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Man City   2 - 0   FC Timisoara (agg 3 - 0)

Shaun Wright-Phillips (centre) is congratulated
Wright-Phillips (centre) is congratulated by Jo (left) and Silva

Manchester City eased into the group stages of the Europa League with a comfortable win against FC Timisoara.

Shaun Wright-Phillips doubled the first-leg advantage with a low finish from eight yards after he was put through by Patrick Vieira.

Defender Dedryck Boyata made it 2-0 on the night with a close-range header from David Silva's corner.

In a match dominated by the English side, Silva, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jo also came close to scoring.

Romanian side Timisoara barely troubled City keeper Joe Hart. A first-half effort from Mircea Axente which hit the side-netting was the only cause of concern for Roberto Mancini's side.

Despite their dominance, City's first effort on target did not materialise until seven minutes before half-time.

It was Brazilian striker Jo who was the first to test the keeper.

The tall forward, making his first start in 19 months, had spent much of his time out on the left but came inside to force 6ft 8in Costel Pantilimon to tip over his header from Silva's cross.

From the resulting corner, Micah Richards' header was cleared off the line.

Adebayor, who worked hard during his shift, was also unlucky not to score moments later when his low angled shot went two yards wide of the Timisoara right-hand upright.

606: DEBATE

That spell of pressure was rewarded just before the half-time whistle when Vincent Kompany found Vieira 20 yards from goal. The former France international threaded his pass into the box for Wright-Phillips, who slid his shot past the long reach of Pantilimon.

City's leisurely stroll in the first half was transformed into an explosive attacking performance in the second.

They doubled their advantage when young Belgian defender Boyata, who Mancini has high hopes for, leapt highest at the far post to head in Silva's delivery.

City should have made the scoreline more convincing but could not their dominance into goals.

Adebayor flicked his effort narrowly wide when defender Ovidiu Burca under-hit his backpass. Spritely Silva's attempted dink was then snuffed out by Pantilimon before Jo was off target with a free header.

However, two goals proved enough for a City team who will be one of the favourites to win this competition.


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini:
"It is an important trophy. I think the Europa League is difficult because you play more games. But if we can change some players every game, I think we can arrive at the end and play in the final.

"It is not like the Champions League, sure, but it is important.

"We started the game very well, had a good focus. It was difficult because they had 10 players behind the ball and sometimes we couldn't find any space. But I think it was a good game."

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Man City 2-0 FC Timisoara FT
(HT 1-0)(agg 3-0)
  • Wright-Phillips 43
  • Boyata 59

    Man City

    Substitutes

    FC Timisoara

    • 29 Pantilimon
    • 04 Luchin
    • 06 Burca
    • 08 Sepsi
    • 14 Mera
    • 05 Alexa (Chiacu 82)
    • 07 Curtean (Goga 57)
    • 22 Contra
    • 55 Bourceanu
    • 09 Axente
    • 17 Magera (Zicu 46)

    Substitutes

    • 99 Taborda,
    • 13 Scutaru,
    • 10 Tames,
    • 31 Poparadu,
    • 15 Chiacu,
    • 21 Goga,
    • 27 Zicu
    Ref: Manuel de SousaAtt: 23,542
    MAN CITY
    FC TIMISOARA

