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27th Sep 2013
FT - Villa 3-2 Man City - Our official full report to follow


FT: Villa 3-2 Man City [Toure 44; El Ahmadi 52; Dzeko 56; Bacuna 73; Weimann 75]

Half-time report

Yaya Toure's goal on the stroke of half time came as a big blow to Villa.

Until that point, Paul Lambert's team had contained high-flying Man City in an opening period that saw very little goalmouth activity.

Brad Guzan made a routine save early on to deny Edin Dzeko at the near post after the forward was played in by former Villan James Milner.

Toure and Samir Nasri both had long-range efforts deflected wide for the visitors, who dominated possession without overly stretching the claret and blues.

The closest Villa came to scoring was a 25-yard free-kick from Karim El Ahmadi which went just over the bar.

However, Toure struck in the final minute of the first-half, converting a Nasri corner to give City the edge.


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Paul Lambert will be eager to make it two wins in two top-flight matches after his side's victory at Norwich.

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