Manchester City 3 - 0 Stoke City

Match info: Premier League at Etihad Stadium

Date: 01/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Oliver Att: 47,192

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Man City

Pablo Zabaleta 43
Edin Dzeko 56
Sergio Aguero 74 (pen)



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  • ALL OVER: The Champions record a comfortable 3-0 win. Join me shortly for report and reaction.

  • Dzeko makes way for Razak - and receives generous applause.

  • Just two minutes of added time

  • Tevez looks to find Sinclair but Wilkinson - who has competed well - steps in to deny the substitute.

  • Great strike from Whelan but Hart is at full stretch to deny him and turn the ball onto the post. The England man had to be at his best there.

  • A change for the home side with Scott Sinclair on for Silva who has had a great afternoon.

  • City are scenting blood here but Huth denies Dzeko as they throw their bodies in the firing line.

  • Injury blow for the home side as Aguero goes down clutching his hamstring. He limps from the field to be replaced by Carlos Tevez.

  • GOAL AGUERO: The Argentine opens his account for 2013 with a low shot from the spot which evades Begovic's dive. The Stoke keeper should probably have done better there.

  • PENALTY MAN CITY. Silva goes down under challenge from N'Zonzi - although the tackle looks to be just outside the area.

  • Adam is the one to make way for Whitehead. Not really been his day.

  • Dangerous cross from Dzeko but Huth is able to clear.

  • Dean Whitehead is stripped for action as Pulis looks to ring the changes to try and get back into the contest.

  • Golden chance for Walters to get a goal back. Whelan's corner is flicked on by Jerome but the striker flicks his effort over the bar from just four yards out.

  • Kompany blocks N'Zonzi's drive from the edge of the area. Half-hearted appeals for a Stoke penalty waved away.

  • Lescott is booked for blocking the driving run of Jerome at the expense of a free-kick. Hart has to fist Charlie Adam's centre away.

  • Dzeko reveals a T-shirt saying 'Happy New Year' and is booked for his celebration.

  • GOAL CITY: DZEKO. The Bosnian makes the most of a handling error by Begovic to tap in the home side's second. Aguero weaves his way into the Stoke box and stabs a shot at the Stoke keeper who spills the shot into the path of Dzeko who taps in from two yards out.

  • Milner's enjoyed plenty of space down the right and his cross is dealt with at the expense of a corner. Stoke fail to clear and Dzeko gets a half chance which is knocked away for another corner which finishes in the arms of Begovic.

  • Jones makes way for Etherington and looks somewhat disgruntled to be taken off. Walters looks like he'll now play as the central striker.


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