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Wigan   0 - 2   Man City

Carlos Tevez scores for Manchester City
Tevez scored a wonderful goal at Wigan

By Saj Chowdhury

Carlos Tevez guided Manchester City to a comfortable win against Wigan at a rain-soaked DW Stadium.

The Argentine striker scored the opener when he clipped the ball over Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi after Tevez had collected Joe Hart's long punt.

Tevez then took advantage of poor defending with a cross from the right for Yaya Toure who fired in the second.

Wigan created few chances but went close in the last 10 minutes when Mohamed Diame headed wide.

Had that gone in then the scoreline would have flattered Roberto Martinez's Latics, who following their impressive win at Tottenham and draw against Sunderland, fell back into the form which saw them concede 10 goals in their first two league games.

But if there was any defence for the home side, it was the weather and the almost unplayable wet and slippery conditions at the DW Stadium.

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Some of the players' falls were comical in the awful conditions, while some of the mis-timed tackles would have been X-rated had they made contact.

It was so wet that a groundsman came on to the pitch at half-time to re-paint the fast-disappearing centre-circle.

Prior to City's opener, the best chance of the match was created by Tevez when he galloped past a couple of Wigan players before fizzing a low 20-yarder past Al Habsi's right-hand upright.

Mancini keen to keep pace with leaders

That occurred after 15 minutes, with Tevez's goal coming two minutes before half-time.

Hart was left laughing when his goal-kick, followed by a slip, came off the head of French midfielder Diame and landed at the feet of the Argentine forward, who finished by clipping over the on-rushing Al Habsi from just inside the area.

Tevez was at the centre of most of the action. When he was not being dumped on the ground by rash challenges - one which required treatment and saw a yellow card brandished to defender Steve Gohouri - the Argentine was pulling the strings in attack.

Tevez came close to scoring his second after the restart, only to slip as he tried to convert David Silva's tame low shot.

In the blue corner, Wigan created very little and lone striker Franco Di Santo deserved sympathy for an energy-sapping yet fruitless performance as his team-mates provided him with little service.

Martinez calls on 'naive' Wigan to improve

Di Santo's Argentine countryman Tevez was having a better time and with 20 minutes remaining set up the second goal for Toure, following two horrible efforts by Gohouri and Maynor Figueroa to clear their area.

Moments later, the former Manchester United forward flashed his angled shot two yards wide after another brilliant run into the area.

Wigan's best effort came in the last 10 minutes when Diame headed a foot wide from six yards.

Tevez was substituted in the last few moments of the game, allowing the cavalier attacker to received a deserved standing ovation for his performance.


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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 0-2 Man City FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Tevez 43
    • Yaya Toure 70

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    Man City

    Substitutes

    Ref: ProbertAtt: 15,525
    WIGAN
    MAN CITY

    Possession

    • Wigan 44%
    • Man City 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Wigan 3
    • Man City 5

