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April 17, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 47106‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-0 Wigan

Carlos Tevez's late strike gave the hosts a barely-deserved win which kept Roberto Mancini's men in the title hunt against their opponents for May's FA Cup final

By Tom Marshall-Bailey at the Etihad Stadium

  • Joe Hart
    17
    5
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    Had to have his wits about him to keep out Di Santo's close-range strike and kept his side's quick passing game ticking over with tidy distribution.

  • Micah Richards
    11
    4
    2.50

    Micah Richards

    Occasionally looked slightly rusty on his comeback with some unnecessary challenges but showed plenty of enthusiasm to get forward.

  • Vincent Kompany
    19
    1
    2.50

    Vincent Kompany

    Not his usual composed self. Was turned far too easily by Kone in the first half and seemed affected by the constant movement of the Latics frontline.

  • Joleon Lescott
    12
    2
    3.00

    Joleon Lescott

    Steady performance from the returning centre-half, who was the bright note in an otherwise decidedly average City defensive performance. Produced an outstanding goal-line clearance from Maloney's second-half effort.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    13
    16
    1.50

    Aleksandar Kolarov Flop of the Match

    An abject display from the Serb, whose final ball was lacking far too often and was defensively unaware of players running off of him.

  • Samir Nasri
    10
    5
    2.50

    Samir Nasri

    The Frenchman flitted in and out of the game and looked hesitant at times in the final third which often let him down. Dropped back into defence to shore things up in the second period.

  • Javi García
    4
    10
    2.50

    Javi García

    Tidy on the ball but failed to protect his defence with Latics midfielders frequently finding themselves between the lines. Was hauled off mid-way through the second half.

  • Gareth Barry
    15
    3
    3.50

    Gareth Barry

    The standout performer in an otherwise lacklustre performance from the home side. Efficient with his passing and performed his defensive duties capably too.

  • Yaya Touré
    15
    7
    3.00

    Yaya Touré

    Not the Ivorian's best display but provided a driving force from midfield with his surging runs that the Latics were unable to stop.

  • Sergio Agüero
    12
    9
    2.50

    Sergio Agüero

    Ran his socks off up front and looked to drop deep and to the wings to get involved in the play but was replaced at the break after picking up a knock early on.

  • Carlos Tévez
    37
    9
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    Good in possession, always providing a willing runner down the channels and helped his side defend from the front. Produced the moment of brilliance that won the game, as his undoubted talent shone through.

Substitutions

  • James Milner
    11
    3
    3.00

    James Milner

    Came on and was his usual combative self, nearly set up a goal with a teasing cross.

  • Edin Dzeko
    15
    11
    2.00

    Edin Dzeko

    Anonymous up front as City chased a goal that would put them in the ascendency. Made no significant impact and missed a great chance to steal a vital win.

  • Scott Sinclair
    8
    8
    0.00

    Scott Sinclair

    Had no time to make an impact.

  • Joel
    3
    3
    2.50

    Joel

    Had less than he expected to contend with but proved a safe pair of hands between the Latics' sticks. Made a vital stop from Dzeko near the end. Could do nothing about the winner.

  • Antolín Alcaraz
    2
    1
    3.00

    Antolín Alcaraz

    Dealt well with the runs of Aguero and Tevez and blocked anything that came in from a wide position. A professional display.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    1
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Worked tremendously hard to help his attacking ranks while also being aware of the overlapping Kolarov when his side were not in possession.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    4
    0
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    The Honduran was calm on the ball and never allowed opposition players to beat him easily down his flank.

  • James McCarthy
    5
    0
    3.50

    James McCarthy

    Tidy on the ball and linked the play well between the defence and the attack. Reliable in the challenge as well.

  • Jordi Gómez
    3
    0
    2.50

    Jordi Gómez

    Typically neat and efficient when in possession but was guilty of over-playing in his own half at times.

  • Jean Beausejour
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jean Beausejour

    Like Boyce on the other wing, worked hard to help support the defence and the attack and linked up well with the front three when his side were able to break.

  • Paul Scharner
    1
    0
    3.50

    Paul Scharner

    Solid and marshalled his defence superbly, especially when they found themselves under the cosh. Reliable as always.

  • Arouna Kone
    9
    0
    3.50

    Arouna Kone

    The Ivorian was a constant thorn in the home side's defence and his direct runs caused havoc at times.

  • Franco Di Santo
    5
    0
    3.00

    Franco Di Santo

    An impressive display from the Argentine, whose tricky runs left City defenders in a daze.

  • Shaun Maloney
    11
    0
    4.00

    Shaun Maloney

    Another wonderful performance from Wigan's standout player, who came close to scoring and set up his team-mates to score on countless occasions.

Substitutions

  • James McArthur
    2
    0
    2.50

    James McArthur

    Had no time to make an impact.

  • R. Espinoza
    2
    0
    2.50

    R. Espinoza

    Had no time to make an impact.

  • Callum McManaman
    3
    1
    2.50

    Callum McManaman

    Brought on to add pace to the Latics' attack on the counter but couldn't produce a finish when it mattered, after skipping inside.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Manchester United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0