Last Updated at 7:27 pm, February 25th 2012
FULL TIME: City are too good for a limp Blackburn side at the Ethiad Stadium. They move five points clear of Manchester United thanks to goals from Mario Balotelli, Sergio Aguero and substitute Edin Dzeko.
Strong words by Mike, who says: "All these people on here who support over teams and want City to buy the title what a joke. United's title like always."
Harvey emails me to say: "I think that Man City are lucky to be top spot because of some controversial decisions against united this season to cost them points, so of they get the title, they dont deserve it!"
SUBSTITUTION: James Milner replaces the hobbling Yaya Toure.
Jordan Tweets me to say: "City are playing like Premier League Champions, heaps of quality and a professional performance....giving Blackburn the run around!"
GOAL: Man City 3 (Edin Dzeko 81) Blackburn 0.
Salim is in touch over Twitter to say: "So far so good for me being LFC fan, Man City can now go 5 points clear of Man U. Can't wait for tomorrow to wrap up a great weekend."
Well, Pizarro was involved in a goal and scored one himself on his debut for City against FC Porto in midweek. I wonder what sort of an impact he will have in the closing stages of this game?
SUBSTITUTION: City make their first change as David Pizarro replaces Adam Johnson.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Blackburn changes then! Steven Nzonzi and Ruben Rochina replace Radosav Petrovic and Mauro Formica.
Alex Tweets me to say: "Let's be honest, Blackburn fans can't be too hard on Kean. It is City after all! Let's hope they win the league! (City, not Bburn)."
Rajan is back in touch. He says: "Blackburn need to start attacking City because if the goal back its game on but they must be carefull because if they get hit on the countre attack city we punish them and finish them off. So far Silva, Agureo Toure Yaya and Baleteli have been impresive, so Blackburn have got to be very careful."
Salim says on Twitter: "Super mario not such a bad boy after all."
Catherine isn't happy with Rajan. She says: "Tell the United fan to learn how to spell - it's Balotelli!!"
GOAL: Man City 2 (Sergio Aguero 52) Blackburn 0.
YELLOW CARD: Bradley Orr is booked for a late tackle on Mario Balotelli.
Rajan emails me to say: "I'm a United fan so i would want City to lose but i don't see them losing this so im going for a 3-1 win for city with Balateli scoring and then Blackburn equalising with Yakubu then Silva scoring, then Baleteli hitting the winner."
Manchester City are now 1/20 to claim victory with SKY BET, who make Blackburn 50/1 and the draw 10/1. My pre-match prediction of 4-0, is down from 9/1 to 6/1. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your bets.
HALF TIME: Manchester City are on target to go five points clear of their rivals United thanks to Mario Balotelli's goal. Yaya Youre won the ball on the halfway line before finding Silva who picked out Kolarov down the left and his cross was met by the Italian in the six-yard box. City could have added further goals from Sergio Aguero and Adam Johnson but Paul Robinson has been in top form for the visitors.
GOAL: Man City 1 (Mario Balotelli 30) Blackburn 0.
YELLOW CARD: Grant Hanley is booked for a late challenge on Mario Balotelli.
Josh is back in touch on Twitter and he's not happy with Steve Kean's selection. He says: "Nzonzi has been one of our best players this season. Something up with him not starting. Kean is a joke."
And adding to that, Kerim says on Twitter: "Blackburn may get a point today if they can keep city quiet for first 20 mins." They've started well enough Kerim!
Josh Tweets me to say: "Absolutely baffled that Kean has picked Petrovic ahead of Nzonzi. Ridiculous. Petrovic was awful when we got battered by Arsenal."
Anthony says: "You can never underestimate Blackburn. 2-1 Blackburn. City take the lead in the 20th min then Rovers equalise in the 75th min then in the dying seconds they win the game." Interesting commentary Anthony, but very welcome nevertheless.
Iain emails me to say: "Man city to win 4-0 with Silva getting 2 and Richards and Kompany getting one each. I'm not a city fan but still can't wait for Aguro and Tevez to play together."
Manchester City are 1/6 to claim victory with SKY BET, who make Blackburn 14/1 and the draw 6/1. City's Sergio Aguero is favourite to bag the first goal at 5/2 while Mario Balotelli is 11/4. New signing David Pizarro is a good outside bet at 11/2 to score in 90 minutes if he comes on. Meanwhile, Rovers' Yakubu is 10/1 for the visitors. Morten Gamst Pedersen is 6/1 to score in 90 minutes. Simon Vukcevic is a 28/1 shot to score first although he starts on the bench. I'm going for a pre-match prediction of 4-0, which is 9/1. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your bets.
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