick into the box for Doyle, whose header is again a simple catch for Hart.
    • 16' Tevez holds off two men as he twists and turns on the edge of the box, but his chipped cross into the box is not followed up by a team-mate. Doyle is hauled down by KOlo Toure and Wolves have a free-kick in a decent position.
    • 15' Jarvis plays in a dinked cross which Milijas meets with a header, but it floats safely into Hart's hands.
    • 14' City win a corner. The first ball in is cleared and Johnson's second ball is caught by Wayne Hennessey.
    • 13' Milijas's fifth goal of the season is one of the scrappiest you'll ever see, but it's put Wolves ahead.
    • 12' GOAL!! Good work from Doyle holds the ball up before feeding Jarvis on the right. The cross comes in and Milijas's initial close-range effort is saved by Hart, but Milijas reacts quickest to prod home the rebound!
    • 11' Johnson tries to sneak the ball through to Dzeko inside the Wolves box, but the pass is blocked. Milijas picks out Fletcher, who is caught offside.
    • 10' Wolves have the worst away record in the Premier League this season, taking just four points from their 10 games on the road so far. (Opta)
    • 9' Kolarov tries to weave his way through two Wolves defenders but loses out. Yaya Toure is upended by a strong tackle from Richard Stearman.
    • 8' Joe Hart palms away the corner but Wolves keep the pressure on. There is a scramble in the box and Kevin Doyle goes down... the referee was well-placed to see it, and gives a goal kick.
    • 7' Wolves head the corner clear and they can break. Vincent Kompany's header lands a the feet of Matt Jarvis, whose shot is blocked for a corner by Aleksandr Kolarov.
    • 6' Carlos Tevez and Adam Johnson stand byt he ball. It's Tevez who strikes... into the wall. City get a corner.
    • 5' First contribution from Edin Dzeko. He wins a free-kick on the edge of the Wolves box after he is fouled by Stephen Hunt.
    • 4' Steven Fletcher is released down the left channel and shoots early... way over the bar.
    • 3' Plenty of hustle from Wolves early on. The ball has been mostly in the City half so far.
    • 2' Today's referee at Eastlands is Lee Mason. The Bolton official is the strictest currently operating in the Premier League, dishing out an average of 4.9 yellow cards per game this season. He also sent off Wolves skipper Karl Henry just 10 minutes into their 2-0 defeat at Wigan in October.
    • 1' A long ball forward is headed down for Nenad Milijas to strike... fired wide from 20 yards.
    • 1' Wolves kick off and we're underway at Eastlands!
    • 14:58 The players are out on the field now, making the obligatory handshakes. We'll be underway in moments...
    • 14:55 Dzeko made himself popular with Manchester City fans by having a dig at local rivals United: "I hear a lot about the fans and I hear also that most of the people from Manchester are Manchester City fans." Dzeko in United dig at unveiling
    • 14:50 Mick McCarthy has warned of the danger of Wolves concentrating too much on snuffing out the threat of Dzeko as his side look to spring another surprise result at City: "I don't think for one minute we can just be looking after him when they have a team of stars. Dzeko doesn't have a kick and we are 3-0 down. It would be great that wouldn't it!" Mick: City more than just Dzeko
    • 14:45 With one hand it giveth, the other it taketh away... Dzeko's arrival has already seen Roque Santa Cruz rejoin former club Blackburn on loan, and now reports claim that Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way to Real Madrid. Paper Round: Real target City star
    • 14:40 If City win today they will go top of the league for at least a day, ahead of local rivals United's trip to Tottenham tomorrow. Wolves, currently out of the relegation zone on goal difference alone, could drag themselves three points clear of the bottom three if they can win here and the teams below them all lose this weekend. Premier League table
    • 14:35 Dzeko scored 66 goals in 111 Bundesliga matches for Wolfsburg. His mammoth haul of 26 goals in 32 league games in the 2008-09 season fired the Wolves to the German title.
    • 14:30 MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, De Jong, Barry, Adam Johnson, Toure Yaya, Tevez, Dzeko. Subs: Given, Milner, Boateng, Lescott, Silva, Vieira, Jo /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Milijas, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: Hahnemann, Henry, Vokes, Mouyokolo, Mujangi Bia, Davis, Doherty
    • 14:25 Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers have met 105 times in the league. Manchester City have won 40, Wolves 42 and there have been 23 draws. Wolves are looking for their first top flight double over Manchester City since 1960/61.
    • 14:20 The big team news is that City's new £27m signing Edin Dzeko goes straight into Roberto Mancini's side. The Bosnian comes with a massive reputation and it will be fascinating to see how he fits into the English game.
    • 14:15 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Manchester City's Premier League game at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • Summary

