Full-time - 90'
2 - 3
15:00 +00:00, August 21, 2011
Reebok Stadium, England
Referee: Michael Jones
FULL TIME City hold on and go top of the table with their second successive win. It was well deserved, though Bolton's spirit came through to make a game of it.
Johnson, again, is a yard offside when he really shouldn't be. Kolarov's cross was overhit anyway.
Tevez charges forward and forces Jaaskelainen into a low save and here come Bolton again.
Klasnic tries to nick the ball from Hart's hand as he only had one palm on it. Foul given.
Four minutes added....
One minute plus time added on for Bolton...
Silva, who has been excellent, trots off and Zabaleta comes on.
Tevez wins a corner off Pratley as City make another change.
Pratley lunges in from the side on Milner and is penalised.
Another brilliant ball into the box from Silva, Tevez had made space but shanks his left-footed effort over the bar.
Panic in City's box as Lescott fires a clearance at Barry but Davies can't convert before Kolarov hacks clear.
Adam Johnson has nearly settled it. Tevez finds him, the winger beats Zat Knight but rolls his right foot shot past the far post with only the keeper to beat.
Silva turns Steinsson and wins a corner from Cahill.
City are taking their time about things now, with Tevez up front on his own.
A City change now as the excellent Dzeko is replaced by Adam Johnson.
Robinson's studs catch Silva's family jewels as they go for a high ball. Robinson then has a pop at the winger.
Another Bolton change: Darren Pratley for Chris Eagles.
A slightly nervous last 15 minutes for City to negotiate, having been so comfortable for most of the match.
Kolarov winds his way to the edge of the penalty area before toe-poking one wide.
Decent strike on goal from Cahill from Davies' knock back but the striker was offside.
Despite the crowd imploring Kevin Davies to shoot from outside the box, he tries to thread an impossible pass through a crowded penalty area.
Some momentum for Bolton now as Petrov wins a corner off Richards.
A critical block from Knight as Silva smashes an effort in on goal from a left-wing cross.
A huge ovation from the away end for Tevez as he comes on. Even after all those nasty things he said about Manchester.
Aguero comes off and Tevez comes on in his place.
Toure fires over the bar and here comes Tevez.
A tidy one-two between the Davies - Kevin and Mark - but Lescott clears.
A very poor ball from Reo-Coker - living up to his Mediocre billing in some quarters.
Bolton have a new lease of life now and Petrov miscontrols in acres of space on the edge of the box. City have been cruising and all of a sudden they are only one in front.
So easy. A free kick is nodded into the corner by Davies and it is a different game now.
GOAL Kevin Davies!
City are taking the mick here with some excellent football. They very nearly score an exhibition style goal with tricks anf flicks in the area falling down at Richards' feet.
Excellent break again from City as Aguero releases Milner, he slides it to Kolarov and only a touch from Cahill prevents Aguero from a tap in.
Mark Davies is on for Muamba. Attacking substitution.
The short corner is dinked to the back post by Milner where Dzeko flicks it wide without much power.
Silva tries to get a bit too delicate after being released by Milner. Aguero was screaming for it int the middle. Corner.
Will we see Tevez before the end I wonder?
Nigel Reo-Coker thumps into Dzeko. Lucky not to get a card.
Kolarov's cross is poor after Silva played him in down the left.
A lovely flick from Dzeko sends Milner racing towards the penalty area but he fires his shot wide of the post.
"Boring, boring City," scream the away fans.
A half chance fopr Eagles as he gets into the area after a one-two with Klasnic but the finish is weak.
Another City break and another save for Jaaskelainen to have to make - this time from Milner after Aguero's mazy dribble.
Back to sqaure one for Bolton, who had given themselves a lifeline and now sink back to two goals down.
Milner hooks a ball over the top, Dzeko battles Knight off it and finishes very well with a flying volley, low past Jaaskelainen.
GOAL Dzeko. Lovely goal.
We begin again...
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David Silva celebrates his opener
HALF TIME A good 45 minutes of football, dominated by City, for whom Aguero should have scored twice. Silva and Barry did score, but so did KLasnic. Should be a good second half.
Another melee in the box as Cahill and Yaya Toure collide going for a free kick. Toure got up to remonstrate, then went to the floor holding his arm. He's limping as well. All very odd.
And now Davies is booked for a tackle from behind on Aguero.
Muamba is booked for dissent for throwing the ball to the ground in disgust as a refereeing decision.
