Balotelli hat-trick as City smack four past Aston Villa

Manchester City 4 – Aston Villa 0 (Premier League, December 28, 2010) (Longer highlights & MOTD highlights.) City took an early lead when Mario Balotelli was brought down in the box, the Italian got up and slotted in the resulting penalty. Seven minutes later Joleon Lescott met a Johnson corner to double City’s lead. With the half-hour mark reached, Balotelli netted his second tapping in David Silva’s shot after it was blocked by Brad Friedel. Gerard Houllier’s day got worse when Johnson was fouled in the box. Super Mario completed his hat-trick sending Friedel the wrong way.

Post match interviews: Roberto Mancini & Gerard Houllier.

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