Manchester City 4-1 Aston Villa: Citizens Stroll To Top Of The Table (Photos)

Alan Duffy

15th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Starting with Samir Nasri, David Silva and Edin Dzeko on the bench and still winning 4-1 is surely the epitome of “strength in depth”, and at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Manchester City’s diamond-encrusted squad showed why they are real title contenders.

Archetypal footballing “bad boy” Mario Balotelli is starting to rediscover his best form on the pitch, and the Italian made it four in four games courtesy of a superb overhead kick. Star of the show Adam Johnson netted just after the break before setting up Vincent Kompany to nod in from a corner.

Stephen warnock got one back for a totally outclassed Villa side before James Milner scored a cracker to fire Roberto Mancini’s charges to top spot in the Premier League table. Alex McLeish’s Villa side, however, shouldn’t take the defeat too personally.


Balotelli in full flow

It is only me or is “the Poznan” by City fans slightly naff? Shouldn’t they get their own celebration?

Once the star playmaker in City’s midfield, Villa’s Stephen Ireland tries to stop James Milner

Adam Johnson makes it two

Kompany celebrates his headed goal

Villa scorer Warnock gets one in the neck from Mario

Shay Given tries to convince Balotelli that he has lost that extra weight

Milner is congratulated on bagging a super-strike

Photos: PA

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  1. AussieVillan says:

    respect for Milner, he didn’t celebrate his goal against his former club, vary rarely do you see that type of class these days

  2. Solihull United says:

    Shay Given tries to convince Balotelli that he has lost that extra weight

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