Etihad Stadium

Next Game

Man City v C Palace

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

The King Power Stadium

Last Game

Leicester 0 - 1 Man City

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Barry: A great three points

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry admitted the champions had to grind out their victory at Wigan.

Last Updated: 29/11/12 at 00:30 Post Comment

City celebrate after battling victory at Wigan

City celebrate after battling victory at Wigan

After a dreadful first half, City took control in the second half, with Mario Balotelli scoring his first league goal of the season and James Milner chiming in with a screamer.

"We found it quite tough going in the first half, we had some stray passes but we ground it out in the second half and that's a great three points," Barry told Sky Sports.

"Credit to Wigan, we had to change things to get past them."

The goals came after some City fans had jeered boss Roberto Mancini's decision to substitute striker Sergio Aguero for defender Aleksandar Kolarov.

But Barry says the manager was proved correct and that City will have to take the rough with the smooth: "When the game is going our way the manager is the best tactician there is, that's the world we live in.

"A lot of teams come to Wigan and don't get results. These are vital points that have come our way."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

heck Opta stats.... Sterling is already better than Alexis on pace and creativity and when he can match him physically he will be ten times the player Sanchez ever was or will be!!

hoggylfc
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

expect Pulis to have a nice Christmas dinner with his family- probably all sitting around the table wearing Christmas themed baseball caps, before he gets the call. Realistically he could end up at any number of clubs, it'll be interesting to see which club folds first.

mark.m
For Foxes' Sake, Call The Pulis...

A

s a Liverpool fan, I personally hate Palace. My pick would probably be Arsenal, which is funny because it seems the vast majority of their own fans don't even like them right now.

mark.m
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Steven Gerrard: Raheem Sterling should sign deal and become Liverpool great

Raheem Sterling should commit his long-term future to Liverpool and become an Anfield great, according to Steven Gerrard.

Premier League: Mario Balotelli handed one-match ban for social media post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the FA after his controversial post on social media.

Rangers appoint Derek Llambias as chief executive ahead of AGM

Former Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias has been appointed chief executive of Rangers with immediate effect.

Mail Box

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

Manager Of The Month, My A***...

We have a Newcastle fan having a pop at his manager, some mild reaction to last night at Bournemouth, a justication of that Falcao cost and why the Neviller rules...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property