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Matchday live: Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers
Updated 10:08pm Wednesday 15th January 2014 in Sport
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Rovers players and staff go towards the away end to applaud the vocal travelling fans
Full-time: Manchester City 5, Blackburn Rovers 0
A goal for City on the stroke of half-time proved to be the turning point in this FA Cup third round replay
What a night for 16-year-old Connor Mahoney, coming off the bench at Manchester City to make his Blackburn Rovers debut.
The former Accrington Stanley youngster replaces Lee Williamson for the last minute or two.
Milner bends a free kick just wide
Kolarov narrowly clears the bar with a free kick
Dzeko, who in the first half looked like he wouldn't score if he played all night, squeezes in his second at the near post. 5-0
Micah Richards making way for Emyr Huws to make his first team debut for City (77mins)
This has been by no means a collapse by Rovers, but when City turn it on, they are devastatingly good
Aguero announces his return with a goal from his first touch. 4-0
And here he is, Aguero replaces Negredo in his comeback game
But while he waits Rovers have a corner
And if it wasn't bad enough now for Rovers, Sergio Aguero is about to come off the bench
Dzeko has surely sealed it for City. 3-0
Lowe 22yard shot takes a deflection but referee signals a goal kick
Kolarov booked for a foul on Williamson. Referee Craig Pawson trying to play advantage where possible
Another good chance for King, saved by Pantillimon
Marshall delivers a good ball in from the left, King meets it with a header but can't keep it down
Milner booked for a poor challenge from behind on Cairney
Josh King on for Campbell - 59 mins
City on the break, Kolarov fires over
Henley watches Kolarov all the way to block cross for a corner, which Rovers clear
Superbly weighted ball from Kolarov, Hanley stretches but can't reach it. Negredo finishes well
One change for City with Aleksandar Kolarov replacing Fernandinho
Second half underway
Change of goalkeeper for Rovers, Simon Eastwood comes on for Robinson
Rovers are first out for the second half
Half-time: City 1, Rovers 0
Negredo delivers a cruel blow to Rovers with a stoppage time header
Milner chipped ball into the six-yard boss somehow misses everyone and bounces wide. Richards the closest to converting
Taylor 22-yard shot just wide of the near right post, following Campbell's neat lay-off
Navas ball from the right goes across the face of goal and misses Negredo at near post and Fernandinho at far left
Not sure what Dzeko was thinking there. At least 30 yards out and goes for goal but was high and wide to say the very least
Spurr concedes a corner under pressure from Navas
Dzeko volleys wildly over from Navas free kick, after Robinson parries Garcia strike from distance, scooped away by Marshall and Fernandinho is fouled in the aftermath
Cairney bundled over by Nastasic on the break.
Marshall takes free kick 22 yards out, but it's straight at Pantillimon
Cairney tries a low shot from distance, blocked by Lescott on the edge of the box. Rovers ultimately win a corner but can't capitalise on it
City take control of the game again.
Rovers have moved the ball around quite nicely at times but have been frustrated in the final third
Dzeko has just had another chance for City after controlling Negredo's short ball, but clears the bar from the edge of the box
Dzeko header over from Milner's cross
Rovers are without captain Scott Dann and top goalscorer Jordan Rhodes due to injury.
Dann has a groin problem and Rhodes is ruled out with a foot injury.
The teams are on the pitch and making their final preparations before kick-off
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