JAC Sport, Manchester - Manchester City confirmed its position at the top of the Premier League standings after beating Tottenham Hotspur with a thin score 3-2, Sunday, January 22, 2012. Mario Balotelli is a hero of The Citizens victory in the match thanks to goals from him just one minute ahead of the game was over.
Five goals in attendance at Etihad Stadium are all created in the second half. ManCity as the host performed quite dominating at the beginning of the part-time.
Directly scored four goals in 20 minutes the second half. ManCity managed to get a two-goal first, before being able equated by the Spurs.
ManCity scored the first goal at minute 56. Samir Nasri a chance to complete after receiving a pass from David Silva.
Just three minutes later,Roberto Mancini team has managed to double the advantage. Joleon Lescott that utilizes a feedback corner.
In 60th minute, the Spurs are able to shorten the distance. Jermain Defoe struck the ball to the ManCity goal after utilizing errors made by Stefan Savic. Score to 2-1 for the host advantage.
Right in the 65th minute, Spurs finally able to equalize to 2-2. Gareth Bale scored a spectacular goal from outside the penalty box. He continued feedback Aaron Lennon with a curved kick again failed to be pushed over by Hart.
Defoe almost dedicate the victory for his team in the final minutes of the game. Bale sending feedback even in the face of ManCity goal, unfortunately attackers believed to replace Emmanuel Adebayor failed to reach the ball is rolling freely in front of him.
In fact ManCity who finally managed to record a victory at the end of the fight. Mario Balotelli a one who entry on 66th minutes replacing Edin Dzeko scored from the spot in four minutes of extra time after he violated by Ledley King in the forbidden box.
Game ended with a 3-2 victory for Manchester City. With the addition of three points, then ManCity certainly still untouched at the top.
Line Up :
Manchester City : Hart, Richards, Savic, Lescott 59', Clichy, Milner, Barry, Aguero, Silva, Nasri 56', Dzeko (Balotelli 65' (90+4' pn)).
Tottenham : Friedel, King, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Walker, Parker, Modric, Bale 65', Lennon (Pienaar 88'), Van der Vaart (J. Livermore 68'), Defoe 60'.