Conquered Stoke City at Etihad
Manchester – Manchester City its first defeat in the event the Premier League this season. Face Stoke City at home, the Citizens defeated by a score of 0-1.
City actually appear very dominant in the match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday (30/08/2014). ESPN Stats FC recorded their superior ball possession 73:27.
City also creates more opportunities. They fired 16 shots despite only two that led to the goal. Meanwhile, Stoke had seven shots and two on target.
However, the advantage is not very meaningful because the City was unable to make a goal. Instead, Mame Biram Diouf scored one in the second half enough to win Stoke.
With this result, the City is in fourth place with six points from three matches. Stoke in ninth position with four points.
Dominating the game from the kick–off, the new City first net gain opportunities in the 11th minute. Samir Nasri from Bacary Sagna grabbed the bait, but his shot was countered by Stoke keeper, Asmir Begovic.
Despite continued pressure, City difficulty to dismantle the Stoke defense meeting. Yaya Toure tried his luck passing shot from outside the penalty box in the 25th minute, but the ball did not lead to the goal.
Stoke instead had no chance. They had threatened through Peter Crouch in the 30th minute. However, Crouch shot easily caught Joe Hart.
City almost ahead in first half injury time. Feed cooked Aleksandar Kolarov Toure struck, but the skin round just hit the bar.
Entering the 51st minute, Nasri likely to bring City the lead. However, his shot from the front of the penalty box was narrowly wide.
Six minutes later, Toure can turn chance. But, hard kick denied by Begovic.
Inadvertence City in the counter attack be fatal. In the 58th minute, a goal they conceded by Diouf. Diouf dribble from the area itself and do a solo run up the City penalty box. He then fired horizontally which passes between the legs Hart.
After conceding, the City seeks to increase the power on. They enter Edin Dzeko and substitute Jesus Navas for Stevan Jovetic and Nasri.
Stoke opportunity to add a goal in the 72nd minute. Bad luck for them, Crouch‘s header went wide.
Moments later, City‘s turn to threaten through the action of Sergio Aguero. However, Aguero shot off the mark.
Stoke City are constantly bombards have a chance again in the 77th minute. However, Toure on foot kicking Stoke players and widened.
Despite continued attack on the rest of the time, the City still could not score the equalizing goal. They must first defeat this season.
Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Nasri (Jesus Navas 63 ‘), Yaya Toure, Fernando (Fernandinho 38‘), Silva; Aguero, Jovetic (Dzeko 63 ‘)
Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Pieters, Wilson, Shawcross; Whelan, Moses (Muniesa 80 ‘), N’Zonzi, Walters (Odemwingie 46‘) (Adam 65 ‘); Crouch, Diouf