Manchester City vs Wigan Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 17, 2013: Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Etihad Stadium — Manchester.
FA Cup finalists face in the Premier League ahead of their clash at Wembley. The Latics will hope to continue their good form, while the champions will try to get three points and leave them in the relegation zone.
Manchester City goes 2nd in the EPL with 65 points from 31 games, having 19 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses so far this season. The Citizens are 15 points behind the leaders Man Utd, but have a game in hand cause of FA Cup duty. Their present form has seen 1 loss and 4 wins from last five games. Last five home matches the Citizens have finished with 1 draw and 4 straight wins. Man City beat Chelsea 1-2 in the FA Cup semi-finals last weekend. Also, they have a great record against Wigan.
Wigan stands 18th in the league table with 31 points from 31 games, winning 8, drawing 7 and losing 16 so far this season. The Latics are just 3 points behind of Aston Villa, Stock and Sunderland. Their present form has seen 1 draw and 4 wins from last five games. Last five away games the Latics have finished with the same stats. Last weekend they wom Millwall 0-2 in the FA Cup semi-final and will face with Man City.
Roberto Mancini could give rest to his key players that overcame Chelsea 2-1. So Micah Richards, who hasn’t played since October could start from the first minutes. Aleksandar Kolarov is also expected in a rare start. Javi Garcia and Edin Dzeko could also play. Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy, Gareth Barry and Carlos Tevez will get rest.
Roberto Martinez, probably, will use the same squad that won ticket to the final for Wigan. On-loan goalkeeper Joel does could return instead of Ali Al-Habsi. He has no fresh injury worries.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Richards, Kolo Toure, Nastasic, Kolarov, Garcia, Yaya Toure, Milner, Aguero, Nasri, Dzeko.
Last three matches:
Chelsea FC 1 – Manchester City FC 2;
Man Utd. 1 – Manchester City FC 2;
Manchester City FC 4 – Newcastle 0.
Wigan line-up: Joel, Alcaraz, Scharner, Figueroa, Boyce, Gomez, McCarthy, Beausejour, McManaman, Kone, Maloney.
Last three matches:
Millwall 0 – Wigan Athletic 2;
QPR 1 – Wigan Athletic 1;
Wigan Athletic 1 – Norwich City 0.