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Man City   2 - 1   Man Utd

Carlos Tevez

Highlights - Man City 2-1 Man Utd

By Phil McNulty
Chief football writer at Eastlands

Carlos Tevez tormented former club Manchester United as Manchester City came from behind to steal a slender advantage after the Carling Cup semi-final first leg at Eastlands.

Tevez, who crossed the city in the summer in acrimonious circumstances, silenced the taunts of Manchester United's fans by scoring either side of the interval to keep alive City's hopes of securing their first major Wembley final in 29 years.

United looked on their way to securing a result that would put them in pole position for next Wednesday's second leg at Old Trafford when Ryan Giggs slid them into an early lead from close range.

But City were back in the derby when Tevez equalised in controversial fashion three minutes before half-time. Rafael da Silva clearly fouled Craig Bellamy outside the area, but referee Mike Dean waited until the pair were inside the box before pointing to the spot.

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Tevez lashed home the penalty and gave his former club further aggravation when he headed home from six yards after 65 minutes and celebrated near the technical area, yards from the man who declined to sign him - Sir Alex Ferguson - as Eastlands went wild.

City then had to survive frenetic closing stages, during which time the brilliant Shay Given saved from Wayne Rooney on three occasions and substitute Michael Owen had a shot smuggled off the line by City's Nedum Onuoha.

City boss Roberto Mancini punched the air in delight at the final whistle, but this semi-final remains delicately balanced with both sides harbouring serious hopes of reaching Wembley.

Tevez joy at 'special' double

But the night belonged to Tevez, such a bone of contention between Manchester's football community, and he was given a hero's reception when he was replaced in the closing stages.

Now the scene switches to Old Trafford on 27 January, and City will be be looking to Tevez to inspire them once more at the Theatre of Dreams.

Ferguson, no doubt unwilling to give his neighbours any encouragement, fielded a stronger side than has been his custom in the Carling Cup, and for the first 30 minutes they controlled affairs with ease.

The Eastlands atmosphere, already at fever pitch, was stoked even further as members of City's legendary 1969/70 team were introduced and the stadium was plunged into darkness as a "blue moon" was shone on to the stands, a nod to the club's anthem.

For some time this was as good as it got for City, as United's extra men in midfield exerted their superiority and their opponents appeared stifled by the importance of the occasion.

And Giggs gave United tangible reward for that supremacy when he put them ahead after 17 minutes. He had the simplest of tasks to score after Given could only block Rooney's shot from Antonio Valencia's right-wing cross.

Tevez, predictably, was not being warmly received by the fans who used to idolise him when he was at Old Trafford, but he wasted the perfect opportunity to silence his tormentors when he headed wide when unmarked only eight yards out.

The Eastlands crowd had been unimpressed with City's timid early approach, but they came to life as half-time approached and drew level three minutes before the interval.

Bellamy escaped from Rafael and was tugged back by the United defender outside the area, but when the tangle continued inside the box referee Dean pointed to the spot.

United were furious, but Tevez remained calm amid the mayhem to convert the spot-kick with venom in front of the visiting supporters, much to his obvious delight.

Giggs almost got his second as the hour approached, but Given was alive to the danger and blocked his header at the near post as he closed in on Rooney's cross.

Tevez punished United again after 65 minutes, heading past Edwin van der Sar from close range after Vincent Kompany hooked Pablo Zabaleta's header into the six-yard box.

And United were grateful to Van der Sar as City looked to extend their lead, with the Dutchman saving well from Shaun Wright-Phillips after good work by Bellamy.

This was the signal for Ferguson to make a change as he introduced Owen for Anderson with 18 minutes left.

Owen soon made an impact when he played in Rooney inside the area. Given raced out to make a vital block and City substitute Onuoha was on the line to clear when Owen returned the rebound.

Rooney, as ever, was providing United's inspiration and he was denied again by Given when his rising drive was turned over the top by the keeper.

