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Man City 3-1 QPR

1 September 2012 Last updated at 18:23 GMT

Man City
Y Toure 16′ Dzeko 61′ Tevez 90′

Zamora 59′

1 September 2012 Last updated at 18:23 GMT

By Phil McNulty Chief football writer, BBC Sport at Etihad Stadium
Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start to the season with victory against Queen's Park Rangers at The Etihad.
The Premier League champions were watched by Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho ahead of their Champions League meetings- and he saw City win despite a performance that was not entirelyconvincing.

BBC Match of the Day commentator
"Manchester City manager Roberto Manicini's 100th Premier League game in charge yielded a 62nd victory. The win was clinched by Carlos Tevez in stoppage time. Until that moment QPR had made it a little uncomfortable for them."
Yaya Toure gave City the lead in a first half they dominated completely but QPR shocked Roberto Mancini's side when Bobby Zamora levelled entirely against the run of play on the hour.
City were back in front through Edin Dzeko inside two minutes before Carlos Tevez added a third in stoppage time to end any lingering anxiety from the home supporters.
This was a repeat of the momentous fixture on 13 May when Sergio Aguero's injury time goal gave City their first title in 44 years, but there was little of that sparkle surrounding this day and for Mancini this was ultimately about getting the job done.
QPR boss Mark Hughes harbouredhopes of an unlikely point for periods in the second half but much of his body language spokeof frustration at his side's failings and there is little doubt he will be eager to use many of the new players who have fleshed out his squad in recent weeks.
City spent £38m on the final day of the transfer window - but £6.2m Scott Sinclair was the only new face on show on the bench.
David Platt happy to claim tense win
QPR have embarked on a wholesale reconstruction of their squad since avoiding relegation despite losing at City on the final day of last season and boss Hughes gave an immediate debut to £8m purchase from Real Madrid Esteban Granero.

Apart from one shot at goal, Granero had little more than a watching - or more precisely running - brief as City dominated possession to an almost embarrassing degree in the first half.
City, perhaps to their frustration, had only one goal to show for their superiority at the interval after Toure scored through a crowd after QPR failed to clear a corner they had contested.
Fabio da Silva, on loan from Manchester United, had already cleared Dzeko's header off the line as QPR were penned in their own half for almost the entire period.
The pattern continued after the break as QPR keeper Robert Green blocked Dzeko's shot and Pablo Zabaleta's curling effort hit the bar after he was played in by David Silva.
Mark Hughes encouraged despite defeat

City's failure to make QPR pay resulted in punishment just on the hour when the bandaged Zamora headed in a simple chance after keeper Joe Hart saved Andrew Johnson's powerful shot.
The shock stung City into action and they were back in front inside two minutes when the tireless Tevez pulled back for Dzeko to head in at the near post.
Despite controlling so much of thegame, the champions had not wrapped up the points and they had a moment of concern with 12minutes remaining as Ryan Nelsen just failed to meet Granero's cross at the far post.
It was the last serious threat and the excellent Tevez completed the formalities in the closing moments when he touched Dzeko's shot past Green.

Manchester City
01 Hart
04 Kompany
05 Zabaleta (K Toure - 74' )
06 Lescott
13 Kolarov
08 Nasri (Razak - 89' )
17 Rodwell
21 Silva (Milner - 81' )
42 Y Toure
10 Dzeko32 Tevez
30 Pantilimon
22 Clichy
28 K Toure
07 Milner
11 Sinclair
62 Razak
45 Balotelli

Queens Park Rangers
01 Green
05 Ferdinand (Onuoha - 67' )
17 Nelsen
19 Bosingwa
20 Fabio
07 Park Ji-sung
11 Wright-Phillips
14 Granero (Cisse - 85' )
32 Faurlin (Dyer - 72' )
08 Johnson25 Zamora
26 Murphy
15 Onuoha
04 Derry
18 Dyer
09 Cisse
12 Mackie
23 Hoilett
Ref: Foy
Att: 45,579

Match Stats
Possession 46% 54% 97 mins Manchester City Queens Park Rangers
19 9
On target
12 5
8 3
12 3

Goal - Carlos Tevez - Man City 3 - 1 QPR Carlos Tevez finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 3-1 QPR. 90:00
+1:45 Edin Dzeko takes a shot. 89:55 Shaun Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Edin Dzeko.Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

Bobby Zamora is shown a yellow card. 83:39 Carlos Tevez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Nelsen. Ryan Nelsen takes the free kick. 83:15 Kieron Dyer takes a shot.

Substitution James Milner comes on in place ofDavid Silva. 76:38 Ji-Sung Park fouled by Vincent Kompany, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by EstebanGranero. 74:57

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