English FA Cup

January 30, 2011


Notts County

1 - 1

Manchester City

English FA Cup

14:00 +00:00, January 30, 2011

Meadow Lane, England

Referee: C Foy

  • 93'

    FULL TIME A great display from County, spirited to the last, and kept their energy levels high. They will now benfit from a decent chunk of cash from the replay too. The FA Cup fifth round draw is coming up so stay tuned to Soccernet. We have commentary on Fulham v Spurs in 40 minutes as well.

  • 92'

    Three minutes added by the way, which is all but up.

  • 91'

    Excellent play from City as Barry finds Kolarov on the overlap, his low cross is cleared superbly by Darby.

  • 90'

    Darby does well to cut out Dzeko's pass for Silva.

  • 89'

    And they nearly stole it! Hawley makes space and crosses for Hughes to nod wide of the near post. Looked close than it was.

  • 88'

    County aren;t finished yet either, as Westcarr wins a throw on the left.

  • 87'

    Still time for a winner as City press.

  • 86'

    Richards hobbles off and Kompany comes on in his place.

  • 85'

    Chances arriving for City now as Vieira's volley is blocked at the back post, then play is stopped because Richards is down.

  • 84'

    So close! The ball sails past everyone and flashes just wide of the post. Hart just watched it.

  • 83'

    Dzeko gives the ball away then fouls Pearce. County free kick.

  • 81'

    What a shame for County. They hadn't looked in any trouble until the goal. And credit to Dzeko too. He was only seven yards out but did well to keep his tap in down.

  • 80'

    Again it was Richards getting down the right and when he crossed, the Bosnian made no mistake.

  • 80'

    GOAL Dzeko opens his account!

  • 78'

    Mancini looks increasingly flappy on the sidelines.

  • 77'

    Zabaleta comes off and Kolarov comes on. Straight swap, left back for left back.

  • 76'

    Another aimless header from Dzeko and things are starting to get worrying for City.

  • 75'

    Milner's stinker continues as his errant touch allows Nelson to slide out and claim the ball.

  • 74'

    Hughes is marginally offside. Shame, he'd have been clean through if he had timed his run better.

  • 73'

    The County fans now chant: "You're getting sacked in the morning," at Mancini.

  • 72'

    Milner thumped into Martin after he cleared and gets a warranted yellow.

  • 71'

    Martin very nearly gets a shot on goal as Lescott dawdled. He wins a corner.

  • 70'

    Gow goes off and Karl Hawley comes on.

  • 69'

    Milner drills in a low cross from the second corner as County try to break.

  • 68'

    Super effort from Barry as a corner is cleared to him but the keeper tips over.

  • 67'

    Hughes drops onto Zabaleta again and wins a header from Harley's centre but can't get it on target.

  • 65'

    Excellent defending by Pearce as Silva looked to feed Dzeko inside the area.

  • 64'

    Zabaleta crosses and Dzeko heads goalwards but it lands on top of the net.

  • 63'

    Jo heads off after contributing very little and David Silva is on.

  • 62'

    A scramble in the box falls to Westcarr but his shot from 20 yards is right at Hart. Changes coming for City.

  • 61'

    Darby wins a free kick off Lescott and County are buzzing now. So is Meadow Lane.

  • 60'

    Bishop was booked for celebrating with the crowd. Utter stupidity.

  • 59'

    A superb header from Bishop! He dashed to the near post, flicked it on and the ball looped over Hart and into the net. Magpies lead!

  • 59'

    GOAL Bishop finds the net!

  • 57'

    Hughes appeals for handball as he wins a header from Harley's cross. Zabaleta and Hughes had hold of each other, and a County corner is given.

  • 55'

    Pearce tackles Milner at the expense of a corner.

  • 54'

    Obinna has a hat-trick as West Ham go into a 3-2 lead over Forest.

  • 53'

    Westcarr's turn to cross but Hart comes out to claim.

  • 52'

    Richards bombs down the right again and crosses but Dzeko hits it on the bounce and it flies over.

  • 51'

    Bishop has a good chance to cross but can only hit Boateng.

  • 49'

    Mistake from the keeper hands City a corner.

  • 48'

    Stoke have now beasten Wolves 1-0. Huth's goal proving the winner.

