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On December 26th Sunderland welcomes Manchester City at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Roberto Mancini’s team will try to end their three-game winless run having lost twice and drawn once at the Stadium of Light. The Black Cats’ will looking for home points against the Premier League champions as they need to improve their league position. The visitors have the best away stats this season.
Sunderland goes on the fifteenth place with nineteen points after eighteen games. They have four wins, seven draws and seven losses this season. They are involved in the relegation zone fight with two wins, one draw and three defeats in their last six EPL matches. At home field Sunderland have one win, two draws and three losses in their last six games. Sunderland can welcome back important players and have no new injuries.
Manchester City are second in the EPL standings with thirty nine points after eighteen games, having eleven wins, six draws and one defeat this season. Their present form has seen three wins, two draws and one defeat in their last six English Premier League matches. Away from home Man City have four wins and two draws in their last six games. An interesting fact is that the last two games between these teams at the Stadium of Light have ended with the score 1-0 for Sunderland.
Sunderland’s head coach Martin O’Neill may use the same squad that beat Southampton with the score 1-0 last Saturday. The Black Cats has no new injury worries. Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole are still out of the game. Phil Bardsley may be back into the starting squad, while Adam Johnson facing a late fitness test, so this would allow Craig Gardner to move into the midfield and Sebastian Larsson to start out wide.
Manchester City have good news with the return of their captain Vincent Kompany. Mario Balotelli has recovered from an illness. Aleksander Kolarov and Gael Clichy are still doubtful. Samir Nasri, Jack Rodwell and Micah Richards will all remain sideline.
Sunderland line-up: Mignolet, Gardner, O’Shea, Cuellar, Rose, Johnson, Colback, Larsson, McClean, Sessegnon, Fletcher.
Last three games:
Southampton 0 – Sunderland 1;
Man Utd. 3 – Sunderland 1;
Sunderland 3 – Reading 0.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Garcia, Silva, Toure, Tevez, Aguero.
Last three games:
Manchester City FC 1 – Reading 0;
Newcastle 1 – Manchester City FC 3;
Manchester City FC 2 – Man Utd. 3.