FA Cup—Etihad Stadium
MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 CHELSEA (16' Jovetic, 67' Nasri)
Referee: Phil Dowd
Manchester City: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Garcia, Toure, Silva; Jovetic, Dzeko
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, D.Luiz, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel, Matic; Willian, Hazard; Eto'o
FT: Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea
93' Salah, who hasn't made the slightest indent in this match since coming on at the break, plays a weak ball into the City goalmouth that Pantilimon scoops up easily. It's been a rather meek 90 minutes from the guests.
90+1' There will be four minutes of time added to the 90.
89' Matic, well beaten by Toure, goes into the book for a foul on the Ivory Coast international.
87' Chelsea with a bit of buildup play that threatened to be promising, but Matic conceded possession carelessly.
85. Great defending from Lescott who got there ahead of Matic as the City defence all looked for an offside flag that never came.— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) February 15, 2014
The Nasri goal:
81' Negredo has replaced Dzeko for City.
80' Ivanovic plays in a cross from the right, but City - so organised in defense - deal with the danger.
77' Eto'o (now off) and Salah (his replacement) have so far combined for only 20 touches in this match. Pantilimon has yet to make a save.
76' Lescott has the ball in the back of the net but is denied by the offside flag! That would have surely been the match.
Almost every ball Chelsea have played behind the City defence has been terrible, always overhit. They're showing a lack of guile here.— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) February 15, 2014
74' Roberto Martinez is at the Etihad this afternoon. His Everton side have an upcoming appointment with Chelsea.
Unlike last game Hazard so far a virtual non-event— jamie jackson (@JamieJackson___) February 15, 2014
71' Oscar has replaced Willian for Chelsea, who have now made all three of their substitutions.
69' Navas has replaced Silva for City.
67. With practically his first touch since coming on as a sub, the Frenchman steers home following Silva's return pass. City 2-0 Chelsea— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) February 15, 2014
That was a special, special goal. Nasri made the piercing run before laying the ball off to Silva, who then returned it to the well-positioned Frenchman for a tap-in.
67' GOAL CITY!!! Nasri has scored on his return, and City lead 2-0!