Saturday 19 January 2013, 3:00pm at Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Barclays Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester City
2
Silva 2', 69'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Two goals in either half from David Silva saw Fulham go down to a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

2' Goal

David Silva

69' Goal

David Silva
Assist by Carlos Tévez

65' Yellow Card

Javi García Card was given for a foul

63' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Aleksandar Kolarov
Off:Pablo Zabaleta

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sergio Agüero
Off:Carlos Tévez

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joleon Lescott
Off:David Silva

24' Yellow Card

Giorgos Karagounis Card was given for a foul

56' Yellow Card

Kieran Richardson Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Matthew Briggs
Off:Kieran Richardson

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Ashkan Dejagah

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A goal in either half from David Silva saw Fulham go down to a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

It was always going to be a tough ask for Fulham at the home of the current Barclays Premier League champions – and it looked like the Whites were in for a long afternoon when Silva put City in front inside the opening two minutes.

Steve Sidwell – back from injury – hit the outside of the post in the first half, but Fulham never really tested Joe Hart.

Silva made sure of the points for the home side when he clipped past Schwarzer on 69 minutes, with the City man and Sergio Aguero both squandering further chances to increase the Blues’ advantage on a frustrating afternoon for Martin Jol’s men.

Jol made six changes from the side that defeated Blackpool in the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round Replay on Tuesday. In came Aaron Hughes, Kieran Richardson, Sidwell, Damien Duff, Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov. Philippe Senderos, Chris Baird, Matthew Briggs, Alexander Kacaniklic, Mladen Petric and Hugo Rodallega dropped down to the bench.

The game was just over a minute old when City took the lead with the first attack of the afternoon. After collecting the ball from James Milner 30 yards from goal, Edin Dzeko’s shot from distance was parried away right-handed at full stretch by Schwarzer. It was a good save, but Silva got to the rebound ahead of Sidwell and slotted into the far corner to put the hosts in front.

Fulham then enjoyed decent spells of possession without ever really threatening and Dzeko could have inflicted more pain on the Whites in the 15th minute only for his header from 10 yards to fly straight at Schwarzer after the striker had met Gael Clichy’s cross from the left. Giorgos Karagounis went into the book on 23 minutes – somewhat harshly – for catching Silva.

The Whites almost grabbed an equaliser on the half-hour mark with their first real foray into the opposition penalty box. Duff’s cross from the right was met by Sidwell but the midfielder’s attempted header – under pressure from Pablo Zabaleta - came off his shoulder. It clipped the outside of the post, but Hart would probably have had it covered had it been on target.

With the half-time whistle imminent, Dzeko flashed a shot just wide of the near post after Carlos Tevez had got the better of Brede Hangeland down the right-hand side before pulling the ball back.

Sidwell shanked an effort wide in the opening minutes of the second half, but he made amends at the other end by getting back to make an important tackle on Tevez as the Argentine shaped to shoot. Richardson went into the book on 56 minutes for a foul on Milner.

The Whites were forced into their first change on 66 minutes, with the injured Richardson replaced by Briggs. Three minutes later, it was 2-0 to City. Clichy collected the ball on the far touchline and passed inside to Tevez who flicked it into the path of Silva. The City man still had a lot to do as he burst into the left-hand side of the box but he managed to clip the ball over Schwarzer and in off the far post.

Less than 60 seconds later, it should have been 3-0 to City as Silva squandered the chance of a hat-trick. After finding himself clean through on goal, he scuffed his shot and saw it roll agonisingly wide of the far post.

Jol made his second change of the afternoon on 72 minutes, with Ashkan Dejagah replaced by Petric in a move that saw Ruiz shift over to the left.

