Lineups are in:
TEAM NEWS: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Nastasic, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Nasri, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko #norwichvcity #MCFC— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 29, 2012
#NCFC XI to play @mcfc - Bunn; R. Martin (c), Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Pilkington, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Hoolahan; Morison— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) December 29, 2012
Great to see Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri back in the lineup. Carlos Tevez was suffering from an illness earlier in the week so that explains his absence, though he is on the bench. Edin Dzeko gets the start in his place, let's see if he makes something of it for once. City won this fixture 5-1 last season in a match that restored confidence and kept a sliver of hope alive in the race for the title, scoring some of the prettiest goals I've ever seen in the process. Hopefully a similar performance is produced today, though Norwich certainly are no pushovers, especially at Carrow Road where they have already knocked off United and Arsenal this season.