Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 32 Goals 31 (64)
(22) 15 Assists 24 (44)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
31.5 Average Age 32.2
181.6 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.1 (1.3)
(45%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 51% (51%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.7) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lee Cattermole Out 6.69
Wes Brown Out N/A
Adam Johnson Doubtful 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Micah Richards Out 7.34
Jack Rodwell Out 6.58
Aleksandar Kolarov Out 6.8
Samir Nasri Out 6.89
Gaël Clichy Doubtful 7.27
Mario Balotelli Doubtful 6.35

Team News

  • Adam Johnson limped off in the second half at Southampton and is a doubt, while both Cattermole and Brown remain sidelined.
  • If the winger isn't fit enough Seb Larsson may move back out wide with Craig Gardner moving into the midfield.
  • Phil Bardsley will hope for a chance at right-back but elsewhere the team should remain unchanged.
  • Karim Rekik made his league debut for City at left-back in the absence of Clichy and Kolarov, though the former could be back in contention on Wednesday.
  • Vincent Kompany was rested against Reading but should return to the side in place of Kolo Toure.
  • Elsewhere James Milner will hope for a start after making his comeback from injury and he may replace Javi Garcia or Carlos Tevez.


  • Sunderland have won each of their last two matches at the Stadium of Light 1-0 and are unbeaten in three home matches against the league champions.
  • Mancini will hope for a much more comprehensive display than he witnessed against Reading in order to end that run and continue to bridge the gap with United at the top.
  • Sunderland have won two of their last three games to claw themselves out of the bottom three but another repeat of the wins over City in recent seasons seems unlikely.
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