A predatory Edin Dzeko brace helped City to round off pre-season in style with a convincing 4-0 win over Limerick at Thomond Park.
On a chilly night by the banks of the broad, majestic Shannon, City won their final friendly ahead of the Community Shield with a flurry of first half goals which featured an Edin Dzeko brace and a close range finish from Dedryck Boyata.
A second half goal from Luca Scapuzzi completed the scoring for the Blues. Coming only 24 hours after the 2-0 win in Wolfsburg, Mancini opted for a blend of youth and experience with Edin Dzeko the only player retained in the starting eleven from that encounter.
Alongside Dzeko were four of the players who took part in Euro 2012, captain for the day Samir Nasri, James Milner, Gael Clichy, and Joleon Lescott as Roberto Mancini continued to test the 3-5-2 formation he has experimented with in pre-season games.Read full match report
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