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TEAM NEWS: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Lescott, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Barry, Milner, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko #cityvstoke #MCFC— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 1, 2013
#scfc team to face Manchester City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilkinson; Jerome, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Walters; Jones.— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) January 1, 2013
First off, Happy New Year to all. Hopefully City can make it an even happier one. Only two changes for City as Joleon Lescott replaces Matija Nastasic and James Milner steps in for the suspended Samir Nasri. Also important to note that this is the final match for Yaya, Kolo, and Abdul Razak before the trio departs for the African Cup of Nations. Stoke will be difficult to break down, as City saw earlier this season in their trip to the Britannia that ended in a 1-1 draw. But City won this fixture last season 3-0 and will look to do the same today.