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Man City vs Norwich – Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

Published January 1, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Date: Saturday, November 2 Venue: Etihad Stadium Kick-Off: 15:00

Can Manchester City continue their revival with another much-needed win against Norwich City on Saturday?

Team News

Manchester City could be without striker Stevan Jovetic and defender Vincent Kompany for the visit of Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Jovetic picked up a knock in the mid-week win over Newcastle in the Capital One Cup, while Kompany faces a race against time to prove his match fitness having missed the last two games with a thigh injury.

Norwich are sweating over the availability of Nathan Redmond and Robert Snodgrass, who picked up knocks against Manchester United midweek.

Alex Tettey, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Elliot Bennett are slight doubts for the trip to the Etihad.


Key Stats

Sergio Ag ero has scored four goals in three Premier League starts against Norwich.

Norwich are the only team yet to score a goal in the first half hour of a Premier League game this season.

Norwich are the last away team to taste victory in the Barclays Premier League at the Etihad, winning 3-2 on the final day of the 2012-13 season.

The Citizens have scored in each of their last 54 Premier League home games.


Likely Line-Ups

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Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Demichelis, Clichy, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Negredo, Aguero

Ruddy, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Olsson, Howson, Fer, Redmond, Elmander, Pilkington, Wolfswinkel

Match Preview

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Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Chelsea in their last Premier League game when they play host to struggling Norwich.

City have made a slow start to their league campaign, currently sitting in seventh place, having won three of their last six matches in the league.

They lost their last game thanks to a dreadful mistake from Joe Hart, who might well find himself dropped for this clash, with No.2 Costel Pantilimon impressing against Newcastle in the League Cup midweek.

Things are hardly much better for Norwich, either, with the Canaries managing to win only two of their first nine league matches so far this season.

Manager Chris Hughton will be feeling the pressure with his side occupying one of the relegation spots, and I’m tipping them to stay there this weekend following a thumping City win.

I expect a backlash here.


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Manchester City vs Ajax – Match Preview & Team News

Published November 7, 2012 by gossipzoo

Venue: Etihad Stadium Date: Tuesday, 6 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT

Coverage: Live on ITV 1

Premier League champions Manchester City welcome Dutch side Ajax to the Eithad Stadium tonight as the two battle it out in the Champions League Group D game, which will be screened live on ITV 1 in the UK.

Manchester City are currently bottom of Group D having only managed a point in their last three games. Ajax however are third and a win tonight could see them go five points clear of Man City.

Roberto Mancini’s side crashed out of the Champions League Group stages last year and despite impressive performances from the likes of Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero this campaign, the club could be facing a similar fate again.

Group D or this year’s ‘group of death’ is made up of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax and Manchester City.

The last time these two sides met was only 13 days ago which ended in Ajax sealing a 3-1 win in front of their home crowd.

Team News

Manchester City will face another tough challenge tonight with Joleon Lescott (back), James Milner (hamstring), Micah Richards (knee), Maicon (foot), David Silva (hamstring) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) all set to miss out

Manchester City’s provisional squad: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Nasri, Garcia, Y Toure, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli.

Ajax’s provisional squad: Vermeer; Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind; Poulsen, Sch ne, De Jong; Sana, Eriksen, Babel

This game is a must win for Roberto Mancini. If his side fail to win again, City could slip into the Europa League or failing that could drop out of Europe completely.

Team news courtesy of Teamtalk

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