Match statistics

Man. CityAjax

Goals scored2
 
2
on target6
 
5
off target7
 
8
Corners7
 
6
Offsides8
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
11
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

Last updated: 15/11/2012 22:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

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.
  • 90+4
    Moisander (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Džeko (Man. City).
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Sana (in) - Boerrigter (out) (Ajax)
  • 90+2
    Fischer (Ajax) misses the target.
  • 90+2
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 90+2
    Eriksen (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+2
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    Christian Eriksen has got all the time in the world to set himself to shoot 20 metres out. The shot is powerful, but too close to Hart, who can tip over the bar.
  • 90+1
    Fischer (Ajax) misses the target.
    The substitute cuts into the area on the left, but his shot lacks power and dribbles wide of the near post.
  • 90
    Enoh (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kompany (Man. City).
  • 89
    Balotelli (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Blind (Ajax).
  • 88
    Kolarov (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    87
    Fischer (in) - C. Poulsen (out) (Ajax)
  • 86
    Kompany (Man. City) misses the target.
    An excellent cross in from the left from Aleksandar Kolarov is almost turned in a the front post, but the defender cannot direct the effort on target.
  • 86
    Kolarov (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    85
    Kolarov (in) - Barry (out) (Man. City)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    C. Poulsen (Ajax) is shown a yellow card.
  • 85
    C. Poulsen (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Man. City).
  • 85
    S. De Jong (Ajax) misses the target.
    The corner is swung to the near post from the right, but for once the captain cannot direct his effort on target.
  • 85
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 84
    Kompany (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boerrigter (Ajax).
  • 83
    C. Poulsen (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Agüero (Man. City).
    A free-kick wide on the right for Manchester City. An excellent position to deliver a cross.
  • 80
    Zabaleta (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Babel (Ajax).
  • 80
    Džeko (Man. City) misses the target.
  • 79
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    The keeper makes a great save to his left, as Mario Balotelli gets his head to a Samir Nasri free-kick at the back post, directing his header back across the target.
  • 79
    Balotelli (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 78
    Babel (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zabaleta (Man. City).
  • Substitution
    78
    Enoh (in) - Schöne (out) (Ajax)
  • 77
    Agüero (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 76
    Zabaleta (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 75
    Balotelli (Man. City) fouls.
  • Goal
    74
    Agüero (Man. City) scores!
    A simple goal brings City level. Mario Balotelli flicks on Joe Hart's clearance and the Argentinian sprints on to the ball and finishes with his right foot, low past Kenneth Vermeer.
  • 73
    Zabaleta (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Babel (Ajax).
  • 73
    Džeko (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 71
    S. De Jong (Ajax) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 71
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    Siem de Jong strikes the free-kick right-footed towards the right corner. The ball appears to be sneaking inside the post but Hart does well to throw himself to his left and turn off target.
  • 70
    Y. Touré (Man. City) is penalised for a foul on Schöne (Ajax).
    An excellent turn draws the foul from the Manchester City midfielder 25 metres from the City goal.
  • 69
    Zabaleta (Man. City) is penalised for a foul on Eriksen (Ajax).
  • 69
    Eriksen (Ajax) takes the corner.
  • 67
    Džeko (Man. City) fouls.
  • Substitution
    66
    Džeko (in) - Tévez (out) (Man. City)
  • 66
    Barry (Man. City) misses the target.
    City are pushing again, but the midfielder's touch is slightly too heavy on the edge of the area, and he then cannot direct his effort on target.
  • 64
    S. De Jong (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Tévez (Man. City).
  • 64
    Eriksen (Ajax) takes the corner.
  • 63
    Eriksen (Ajax) misses the target.
    The midfielder neatly slips past two defenders 25 metres from the city goal, but the Danes shot is low and off target.
  • 57
    Hart (Man. City) makes a save.
    Ajax finally relieve some pressure, and work Siem de Jong into space 25 metres from goal. The midfielder crashes a shot towards the top right corner, and Hart needs to be on top form to get a hand to it and turn off target.
  • 57
    S. De Jong (Ajax) has an effort on goal.
  • 56
    Tévez (Man. City) takes the corner.
  • 54
    Agüero (Man. City) is flagged for offside.
  • 54
    Y. Touré (Man. City) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The free-kick is wasted as the midfielder drives the ball straight into the wall with his right foot.
