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7 Things You MUST Know About City vs Villa

Manchester City continued their excellent start to the season with victory over Blackburn in their last Barclays Premier League fixture

Despite resting key players including Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero Man City still scored 4 past Blackburn, with goals from Adam Johnson and Mario Ballotelli who both enjoyed rare starts

City covered 113.8km in the game, with James Milner covering most ground with 11.9km. Milner also had the top average speed with 5.41mph and hit a top speed of 25.67mph

Man City have 4 players in the top 10 in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index. Sergio Aguero remains in 2nd place, while David Silva moves up one place to 5th and Dzeko drops two places to 6th. Vincent Kompany remains at 9th.

Aguero is just one goal behind Wayne Rooney in the goal scoring charts, and has a superior minutes per goal ratio of one every 55 minutes 30 seconds (compared to Rooney’s one every 64 minutes). However, Rooney has the better accuracy with 59% on target compared to Aguero’s 50%

David Silva is another City player making a huge impact in his first season in the Premier League and has scored twice from 13 shots on target, getting 65% of efforts on target overall

Samir Nasri scored his Barclays Premier League goal for Manchester City against Blackburn. The French midfielder has been turning provider at City, and has 6 assists to his name from an incredible 196 passes in his opponents half (one every 2 minutes 21 seconds)

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