Player ratings: Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers

Given – Clearly under instructions to try and play the ball out to defenders, and not to be concerned about initiating attacks with a quick throw. The result was a few a sloppy clearances from the normally reliable Shay. 6

Zabaleta – A big improvement on his performance at Hull, where the broken nose must have affected his preparation. Very strong defensively and needed to be against Wilshere. 7

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Verdict: Bolton Wanderers 3 Manchester City 3

City just about returned to their drawing ways after coming from behind three times and seeing Craig Bellamy controversially dismissed. The ten men nearly snatched a winner as Lescott and Robinho missed late chances, but that shouldn’t disguise a poor performance where Bolton created a host of chances.

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