    • 90+5' Milner gallps through on goal and goes for the finish from a wide angle... blocked just as reaches the target!
    • 90+4' Mujangi Bia is fed on the edge of the box by Jones and strikes... blocked en route to goal by Kompany!
    • 86' GOAL!! Wolves have pulled another goal back! Ronald Zubar, who has already hit the bar with a header, rises to meet another corner at nods for goal. De Jong hacks it clear on the line, but the linesmen signals that it crossed!
    • 83' Yaya Toure races past Berra and bears down on goal... low shot turned round the post by Hennessey!
    • 68' GOAL!! Doyle sends Hart the wrong way and tucks the ball into the bottom corner! Is there hope for Wolves yet?
    • 68' PENALTY! Doyle hits the deck inside the City box under a clumst challenge from Lescott! Stonewall penalty. Doyle places the ball on the spot...
    • 66' GOAL!! Wolves can't clear the corner and Zabaleta chips in an inviting cross which Tevez heads in off the bar!
    • 65' Dzeko fires low from the edge of the box... delfected wide by Zubar!
    • 58' Zubar rises high and gets a great header on to the corner only to see it come back off the post! The ball comes back to Jarvis, who shanks his second cross into the crowd.
    • 54' GOAL!! Dzeko leads a City break and play a one-two with Tevez before beating Zubar and slipping the ball into the path of Yaya Toure who knocks the ball past Hennessey! Great stuff.
    • 49' GOAL!! Brilliant from Tevez! From the throw-in Tevez takes the ball and skips through three WOlves defenders before calmly slotting the ball past Hennessesy! Wonderful goal.
    • 44' Kolarov fires in a low skimming shot from range that Hennessey fumbles away with a very uncertain save!
    • 41' GOAL!! Kolo Toure controls well at the far post and fires in a low shot. It rebounds off Hennessey and then David Jones and trickles over the line!
    • 40' The ball breaks for Dzeko on the edge of the box and he strikes... blocked by Berra! Corner to City...
    • 34' Tevez looks up and fires for the far corner from the edge of the box... just over the bar! looked as though it took a touch of a defender, but the referee gives a goal kick.
    • 31' Johnson gets into the box with a couple of stepovers and fires low for the near post... saved by Hennessey! This is much better from City now.
    • 20' Fletcher is in the box and plays the ball back for JARVIS... Kolarov dives in to block the shot! Wolves could have been two up!
    • 12' GOAL!! Good work from Doyle holds the ball up before feeding Jarvis on the right. The cross comes in and Milijas's initial close-range effort is saved by Hart, but Milijas reacts quickest to prod home the rebound!
    • 7' Wolves head the corner clear and they can break. Vincent Kompany's header lands a the feet of Matt Jarvis, whose shot is blocked for a corner by Aleksandr Kolarov.
    • 14:30 MANCHESTER CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, De Jong, Barry, Adam Johnson, Toure Yaya, Tevez, Dzeko. Subs: Given, Milner, Boateng, Lescott, Silva, Vieira, Jo /// WOLVES: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Hunt, Milijas, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher. Subs: Hahnemann, Henry, Vokes, Mouyokolo, Mujangi Bia, Davis, Doherty

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • J. Hart
      • P. Zabaleta
      • K. Touré Goal Substitution Out (51′)
      • V. Kompany
      • A. Kolarov
      • N. de Jong
      • G. Barry
      • Y. Touré Goal
      • A. Johnson Substitution Out (84′)
      • C. Tévez Goals×2 Substitution Out (81′)
      • E. Dzeko

      Subs

      • P. Vieira
      • S. Given
      • J. Lescott Substitution In51′
      • J. Milner Substitution In81′
      • J. Boateng
      • D. Silva Substitution In84′
    • Starting line-up

      • W. Hennessey
      • R. Zubar Goal
      • R. Stearman
      • C. Berra
      • S. Ward Substitution Out (69′)
      • N. Milijaš Goal
      • D. Jones
      • S. Hunt
      • M. Jarvis Substitution Out (80′)
      • S. Fletcher Substitution Out (69′)
      • K. Doyle Goal

      Subs

      • M. Hahnemann
      • S. Mouyokolo Substitution In69′
      • K. Henry Substitution In69′
      • S. Vokes
      • G. Mujangi Bia Substitution In80′
      • D. Davis
      • M. Doherty
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