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Sunderland   1 - 0   Man City

Carlos Tevez
Carlos Tevez produced an early candidate for miss of the season in the first half

By Kevin Darling

Darren Bent struck an injury-time penalty to give Sunderland a dramatic win over Manchester City, who were left to rue an amazing Carlos Tevez miss.

Bent hit a low spot-kick past Joe Hart four minutes into added time after he was held back by Micah Richards.

But the match will also be remembered for a terrible miss from Tevez, who spooned an open goal over from 12 yards after being set up by Yaya Toure.

City's Emmanuel Adebayor later saw a volley well saved by Simon Mignolet.

Bent's last-gasp strike capped a fast and furious contest played out in a swirling wind with few other chances - aside from the golden one for Tevez that is likely to haunt the Argentine for years to come.

Bruce keen to repeat strong performance

The penalty was the first goal City have conceded this season and it also ends their 10-match unbeaten run against the Black Cats, but City boss Roberto Mancini could have few complaints after his side were outmuscled in the second half by the determined Wearsiders. Sunderland boss Steve Bruce demanded an improvement from his side after last weekend's dismal defeat to West Brom and his players responded with an energetic start.

Bent, Ahmed Elmohamady and Fraizer Campbell all had attempts in the first 10 minutes but failed to trouble City keeper Hart.

The visitors were comparatively subdued until the game ignited in a moment that is destined for countless TV repeats in the coming weeks.

Sunderland's defence was caught wide open as Yaya Toure showed superb pace and strength to power 50 yards through the midfield before laying the ball off to Tevez but the striker - under no pressure - incredibly side-footed his effort well over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

Despite the indignity of producing an early candidate for miss of the season, maybe even decade, Tevez continued to be at the heart of City's best football as they began to control the game.

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Old Tommy

He got a quick chance to make amends for his miss when Sunderland's Campbell hit an awful pass to his feet 40 yards from goal, but after a jinking run the Argentine's shot was deflected wide.

City created another gilt-edged chance to break the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when James Milner's free-kick found its way to the unmarked Yaya Toure six yards out - but Mignolet managed to divert the Ivorian's effort narrowly wide.

Sunderland looked a different team after the restart and Mancini cut a frustrated figure on the touchline as the hosts hustled and harried their disjointed opponents, with Hart called into action for the first time when the impressive Elmohamady's cross almost caught him out at the near post.

But for all the home side's pressure, clear-cut openings were at a premium - although substitute Danny Welbeck was guilty of blazing over after being set up by Bent.

Mancini responded to City's fast-crumbling performance by bringing on Adebayor for Joleon Lescott, who seemed to be the subject of much of the Italian's ire after a shaky display at left-back.

Mancini laments failure to take chances

The Togolese striker, who said this week that he would leave Eastlands if he did not get regular football, was given the perfect chance to prove his point to Mancini within minutes of coming on.

Milner's corner was headed back across goal by Richards and Adebayor flicked a volley goalwards from six yards only to be denied by an outstanding save from Mignolet, who tipped the effort over the bar.

The game looked to be heading for a stalemate when Elmohamady whipped in another dangerous cross from the right and Richards was adjudged to have held Bent back as he leapt for the header.

The striker picked himself to take the spot-kick and it crept just under the dive of Hart to give the hosts their first win of the season.


Sunderland boss Steve Bruce:
"Today every one of them stuck at it and did their jobs properly. Of course, we rode our luck a little bit with the Tevez miss - I don't think he will ever miss a chance like that again - but we are due some."

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini:
"Football is very strange. We played fantastic football in the first half but if you don't score, sometimes you can lose these games."

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sunderland 1-0 Man City FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Bent (pen) 90+4

    Sunderland

    Substitutes

    Man City

    Substitutes

    Ref: DeanAtt: 38,610
    SUNDERLAND
    MAN CITY

    Possession

    • Sunderland 48%
    • Man City 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Sunderland 4
    • Man City 7

