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Clive Mason

Tonight's clash may not have the title ramifications that it may well have done but it of course remains a big match for both sides.

Grab a coffee and browse through some of the best links ahead of the game:

  • Roberto Mancini's press conference ahead of the game, here and here. []
  • Mancini can point to a number of factors but he must shoulder the lions share of the blame for City's problems this season, writes Daniel Taylor. [Observer]
  • And Mancini wants the 'real' City to stand up. [MEN]
  • Jamie Jackson argues that even though the 2012/13 season is not yet over both sides will have one eye on next season. [Guardian]
  • Henry Winter hails the importance of City retaining the services of Yaya Toure. [Telegraph]
  • Shuddertothink takes a look at the numbers from the derby earlier in the season. [Bitter and Blue]
  • And finally, a preview I wrote for []