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Barclays Premier League

Etihad Stadium (ATT 47,213) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Man City Manchester City vs Cardiff City Cardiff

Man City 4

E Dzeko (14)
J Navas (33)
Y Toure (76)
S Aguero (79)

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Cardiff 2

C Noone (29)
F Campbell (90+3)

Manchester City

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Hart

Saved well from Mutch and Noone in second half, but conceded two goals.

0 6.9 7
5
Zabaleta

Dealt well with Cardiff's surprise attacking threat and like Kolarov, helped out in attack.

0 7.0 7
5
Kompany

Made to look ordinary by Noone but otherwise performed well.

0 6.9 7
5
Demichelis

Not the quickest option at the back but used his experience to good effect.

0 5.7 6
5
Kolarov

Got forward superbly but City were weak defensively. Collected booking.

-1 7.2 7
5
Navas Off '82

On the scoresheet and contributed three key passes over 90 minutes.

7 8.0 8
5
Toure

Man of the match. Another colossal performance of strength and skill.

10 8.4 9
5
Garcia

City's best performer on aerial duels. Enjoyed the physical challenge.

2 7.4 7
5
Silva Off '80

Claimed an assist for Dzeko's goal and had as many touches of the ball as Toure.

5 7.8 8
5
Negredo Off '62

Bit of an off day for the burly Spaniard. Sent several shots wide.

1 7.2 6
5
Dzeko

Bagged goal number 100 for the campaign and had two good penalty shouts turned down.

7 8.4 8
5
Milner On '80

Forced Marshall into a near-post save.

1 7.6 6
5
Aguero On '62

A goal and an assist in his 30-minute outing.

9 8.0 8
5
Clichy On '82

Not enough time to make an impact.

0 6.3 6
5
Averages
3 7.3 8

Cardiff City

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Marshall

Had to make a string of saves and despite conceding four, he can be pleased.

-2 6.3 7
5
Theophile-Catherine

Only marginally better than McNaughton. Steep learning curve.

-2 5.0 6
5
Caulker

Couldn't contain Aguero late on but otherwise did OK, considering.

-2 5.0 6
5
Turner

Handled Negredo well but struggled against Dzeko. Tough afternoon.

-2 4.8 6
5
McNaughton Off '68

Looked out of his depth at this level against Man City's star men.

-2 4.4 5
5
Noone

An outstanding display on the wing. Cardiff will need more of his type to stay up.

7 7.3 9
5
Gunnarsson Off '78

Didn't see much of the ball but was accurate when he did get it. Assisted Noone goal.

5 5.5 6
5
Medel

Scrapped in midfield and used the ball as best he could.

2 5.2 6
5
Whittingham Off '68

Relatively ineffective and taken off in second half.

2 4.8 6
5
Mutch

Looked classy at times alongside Noone and made Hart work in the second half.

2 5.4 7
5
Campbell

Battled hard and got his reward late on with goal from corner.

7 6.2 7
5
Eikrem On '78

Showed his class in last 15 minutes with corner for goal. Perhaps he should have started.

5.7 7
5
Bellamy On '68

Given a warm welcome but couldn't get involved.

1 5.8 6
5
John On '68

Hardly contributed in last 20 minutes or so.

1 4.7 5
5
Averages
1 5.4 7