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Johnson strikes as Manchester City hold Juventus

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET
Manchester City FC 1-1 Juventus
Adam Johnson cancelled out Vincenzo Iaquinta's early goal to keep City two points in front of Juve in Group A.
by Simon Hart
from City of Manchester Stadium
Johnson strikes as Manchester City hold Juventus
Adam Johnson equalises for City ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Man. CityJuventus

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners5
 
2
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET

Johnson strikes as Manchester City hold Juventus

Manchester City FC 1-1 Juventus
Adam Johnson cancelled out Vincenzo Iaquinta's early goal to keep City two points in front of Juve in Group A.

Adam Johnson's first European goal for Manchester City FC earned Roberto Mancini's side a point from their UEFA Europa League home meeting with Juventus.

Luigi Delneri's visitors took an early lead through Vincenzo Iaquinta's long-range effort but Johnson levelled eight minutes before the interval. City lacked the spark to open up the visitors a second time, though, and Juventus almost grabbed all three Group A points when Alessandro Del Piero's late free-kick hit the crossbar.

Juve's tenth-minute opener came out of the blue. There seemed no danger when Iaquinta cut inside from the left some 30 metres from goal. He let fly a diagonal effort which clipped Kolo Touré's head and flew past Joe Hart low to the goalkeeper's left.

Claudio Marchisio scrambled clear a Patrick Vieira header as City sought a reply. Vieira, playing against his old club, then dispossessed Milos Krasić, Carlos Tévez taking over but flashing a shot wide. That would not be the last speculative shot that flew in as City built the pressure. They came close in the 34th minute when Tévez dinked a ball over and Barry's back header struck the far post.

Johnson latched on to the rebound but Manninger was quickly out to block. Moments later Tévez's blushed were spared by an offside call when he blazed Johnson's cross high over but with their next attack City drew level. Johnson timed his run infield perfectly to meet Yaya Touré's pass and, clear of the Juventus defence, slotted past Manninger.

Mancini's men pushed on at the start of the second period, with Tévez typically busy in his promptings. Yet chances were scarce. Johnson drove straight at Manninger, then Emmanuel Adebayor failed to get on top of a Tévez cross.

At the other end Juventus's threat was limited to two Del Piero free-kicks though the second, after 85 minutes, could not have been closer, the ball hitting the underside of the bar and bouncing down on to the goal line. City are level with their 21 October visitors KKS Lech Poznań on four points; Juve are two adrift as they go to FC Salzburg.

Last updated: 02/10/10 2.14CET

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Lineups

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Man. City

juventus

Juventus

25
HartJoe Hart (GK)
13
ManningerAlexander Manninger (GK)
4
KompanyVincent Kompany
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
5
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
Substitution46
5
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
9
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor
Substitution73
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
11
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
Goal37
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
Goal10
17
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution84
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero (C)
18
BarryGareth Barry
Yellow Card63
19
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
24
VieiraPatrick Vieira
21
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Yellow Card73
28
K. TouréKolo Touré
25
MartínezJorge Martínez
Substitution54
32
TévezCarlos Tévez (C)
27
KrasićMiloš Krasić
Yellow Card41
Substitution75
42
Y. TouréYaya Touré
29
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
GivenShay Given (GK)
30
StorariMarco Storari (GK)
7
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution84
2
MottaMarco Motta
Substitution72
19
LescottJoleon Lescott
4
Felipe MeloFelipe Melo
Substitution75
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution73
20
LanzafameDavide Lanzafame
27
Jô
23
PepeSimone Pepe
Substitution54
34
N. De JongNigel de Jong
33
LegrottaglieNicola Legrottaglie
38
BoyataDedryck Boyata
Substitution46
41
GiannettiNiccolò Giannetti

Coach

Roberto Mancini (ITA) Luigi Delneri (ITA)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP), Jon Nunez Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

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