City of Manchester Stadium - Manchester 06/11/2012 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group D

Man. City - Ajax
2-2
 

Man. City - Ajax 2-2 - 06/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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De Jong double leaves City on the brink

Published: Tuesday 6 November 2012, 22.00CET
De Jong double leaves City on the brink
Siem de Jong celebrates after putting Ajax two ahead ©Getty Images

Manchester City FC fought back from two goals down to earn a draw with AFC Ajax yet they still stand on the brink of an early UEFA Champions League exit for the second year running.

Ajax took control with two Siem de Jong goals inside the first 17 minutes but City gained a lifeline through Yaya Touré's 22nd-minute strike and Sergio Agüero secured them a point with 16 minutes remaining.

Match in 5

  • City fight back from 2-0 down to earn a point
  • De Jong scores twice in seven first-half minutes
  • Yaya Touré and Agüero reply for City
  • Mancini's side can still mathematically qualify
  • Ajax host Dortmund next, City play Madrid

Reaction

I think we played well. We conceded two goals from corners but after that we played very well and created lots of chances.

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager

Before the match we would have taken a 2-2 draw here, but after I had the feeling that the players were disappointed.

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach

Frank de Boer, Ajax coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Man. City
Ajax

2

Goals scored

2

52

Possession (%)

48

13

Total attempts

13

6

Attempts on target

5

7

Attempts off target

8

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

7

Corners

6

8

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

9

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Ajax hold out for a draw, surviving late City pressure. Roberto Mancini's men are not mathematically out yet, but they are reliant on other results, as well as needing to win both their games. Ajax are much better placed, with four points from four games.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Sana (in) - Boerrigter (out) (Ajax)
  • Substitution
    87
    Fischer (in) - C. Poulsen (out) (Ajax)
  • Substitution
    85
    Kolarov (in) - Barry (out) (Man. City)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    C. Poulsen (Ajax) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Man. City

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Real Madrid, 21 November 2012, 1-1
  • Ajax

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Dortmund, 21 November 2012, 1-4
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