Pre-season 2010: Manchester City 2-0 Valencia: Gareth Barry and Jo score the goals as Manchester City finish with a win

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Manchester City
2-0
Valencia
Barry '35
Jo '88
 


Manchester City secured a well-deserved victory over a lacklustre Valencia side, as Gareth Barry and Jo scored the goals in their last pre-season game on Saturday.

Manchester City started the game the brighter of the two sides and Carlos Tevez set up defender Micah Richards, who saw his volley well saved by Valencia goalkeeper Moya. Just a few minutes later Moya saved well again as Yaya Toure saw his long range shot tipped around the post.

City continued to press and Nigel de Jong was the next player to miss, as his shot flew over the bar, but just seven minutes later and City deservedly went in front.

New signing Jermone Boateng drifted down the right and his cross was met by Barry who headed the ball past Moya into the net.

Boss Roberto Mancini was keen to not over stretch his team ahead of the first game of the season against Tottenham next weekend, as David Silva and Carlos Tevez were substituted before half time with Shaun Wright-Phillips and Adam Johnson coming on.

City continued to dominate the play and could have been awarded a penalty on 53 minutes. Johnson’s header seemed to have hit the hand of defender Miguel, but the referee waved away the protests.
 
The second half also saw the introduction of Jo, who spent last season on loan at Everton, and he nearly doubled City’s lead within minutes of coming on, as his left foot shot was tipped onto the post by Moya.

Ten minutes later the Brazilian increased City’s lead as Patrick Vieira broke through the middle and the ball found its way to Jo, who slotted past Moya.

There was time for Shay Given to produce a fine save but City played out the final few minutes to record a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Spanish side.

Manchester City:
Hart (Given 50), Richards, Kompany (Ibrahim 82), Boateng (K Toure 50), Kolarov (Cunningham 77), Y Toure (Lescott 65), Barry (Weiss 71), De Jong (Vieira 45), Silva (Johnson 36), Tevez (Wright-Phillips 36), Adebayor (Jo 77)

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