Manchester City v Sunderland, 01 January 2015

Score3-2 to Manchester City
RefereeRoger East
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEtihad Stadium
Attendance45,367
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Yaya Touré 57 G
Stevan Jovetić 66 G
Frank Lampard 73 G

Goals:

Jack Rodwell 68 G
Adam Johnson penalty 71 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Left back Gaël Clichy
Midfielder David Silva
Midfielder Jesús Navas
Midfielder Samir Nasri
Midfielder Yaya Touré
Forward Stevan Jovetić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon
Defender Wes Brown
Defender Billy Jones
Defender John O'Shea
Defender Santiago Vergini
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Defender/Midfielder Jack Rodwell
Midfielder Jordi Gómez
Midfielder Adam Johnson
Midfielder/Forward Will Buckley
Forward Connor Wickham

Substitutions:

Frank Lampard for Stevan Jovetić 70
Aleksandar Kolarov for Samir Nasri 85
James Milner for David Silva 90

Substitutions:

Emanuele Giaccherini for Jordi Gómez 58
Ricardo Alvarez for Will Buckley 65
Sebastián Coates for Santiago Vergini 78

Cards:

Samir Nasri 51 Y
Pablo Zabaleta 71 Y

Cards:

Billy Jones 17 Y
Seb Larsson 34 Y
Wes Brown 88 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender Dedryck Boyata
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Forward Scott Sinclair

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vito Mannone
Midfielder Ricardo Alvarez
Midfielder Cabral
Forward Jozy Altidore
Forward Steven Fletcher

Comments:

League position: 2nd At the end of the first day of 2015, Manchester City trailed leaders Chelsea on alphabetical order only. It was the first time in Premier League history that the top two had identical records (Pl 20 W 14 D 4 L 2 F 44 A 19 Pts 46). A day after extending his loan deal from New York City FC, Frank Lampard's winner was his 176th goal in the Premier League. He therefore went past Thierry Henry to move into fourth place in the all-time highest scorers list behind Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Wayne Rooney. Frank Lampard has now scored four goals as a substitute in his last 14 Premier League appearances. He had scored only three goals as a substitute in his preceding 578 Premier League outings.

Comments:

League position: 14th Sunderland had kept clean sheets in all of their four previous away games in the Premier League.