Aston Villa v City 12 February - Fixtures - Manchester City FC

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Villa 0-1 City

Match info

Villa 0
City 1

Sunday 12nd February 2012

Posted by Peter Ferguson

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Joleon Lescott kick-started City's season way back in August at Wembley, but his second-half winner at Villa Park might come to be the one he remembers most fondly.

His close-range hook into Shay Given's net squeezed the Blues back to the top of the Barclays Premier League and ended a leanish spell on the road. Lescott showed all the movement and preditory instincts of a striker to carve out space and time to score 

Roberto Mancini's men had lost three of their last five away games and had won only once since Bonfire Night. There were no pyrotechnics, nor were Villa really at it, but this was a must-win and, eventually, a job well done.  

City's recent away record has not even come close to matching those inspirational early-season performances at Manchester United and Tottenham, and once more they struggled to turn possession into goals in a one-sided first half.

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Barclays Premier League

1Manchester City25+4560
2Manchester United25+3658
3Spurs25+2453
4Arsenal25+1343
5Chelsea25+1343

As of: 12 February 2012, 5:56 PM

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Match Stats

Possession
  • Duration: 97 minutes
  • Home possession: 36%
  • Away possession: 64%
On Target
  • Home: 3
  • Away: 7
Fouls
  • Home: 15
  • Away: 6
Offsides
  • Home: 1
  • Away: 2

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