Back to league action tonight following the FA Cup game last weekend.
With the transfer window now having closed City now know the shape of the squad for the remainder of the season - not to mention the knowledge that other teams have revamped their squads.
First test is a trip to Birmingham and with United, Arsenal and Chelsea all winning it does put a degree of pressure back on the side in terms of both their title and Champions League hopes. It was Birmingham of course who City struggled to break down earlier in the season in a game that finished goalless and really brought to the fore questions about Roberto Mancini; questions that have now been quashed but a failure to win tonight will surely draw parallels with the previous season.
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