    Attempts off target

    • Sunderland 8
    • Man City 2

    Corners

    • Sunderland 3
    • Man City 7

    Fouls

    • Sunderland 5
    • Man City 9
    • Final Result
    • 96:28 The match gets underway.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:24 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
    • 90:00+3:58 GOAL - Darren BentSunderland 1 - 0 Man City Darren Bent scores a power penalty. Sunderland 1-0 Man City.
    • 90:00+3:16 Booking Kolo Toure receives a caution.
    • 90:00+2:58 Booking Micah Richards is shown a yellow card.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:42 GOAL - Darren BentSunderland 1 - 0 Man City Power penalty taken right-footed by Darren Bent (Sunderland) (low centre of goal), scored.Sunderland 1-0 Man City.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:42 Booking Kolo Toure (Man City) booked for dissent.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:42 Booking Micah Richards (Man City) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:42 Unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Micah Richards results in a Penalty.
    • 90:00+2:42 Foul by Kolo Toure on Darren Bent, Penalty awarded.
    • 90:00+2:07 Effort on goal by Danny Welbeck from 20 yards. Save by Joe Hart.
    • 90:00+1:57 The ball is sent over by Kieran Richardson, clearance made by Gareth Barry.
    • 90:00+1:34 Joao Alves Jo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillip Bardsley. Free kick taken by Phillip Bardsley.
    • 90:00+1:17 Attacking throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 90:00+0:55 Substitution Carlos Tevez leaves the field to be replaced by Joao Alves Jo.
    • 90:00+0:42 Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball, clearance made by James Milner.
    • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
    • 89:43 Centre by David Silva, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.
    • 88:49 The referee gives a free kick against Emmanuel Adebayor for handball. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Richardson.
    • 88:40 Attacking throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 88:31 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 88:12 Shot from just outside the box by Ahmed Elmohamady goes over the crossbar.
    • 87:57 Jordan Henderson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gareth Barry gets a block in.
    • 87:29 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 86:41 Jordan Henderson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 86:41 Booking Nigel De Jong receives a caution.
    • 86:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Steed Malbranque.
    • 86:03 Attacking throw-in by Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland).
    • 85:39 Defending throw-in by Gareth Barry (Man City).
    • 85:13 Defending throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 84:53 Defending throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 84:41 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 84:29 Phillip Bardsley takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
    • 84:17 A cross is delivered by Danny Welbeck, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
    • 83:37 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Barry (Man City).
    • 83:27 The ball is delivered by James Milner, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:33 Defending throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 81:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Danny Welbeck. Jordan Henderson takes the free kick.
    • 80:16 Substitution (Man City) makes a substitution, with David Silva coming on for Adam Johnson.
    • 80:01 Kieran Richardson crosses the ball, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
    • 79:36 Attacking throw-in by James Milner (Man City).
    • 78:39 James Milner takes a outswinging corner.
    • 78:21 Effort from 6 yards by Emmanuel Adebayor. Save by Simon Mignolet.
    • 77:56 Corner taken by James Milner from the right by-line.
    • 77:45 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Cattermole.
    • 76:58 Attacking throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 76:49 Defending throw-in by Adam Johnson (Man City).
    • 75:41 A cross is delivered by James Milner, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:10 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steed Malbranque goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 75:00 The ball is swung over by Kieran Richardson.
    • 74:49 Attacking throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 74:18 Substitution Emmanuel Adebayor is brought on as a substitute for Joleon Lescott.
    • 73:41 Attacking throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 69:52 Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, Micah Richards manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:19 A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
    • 67:15 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 66:57 Effort on goal by Danny Welbeck from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 66:42 James Milner has a drilled shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
    • 66:31 Attacking throw-in by Nigel De Jong (Man City).
    • 63:34 Goal kick taken long by Simon Mignolet (Sunderland).
    • 63:17 James Milner has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
    • 62:38 Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Anton Ferdinand results in a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
    • 61:38 Goal kick taken long by Simon Mignolet (Sunderland).
    • 61:20 Attacking throw-in by Joleon Lescott (Man City).
    • 60:50 Phillip Bardsley takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
    • 60:33 Titus Bramble produces a cross, clearance by Kolo Toure.
    • 60:03 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line to the near post.
    • 58:59 Goal kick taken long by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 57:43 Foul by Kolo Toure on Danny Welbeck, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Richardson from the free kick.
