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Barclays Premier League

Britannia Stadium (ATT 27,101) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Clattenburg

Stoke Stoke City vs Manchester City Man City

Stoke 1

P Crouch (15)

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Man City 1

J Garcia (35)

Stoke City

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Begovic

Brilliant late one-handed save to deny Javi Garcia from a corner.

1 7.6 7
5
Wilkinson

Struggled against Sinclair's pace.

1 5.4 6
5
Shawcross

Held his own and made a brilliant late goalline clearance.

1 6.8 7
5
Huth

Solid defensive effort against some lively opponents.

1 6.5 7
5
Wilson

Didn't let anyone down at full-back.

3 6.3 7
5
Walters

Off the pace and rarely got involved.

2 5.3 5
5
Whelan

Steadily went about his job.

4 5.7 6
5
N'Zonzi

Fine midfield debut full of energy and desire.

4 6.8 8
5
Adam Off '84

Lucky not to be cautioned after several crude tackles.

2 5.4 6
5
Kightly Off '69

Didn't see too much of the ball and was replaced.

1 5.1 6
5
Crouch Off '90

The pick of Stoke's forward players, although blatantly handballed for the goal.

7 6.2 7
5
Cameron On '84

Little time to make an ipact

4.7 5
5
Owen On '90

No time to make an impact.

4.9 5
5
Etherington On '69

Off the pace in his 20 min cameo.

1 4.5 5
5
Averages
2 5.8 7

Manchester City

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Hart

Very little too do.

1 5.8 6
5
Maicon

Decent debut and useful attacking option.

1 5.3 7
5
Kompany

Solid enough but did have his hands full with Crouch.

1 5.5 7
5
Lescott

Rarely troubled.

1 5.5 7
5
Clichy

Quiet but competent performance.

3 5.4 7
5
Nasri

Rarely got involved.

2 5.4 6
5
Toure

Dominant in the first half, but faded after the break.

2 6.5 7
5
Garcia

Strong and powerful display capped with a thumping header.

6 6.5 8
5
Sinclair Off '74

Made one or two darting runs, but City will expect more.

2 5.9 6
5
Balotelli Off '90

Battled away, but not his day.

2 5.2 6
5
Tevez Off '63

Kept quiet by Stoke's rearguard.

5 5.7 6
5
Dzeko On '90

Almost won it with a lob late on.

6.2 5
5
Barry On '63

Kept it simple.

1 5.1 6
5
Silva On '74

No magic in his 20 minute appearance.

1 4.7 5
5
Averages
2 5.6 7