If the off the field tumult of the previous days had seeped into the conscious of the City playing staff then it certainly didn’t show.
Their imperious, unblemished four-win start to the season continued with a victory over previously unbeaten Wigan.
It was the seventh Premier League win in succession for Roberto Mancini’s side equalling a top flight record set under Tony Book – who was watching proudly from the Colin Bell Stand.
And it was a victory that took the Blues unbeaten home run in all competitions to 18 making the Etihad Stadium one of English football’s most impregnable fortresses.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 10 September 2011, 5:56 PMView full league table
- Duration: 94 minutes
- Home possession: 58%
- Away possession: 42%
- Home: 7
- Away: 3
- Home: 6
- Away: 9
- Home: 2
- Away: 0