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City 1-0 Reading

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City 1
Reading 0

Saturday 22nd December 2012

Posted by Chris Bailey

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City ended 2012 at the Etihad Stadium as they began it – with a win.

Whilst the rewards for those looking for some Christmas pocket money from the odds-makers were decidedly slim – the bookmakers were trading at 1-7 before kick-off – the three points count the same as any others.

And just as importantly the victory, achieved in time honoured fashion via some late drama and no apparent additions to the queue at the Carrington medical room queue, helped the momentum and confidence going into the busy holiday period.

Gareth Barry was the hero heading the winner in injury time just when it seemed certain Reading’s rearguard action would pay dividends.

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Barclays Premier League

1Manchester United17+1942
2Manchester City18+1939
3Arsenal18+1430
4Everton18+830
5Spurs18+530

As of: 22 December 2012, 5:38 PM

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Match Stats

Possession
  • Duration: 96 minutes
  • Home possession: 73%
  • Away possession: 27%
On Target
  • Home: 3
  • Away: 1
Fouls
  • Home: 12
  • Away: 16
Offsides
  • Home: 0
  • Away: 1

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