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Capital One Cup - Sunderland v City: Match Thread

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City open the Capital One Cup run at the Stadium of Light

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Coming off losses to Juventus and West Ham last week, City travel to Sunderland to begin their Capital One Cup campaign. A win would be nice, but a lineup worthy of this round of the competition is probably more important. I'm sure most of us would like to see some of the younger guys and fringe players get a run out. Key starters should be rested where possible. And it appears we will get the opposite, as the lineups have been revealed as I type this:

Lots of starters. This is a bit worrying, but I guess we have no choice but to see how the match goes now. Plenty of youth on the bench. Everyone bar Ferny, actually. Former Blue Adam Johnson gets a start for Sunderland, as does USA defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Thoughts on the lineup? Probably not too many happy City fans out there... Let us know in the comments below.