To all of our readers: Happy New Year! 2014 was a wonderful year here at Bitter and Blue and hopefully 2015 will be even better. City begin the year's campaign today against Sunderland, and the lineups are in:
TEAM NEWS @MCFC: Caballero, Zabaleta, Mangala, Demichelis, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Navas, Jovetic #cityvsafc #mcfc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 1, 2015
#SAFC: Pantilimon, Vergini, Jones, Brown, O'Shea (c), Rodwell, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Buckley, Wickham.— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) January 1, 2015
SUBS NEWS @MCFC: Hart, Kolarov, Milner, Sagna, Lampard, Sinclair, Boyata #cityvsafc #mcfc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 1, 2015
A few changes for City. Willy Caballero gets the start in net as Hart is rested, and Steven Jovetic is fit enough for to start up top for utility striker James Milner. Kompany still isn't healthy enough for the bench, but Scott Sinclair is!
Fairly typical lineup for Sunderland that sees ex-City boys Jack Rodwell, Costel Pantilimon, and Adam Johnson lining up for the Black Cats.
What do you hope to see from City in 2015? Hopefully the players haven't done too much partying last night (we can safely assume Milner and David Silva were tucked in prior to midnight anyways). Comment away...