The teams are in:
#MCFC team to play #AVFC: Pantilimon, Rodwell, K. Toure (C), Nastasic, Barry, Razak, Suarez, Milner, Kolarov, Tevez, Balotelli #cityvvilla— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 25, 2012
VILLA: Given, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, El Ahmadi, Delph, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke. #AVFC— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) September 25, 2012
As expected, City make a number of changes with youngsters Denis Suarez and Abdul Razak getting some valuable gametime whilst it appears as though Roberto Mancini is opting for a back three of Kolo Toure, Jack Rodwell and Matija Nastasic.