Another wobbly moment for Jussi as Milner clips a ball over the top and the keeper beats Dzeko to the ball but spills it, forcing Cahill to clear.
Davies is penalised for a foul on Kompany this time.
Well, two in two minutes! Good job Bolton did get one back instantly because they have been second best by a distance in this opening half. Maybe that will spur them into life.
A lovely goal. Petrov fires in a cross and Klasnic hits it first time with his left to halve the deficit.
GOAL Klasnic pulls one back!
He doesn't score many, but that was a belter. Powerful, well placed and though Jaaskelainen got a fingertip too it, he couldn't stop it from rippling the net.
The corner is pulled back to Barry and he smashes it into the top corner from 25 yards out.
GOAL A Barry stunner!
Pressure rising for Bolton as Milner crosses into the box and Robinson deflects it behind.
Another sitter missed by Aguero! A free header, six yards out, and he nods it wide. Great cross from Dzeko.
Eagles tries to feed in Klasnic but Lescott cuts it out, then Barry is fouled by Davies.
Nice work from Milner, getting to the byline and standing up a lovely cross, but Jussi claims in front of Dzeko.
Cahill barges into Kolarov in the air and the left-back falls horribly. Luckily he is ok and we continue.
Aguero has the ball in the net but Richards has been flagged for a nudge on Petrov to allow him to cross. The right call.
Bolton haven't troubled City in the last 15 minutes - they are being penned back further and further.
He's been a great servant for Bolton but that one is squarely at the feet of Jussi I'm afraid.
Bolton should have closed Silva down quicker too, especially knowing what a good left peg he's got.
A bit of a howler from Jaaskelainen, it was right at the keeper, wobbled a little in the air and bounced in front of him, but he should be saving that.
GOAL Silva scores!
Good defending from Cahill as City break and Aguero tries a shot after being found by Dzeko.
A good opening 20 minutes of football with City looking sharp and Bolton firm and feisty.
Klasnic and Kompany go down in a heap, get up, shove each other, then shake hands within about two seconds of the shove. They get there, eventually.
Robinson is alert enough to follow Aguero this time as Milner took a free kick quickly.
Well, well. You'd have backed him to snaffle that chance. He puts his head in his hands as the ball sails over.
Oh my! A point blank miss from Aguero! Dzeko blasts the ball across the six-yard box and the Argentinean knocks it over with the goal gaping.
Silva shoots on goal but doesn't catch it cleanly and Jaaskelainen gathers with ease.
Silva is starting to cause problems. He finds Dzeko and the striker nearly finds a way into the area before Cahill clears.
A good move from City as Silva feeds Kolarov, his cross is touched on goal by Milner but Jaaskelainen blocks. Milner is hurt too.
Aguero wins a 50/50 with Steinsson. That bodes well for his Premier League career.
A poor ball from Barry as Dzeko made a run into the box.
Excellent cross from the left from Petrov, Davies gets up and Lescott gets in front to nick the striker's effort over the bar for a corner.
From the corner, Kompany got up to head clear, but he nodded right at Knight whose volley flashes just wide.
Excellent run down the right from Steinsson, well found by Eagles, and the cross is hacked clear by Kompany.
The City fans enjoy a lumbering effort from Petrov, who overruns the ball and then fouls Micah Richards.
A good interception from Robinson but City come again, Silva feeding Aguero but his cross is cleared.
A bitty game so far, punctuated by niggly fouls. Another one from Kompany on Davies there. A yellow for the next one surely.
Eagles fires it in low and Hart saves well, Lescott hacking the rebound clear.
Already a wrestling match has ensued between Kompany and Davies. The striker wins out this time and Bolton have a free kick 25 yards out.
City win an early corner but Lescott is penalised for a nudge.
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So, these two battling to maintain a 100% record - something Wolves have done with a 2-0 win over Fulham.
Both these teams hit four in their opening games and kept a clean sheet. City were expected to batter Swansea, but Bolton weren't expected to give QPR such a going over. Confidence will be flowing in both teams today.
Aguero starting isn't a surprise but Tevez making the bench is slightly. The striker still wants a move, but while he is still a City player it looks like Mancini intends to use him.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Alonso, Mark Davies, Blake, Pratley, Wheater, Blakeman.
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Barry, Toure Yaya, Silva, Dzeko, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Clichy, Savic, Johnson, Tevez, Balotelli.
Early team news: Sergio Aguero starts for Manchester City while Carlos Tevez is on the bench for the away side.
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Gretar Rafn Steinsson