Sunday, 1 April 2012
Manchester City were forced to fightback from 3-1 down to earn one point with 3-3 draw against Sunderland at Etihad Stadium and surrender 100% home back to back wins record. Two superb strikes from Mario Baloteli and Aleksandar Kolarov were to much for Sunderland golie and City leveled the score on 86 minute. Mario Baloteli score twice and prove Mancini wrong, as the manager said he does not trust Baloteli. Mancini boys would have grabbed a win if they had more time as Sunderland players seemed tied of resisting City pressure.
City had had a poor run recently, surrendering lead at premier league summit after draw with Stoke City and if Manchester United win against Blackburn, the red devils will be 5 point clear at the top. United will be looking for three points in tough game against relegation zone fighters Blackburn and if possible they will try to get more goals as possible to nourish their goal difference. A record 20th premier league title for United is right at the corner and they would love it more as they are competing with their biggest rival.
Manchester City vs Sunderland goal summary
Sebastian Larsson (31') 0-1
Mario Balotelli (pen 43') 1-1
Nicklas Bendtner (45') 1-2
Sebastian Larsson (55') 1-3
Mario Balotelli (85') 2-3
Aleksandar Kolarov (86') 3-3
Manchester City vs Sunderland video highlights of all goals