    Possession

    • Man City 69%
    • FC Timisoara 31%

    Attempts on target

    • Man City 8
    • FC Timisoara 2

    Attempts off target

    • Man City 5
    • FC Timisoara 4

    Corners

    • Man City 8
    • FC Timisoara 2

    Fouls

    • Man City 9
    • FC Timisoara 8
    • Final Result
    • 92:20 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:17 Srgian Luchin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
    • 90:00 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 88:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Srgian Luchin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:57 The offside flag is raised against Shaun Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Laszlo Sepsi.
    • 86:35 David Silva takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Hristu Chiacu manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:31 Hristu Chiacu challenges Patrick Vieira unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
    • 84:50 The referee blows for offside. Srgian Luchin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 83:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by David Silva, save by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 82:38 Patrick Vieira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ioan Mera. Costel Pantilimon takes the direct free kick.
    • Correction - 81:01 David Silva restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 81:01 Substitution (FC Timisoara) makes a substitution, with Hristu Chiacu coming on for Dan Alexa.
    • Correction - 81:01 Unfair challenge on Joao Alves Jo by Ioan Mera results in a free kick.
    • 81:01 David Silva takes the direct free kick.
    • 81:01 Substitution Hristu Chiacu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dan Alexa.
    • 81:01 Ioan Mera concedes a for a foul on Joao Alves Jo.
    • 79:32 The referee blows for offside against Vincent Kompany. Laszlo Sepsi takes the free kick.
    • 76:51 Ioan Mera concedes a free kick for a foul on Joao Alves Jo. Joao Alves Jo restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:26 Shot by David Silva. Save by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 76:04 David Silva takes a short corner.
    • 72:13 Corner taken by David Silva, Ioan Mera makes a clearance.
    • 66:09 The referee blows for offside against Micah Richards. Costel Pantilimon takes the free kick.
    • 64:24 Emmanuel Adebayor is caught offside. Costel Pantilimon takes the indirect free kick.
    • 63:17 Substitution Greg Cunningham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nigel De Jong.
    • 62:55 Shot from just outside the area by David Silva goes over the bar.
    • 61:54 Long distance effort from Mircea Axente misses to the left of the goal.
    • 60:06 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the left by-line, Headed effort on goal by Joao Alves Jo from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 59:54 David Silva takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 59:19 Effort from deep inside the area by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the right of the target.
    • 58:08 Assist on the goal came from David Silva.
    • 58:08 GOAL - Dedryk BoyataMan City 2 - 0 FC Timisoara Dedryk Boyata scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man City 2 (3)-(0) 0 FC Timisoara.
    • 57:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Laszlo Sepsi on Shaun Wright-Phillips. A cross is delivered by David Silva,
    • 56:45 Substitution Alexandru Curtean leaves the field to be replaced by Dorin Goga.
    • 56:10 Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Costel Pantilimon makes a save.
    • 55:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Alexandru Curtean. Free kick taken by Cosmin Contra.
    • 55:33 Emmanuel Adebayor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Costel Pantilimon takes the free kick.
    • 54:19 Outswinging corner taken by Cosmin Contra from the right by-line.
    • 53:12 Alexandru Bourceanu takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
    • 51:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ianis Zicu on Micah Richards. Dedryk Boyata restarts play with the free kick.
    • 49:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Laszlo Sepsi on Micah Richards. David Silva takes the free kick.
    • 48:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Alexa on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 Substitution Ianis Zicu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Magera.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:52 Dan Alexa produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 45:00+0:12 Joao Alves Jo challenges Alexandru Bourceanu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Srgian Luchin takes the free kick.
    • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
    • 44:24 Patrick Vieira fouled by Alexandru Curtean, the ref awards a free kick. Micah Richards takes the free kick.
    • 43:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joao Alves Jo on Dan Alexa. Direct free kick taken by Cosmin Contra.
    • 42:02 Assist on the goal came from Patrick Vieira.
    • 42:02 GOAL - Shaun Wright-PhillipsMan City 1 - 0 FC Timisoara A goal is scored by Shaun Wright-Phillips from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1 (2)-(0) 0 FC Timisoara.
    • 38:00 Effort from inside the area by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the left of the goal.
    • 36:34 Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line, Micah Richards takes a shot. Ovidiu Burca gets a block in.
    • 36:16 Joao Alves Jo takes a shot. Save by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 34:38 Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line.
    • 33:13 Srgian Luchin fouled by Emmanuel Adebayor, the ref awards a free kick. Srgian Luchin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:20 Pablo Zabaleta challenges Dan Alexa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.
    • Correction - 23:47 Shot by Cosmin Contra from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 23:47 Ovidiu Burca takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 23:06 Outswinging corner taken by Ovidiu Burca from the right by-line.
    • 22:40 Mircea Axente takes a shot. Blocked by Dedryk Boyata.
    • 21:04 Handball decision goes against Emmanuel Adebayor. Free kick taken by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 18:28 Micah Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laszlo Sepsi. Alexandru Curtean crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Micah Richards.
    • 14:48 Laszlo Sepsi is penalised for a handball. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:13 Corner taken by David Silva, save by Costel Pantilimon.
    • Correction - 11:55 Joao Alves Jo sends in a cross.
    • 11:55 The ball is delivered by Joao Alves Jo.
    • 9:51 Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Save made by Costel Pantilimon.
    • 7:42 Micah Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Srgian Luchin. Srgian Luchin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:11 Foul by Patrick Vieira on Alexandru Bourceanu, free kick awarded. Srgian Luchin takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:11 Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

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    see also
    Europa League as it happened
    26 Aug 10 |  Europe
    FC Timisoara 0-1 Man City
    19 Aug 10 |  Europe
    Mancini hails Balotelli's debut
    19 Aug 10 |  Man City
    Man City's juggling act
    20 Aug 10 |  Man City


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