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Man City   2 - 1   Fulham

Man City v Fulham

Man City 2-1 Fulham (aet)

Kolo Toure's first goal for Manchester City put them in the last 16 of the Carling Cup after extra-time.

Fulham went ahead against the run of play thanks to a 25-yard screamer from the right foot of Zoltan Gera.

City had most of the play and they got back on level terms when Gareth Barry headed in from a corner after Fulham keeper David Stockdale missed the ball.

And in the second period of extra-time, Ivorian defender Toure headed in an inswinging Martin Petrov corner.

Toure's goal ensured City got back to winning ways after their controversial 4-3 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday.

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City manager Hughes believes the Carling Cup is a good chance of them winning silverware this season and he went against the tide by picking a very strong team, with only Micah Richards dropping out.

Fulham, who made 11 changes from their 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Sunday, were content to sit back and try to hit City on the break, and after surviving some early City pressure, their gameplan spectacularly paid off just after the half-hour mark.

From their first real attack of the game the ball fell to Gera outside the City box, and the Hungarian proceeded to hit a quite sizzling volley that screamed into Shay Given's net.

The hosts were stunned, but they merely continued to dominate and created several more chances as Chris Smalling blocked a Carlos Tevez shot, with the Argentine then heading a Nigel de Jong cross wide, with Stockdale punching a Barry shot away from danger.

Eventually City's perseverance paid off as Stockdale got into a muddle from an inswinging corner and Barry nodded in at the far post.

It seemed as though City would canter home from then on, but the hosts struggled to take further advantage of their stark superiority as Barry headed at Stockdale and Bellamy fired a shot over the bar.

The 24,507 present at Eastlands could scarcely believe extra-time was needed and still City were frustrated as substitute Vladimir Weiss shot over and Stockdale saved well from Bellamy.

But with 111 minutes on the clock, City grabbed their winner as Toure rose high to head in a Petrov corner from almost underneath the crossbar.


Manchester City boss Mark Hughes:

"They're well organised and got plenty behind the ball.

"It was difficult to break them down. We had to be patient. We stuck at it and are in the hat for the next round.

"That was the order of the day. We are pleased about that."

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson:
"I was disappointed we could not take it to penalties.

"But I am not disappointed with the team as they gave me everything. I thought we could give Manchester City a game and make it difficult for them.

"We took it to an even better level. To find ourselves at 1-1 into extra time was more than we could have hoped for."

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Man City 2-1 Fulham FT
(HT 0-1)After Extra Time
  • Barry 52
  • Toure 111
  • Gera 34

