Man City 3-1 QPR: Match Report

Robert Toole

Man City 3Yaya Toure (16), Dzeko (61), Tevez (90)

QPR 1Zamora (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

QPR Team:

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

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2 comments on “Man City 3-1 QPR: Match Report
  1. After watching the highlights I have to say City looked terrible at the back. From looking at a number of games I believe managers have sussed out City’s weakness on set pieces. I think this could be to do with the zonal marking system. I would like to see City switch this up, sometimes going man-to-man and sometimes zonal. I think this would make it really hard for teams to use pre-planned set plays against City. This would not sort out the shocking marking in open play that has been evident this season, nor the fact Joe Hart should of put that save over the bar instead of into the path of a player. Sorry England fans, Joe Hart is far from the best keeper in the world, yet. City did look a lot better moving forward but come on Vincent, its time to stop celebrating last season and sort that defence out, before we play someone good.

  2. After watching the highlights I have to say City looked terrible at the back. From looking at a number of games I believe managers have sussed out City’s weakness on set pieces. I think this could be to do with the zonal marking system. I would like to see City switch this up, sometimes going man-to-man and sometimes zonal. I think this would make it really hard for teams to use pre-planned set plays against City. This would not sort out the shocking marking in open play that has been evident this season, nor the fact Joe Hart should of put that save over the bar instead of into the path of a player. Sorry England fans, Joe Hart is far from the best keeper in the world, yet. City did look a lot better moving forward but come on Vincent, its time to stop celebrating last season and sort that defence out, before we play someone good.

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