JAC Sport, Sunderland - Compete at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, January 1, 2012, Manchester City lost 1-0 to the host, Sunderland. The game was exciting because just three minutes, briefly appeared Sunderland kicked off. The first opportunity came from Nicklas Bendtner use the feedback from Stephane Sessegnon. But this player that loan from Arsenal can still be thwarted ManCity goalkeeper, Joe Hart.
City can respond by creating new opportunities in the 33rd minutes. But Sunderland goalkeeper, Simon Mignolet did thwart rescue with efforts from Edin Dzeko. Bosnian striker is again creating the opportunity through a corner on 35th minute. Dzeko shot but the ball was wide of the Sunderland crossbar.
The host replied in first half injury time through the action of Craig Gardner. But Gardner still thin hard kick wide of the ManCity goal. Consequently 0-0 score remain until the halftime.
In the second half, manager of The Citizens, Roberto Mancini immediately put Sergio Aguero then followed David Silva. ManCity immediately shut Sunderland defense.
But the opportunities for the opportunity ManCity always failed to produce a goal. ManCity dominance can be seen from the statistics. The Citizens do shot 27 times while Sunderland just eight time.
Too ambition to score, ManCity actually stricken. Through a counter-attack when the game entered the fourth minute of injury time or 94th minute, Ji Dong-won gave birth to disaster as well as a hero for Sunderland.
20 years of South Korean striker managed to beat City goalkeeper, Joe Hart and buried the hopes of The Citizens bring to home the points. Goals that smells off-side is a success bury ManCity dream away from MU. This 1-0 score lasted until the game was over.
Line Up :
Sunderland : Mignolet, Wes Brown, O'Shea, Colback, Gardner, Cattermole, Vaughan (Elmouhamady 83'), Sessegnon, McClean, S. Larsson, Bendtner (Ji Dong-won 78' (94'))
Manchester City : Hart, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov (Richards 67'), Zabaleta, Barry, De Jong (Aguero 46'), Dzeko, Yaya Touré, Nasri (Silva 55'), A. Johnson