Reading vs Manchester City Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: May 14, 2013; Time: 8:00 PM BST;
Venue: Madejski Stadium — Reading.
In accordance to the rumours the Italian head coach of Man City has been fired due to a disappointing season. Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak affirmed that manager Roberto Mancini has been sacked for his records. Also he said that love of fans and respect of Sheikh Mansour and the board will be shown for all of Mancini’s hard work over the last three-and-a-half years. The visitors will be trying to rehabilitate from FA Cup defeat. Man City needs to return to winning ways after a shock loss to Wigan at Wembley past Saturday. The Royals are already relegated and will try to fight for their pride.
Reading sits 19th in the EPL table with 28 points from 36 games, having 6 wins, 10 draws and 20 losses so far this season. The Royals are already relegated from the EPL, and need just 1 point from their last 2 games to guarantee they do not come to an end on the last spot. Their present form has seen L,D,L,D,W from last five games. Last five home matches the Royals have finished with L,L,L,D,D. Last weekend they managed a 4-2 away win against Fulham.
Manchester City stands 2nd in the Premier League with 75 points from 36 games, winning 22, drawing 9 and losing 5 so far this season. The Citizens are 13 points behind the champions Man Utd. Their present form has seen L,W,D,W,L from last five games in all competitions. Last five away matches City have finished with L,W,W,L,D. Also, they have won just 8 games on the road this year. It is the lowest record of all the clubs in the top five. Man City has secured Champions League spot next season, but Mancini lost 1-0 to Wigan at Wembley in the FA Cup final this weekend, so he is fired. Chilean Manuel Pellegrini could replace the Italian coach.
Manchester City will play without right-back Pablo Zabaleta after he was sent-off in the shock FA Cup Final loss to Wigan. Scott Sinclair has a shoulder injury.
Nigel Adkins could count on goalkeeper Adam Federici after his recovery from ankle injury, but he, probably, will take his place on the bench. Midfielder Hope Akpan has resumed training after an ankle injury. Forward Jason Roberts is out for the rest of the season with hip injury, while Jimmy Kebe could return to action.
Reading line-up: McCarthy, Gunter, Mariappa, Morrison, Kelly, Karacan, Guthrie, McCleary, McAnuff, Robson-Kanu, Pogrebnyak.
Last three matches:
Fulham 2 – Reading 4;
Reading 0 – QPR 0;
Norwich City 2 – Reading 1.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Tevez, Nasri, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Manchester City 0 – Wigan Athletic 1;
Manchester City 1 – West Bromwich Albion 0;
Swansea City 0 – Manchester City 0.