Sunderland v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

2 Dec

With Vincent Kompany injured and Eliaquim Mangala suspended, Martin Demichelis will be partnered at the heart of defence by either Dedryck Boyata or Bacary Sagna. Matija Nastasic, whose treatment this season by Manuel Pellegrini seems a little spiteful, perhaps as a result of the Serb’s refusal to leave in the summer, supposedly has a groin [...]

Southampton 0 – 3 MAN CITY – PLAYER RATINGS

30 Nov

Hart - One goalmouth scramble in the first half was about as lively as it got for him. His punching was fine on the whole, but his distribution was typically wayward - 6 Zabaleta - Enjoyed a decent battle with Mane and thanks to his dogged defending and willing forward runs, he was the victor in that contest. Covered [...]

Southampton v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

29 Nov

Pablo Zabaleta looks set to replace Bacary Sagna on the right of the back four, despite the Frenchman’s impressive display against Bayern Munich. Eliaquim Mangala was another to star in that encounter and he is battling with Martin Demichelis for a place alongside Vincent Kompany. Aleks Kolarov is still sidelined with injury, meaning Gael Clichy [...]

MAN CITY v Bayern Munich – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

24 Nov

Manuel Pellegrini’s hand is rather forced with a string of injuries and suspensions, and the only defensive dilemma is whether the Chilean partners Vincent Kompany with Martin Demichelis or Eliaquim Mangala. If the Frenchman gets the nod, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise in turn to see Demichelis appear in central midfield, acting as a [...]

MAN CITY 2 – 1 Swansea – PLAYER RATINGS

23 Nov

Hart - Another strong showing from Hart as his good form this season continues. Out well to deny Montero in the second half and then hurtled off his line to narrow the angle for Gomis in the closing stages - 7 Zabaleta - Solid for the most part. He has not been at his best during this campaign, but [...]

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