Roberto Mancini's going to react to the increased pressure from Manchester United by deploying midfield destroyed Nigel de Jong. Off comes Carlos Tevez - City are sacrificing attack for defence here. No surprise, since they're a goal to the good and just need to hold out for twenty minutes to regain their place at the top of the table.
Phil Jones, presumably inspired by de Jong's presence, then finds himself in the book for a rather nasty challenge on Gareth Barry. The right back comes in very late and plants his studs hard onto the top of the midfielder's left foot. That looked painful.
Yaya Toure nearly makes things more painful for United when he looks to finish off a neat counterattack with a twenty-yard thunderbolt, but his aim is on the fritz and his drive ends up well wide of David de Gea's left post.