There could have been more pain for Fulham late on, but substitute Aguero mishit his shot after skipping round Schwarzer. With four minutes of time added on, Aguero saw an effort flash just wide of the far post and Dzeko then blazed over with the goal at his mercy before the final whistle brought proceedings to a close.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 19 January 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 47,286

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Manchester City

Line-up: Hart; Zabaleta (Kolarov 63'), Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Milner, Javi García, Barry, Silva (Lescott 89'); Tévez (Agüero 81'); Dzeko

Unused substitutes: Pantilimon, Nasri, Rodwell, Balotelli

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Richardson (Briggs 67'); Duff, Sidwell, Karagounis, Dejagah (Petric 73'); Ruiz; Berbatov

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Senderos, Baird, Kacaniklic, Rodallega

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 22 55
2 Manchester City 23 51
3 Chelsea 22 42
4 Tottenham Hotspur 22 40
5 Everton 22 37
6 Arsenal 21 34
7 Liverpool 23 34
8 Swansea City 23 33
9 West Bromwich Albion 22 33
10 Stoke City 23 29
11 Sunderland 23 28
12 West Ham United 22 27
13 Norwich City 23 26
14 Fulham 23 25
15 Southampton 22 22
16 Newcastle United 23 21
17 Reading 23 19
18 Wigan Athletic 23 19
19 Aston Villa 22 19
20 Queens Park Rangers 23 15
Goals
2
0
Total Shots
20
2
Shots On Target
7
0
Passing Accuracy
85%
86%
Fouls
14
6
Corners
1
2
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Manchester City (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Joe Hart
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 4Vincent Kompany
  • 33Matija Nastasic
  • 22Gaël Clichy
  • 7James Milner
  • 14Javi García
  • 18Gareth Barry
  • 21David Silva
  • 32Carlos Tévez
  • 10Edin Dzeko
Substitutes
  • 30Costel Pantilimon
  • 6Joleon Lescott
  • 13Aleksandar Kolarov
  • 8Samir Nasri
  • 17Jack Rodwell
  • 16Sergio Agüero
  • 45Mario Balotelli
Manager
  • Roberto Mancini
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 10Mladen Petric
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Manchester City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gaël Clichy following a fast break.
  • 90'+3' Aaron Hughes (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).
  • 90'+2' Offside, Fulham. Aaron Hughes tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Offside, Manchester City. Matija Nastasic tries a through ball, but Gaël Clichy is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Edin Dzeko following a fast break.
  • 89' Substitution, Manchester City. Joleon Lescott replaces David Silva.
  • 88' Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Milner.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko with a through ball.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 83' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).
  • 82' Sascha Riether (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).
  • 81' Substitution, Manchester City. Sergio Agüero replaces Carlos Tévez.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Carlos Tévez following a fast break.
  • 77' Brede Hangeland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).
  • 76' Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 75' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by James Milner (Manchester City).
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaël Clichy.
  • 71' Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Gaël Clichy is caught offside.
  • 71' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 71' Gareth Barry (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 70' Attempt missed. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Tévez with a through ball.
  • 69' Goal! Manchester City 2, Fulham 0. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.
  • 67' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Matthew Briggs replaces Kieran Richardson because of an injury.
  • 66' Delay in match Kieran Richardson (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 65' Javi García (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 65' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Foul by Javi García (Manchester City).
  • 64' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 64' Substitution, Manchester City. Samir Nasri replaces Pablo Zabaleta because of an injury.
  • 62' Delay in match Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) because of an injury.
  • 60' Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vincent Kompany.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva with a cross.
  • 59' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 59' Delay in match Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) because of an injury.
  • 58' Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 56' Kieran Richardson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 56' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 56' James Milner (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 55' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).
  • 53' Attempt missed. Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Barry.
  • 49' Foul by Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham).
  • 49' Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • Second Half begins Manchester City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Manchester City 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Carlos Tévez.
  • 40' Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham).
  • 40' David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Hand ball by Javi García (Manchester City).
  • 34' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Gareth Barry (Manchester City).
  • 32' Foul by Matija Nastasic (Manchester City).
  • 32' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) hits the left post with a with an attempt from very close range. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 29' Foul by Gaël Clichy (Manchester City).
  • 29' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 24' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 23' Foul by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 23' David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 22' Hand ball by Carlos Tévez (Manchester City).
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaël Clichy.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva.
  • 19' Foul by Javi García (Manchester City).
  • 19' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 19' Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).
  • 19' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Silva with a cross.
  • 2' Goal! Manchester City 1, Fulham 0. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 2' Attempt saved. Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Milner.
  • 1' Carlos Tévez (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 1' Foul by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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