Posts Tagged ‘ Man City ’

Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal: two goals from corners

September 23, 2012
Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal: two goals from corners

There was plenty of attacking talent on show, but centre-backs Joleon Lescott and Laurent Koscielny got the goals. Roberto Mancini chose Scott Sinclair on the left in the absence of Samir Nasri, with Sergio Aguero returning upfront to partner Edin Dzeko. Arsene Wenger was without Thomas Vermaelen so Laurent Koscielny came in at the back. Aaron...
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Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City: second half switches leave City exposed down their right

September 19, 2012
Real Madrid 3-2 Manchester City: second half switches leave City exposed down their right

An excellent match, defined by a chaotic final 15 minutes. Jose Mourinho surprisingly named Michael Essien, rather than Mesut Ozil or Luka Modric, in the centre of his midfield. Sergio Ramos was dropped, with Raphael Varane starting at centre-back instead. Roberto Mancini also made a surprise selection decision, with Matija Nastasic starting over Joleon Lescott at...
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Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: neither entirely comfortable with new approach

August 26, 2012
Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City: neither entirely comfortable with new approach

Liverpool scored from two dead ball situations, Manchester City scored after some poor defending. Brendan Rodgers gave a full league debut to Raheem Sterling on the left wing, and played Sebastian Coates rather than Jamie Carragher at the back. Lucas Leiva started in midfield despite getting injured in the warm-up, and was replaced after three...
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Mancini to use a three-man defence as plan B?

August 14, 2012
Mancini to use a three-man defence as plan B?

Sunday’s Community Shield was an enjoyable, eventful match – but it was difficult to take too many conclusions from it. It wasn’t just that the match is something of an irrelevance (a feeling supported by the fact Branislav Ivanovic escaped a ban for his red card because the match isn’t considered a first-team game...
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The relationship between possession and shots

May 4, 2012
The relationship between possession and shots

The graph below shows the relationship between average possession per game (along the bottom) and shots per game (along the side) for the 98 sides in the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
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