    • 57:14 Attacking throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 56:34 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line to the near post.
    • 56:27 The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady, save by Joe Hart.
    • 55:49 Attacking throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 55:20 Drilled left-footed shot by Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Blocked by Anton Ferdinand.
    • 54:25 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line to the near post, Darren Bent manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:05 The ball is swung over by Steed Malbranque, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
    • 51:00 A cross is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
    • 50:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Steed Malbranque. Steed Malbranque restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:21 Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross, Joe Hart makes a save.
    • 49:31 Goal kick taken short by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 49:22 The ball is crossed by Phillip Bardsley.
    • 48:50 Goal kick taken short by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 48:43 Steed Malbranque produces a cross.
    • Correction - 47:17 Attacking throw-in by Ahmed Elmohamady (Sunderland).
    • 47:17 Attacking throw-in by Danny Welbeck (Sunderland).
    • Correction - 46:18 Defending throw-in by Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland).
    • 46:18 Defending throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 45:50 The offside flag is raised against Darren Bent. Joe Hart takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:26 Attacking throw-in by Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland).
    • 45:01 Substitution Phillip Bardsley replaces Michael Turner.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Danny Welbeck coming on for Fraizer Campbell.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:53 James Milner takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Titus Bramble.
    • 45:00+2:37 Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
    • 45:00+2:05 Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on James Milner. James Milner delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
    • 45:00+1:00 Defending throw-in by Kieran Richardson (Sunderland).
    • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 43:49 James Milner sends in a cross, Titus Bramble manages to make a clearance.
    • 43:35 Attacking throw-in by Joleon Lescott (Man City).
    • 42:41 Defending throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 40:08 The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.
    • 39:29 Defending throw-in by Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland).
    • 38:55 Defending throw-in by Vincent Kompany (Man City).
    • 37:10 James Milner decides to take a short corner.
    • 34:54 Attacking throw-in by Joleon Lescott (Man City).
    • 34:16 Goal kick taken short by Joe Hart (Man City).
    • 34:01 Jordan Henderson has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 31:07 Attacking throw-in by Joleon Lescott (Man City).
    • 29:55 Titus Bramble concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Johnson. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
    • 28:33 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Johnson, clearance by Darren Bent.
    • 28:18 Shot by Carlos Tevez. Michael Turner gets a block in.
    • 27:12 Defending throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
    • 25:09 Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraizer Campbell. Jordan Henderson takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:16 Unfair challenge on Steed Malbranque by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.
    • 22:47 Attacking throw-in by Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland).
    • 21:01 Steed Malbranque gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson. Free kick taken by Micah Richards.
    • 20:04 Shot from 18 yards by Vincent Kompany. Blocked by Jordan Henderson.
    • 19:27 Corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the right by-line, save made by Simon Mignolet.
    • 18:19 James Milner produces a cross, save made by Simon Mignolet.
    • 16:13 Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
    • 15:40 Carlos Tevez produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
    • 15:23 Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
    • 15:04 Short corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the right by-line.
    • Correction - 11:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Bent. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:45 The referee blows for offside against Darren Bent. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:39 Shot by Fraizer Campbell from 25 yards. Blocked by Kolo Toure.
    • 9:58 Attacking throw-in by Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland).
    • 6:32 Defending throw-in by Anton Ferdinand (Sunderland).
    • 5:55 Effort on goal by Ahmed Elmohamady from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 5:02 The ball is delivered by Ahmed Elmohamady, Header by Darren Bent from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 4:38 Nigel De Jong challenges Steed Malbranque unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Henderson.
    • 4:12 Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
    • 2:32 Defending throw-in by Michael Turner (Sunderland).
    • 1:51 Attacking throw-in by Joleon Lescott (Man City).
    • 1:41 James Milner sends in a cross, Titus Bramble makes a clearance.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chelsea 3 14 9
    2 Arsenal 3 7 7
    3 Man Utd 3 6 7
    4 Aston Villa 3 -2 6
    5 Bolton 3 2 5
    6 Birmingham 3 1 5
    7 Wolves 3 1 5
    8 Newcastle 3 3 4
    9 Man City 3 2 4
    10 Sunderland 3 0 4
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    13 Liverpool 3 -2 4
    14 Fulham 3 0 3
    15 Blackburn 3 -1 3
    16 West Brom 3 -6 3
    17 Wigan 3 -9 3
    18 Everton 3 -2 1
    19 Stoke 3 -4 0
    20 West Ham 3 -8 0

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