Feb 24, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-0
Chelsea
Touré (63'), Tevez (85')
Rodwell (29'), Touré (40'), Zabaleta (43')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Ramires (37')

Half-Time Report: No goals at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City fail to turn their first-half domination into goals against Chelsea.

Neither Manchester City nor Chelsea were able to find the net during the opening 45 minutes at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

The first real chance of note was created in the 14th minute by the home side. David Silva sent over a corner from the right that was met by an unmarked Matija Nastasic, who saw his bouncing header tipped to safety by Petr Cech.

Next to try his luck for City was Sergio Aguero, but having rounded Cech, the Argentine lost his footing and the ball rolled out of play.

Opposing bosses Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez shake hands before the Man City v Chelsea match on February 24, 2013© PA Photos

Roberto Mancini's side continued to control proceedings and were denied a goal with 38 minutes played when Gary Cahill got back to head clear a volley from Pablo Zabaleta that looked be the heading into the net.

Three minutes later Cech was called into action again, this time to push over a long-range strike by Jack Rodwell, before holding the same player's headed effort from inside the six-yard box.

City continued to dominate as the half drew to a close, but they were unable to get the better of Cech.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini on the touchline during the FA Cup fourth round match against Stoke on January 26, 2013
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