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City v Stoke: Match Thread, Confirmed Lineups

City welcome former boss Mark Hughes and his Potters to the Etihad.

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With just four matches remaining in perhaps the strangest Premier League season ever, City take on a stagnant, 9th place Stoke City side in today's match. The battle for 3rd and 4th is still on, and each match is still crucial- even if City aren't fighting for the title. That being said, one could argue that Hughes' Stoke side don't view these final matches in that same light. Coming off consecutive 4-1 and 4-0 losses to Liverpool and Spurs respectively, Stoke's motivation has come in to question.

Still, the last match between these two ended in a resounding 2-0 victory for Stoke at the Britannia; a match City never really got going in. Add that to the extra spice from a Mark Hughes match, and you've got an interesting affair on deck.

Elsewhere, Arsenal travel to Sunderland, and United have FA Cup duty.

How to watch
TV: UK - Sky Sports 1; USA - NBCSN; Canada - TSN1, TSN3, TSN4
Streaming: UK - Sky GO; USA - NBC Sports Live Extra (direct link for American audiences); Australia - Foxtel Play
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City XI:

Hart, Zabaleta, Mangala, Otamendi, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Iheanacho, Aguero

City subs:

Caballero, Demichelis, Clichy, De Bruyne, Delph, Bony, Sterling

Stoke XI:

Given, Muniesa, Wollscheid, Shawcross, Bardsley, Cameron, Whelan, Imbula, Arnautovic, Diouf, Joselu

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A few changes for City then. Kompany and Delph are rested from the matchday squad, with Otamendi and Kelechi replacing them. Silva steps in for KDB as well, who is on the bench.

Former Blues Shay Given and Glen Whelan start for Stoke, as well as American Geoff Cameron.

Thoughts on the lineup? Prediction for the match? Comment away!