• 7 May 2014, Kick Off 7:45pm
  • Ref: Michael Oliver
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City
4
0
Aston Villa
93' Yaya Touré
89' Stevan Jovetic
72' Edin Dzeko
64' Edin Dzeko
 
Result
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    • 1Hart
    • 5Zabaleta
    • 4Kompany
    • 26Demichelis
    • 13Kolarov
    • 14Javi García
    • 42Yaya Touré
    • 7Milner
    • 21Silva
    • 8Nasri
    • 10Dzeko
    • 1Guzan
    • 34Lowton
    • 6Clark
    • 15Westwood
    • 4Vlaar
    • 2Baker
    • 8El Ahmadi
    • 16Delph
    • 21Bowery
    • 10Weimann
    • 23Bertrand
    • 9Negredo
    • 35Jovetic
    • 6Lescott
    • 30Pantilimon
    • 22Clichy
    • 2Richards
    • 25Fernandinho

    Manchester City

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 J. Hart
    • 5 P. Zabaleta
    • 4 V. Kompany
    • 26 M. Demichelis
    • 13 A. Kolarov
    • 14 F. García Fernández
    • 42 G. Touré
    • 7 J. Milner (Jovetic '60)
    • 21 D. Silva (Luiz Rosa '76)
    • 8 S. Nasri
    • 10 E. Dzeko (Negredo '86)

    Aston Villa

    Starting line up
    Formation 5-3-2
    • 1 B. Guzan
    • 34 M. Lowton
    • 6 C. Clark (Robinson '79)
    • 15 A. Westwood
    • 4 R. Vlaar
    • 2 N. Baker
    • 8 K. El Ahmadi
    • 16 F. Delph
    • 21 J. Bowery (Bacuna '59)
    • 10 A. Weimann
    • 23 R. Bertrand (Grealish '88)
    Substitutes
    • 9 . Negredo
    • 35 S. Jovetic
    • 6 J. Lescott
    • 30 C. Pantilimon
    • 22 G. Clichy
    • 2 M. Richards
    • 25 F. Luiz Rosa
    Substitutes
    • 18 Y. Sylla
    • 41 J. Grealish
    • 29 G. Holt
    • 37 C. Robinson
    • 24 A. Tonev
    • 7 L. Bacuna
    • 13 J. Steer
    • 4 Goals 0
    • 9 Shots On Target 0
    • 5 Shots Off Target 2
    • 0 Hit Woodwork 1
    • 1 Yellow Cards 2
    • 8 Fouls 9
    • 3 Offsides 0
    • 1 Hand Balls 0
    • 73.3 Possession % 26.7
    • 739 Total Passes 257
    • 671 Accurate Passes 183
    • 30 Crosses 11
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 3
    • 7 Corners 2
    • 8 Tackles Won 13
    • 10 Total Tackles 16
    • 3 Blocks 4
    • 4 Blocked Scoring Attempts 3
    • 5 Interceptions 14
    • 20 Clearances 36
    • 20 Effective Clearances 36
    • 14 Headed Clearances 18
    • 0 Keeper Saves 5
    • 3 Keeper Throws 6
    • 3 Accurate Keeper Throws 6
    • 4 Goal Kicks 9
    • 3 Accurate Goal Kicks 4

    Premier League LIVE: Manchester City vs Aston Villa

    Probable Lineups:

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    Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Y Toure, Milner, Silva, Nasri, Dzeko

    Liverpool’s shock 3-3 result against Crystal Palace, when the Reds were 3-0 up, was a major blow to Liverpool getting their first league title in 24 years and has put Man City into the driving seat. One point behind the league leaders with two games to play, a win here against Villa will put the Citizens two points above Liverpool going into the last game of the season. The big news for this one is the absence of Sergio Aguero, who limped off in their 3-2 win over Everton last weekend. Dzeko grabbed a brace in that win over the Toffees and will be expected to lead the line tonight.

    Aston Villa (4-4-2): Guzan, Bacuna, Baker, Vlaar, Clark, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Bertrand, Weimann, Agbonlahor

    Villa are safe from regulation and will go into the game without much pressure. This could cause boss Paul Lambert to shuffle his squad, with Gabriel Agbonlahor a doubt after picking up a slight injury against Hull last weekend. He could therefore turn to Grant Holt or Jordan Bowery to partner Andreas Weimann up top. It is expected the Villans will go to the Etihad and attempt to keep Man City’s attack at bay… or at least that’s what Liverpool hope will happen.

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    Remember this?

    A fan captures Andreas Weimann’s winning goal against Man City earlier this season. Liverpool supporters will be praying there’s a winning goal for Aston Villa again.

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

    Edin Dzeko

    It’s hard to ignore the form of Edin Dzeko. The striker has scored six goals in his last eight games in the absence of injury-prone Sergio Aguero and will lead the line in the hopes of firing Manchester City to the title.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Manchester City vs. Aston Villa: An Alternative Preview

    Manchester City have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League (L1).

    Aston Villa have taken just two points from their last seven Barclays Premier League away games (D2 L5).

    Man City need four goals to score 100 in a league season for the first time since 2001-02 (scored 108 in a 46-game second tier campaign).

    City last scored 100 goals in the top-flight back in 1957-58 (104 but only came fifth).

    Villa need three points from their last two Premier League games of 2013-14 to match the total they recorded last season (41).

    Six of Aston Villa’s last seven Premier League goals have come before half-time.

    Samir Nasri has scored or assisted a goal in six of his last nine PL apps for Man City.

    Yaya Toure has scored or assisted 26 goals in 33 Premier League appearances this season – he had a hand in 12 goals in each of his previous three PL seasons.

    Manchester City have scored 150 goals this season in all competitions, 107 more than Aston Villa (43).

    Man City’s total of 57 home goals in the Premier League is 18 more than the Villans have in total (39).