- match commentary
- English Barclays Premier League
- 15 September 2012, 3:00pm
- Britannia Stadium
- Attendance: 27,101
90 mins:FULL TIME: STOKE CITY 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY.
90 mins:Shawcross gets back to hook Dzeko's effort off the line.
90 mins:Great stop by Begovic as he turns Garcia's effort onto the post.
90 mins:Mancini also makes a late change as Edin Dzeko comes on for Balotelli.
90 mins:Owen comes on for Crouch as the match moves into stoppage time.
88 mins:Begovic makes a smart save to deny Nasri a late winner.
86 mins:Stoke are finishing the match well, they could sneak a winner yet.
84 mins:Stoke bring Geoff Cameron on for Adam.
82 mins:No sign of Owen coming on for Stoke at this stage.
80 mins:With just ten minutes left this match is evenly poised and could go either way.
77 mins:The referee can't have seen the incident as he takes no action.
75 mins:Balotelli goes down off the ball clutching his face after being caught by Wilkinson.
73 mins:Manchester City bring David Silva on for the disappointing Sinclair.
71 mins:Manchester City are starting to build the pressure up again as Stoke are pressed further back.
69 mins:Stoke bring Matthew Etherington on for Kightly.
67 mins:Balotelli has had one of his excellent games and he's managed to hold his temper as well.
65 mins:Mancini makes his first change, Tevez making way for Gareth Barry.
64 mins:Great save by Begovic to deny Yaya Toure, that should have been 2-1.
62 mins:Balotelli is bundled over but yet again the referee waves play on.
60 mins:Kightly needs treatment for a bloodied nose as play continues to swing from end to end.
58 mins:Kightly has been very lively since the break as Stoke continue to enjoy a good spell.
55 mins:Garcia is booked for hacking down Kightly after a mistake by Joleon Lescott.
53 mins:Much better by Stoke as Kightly's shot is deflected away for a corner by Kompany although it comes to nothing.
51 mins:Balotelli takes the ball off Crouch's toe just as the Stoke striker was lining up a volley.
49 mins:A mix-up in the Manchester City defence almost allows Michael Kightly to restore Stoke's lead.
47 mins:No changes by either manager at the break as Stoke start the second half brightly.
46 mins:The second half is underway.
45 mins:HALF TIME: STOKE CITY 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY.
44 mins:Sinclair wastes another good opportunity as he over-hits a cross from a promising position.
42 mins:Stoke appear to have weathered the storm as Jonathan Walters wins a corner. Charlie Adam takes it but Balotelli heads it clear.
40 mins:Tevez plays a neat one-two with Balotelli but is unable to beat Begovic with his shot.
38 mins:The visitors deserve to be level and now appear to be in the mood to go on and win this game.
35 mins:STOKE CITY 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY. The unmarked GARCIA heads Nasri's free-kick past Begovic.
32 mins:Scott Sinclair fails to find Samir Nasri with an ambitious pass as another Manchester City attack peters out.
30 mins:Begovic is fortunate not to be caught out by Yaya Toure's clever free-kick.
27 mins:City are looking increasingly disjointed, maybe Mancini has added too many new signings to his starting line-up.
24 mins:Andy Wilkinson hooks the ball out of play as another Manchester City attack is foiled.
22 mins:Balotelli fires over the bar after being set up by Tevez and Yaya Toure.
20 mins:Mancini's side have responded well to going a goal behind. They are still having most of the possession.
18 mins:Balotelli goes down inside the area but referee Clattenburg waves play on.
15 mins:STOKE CITY 1-0 MANCHESTER CITY. Poor defending by City as PETER CROUCH is allowed to side-foot a shot past Hart from seven yards out.
14 mins:Joe Hart comes off his line to claim Glenn Whelan's free-kick from out wide.
12 mins:Stoke win a free-kick 30 yards out after a clumsy tackle by Vincent Kompany. It's a poor delivery though which is easily cleared.
10 mins:Stoke have barely had the ball in the first ten minutes, it's one-way traffic for the time being.
8 mins:Maicon is dispossesed by Marc Wilson but it's all City for the time being.
6 mins:Tevez fires in a shot that beats Amir Begovic but whistles just the wrong side of the goal.
4 mins:Balotelli is fouled, free-kick to City. The ball finds its way to Tevez but Ryan Shawcross clears the danger.
2 mins:Robert Huth breaks up an early City attack involving Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez.
1 mins:We're underway at the Britannia Stadium.
Roberto Mancini hands starts to new signings Maicon, Javi Garcia and Scott Sinclair, while Stoke give a debut to French midfielder Steven Nzonzi. Michael Owen is on the bench.
Stoke City aim to shock last season's Premier League champions Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium.