Man City 3 – Yaya Toure (16), Dzeko (61), Tevez (90)
QPR 1 – Zamora (59)
City continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 victory over QPR at the Etihad Stadium. City were dominant for the majority of the game but still managed to make the game hard for themselves.
After early pressure, Yaya Toure opened the scoring after David Silva’s corner created havoc in the QPR box and fell kindly to the Ivorian who emphatically slotted home. Despite City’s dominance with some irresistible attacking football orchestrated by Silva, it was QPR who managed to get an equaliser courtesy of Bobby Zamora who headed in after Joe Hart’s save fell straight into Zamora’s path.
City replied almost immediately when Carlos Tevez neatly crossed the ball for Edin Dzeko to head in from close range. Despite some nervous City defending they eventually sealed the three points in injury time after Tevez diverted a wayward shot from Dzeko past the despairing QPR ‘keeper Robert Green.
All in all, City looked a lot more promising in an attacking sense and fully deserved to win but moments of nervous defending still seems to be a problem as City begin to settle into the season. Post match interviews with David Platt and Samir Nasri are below.
Man City Team:
Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta (Kolo Toure), Lescott, Kolarov, Nasri (Razak), Rodwell, Silva (Milner), Yaya Toure, Dzeko, Tevez
Subs: Pantilimon, Clichy, Kolo Toure, Milner, Sinclair, Razak, Balotelli
Green, Ferdinand (Onuoha), Nelsen, Bosingwa, Fabio, Park Ji-sung, Wright-Phillips, Granero (Cisse), Faurlin (Dyer), Johnson, Zamora
Subs: Murphy, Onuoha, Derry, Dyer, Cisse, Mackie, Hoilett