Aston Villa 0-1 Man City Highlights
Manchester City close the gap on leaders Manchester United to 12 points with a 1-0 win against Aston Villa, who remain in the drop zone.
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Venue: Villa Park
Date: Monday, 4 March, 2012
Kick-off: 20:00 GMT
The teams have met twice already this season, scoring a total of 11 goals. Villa won 4-2 at City in the Capital One Cup in September but were thrashed 5-0 on their league visit in mid-November.
City’s 1-0 win at Villa Park last season was their first away win against Villa in five attempts.
Manchester City have defeated Aston Villa 17 times in the Premier League, more than they have beaten any other team in the division.
Aston Villa have won just one of their last 10 league matches.
Only QPR have scored fewer goals than Villa in this season’s Premier League.
Villa have not won any of the 13 league matches this season when they’ve conceded the opening goal (D2, L11).
They have lost all nine league matches this season in which they have trailed at half-time.
Darren Bent has scored seven Premier League goals against Manchester City.
City have won just one of their last four league matches (W1, D2, L1).
After 27 league matches last season, City had scored 69 goals; this season, they have only managed 50.
Roberto Mancini’s side have conceded fewer goals than any other Premier League team this season (24).
City have never lost when they have scored first in the league this season (W13, D2).
Mancini will become the first Manchester City manager to take charge of 125 Premier League matches for the club. His current record is: W76, D26, L22.