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Match facts: Man City v Napoli

Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Man City v Napoli
Edin Džeko has been in prolific form for Manchester City this season ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Man City v Napoli

Manchester City

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Mario Balotelli begins a three-match ban following his red card against FC Dynamo Kyiv in last season's UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 September: Manchester City FC 3-0 Wigan Athletic FC (Agüero 13 63 69)
Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Y Touré (Razak 80); Johnson, Silva, Agüero (Balotelli 72); Tévez (Nasri 61)

• City recorded their seventh successive league win against Wigan, equalling the club record in the top flight set in 1977/78.

• Carlos Tévez missed a first-half penalty but Sergio Agüero took his City tally to six goals in four games with a hat-trick. He also struck three times on his last appearance for Club Atlético de Madrid, a 4-3 win at RCD Mallorca on 21 May.

• The Blues have conceded just one goal in their last ten games at the City of Manchester Stadium since the start of March: Demba Ba's consolation in West Ham United FC's 2-1 defeat on 1 May.

• Edin Džeko was named the Premier League's player of the month for August after scoring six goals in City's first three matches, including four in a 5-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur FC on 28 August.

• Džeko also registered as City lost 3-2 to neighbours Manchester United FC in the FA Community Shield at Wembley on 7 August despite leading 2-0 at half-time.

Injury news
• Nigel de Jong has not played since 15 August when he injured his ankle in the first game of the season against Swansea City FC.

• Gareth Barry missed the Wigan game with an ankle injury, though Micah Richards recovered from a hamstring problem to start.

Summer transfers
In
Gaël Clichy (Arsenal FC)
Stefan Savić (FK Partizan)
Sergio Agüero (Club Atlético de Madrid)
Costel Pantilimon (FC Timişoara)
Samir Nasri (Arsenal FC)
Owen Hargreaves (free agent)

Out
Jô (SC Internacional)
Jerome Boateng (FC Bayern München)
Shay Given (Aston Villa FC)
Shaun Wright-Phillips (Queens Park Rangers FC)
Craig Bellamy (Liverpool FC)
Michael Johnson (Leicester City FC, loan)
Roque Santa Cruz (Real Betis Balompié, loan)  
Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham Hotspur FC, loan)
Dedryck Boyata (Bolton Wanderers FC, loan)

International duty
• Agüero, Tévez and Pablo Zabaleta were part of the Argentina side that reached the Copa América quarter-finals on home soil this summer; Agüero scored three goals.

Miscellaneous
• Richards signed a four-year contract on 27 August; Joe Hart also agreed a new deal running until 2016.

• Patrick Vieira retired aged 35 in July, taking up a position as a football development executive at City.

Napoli

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• None

Latest domestic information
Saturday 10 September: AC Cesena 1-3 SSC Napoli (Guana 24; Lavezzi 3, Campagnaro 67, Hamšík 87)
De Sanctis; Campagnaro, Cannavaro, Aronica (Pandev 66); Maggio, Inler, Dzemaili, Dossena; Santana (Hamšík 60), Cavani, Lavezzi (Fernández 84)

• Summer signings Gökhan Inler, Blerim Dzemaili and Mario Santana all made their debuts in Cesena, Napoli's first competitive match of the season after a players' strike led to the postponement of the opening round of Serie A games.

• Hugo Campagnaro's goal, which came 12 minutes after the hosts' Yohan Benalouane was sent off, was only his second for Napoli since joining from UC Sampdoria in summer 2009.

• The fixture at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi was the first in Serie A history to be played on an artificial pitch.

Injury news
• Marco Donadel missed Saturday's game because of right thigh injury sustained in training on 3 September.

• Miguel Britos was omitted from the Azzurri's UEFA Champions League squad after fracturing a metatarsal during a 5-0 friendly loss to FC Barcelona on 22 August. The defender is likely to be out until November.

Summer transfers
In
Marco Donadel (ACF Fiorentina)
Blerim Dzemaili (Parma FC)
Antonio Rosati (US Lecce)
Gökhan Inler (Udinese Calcio)
Miguel Britos (Bologna FC)
Mario Santana (ACF Fiorentina)
Roberto Colombo (US Triestina Calcio)
Federico Fernández (Club Estudiantes de La Plata)
Cristian Chávez (CA San Lorenzo de Almagro)
Ignacio Fideleff (CA Newell's Old Boys)
Goran Pandev (FC Internazionale Milano, loan)

Out
Michele Pazienza (Juventus)
Manuele Blasi (Parma FC)
Hassan Yebda (Granada CF)
Emílson Cribari (Cruzeiro EC)
José Ernesto Sosa (FC Metalist Kharkiv)
Víctor Ruiz (Valencia CF)
Mariano Bogliacino (AS Bari)
Luca Cigarini (Atalanta BC, loan)
Erwin Hoffer (Eintracht Frankfurt, loan)
Luigi Vitale (Bologna FC, loan)
Nicolao Dumitru (Empoli FC, loan)
Fabiano Santacroce (Parma FC, loan)

International duty
• Edinson Cavani and Walter Gargano were on duty for the Uruguay side that won the Copa América this summer.

• Pandev was sent off in added time as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia lost 1-0 to Russia in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying on 2 September.

Miscellaneous
• Gargano signed a new contract on 31 August, tying himself to Napoli until 2015.

• A figurine of Pandev has been added to the Nativity display at the San Gregorio Armeno church in the centre of Naples, which famously features characters with little or no connection to the biblical story.

Last updated: 12/09/11 14.50CET

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