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City 3-3 Sunderland

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City 3
Sunderland 3

Saturday 31st March 2012

Posted by David Clayton

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City somehow clawed their way back into a game they seemed certain to lose with a dramatic 3-3 draw at the Etihad Stadium against Sunderland.

The visitors led 3-1 with just five minutes remaining and looked assured of three points but the Blues scored twice in the space of 69 seconds through Mario Balotelli and Aleksandar Kolarov to salvage an unlikely point.

Earlier in the game, Sebastian Larsson scored twice and Nicklas Bendtner also found the net with City’s only consolation being a Balotelli penalty as a first home defeat seemed on the cards.

There are bad days at the office and there are really bad days at the office – this, unfortunately,  for most of the match, was the latter - and then some, but the fighting spirit needed for the final weeks was at least evident in the dying moments of a strange 90 minutes.

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Barclays Premier League

1Manchester United30+4773
2Manchester City31+5071
3Arsenal31+2158
4Spurs30+1855
5Chelsea31+1753

As of: 31 March 2012, 5:27 PM

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Match Stats

Possession
  • Duration: 95 minutes
  • Home possession: 64%
  • Away possession: 36%
On Target
  • Home: 7
  • Away: 3
Fouls
  • Home: 12
  • Away: 14
Offsides
  • Home: 2
  • Away: 0

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