Manchester City 5 - 0 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at Etihad Stadium

Date: 17/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: J Moss Att: 47,072

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man City

David Silva 43
Sergio Aguero 54 (pen),67
Carlos Tevez 65 (pen),74


A Villa

FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • Man City 5 Aston Villa 0. All over at the Etihad and City move to the top of the table, for a few hours at least. Villa slip into the drop zone and have plenty to work on if they are to steer clear of trouble this season.

  • Bowery tripped by Kompany. Villa don't bother to lob the free-kick into the box. They do, however, win a corner off Kolarov. Albrighton takes towards the front post, Kolarov hammers clear.

  • Toure brushes off a challenge and moves across halfway. Great strength from the City midfielder. The Blues are happy to keep hold of the ball and invite Villa to come and get it.

  • Kolarov has barely been inside his own half since joining the action. He is down towards the corner flag again on this occasion, but puts too much on his cross and it sails behind.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time to be played.

  • Into the final minute of the 90 and there has been one clear winner today. City doing their best to offer Villa a late opportunity, but Kompany gets to a stray pass just in front of Bowery.

  • Neither side can be bothered now. Toure and Maicon exchange one-yard passes inside their own half. No-one from Villa comes to close them down. All about running down the clock now.

  • Locals starting to drift away and they will be heading home happy. On the field, Tevez almost wraps up his hat-trick. Great low cross from Kolarov just misses the toes of Tevez and Dzeko.

  • Another great chance from Sinclair goes begging. Maicon powers into the box and sends the ball across the face of goal. Sinclair gets a toe to it, but diverts it over the top from four yards out. Easier to score from there!

  • Kolarov feeds a cross into the box. Another handball shout goes up, but this one is ignored. Three in one game is asking for a bit too much!

  • As close as Villa have come for some time as Holman lets fly from distance. He catches his strike cleanly and Hart is concerned enough to dive across his goal. The ball fizzes over the crossbar.

  • Results elsewhere mean Villa could be heading into the relegation zone tonight. Lambert has some task on his hands guding a young side through a testing time.

  • Final change of the afternoon sees Benteke make way for Bowery.

  • Villa can't get anything going. Barry is now back with us, as HArt hammers a free-kick down field. City still piling men forward in search of a sixth.

  • Bannan over a free-kick for Villa. Decent whipped delivery and Kompany takes no changes as he hacks clear. The ball saisl out for a throw.

  • Barry down holding his face. He looked to challenge Benteke for a high ball and got caught plum in the face by a stray arm. No malice, but a painful blow all the same. Physio team onto the field.

  • Should have been six. Villa all over the place as City spring clear. Sinclair has time and space in which to work but, after cutting back inside Stevens, fires over the top. Guzan looked like he got a touch, but goal kick awarded.

  • Toure sets his sights on the edge of the box, with Villa sitting off. Once again he looks to bend the ball into the top corner. He does hit the target this time, but it's an easy stop for Guzan.

  • Nasri drits across from right to left, leaving defenders in his wake. City try to do too much on the edge of the Villa box and lose the ball. They soon have it back.

  • Final change from City sees Silva, who has been brilliant today, make way for Sinclair.


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