The Blues paid the price for a poor first-half performance which saw them fall behind to a Samir Nasri goal, and were rather fortunate to go into the interval only 1-0 down. When Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after the break, the game looked over for the Londoners, but they rallied well after Demba Ba halved the deficit with a spectacular strike midway through the second half.
Indeed, if referee Chris Foy had awarded the Blues a penalty in the closing minutes when City captain Vincent Kompany tugged back Fernando Torres in the penalty area, it might have been a very different story. As it was, the Northerners held on for a victory which they probably just about deserved.
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