As five minutes of stoppage time was signalled, Given was still able to frustrate Rooney once more to ensure City preserved their precious lead.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Man City 2-1 Man Utd FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Tevez (pen) 42
  • Tevez 65
  • Giggs 17

Man City

Substitutes

Man Utd

Substitutes

Ref: DeanAtt: 46,067
MAN CITY
MAN UTD

Possession

  • Man City 42%
  • Man Utd 58%

Attempts on target

  • Man City 5
  • Man Utd 9

Attempts off target

  • Man City 4
  • Man Utd 4

Corners

  • Man City 7
  • Man Utd 10

Fouls

  • Man City 11
  • Man Utd 13
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+5:14 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:40 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Vincent Kompany (Man City).
  • 90:00+2:36 Defending throw-in by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City).
  • 90:00+1:42 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, header by Mame Diouf (Man Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 90:00+1:32 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (parried) by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 90:00+0:45 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 90:00+0:32 Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 89:51 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Rafael Da Silva replaced by Mame Diouf (tactical).
  • 89:34 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 89:01 Booking Pablo Zabaleta (Man City) booked for time wasting.
  • 88:42 Defending throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 87:01 Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Carrick (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 87:01 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Antonio Valencia replaced by Paul Scholes (tactical).
  • 86:46 Foul by Benjani Mwaruwari (Man City) on Wes Brown (Man Utd).
  • 86:26 Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shay Given (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 84:20 Defending throw-in by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City).
  • 83:29 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 83:29 Substitution Man City substitution: Shaun Wright-Phillips replaced by Silvio Sylvinho (tactical).
  • 81:55 Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) from left channel, passed.
  • 81:55 Booking Nigel De Jong (Man City) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:49 Foul by Nigel De Jong (Man City) on Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 81:31 Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 80:50 Goal kick taken short by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 80:29 Corner from left by-line taken short left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 79:35 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Micah Richards (Man City).
  • 79:22 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 78:15 Substitution Man City substitution: Carlos Tevez replaced by Benjani Mwaruwari (tactical).
  • 77:53 Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 77:28 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 77:14 Shot by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 76:33 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Shay Given (Man City). Shot by Michael Owen (Man Utd) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), clearance by Nedum Onuoha (Man City).
  • Correction - 75:37 Carlos Tevez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 75:37 Shot by Carlos Tevez (Man City) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken short by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 74:37 Patrice Evra (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Shay Given (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 73:54 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 73:24 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 72:46 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Vincent Kompany (Man City).
  • 72:24 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 71:24 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 71:24 Substitution Man Utd substitution: Oliveira Anderson replaced by Michael Owen (tactical).
  • 69:45 Shot by Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 68:34 Substitution Man City substitution: Dedryk Boyata replaced by Nedum Onuoha (tactical).
  • 68:25 Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 68:09 Shot by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Gareth Barry (Man City).
  • 67:44 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 66:18 Defending throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 64:27 Assist (cross) by Vincent Kompany (Man City) from right side of penalty area.
  • 64:27 GOAL - Carlos TevezMan City 2 - 1 Man Utd Headed goal by Carlos Tevez (Man City) (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Man City 2-1 Man Utd.
  • 63:58 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Man City) to centre, save (punched) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 63:21 Foul by Michael Carrick (Man Utd) on Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City) from own half, passed.
  • 61:55 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 61:06 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 60:07 Foul by Gareth Barry (Man City) on Darren Fletcher (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 59:44 Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 58:55 Foul by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) on Gareth Barry (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Shay Given (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 58:38 Cross by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), header by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (parried) by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 57:53 Shot by Nigel De Jong (Man City) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 55:51 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Barry (Man City) to centre, clearance by Wes Brown (Man Utd). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Man City) to near post, shot by Micah Richards (Man City) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Patrice Evra (Man Utd). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Barry (Man City) to far post, clearance by Wes Brown (Man Utd). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Man City) to near post, clearance by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 55:23 Foul by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) on Pablo Zabaleta (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:54 Foul by Gareth Barry (Man City) on Darren Fletcher (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 54:16 Attacking throw-in by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City).
  • 53:36 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 53:03 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Micah Richards (Man City).