  • 47'

    A bit of transfer news: Jamie O'Hara has joined Wolves on loan from Spurs. Follow all the developments live in our transfer blog.

  • 46'



    Cesc Fabregas netted the winner for Arsenal.


    Arsenal edged through against Huddersfield but at a price. Squillaci was sent off and Nasri pulled a hamstring, which means he is now a doubt for Barcelona.

  • 45'

    HALF TIME Hughes has a go on goal and County launch a ball into the box as the half comes to an end. Pretty even, but City creating the best chances.

  • 43'

    Stoke have taken the lead at Wolves. Robert Huth with the goal and there are only five minutes left.

  • 42'

    Forest now lead West Ham at Upton Park, thanks to David McGoldrick. Except that they don't any more because Obinna has levelled it up again straight away! 2-2.

  • 41'

    Smart sdefending by Darby, who nods back to his keeper under pressure from Milner.

  • 40'

    Good work from Milner who gets to the byline and crosses but Jo can't connect with a header.

  • 38'

    Jo gets hold of the ball and lets fly but it was always rising.

  • 36'

    A good battle developing between Dzeko and Pearce.

  • 35'

    County are not happy as Ravenhill bumps Boateng as he releases a pass that Harley intercepted. A needless barge, that has cost County a chance to break.

  • 34'

    A few tasty tackles flying in now as Milner exacts some revenge on Harley, who has been hacking plenty in sky blue shirts.

  • 32'

    Hart throws the ball straight into touch in trying to find Richards.

  • 31'

    Westcarr can't even beat the first man with his delivery. Terrible.

  • 30'

    Darby does well to win a free kick as he goes for a one-two with Westcarr.

  • 28'

    Chance for City as Pearce gets there just before the Bosnian was about to register his first goal for City.

  • 26'

    Bishop won a good header across goal but Hughes can't finish it off.

  • 25'

    Gow again gets the better of Boateng and wins a free kick 50 yards from goal.

  • 23'

    Poor from Milner as he fails to connect with Barry's pass as Dzeko waited to be played in.

  • 22'

    Terrible pass from Bishop, right to Milner, but though his cross is a decent one, Dzeko can't get near it.

  • 21'

    Forest are level with West Ham thanks to Dele Adebola.

  • 20'

    The pattern of the game is set; City on top, County sitting deep.

  • 19'

    Martin wins County's first corner.

  • 17'

    Toure runs onto a bal over the top but can't cross. City still knocking it about competently, even on this awful surface.

  • 16'

    Harley clatters Richards this time - he's living dangerously - as Jo heads wide.

  • 15'

    Edwards gets carded for his protests at the free kick.

  • 14'

    Harley bangs into Milner and concedes a free kick.

  • 12'

    Bishop tries to lob the ball into the area for Hughes but Lescott clears, then Dzeko turns and fires a shot over the bar.

  • 11'

    Vieira's ball looks for Milner who was sprinting through the middle but it is too strong.

  • 10'

    West ham are 1-0 up against Forest in the other 2pm kick off, Victor Obinna with the goal.

  • 9'

    Toure tries to put Jo through but Nelsen is out smartly.

  • 8'

    Superb save from Nelson. Richards breaks down the right and squares for Yaya Toure, he sticks out a leg six yards out but so does the keeper to divert the ball over the bar.

  • 7'

    Vieira gets up to nod clear a County free kick as City start to get their bearings.

  • 5'

    A good, bright start from County.

  • 4'

    the pitch is terrible. They play rugby on this surface and it shows. The markings are still visible too.

  • 3'

    Gow hits a curler and Hart stumbles, but it flashes two yards wide of the upright.

  • 2'

    A great early break from Gow as he ducks past Boateng and is clipped. Free kick on the edge of the box.

  • 1'



    Man City: Hart, Richards, Boateng, Lescott, Zabaleta, Milner, Vieira, Barry, Toure Yaya, Dzeko, Jo. Subs: Given, Kompany, Kolarov, Silva, Toure, De Jong, Guidetti.


    Notts County: Nelson, Darby, Edwards, Pearce, Harley, Westcarr, Ravenhill, Bishop, Martin, Hughes, Gow. Subs: Burch, Lee, Thompson, Hawley, Gobern, Spicer, Burgess.


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