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83 touches, 61 passes and 4 dribbles: French masterclass inspires City

Samir Nasri proved to be the match-winner for Manchester City, we take a look at the reasons behind his match-winning performance.

Manchester City are in scintillating form, which was embodied by the performance of French international Samir Nasri in their 3-0 win over Swansea City.

The Etihad has been a hot-bed of goals this season for City as they keep the heat on Arsenal for the League title, in fact in their last 5 games at home they average 5 goals a match - incredible.

It was the turn of Samir Nasri to shine, as he keeps City just 6 points behind his former side in the league standings. 

Despite having more of the ball, Swansea couldn't stop Manchester City's quality shining through and found themselves on the end of a barrage of attacks from the in-form City attack. Alvaro 'the beast' Negredo put the home side one-nil up early into the game, before a brace from Samir Nasri condemned the away side to a second defeat in a week. 

The Frenchman proved to be statistically superior to everyone else on the pitch, knocking up some great numbers.

Pass accuracy - 89%

Touches - 83

Dribbles - 4

Key passes - 2

Shots on target - 2

Passes - 61

Crosses - 6

The former Arsenal man can certainly be proud of his performance, but will need plenty more of the same if he is to catapult City above Arsenal in the league table. 

images: © Ronnie Macdonald, © wonker

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