  • 51:46 Foul by Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) on Carlos Tevez (Man City). Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Man City) from left wing, header by Vincent Kompany (Man City) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 51:30 Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 51:15 Attacking throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 50:48 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Micah Richards (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Pablo Zabaleta (Man City) from right wing, passed.
  • 50:04 Foul by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) on Craig Bellamy (Man City). Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 49:22 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 49:09 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 49:08 Attacking throw-in by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd).
  • 46:13 Craig Bellamy (Man City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • 45:00+2:11 The first half comes to an end.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:53 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 45:00+1:14 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 45:00+1:02 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 44:42 Foul by Craig Bellamy (Man City) on Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 43:46 Foul by Craig Bellamy (Man City) on Antonio Valencia (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Darren Fletcher (Man Utd) from right wing, passed.
  • 42:39 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Micah Richards (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Shay Given (Man City) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 41:47 Assist by Craig Bellamy (Man City) from left side of penalty area.
  • 41:47 GOAL - Carlos TevezMan City 1 - 1 Man Utd Power penalty taken right-footed by Carlos Tevez (Man City) (top-right of goal), scored.Man City 1-1 Man Utd.
  • 41:20 Booking Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 40:06 Booking Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 39:58 Foul by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) on Craig Bellamy (Man City).
  • 38:53 Foul by Carlos Tevez (Man City) on Jonathan Evans (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 37:44 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 37:22 Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 36:51 Shot by Nigel De Jong (Man City) right-footed from right channel (35 yards), save (parried) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 36:04 Foul by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) on Micah Richards (Man City). Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Barry (Man City) from right wing, clearance by Wes Brown (Man Utd).
  • 34:24 Goal kick taken long by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 32:47 Shot by Michael Carrick (Man Utd) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 31:29 Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Man City) from own half, passed.
  • 28:49 Foul by Carlos Tevez (Man City) on Wes Brown (Man Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, passed.
  • 27:02 Cross by Craig Bellamy (Man City), header by Micah Richards (Man City) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 26:31 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Man City) to near post, save (punched) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 25:49 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy (Man City) to centre, clearance by Wes Brown (Man Utd).
  • Correction - 24:20 The official flags Gareth Barry offside. Edwin Van der Sar takes the free kick.
  • 24:20 Gareth Barry (Man City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 23:22 Defending throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • Correction - 22:58 Antonio Valencia is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Javier Garrido.
  • 22:58 Antonio Valencia (Man Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Javier Garrido (Man City) from own half, passed.
  • Correction - 22:32 Centre by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Edwin Van der Sar.
  • 22:32 Cross by Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City), header by Carlos Tevez (Man City) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Edwin Van der Sar (Man Utd).
  • 20:23 Defending throw-in by Javier Garrido (Man City).
  • 19:52 Foul by Dedryk Boyata (Man City) on Wayne Rooney (Man Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Carrick (Man Utd) from right channel, passed.
  • 18:42 Attacking throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 17:42 Foul by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) on Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City). Free kick taken left-footed by Gareth Barry (Man City) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 16:46 Shot by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (parried) by Shay Given (Man City).
  • 16:01 Assist by Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) from right side of six-yard box.
  • 16:01 GOAL - Ryan GiggsMan City 0 - 1 Man Utd Goal by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) left-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Man City 0-1 Man Utd.
  • 14:51 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Ryan Giggs (Man Utd) to centre, clearance by Micah Richards (Man City).
  • 14:02 Attacking throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
  • 13:16 Foul by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) on Micah Richards (Man City). Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Barry (Man City) from right wing, clearance by Wes Brown (Man Utd).
  • 12:35 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 9:31 Foul by Oliveira Anderson (Man Utd) on Shaun Wright-Phillips (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Nigel De Jong (Man City) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 8:45 Foul by Vincent Kompany (Man City) on Wayne Rooney (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Michael Carrick (Man Utd) from right channel, passed.
  • 7:28 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 6:37 Attacking throw-in by Patrice Evra (Man Utd).
  • 6:13 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 3:59 Foul by Carlos Tevez (Man City) on Jonathan Evans (Man Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 1:36 Defending throw-in by Rafael Da Silva (Man Utd).
  • 0:58 Foul by Patrice Evra (Man Utd) on Nigel De Jong (Man City). Free kick taken right-footed by Dedryk Boyata (Man City) from own half, passed.
  • 0:16 Attacking throw-in by Micah Richards (Man City).
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Man Utd announce Tevez departure
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14 May 09 |  Man Utd
Tevez keen to clinch Man Utd deal
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