FA CUP 5TH ROUND: Man City comfortable winners over Villa

Manchester City will host Championship Reading in the quarter finals after disposing of Premiership rivals Aston Villa 3-0 at Eastlands.

Manchester City will host Championship Reading in the quarter finals after disposing of Premiership rivals Aston Villa 3-0 at Eastlands.

Villa boss Gerard Houllier left many of his first teamers on the bench and this was reflected in the scoreline as City eased to their win against a disappointing visitor’s.

Yaya Toure gave the home side an early lead then Mario Balotelli doubled their advantage when he raced on to Toure's pass and blasted the ball past Brad Friedel.

Little changed in the second period although Villa did have a bright spell without really looking threatening and the fact they managed just two shots on target tells its own sorry story.

Man of the Match David Silva made sure there would be no unlikely comeback from the midlanders by firing home with 20 minutes remaining.

And so Roberto Mancini’s team remain on course to end their 35-year spell without a trophy.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 25,570

Man City scorers: Y Toure 5, Balotelli 25, Silva 70
Villa scorers:

MAN CITY
25 Hart
02 Richards (Boyata 83)
05 Zabaleta
13 Kolarov
17 Boateng
19 Lescott
18 Barry
21 Silva
24 Vieira
42 Y Toure (Jo 80)
45 Balotelli (yellow card) (Tevez 60)

Substitutes
12 Taylor,
38 Boyata,
06 Johnson,
10 Dzeko,
27 Jo,
32 Tevez,
57 Wabara

ASTON VILLA
01 Friedel
05 Dunne (Walker 83)
21 Clark (yellow card
13 Bradley (Young 71)
16 Delph
19 Petrov (yellow card)
25 Bannan
31 Herd
11 Agbonlahor (yellow card)
14 Delfouneso (Downing 71)
18 Heskey

Substitutes
33 Marshall,
36 Walker,
06 Downing,
07 Young,
08 Pires,
12 Albrighton,
20 Reo-Coker

 
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