  • 53
    S. De Jong (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Tévez (Man. City).
    The free-kick is 20 metres from goal in a central position. There are numerous City players surrounding it at the moment.
  • 51
    Nastasić (Man. City) misses the target.
    Gareth Barry drives the free-kick into the area from the left, and the central defender catches it on the volley, but it flies over the bar from the penalty spot.
  • 50
    Eriksen (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Tévez (Man. City).
    City have a free-kick in an excellent position on the left edge of the box.
  • 48
    Balotelli (Man. City) is penalised for a foul on Schöne (Ajax).
  • Yellow Card
    46
    Blind (Ajax) is shown a yellow card.
  • 46
    Blind (Ajax) is penalised for a foul on Nasri (Man. City).
  • Substitution
    46
    Balotelli (in) - Javi García (out) (Man. City)
    An attacking substitution from Roberto Mancini. The Italian scored the equaliser in the matchday two game draw with Borussia Dortmund in this stadium.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Manchester City have 45 minutes to rescue the UEFA Champions League hopes. A loss will see them depart the competition before the knockout phase.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Two goals from Siem de Jong has left Manchester City's knockout hopes hanging by a thread. The Ajax captain took advantage at two corners seven minutes apart, though Yaya Touré's excellent volley has given City hope.
  • 45+1
    Tévez (Man. City) takes the corner.
  • 40
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Another lifted ball into the Ajax area allows Yaya Touré to rise above the defence and turn a headed effort on target, but the keeper does well again to get down low and collect.
  • 40
    Y. Touré (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 38
    Boerrigter (Ajax) misses the target.
    More lovely football from Ajax deprives City of possession, and Boerrigter finds space on the right of the area, but his shot flies over after cutting back on to his right foot.
  • 35
    Nasri (Man. City) is flagged for offside.
  • 34
    S. De Jong (Ajax) misses the target.
    He already has two, and the captain is seeking a hat-trick, drilling low at goal from 20 metres from a central position, but it flies just wide of the left-hand post.
  • 32
    Babel (Ajax) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 31
    Zabaleta (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 31
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    Pablo Zabaleta drives forward to connect with Javi García's lofted ball into the area, but the full-back cannot generate enough power in the header and the Ajax keeper gets down low to his right to keep the effort out.
  • 31
    Zabaleta (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 28
    Barry (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Van Rhijn (Ajax).
  • Goal
    22
    Y. Touré (Man. City) scores!
    City pull one back as Samir Nasri's cross from the right is not cleared by the head of Christian Poulsen, and the ball falls to the Ivorian, who chests and volleys the ball past Kenneth Vermeer on the turn, from close range.
  • 22
    Clichy (Man. City) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 19
    Barry (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    17
    S. De Jong (Ajax) scores!
  • 17
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Barry (Man. City) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Schöne (Ajax).
  • 13
    Boerrigter (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Clichy (Man. City).
  • 12
    Vermeer (Ajax) makes a save.
    The corner from the right falls to Matija Nastasić at the back post, and he turns and shoots low, but the keeper saves at his feet.
  • 12
    Nastasić (Man. City) has an effort on goal.
  • 12
    Barry (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 11
    Tévez (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    10
    S. De Jong (Ajax) scores!
    The captain got Ajax's first two weeks ago, and does it again in Manchester. Niklas Moisander meets Christian Eriksen's corner, but the shot deflects off bodies in the area, falling to De Jong who finishes neatly from a tight angle.
  • 10
    Moisander (Ajax) misses the target.
  • 9
    Eriksen (Ajax) delivers the corner.
  • 8
    Zabaleta (Man. City) misses the target.
    The full-back is slipped through by a neat ball from Yaya Touré, however, from the angle on the right, the Argentinian shoots well over Kenneth Vermeer's bar.
  • 7
    C. Poulsen (Ajax) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Barry (Man. City).
  • 6
    Barry (Man. City) delivers the corner.
  • 6
    Agüero (Man. City) misses the target.
    The ball is played across the edge of the area to the Argentinian, who slips the ball onto his right foot and attempts a curling shot, which is deflected behind by an Ajax body.
  • 4
    Eriksen (Ajax) misses the target.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    City kick the game off, knowing they must win if they are realistically to keep alive their hopes of making the knockout phase.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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