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Man City suffer shock defeat

2012-03-11 18:12

Swansea - Manchester City lost their top spot in the Premier League to rivals Manchester United after a shock 1-0 defeat at Swansea on Sunday.

Luke Moore scored with a powerful close-range header for the Welsh side in the 83rd minute as City, unbeaten in the league at home, lost their fourth away match this season.

Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to move first - one point ahead of City.

City's Micah Richards had a goal called back for offside in the dying minutes of the game at the Liberty Stadium.

Joe Hart saved a penalty from Scott Sinclair in the 7th minute after the England goalkeeper was judged to have brought down Wayne Routledge.

Yaya Toure was caught in possession by Gylfi Sigurdsson and Swansea coolly put Routledge down the right to deliver a cross that Moore headed beyond Hart's despairing dive.The goal triggered all-out attack from City and Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm made an acrobatic save to deny a Kolo Toure effort.

City thought they had salvaged a point when Richards headed in as Vorm came and failed to reach a cross, but the fullback was ruled offside.

Sinclair almost added a second in added time as Swansea broke after Hart had gone up for a corner, but his strike from halfway came up short of the line as the keeper recovered.

AP

Comments
  • Lynda - 2012-03-11 18:42

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO darn Man City what are you doing?????

      richard.rautenbach - 2012-03-11 20:22

      Bitters time to worry heh

      Sean - 2012-03-11 21:47

      All that money and they still not no 1 !! Go united , well done Fergie !

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-03-11 19:15

    Man CITY will NOT win the league, Mancini has too beeg a head, so has Tevez, not that Im rooting for ManU,

  • richard.rautenbach - 2012-03-11 20:24

    1 Man Utd 28 21 67 2 Man City 28 21 66 And this is how it will stay fro now on

      BJ - 2012-03-11 21:34

      What, neither will get any points in the next 10 games?

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-03-11 21:08

    When United fell behind a couple of months ago I said to my friends United will come back as City dont have experience and having to fight wth their backs against the wall. BMT is what United have. United to win the league for 20th time. Where is Loserpool.......

  • FeF Francois Gericke - 2012-03-11 21:34

    Roses are red\r\nViolets are blue \r\nUnited are heading for twenty\r\nCity are staying on two!

  • Sharmilen - 2012-03-11 22:12

    Once again at a critical point in the season Man Utd have shown what they are made of. They just need to play every game from now on and go for the kill - by being ruthless. City sorry for you but money don't buy trophies. Sir Alex the mastermind.............will start his mind games with City and run riot with the confidence of Mancini and his team. By the time 30th April arrives it could be the same old story!!!! GGMU

  • Koos - 2012-03-12 06:39

    Glory Glory Man Utd!!!!!!

  • Tokollo - 2012-03-12 08:19

    Glory Glory Man United. Lets teach Man City how to handle pressure.

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