Man City

Substitutes

Fulham

Substitutes

Ref: AttwellAtt: 24,507
MAN CITY
FULHAM

Possession

  • Man City 50%
  • Fulham 50%

Attempts on target

  • Man City 12
  • Fulham 2

Attempts off target

  • Man City 13
  • Fulham 3

Corners

  • Man City 13
  • Fulham 6

Fouls

  • Man City 9
  • Fulham 17
  • Final Result
  • Extra Time Complete
  • 120:00+1:09 The match has ended.
  • 119:56 The assistant referee signals for offside against David Elm. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
  • 119:13 David Stockdale takes the direct free kick.
  • 119:13 Substitution Joe Anderson is brought on as a substitute for Zoltan Gera.
  • 119:13 The official flags Vladimir Weiss offside.
  • 118:47 Foul by Jonathan Greening on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Tevez.
  • 114:01 Corner from the left by-line taken by Bjorn Helge Riise, clearance made by Joleon Lescott.
  • 110:34 Martin Petrov provided the assist for the goal.
  • 110:34 GOAL - Kolo ToureMan City 2 - 1 Fulham Kolo Toure scores a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Man City 2-1 Fulham.
  • 109:46 Corner taken by Martin Petrov,
  • 109:30 The ball is swung over by Pablo Zabaleta, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.
  • 108:57 Corner taken by Martin Petrov.
  • 108:17 Bjorn Helge Riise has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 107:06 Shot by Kagisho Dikgacoi from outside the box goes over the net.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 105:01 The referee starts the second half of extra time.
  • Extra Time Half Time
  • 105:00+0:06 Wayne Bridge sends in a cross, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 104:22 Chris Smalling concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bellamy. Free kick taken by Joleon Lescott.
  • 104:02 The ball is delivered by Carlos Tevez, save by David Stockdale.
  • 103:30 The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta, Stephen Kelly gets a block in.
  • 103:00 The ball is swung over by Fredrik Stoor, clearance by Joleon Lescott.
  • 102:14 Shot from outside the penalty box by Chris Baird goes wide right of the goal.
  • 101:01 Zoltan Gera fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Zoltan Gera.
  • 99:59 Close range header by Carlos Tevez misses to the right of the goal.
  • 99:41 Effort on goal by Craig Bellamy from 6 yards. David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 99:19 Ki-Hyeon Seol gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 98:43 Effort on goal by Vladimir Weiss from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 98:30 Zoltan Gera challenges Vladimir Weiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vladimir Weiss restarts play with the free kick.
  • 96:47 Craig Bellamy produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 93:54 Martin Petrov sends in a cross, clearance by Kagisho Dikgacoi.
  • 93:01 Stephen Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
  • 93:01 Booking Stephen Kelly is booked.
  • 91:48 Long range shot by Pablo Zabaleta goes wide right of the goal.
  • 91:28 Corner taken by Martin Petrov, Chris Smalling makes a clearance.
  • 91:20 The ball is crossed by Wayne Bridge, blocked by Fredrik Stoor.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 90:01 Substitution David Elm comes on in place of Eddie Johnson.
  • 90:01 Substitution Vladimir Weiss replaces Nigel De Jong.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:18 The whistle goes for the end of normal time.
  • 90:00+2:26 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:10 Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov to the near post, Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:58 Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Bjorn Helge Riise.
  • 90:00+1:00 Unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick.
  • 90:00+0:51 Direct free kick taken by Kolo Toure.
  • 90:00+0:51 Booking Kagisho Dikgacoi is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:22 Gareth Barry has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 89:55 The ball is delivered by Martin Petrov, clearance by Chris Smalling.
  • 88:08 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line, clearance by Kolo Toure.
  • 88:02 A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.
  • 87:10 The ball is sent over by Ki-Hyeon Seol, Nigel De Jong makes a clearance.
  • 85:57 Wayne Bridge delivers the ball, clearance by Chris Smalling.
  • 83:38 Martin Petrov produces a cross, Kagisho Dikgacoi makes a clearance.
  • 82:22 Wayne Bridge concedes a free kick for a foul on Ki-Hyeon Seol. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jonathan Greening from right channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joleon Lescott by Chris Smalling. Shay Given takes the free kick.
  • 80:54 The offside flag is raised against Martin Petrov. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 80:26 The ball is swung over by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Chris Smalling.
  • 80:19 The ball is sent over by Martin Petrov, save by David Stockdale.
  • 79:16 Bjorn Helge Riise takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Nigel De Jong manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:34 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the right by-line, Kolo Toure makes a clearance.
  • 78:16 Effort from 18 yards by Ki-Hyeon Seol. Save by Shay Given.
  • 76:09 The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 74:43 Substitution Martin Petrov joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Ireland.
  • 74:07 Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball.
  • 73:12 Stephen Ireland fouled by Jonathan Greening, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kolo Toure.
  • 72:38 Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 72:16 Corner taken by Craig Bellamy played to the near post, Kagisho Dikgacoi manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:05 Gareth Barry has an effort at goal. Blocked by Chris Baird.
  • 71:40 The ball is sent over by Bjorn Helge Riise, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 70:05 Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
  • 70:05 Substitution Kagisho Dikgacoi is brought on as a substitute for Simon Davies.
  • 70:05 Bjorn Helge Riise challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 68:46 A cross is delivered by Gareth Barry, save by David Stockdale.
  • 68:09 Corner taken by Gareth Barry from the right by-line, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 66:05 Foul by Ki-Hyeon Seol on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ki-Hyeon Seol on Nigel De Jong. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
  • 62:27 Foul by Craig Bellamy on Fredrik Stoor, free kick awarded. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:40 Craig Bellamy fouled by Fredrik Stoor, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.
  • 61:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Fredrik Stoor. Chris Smalling takes the free kick.
  • 58:25 The referee blows for offside against Craig Bellamy. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 56:05 Fredrik Stoor fouled by Wayne Bridge, the ref awards a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 55:16 Pablo Zabaleta sends in a cross, Shot on goal by Craig Bellamy from just inside the area goes over the target.
  • 55:05 The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta, Chris Baird makes a clearance.
  • 53:51 The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta, save by David Stockdale.
  • 51:45 Assist on the goal came from Craig Bellamy.
  • 51:45 GOAL - Gareth BarryMan City 1 - 1 Fulham Gareth Barry scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Man City 1-1 Fulham.
  • 51:01 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy,
  • 50:23 Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy, save by David Stockdale.
  • 49:23 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Davies, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:51 Short corner taken by Simon Davies, A cross is delivered by Jonathan Greening, clearance made by Stephen Ireland.
  • 48:35 Foul by Carlos Tevez on Jonathan Greening, free kick awarded. Chris Smalling takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:26 Carlos Tevez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ki-Hyeon Seol. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 46:07 Nigel De Jong sends in a cross, Carlos Tevez has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 45:31 Craig Bellamy takes the inswinging corner, Stephen Kelly manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:12 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:47 Pablo Zabaleta has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 44:00 Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
  • 43:39 Carlos Tevez produces a drilled right-footed shot from 6 yards. Blocked by Chris Baird. Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, clearance made by Chris Smalling.
  • 40:03 Simon Davies challenges Carlos Tevez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by David Stockdale.
  • 35:23 Foul by Stephen Ireland on Jonathan Greening, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 33:59 GOAL - Zoltan GeraMan City 0 - 1 Fulham Zoltan Gera finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 0-1 Fulham.
  • 32:11 Effort from the edge of the box by Carlos Tevez goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 30:07 A cross is delivered by Wayne Bridge, Chris Baird makes a clearance.
  • 27:49 Unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Jonathan Greening results in a free kick. Kolo Toure restarts play with the free kick.
  • 25:53 The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Tevez. Chris Smalling takes the free kick.
  • 25:28 Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Ki-Hyeon Seol results in a free kick. Shay Given takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:28 Carlos Tevez takes a shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Simon Davies.
  • 24:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Greening on Carlos Tevez. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
  • 21:09 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Baird. Corner taken by Gareth Barry from the right by-line, Header from close in by Joleon Lescott misses to the left of the target.
  • 15:46 Inswinging corner taken by Craig Bellamy, Kolo Toure produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 12:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Eddie Johnson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Greening from right channel, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.
  • 10:08 Effort from outside the penalty box by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide right of the goal.
  • 9:21 Nigel De Jong fouled by Eddie Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
  • 9:00 The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, Gareth Barry takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
  • 7:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by Ki-Hyeon Seol. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
  • 4:20 Wayne Bridge takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
  • 2:35 Eddie Johnson is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Kolo Toure.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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