    Attempts off target

    • Wigan 6
    • Man City 6

    Corners

    • Wigan 3
    • Man City 1

    Fouls

    • Wigan 10
    • Man City 15
    • Final Result
    • 93:43 The match gets underway.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:05 Adam Johnson decides to take a short corner.
    • 90:00+1:42 The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:59 Adam Johnson crosses the ball, blocked by Ronnie Stam.
    • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
    • 89:13 Victor Moses is caught offside. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.
    • 88:09 Antolin Alcaraz challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:10 Substitution Shaun Wright-Phillips comes on in place of Carlos Tevez.
    • 86:10 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson from the right by-line.
    • 85:15 Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.
    • 85:15 Substitution Ben Watson on for Mohamed Diame.
    • 85:15 Substitution Victor Moses comes on in place of Charles N'Zogbia.
    • 85:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Milner.
    • 83:28 Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross, blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.
    • 82:18 Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Mohamed Diame misses to the right of the goal.
    • 81:58 Short corner taken by Hugo Rodallega.
    • 80:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Gareth Barry. Strike comes in from Hugo Rodallega from the free kick.
    • 78:54 Shot from just outside the box by Charles N'Zogbia misses to the right of the goal.
    • 78:30 Unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick. James McCarthy takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:48 Shot from just outside the box by Carlos Tevez misses to the right of the target.
    • 76:40 Franco Di Santo sends in a cross, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
    • 74:56 Shot on goal by Mohamed Diame from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
    • Correction - 74:29 Franco Di Santo fouled by James Milner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Charles N'Zogbia.
    • 74:29 Foul by James Milner on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Charles N'Zogbia takes the free kick.
    • 73:38 Substitution Joao Alves Jo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
    • 73:21 Effort from the edge of the area by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 71:03 Substitution Adam Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva.
    • 70:00 Booking Gnegneri Toure Yaya goes into the book.
    • 69:22 Assist by Carlos Tevez.
    • 69:22 GOAL - Gnegneri Toure YayaWigan 0 - 2 Man City Gnegneri Toure Yaya fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Man City.
    • 69:14 Centre by Pablo Zabaleta, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
    • 67:15 Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Micah Richards gets a block in.
    • 66:57 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 64:10 Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Ronnie Stam coming on for Emmerson Boyce.
    • 64:00 Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross.
    • 63:31 Handball by Nigel De Jong. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.
    • 62:43 Micah Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 61:58 Foul by James McCarthy on James Milner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Milner.
    • 61:37 James Milner sends in a cross, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 58:51 Charles N'Zogbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
    • 58:22 Gareth Barry is caught offside. Antolin Alcaraz takes the free kick.
    • 56:34 Direct free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
    • 56:34 Booking The referee books Steve Gohouri for unsporting behaviour.
    • 56:27 Unfair challenge on Carlos Tevez by Steve Gohouri results in a free kick.
    • 55:49 Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 54:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Pablo Zabaleta. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance by Steve Gohouri.
    • 53:12 Shot by Mohamed Diame from outside the box goes over the target.
    • 52:43 David Silva is caught offside. Emmerson Boyce restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:49 Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 49:57 Shot by Maynor Figueroa from a long way out goes over the target.
    • 45:55 David Silva takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Pablo Zabaleta. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia from right wing, save by Joe Hart.
    • 43:13 Mohamed Diame fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz. Corner from left by-line taken by Hugo Rodallega.
    • 42:10 GOAL - Carlos TevezWigan 0 - 1 Man City Goal scored by Carlos Tevez from just outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Man City.
    • 41:11 Centre by James Milner, clearance by Mohamed Diame.
    • 38:17 Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 38:17 Booking Nigel De Jong is booked.
    • 38:05 Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa.
    • 36:33 The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlos Tevez. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.
    • 36:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Tevez on Steve Gohouri. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:41 Micah Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
    • 34:26 Foul by David Silva on Antolin Alcaraz, free kick awarded. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.
    • 33:49 Unfair challenge on James Milner by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
    • 32:08 Charles N'Zogbia crosses the ball, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
    • 31:14 Shot from just outside the box by Pablo Zabaleta goes over the crossbar.
    • 29:43 Foul by Nigel De Jong on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 29:00 Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
    • 27:13 Kolo Toure challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Hugo Rodallega from left wing, Nigel De Jong makes a clearance.
    • 25:00 The ball is crossed by James Milner, save by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 24:43 Carlos Tevez crosses the ball, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.
    • 24:09 Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kolo Toure. Kolo Toure takes the free kick.
    • 18:19 Unfair challenge on James Milner by Emmerson Boyce results in a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 16:11 Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
    • 16:11 Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
    • 15:13 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Franco Di Santo. Direct free kick taken by Mohamed Diame.
    • 13:06 Long distance shot from Carlos Tevez misses to the left of the target.
    • 11:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Gohouri by Carlos Tevez. Steve Gohouri takes the free kick.
    • 11:02 Foul by Gareth Barry on Franco Di Santo, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
    • 8:02 David Silva has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 7:53 The ball is swung over by Micah Richards.
    • 6:33 The official flags Pablo Zabaleta offside. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 4:51 Mohamed Diame challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vincent Kompany restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:54 The official flags Carlos Tevez offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
    • 2:51 Unfair challenge on Micah Richards by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
    • 1:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Pablo Zabaleta. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
    • 1:06 A cross is delivered by Hugo Rodallega, clearance made by Gareth Barry.

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    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chelsea 5 20 15
    2 Arsenal 5 10 11
    3 Man Utd 5 7 11
    4 Man City 5 4 8
    5 Tottenham 5 2 8
    6 Newcastle 5 2 7
    7 Fulham 5 1 7
    8 Aston Villa 5 -3 7
    9 Blackpool 5 -4 7
    10 West Brom 5 -4 7
    11 Sunderland 5 0 6
    12 Birmingham 5 -1 6
    13 Bolton 5 -1 6
    14 Blackburn 5 -1 5
    15 Wolves 5 -2 5
    16 Liverpool 5 -3 5
    17 Stoke 5 -3 4
    18 Wigan 5 -11 4
    19 Everton 5 -3 2
    20 West Ham 5 -10 1

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