Stoke 1-4 Man City- Match Report

Stoke 1-4 Man City: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.Aguero double helps sink StokeSergio Aguero and Manchester City rediscovered their touch as the champions turned on the style in the second half to win 4-1 at Stoke.Aguero struck twice as City won for the first time in five Barclays Premier League games to keep some pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table.Aguero's first strike in six games since returning from injury was cancelled out by Peter Crouch before the break but he grabbed a second from the penalty spot after James Milner had put City back ahead

Samir Nasri claimed the fourth with a fine strike 14 minutes from time.The first half was a compelling affair but both sides might have had more than a goal apiece after efforts were ruled out at each end.Crouch was first denied by an offside flag and Aguero had what would then have been his second chalked off in confusing circumstances on the stroke of half-time.Handball was the offence, although it was only the faintest of touches and possibly not deliberate.But City reacted well to the controversy and finally showed some champion quality after a disappointing few weeks by running in three second-half goals

Source : PA

Source: PA