Probable Lineups

Missing Players

Player Reason Status
Stevan Jovetic Doubtful
Matija Nastasic Doubtful
Player Reason Status
Keiren Westwood Doubtful

Team News

  • Manchester City will be boosted by the return of Sergio Agüero and he could make his first start since the 5-1 win over Tottenham.
  • Stevan Jovetic and Matija Nastasic are Manuel Pellegrini's only injury concerns.
  • Costel Pantilimon should start in goal.
  • Sunderland are only sweating on the fitness of Keiren Westwood, who is close to returning to training.
  • Wes Brown is set to come back into the starting XI after his ban came to an end against Arsenal.
  • Gus Poyet will be expected to name his strongest team.

Prediction

  • Manchester City stuttered to a 1-0 win over Stoke last time out and Manuel Pellegrini will be looking for a much improved performance as he goes in hunt of his first trophy since taking over the reigns at the Etihad.
  • Sunderland's recent trip to London saw them fall to a 4-1 loss to Arsenal. However, the Black Cats have enjoyed a good run against City of late, winning 2 of the last 3 meetings between the two sides.
  • City will be boosted by the return of Agüero and they're favourites heading into the first domestic cup final of the season.
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Comments (12)

 
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  • DZEKO FLOP OF THE MATCH VERY POOR PLAYER

  • Dzeko is bad

  • I want sunderland to win the cup who is with me ?

  • I love Borini, Because he are Liverpool ;)

  • DZEKO WORSTE PLAYER I EVER SEEN NEGREDO IS MESSI FOR HIM

  • @flyindream i think you where right

  • there will be suprise sunderland wins...

  • finally dzeko on the bench cmon city negredo+aguero

  • Black Cats 2-1.

  • mancity all the way

  • Going for 1-1 or 2-2 draw in 90 minutes, after that I have no idea.

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