• 16 Apr 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Martin Atkinson
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
2
2
Sunderland
88' Samir Nasri
2' Fernandinho
 
Result
83' Connor Wickham
73' Connor Wickham
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    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 13Kolarov
    • 7Milner
    • 14Javi García
    • 25Fernandinho
    • 8Nasri
    • 16Agüero
    • 9Negredo
    • 25Mannone
    • 27Vergini
    • 16O'Shea
    • 5Brown
    • 28Alonso
    • 7Larsson
    • 31Borini
    • 14Colback
    • 33Cattermole
    • 11Adam Johnson
    • 10Wickham
    • 10Dzeko
    • 17Rodwell
    • 6Lescott
    • 35Jovetic
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 22Clichy
    • 2Richards

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-1-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 7 J. Milner
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa (Rodwell '87)
    • 8 S. Nasri
    • 16 S. Agüero (Jovetic '57)
    • 9 . Negredo (Dzeko '69)

    Sunderland

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-1-4-1
    • 25 V. Mannone
    • 27 S. Vergini
    • 16 J. O'Shea
    • 5 W. Brown
    • 28 M. Alonso
    • 7 S. Larsson (Giaccherini '68)
    • 31 F. Borini (Scocco '69)
    • 14 J. Colback
    • 33 L. Cattermole
    • 11 A. Johnson
    • 10 C. Wickham
    Substitutes
    • 10 E. Dzeko
    • 17 J. Rodwell
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 35 S. Jovetic
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 2 M. Richards
    Substitutes
    • 22 E. Ba
    • 35 C. Mavrias
    • 30 I. Scocco
    • 32 . Ustari
    • 17 J. Altidore
    • 42 L. Agnew
    • 23 E. Giaccherini
    • 2 Goals 2
    • 1 First Half Goals 0
    • 4 Shots On Target 3
    • 9 Shots Off Target 8
    • 1 Yellow Cards 3
    • 14 Fouls 10
    • 0 Offsides 1
    • 1 Hand Balls 0
    • 56.8 Possession % 43.2
    • 546 Total Passes 404
    • 481 Accurate Passes 338
    • 23 Crosses 21
    • 3 Accurate Crosses 4
    • 3 Corners 6
    • 24 Tackles Won 16
    • 31 Total Tackles 20
    • 0 Blocks 2
    • 3 Blocked Scoring Attempts 0
    • 16 Interceptions 12
    • 25 Clearances 14
    • 25 Effective Clearances 14
    • 19 Headed Clearances 7
    • 1 Keeper Saves 2
    • 6 Keeper Throws 7
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 7
    • 9 Goal Kicks 12
    • 7 Accurate Goal Kicks 6

    Manchester City vs. Sunderland: An Alternative Preview

    Probable Lineups:

    mancity sunderlandManchester City (4-4-2): Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kompany, Clichy, Navas, Y Touré, Milner, Silva, Negredo, Jovetic

    Man City came away from Carrow Road with only a point in a 0-0 draw against Norwich last weekend, allowing Chelsea to go two points clear as well as not taking advantage of Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool.  Yaya Touré was also in the headlines for an off-the-camera incident by kicking Ricky van Wolfswinkel, but has luckily escaped any disciplinary action from the FA.  With injuries to Sergio Aguero,  Samir, Nasri, and Fernandinho, Manuel Pelligrini should name an unchanged side looking to add to their 42 goals scored at home this season.

    Sunderland (4-3-3): Mannone, Bardsley, O’Shea, Celustka, Alonso, Bridcutt, Johnson, Colback, Ki, Borini, Altidore

    Sunderland’s fantastic form came to a sudden halt after a third minute Wes Brown red card caused them to crumble against Hull 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.  This puts massive pressure on the Black Cats, with an intense run of fixtures that starts with Manchester City at the Etihad as well as going away to Arsenal and then Liverpool. Gus Poyet will need to go with a very dogged approach to get anything out of the Citizens or some magic from an song Adam Johnson in this mini-preview of the Capital One Cup Final.

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    Sunderland seems to be Man City’s bogey team, beating them four times in four seasons.  Here Ji Dong Wong scores a 93rd minute winner in the 2012 season.

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    Yaya Touré has been hogging the headlines for the wrong reason recently but he’ll be looking to get back on track with a champions’ performance against a motivated Sunderland side.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Manchester City vs. Sunderland: An Alternative Preview

    Man City have won just two of the last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland (W2 D2 L4), with all four of Sunderland’s victories being 1-0 wins.

    Sunderland have lost four successive Barclays Premier League away games, conceding 13 goals in total during this run.