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Etihad Stadium (ATT 47,192) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Oliver

Man City Manchester City vs Stoke City Stoke

Man City 3

P Zabaleta (43)
E Dzeko (56)
S Aguero (pen 74)


Stoke 0

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  1. ALL OVER: The Champions record a comfortable 3-0 win. Join me shortly for report and reaction.

  2. 90

    Dzeko makes way for Razak - and receives generous applause.

  3. 89

    Just two minutes of added time

  4. 86

    Tevez looks to find Sinclair but Wilkinson - who has competed well - steps in to deny the substitute.

  5. 84

    Great strike from Whelan but Hart is at full stretch to deny him and turn the ball onto the post. The England man had to be at his best there.

  6. 81

    A change for the home side with Scott Sinclair on for Silva who has had a great afternoon.

  7. 79

    City are scenting blood here but Huth denies Dzeko as they throw their bodies in the firing line.

  8. 75

    Injury blow for the home side as Aguero goes down clutching his hamstring. He limps from the field to be replaced by Carlos Tevez.

  9. 73

    GOAL AGUERO: The Argentine opens his account for 2013 with a low shot from the spot which evades Begovic's dive. The Stoke keeper should probably have done better there.

  10. 72

    PENALTY MAN CITY. Silva goes down under challenge from N'Zonzi - although the tackle looks to be just outside the area.

  11. 70

    Adam is the one to make way for Whitehead. Not really been his day.

  12. 68

    Dangerous cross from Dzeko but Huth is able to clear.

  13. 65

    Dean Whitehead is stripped for action as Pulis looks to ring the changes to try and get back into the contest.

  14. 63

    Golden chance for Walters to get a goal back. Whelan's corner is flicked on by Jerome but the striker flicks his effort over the bar from just four yards out.

  15. 61

    Kompany blocks N'Zonzi's drive from the edge of the area. Half-hearted appeals for a Stoke penalty waved away.

  16. 59

    Lescott is booked for blocking the driving run of Jerome at the expense of a free-kick. Hart has to fist Charlie Adam's centre away.

  17. 56

    Dzeko reveals a T-shirt saying 'Happy New Year' and is booked for his celebration.

  18. 56

    GOAL CITY: DZEKO. The Bosnian makes the most of a handling error by Begovic to tap in the home side's second. Aguero weaves his way into the Stoke box and stabs a shot at the Stoke keeper who spills the shot into the path of Dzeko who taps in from two yards out.

  19. 52

    Milner's enjoyed plenty of space down the right and his cross is dealt with at the expense of a corner. Stoke fail to clear and Dzeko gets a half chance which is knocked away for another corner which finishes in the arms of Begovic.

  20. 50

    Jones makes way for Etherington and looks somewhat disgruntled to be taken off. Walters looks like he'll now play as the central striker.

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