Aston Villa 0-1 Man City – Tevez On Target As Citizens Close Gap On Man Utd (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

4th, March 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City – Premier League – 4th March 2013

A Carlos Tevez goal on the stroke of half-time was enough to secure all three points for Man City at Villa Park in a win which closes the gap between them and leaders Man Utd to 12 points. The result also sees Villa stay stuck in the drop-zone with games starting to run out.

The game hinged on a mistake by Irish defender Ciaran Clark on the stroke of half-time, who had the ball pinched off him by Edin Dzeko, who then teed up Tevez to fire home. Although to be fair, Clark’s complaint that he had been fouled by Dzeko did seem valid.

The goal had come after the Villans had threatened the City goal on a number of occasions, with Belgian hitman Christian Benteke carrying their main goal threat.

In the second period, the visitors started to dominate, with Yaya Touré hitting the woodwork but ultimately, that first-half goal would prove enough for a City win.

Roberto Mancini’s charges close the gap on United to (a still massive) 12 points while Paul Lambert’s Villans are third from bottom, just below Wigan on goal difference.

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  1. petrush says:

    don’t forget to mention a stonewall penalty that was denied to villa. The amount of shit shitty get away with is ridiculous…

  2. connor says:

    hardly a stonewall penalty, what ref would have given that if you watch it in real time from his view? It looked to me like Clark was slipping already before Dzeko made minimal contact, so that was hardly a missed call either. Although it did seem a couple calls went man city’s way, how can you say they get away with more or less than anyone else?

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