UK time is: 11:05:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Manchester City vs. Stoke City

Etihad Stadium

21/12/11

19:45PM

Man City v Stoke City

High Flying City take on Plucky Potters in Wednesday night showdown!

Vital Quotes:

Roberto Mancini - 'We should play football very well, but against Stoke it is always very difficult,' warned the Italian. 'They are a very difficult team. It will be a tough game.'

Manchester City Team News:

Both Gael Clichy and Edin Dzeko are expected to return to the Manchester City squad tonight. Clichy has finished his suspension after being sent off at Stamford Bridge whereas Dzeko seems to have shaken off the injury he picked up in training. The side will be without Alexsandar Kolarov however who is nursing a groin injury. It is safe to say that stoke will need to be on their game to keep out high flying Manc City tonight!

Player to watch: Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero & Mario Belotelli are one's to watch out for tonight. If RM decides to field both players it could be a tough one even for Stoke to keep them off the score sheet. The trickery of Aguero and defiance of Belotelli will be one to watch.

Stoke City Team News:

Sadly Ryan Shawcross is banned after picking up his latest yellow at Wolves while John Walters is a doubt having had a long run of games and picked up a couple of knocks. Peter Crouch is also looking for his 100th Premier League goal but his start is in doubt after fallign ill earlier this week. Meanwhile William Palacios is due to step in for the injured Glenn Whelan and Tommy Sorenson should pick up the gloves again in goal.

Player to watch: Robert Huth

One to watch is a hard one tonight. At times I feel its going to be backs to the wall and I feel if anything Robert Huth could be a busy boy. Lets not forget that he can pop up at set pieces and with him grabbing 2 goals recently do not rule out him making it 3!

Match Facts & Stats

Some interesting facts about tonights teams:

Stoke have conceded over three goals five times this season.

May this year Stoke lost 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium but still shared a 50% possession.

Recent meetings between the two teams have produced 10 goals for Man City and just 3 for Stoke.

Recent games have also produced a huge 18 cards ( 11 for Stoke and 7 for Man City)

Also one thing to remember is stoke could concede there third penalty in a row tonight, although not one penalty has been conceded between the two.

Ref Watch:

Mike Dean - Just one red card in 17 games this season.

Match Prediction:

I would like to be optimistic really about tonights game but in all honesty I think Man City will run out 4-1 winners. Aguero grabs 2, Lescott 1 and Belotelli the fourth with Jerome for stoke.

Next Fixtures:

VIDEO: Man City v Stoke preview



This midweek sees some action so the premier league game between Man City and Stoke is previewed in this video.







(Click to play.)



UK Only




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Michael Stockley Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 21 2011

Time: 5:09PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Stoke City Articles

Shenton signs professional deal (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Coates to appeal F.A. charge (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Stoke City v Burnley (Monday November 24 2014)

Ings Brings First Away Win (Sunday November 23 2014)

Bojan wins October goal of the month (Saturday November 22 2014)

Coates hit with F.A. charge (Friday November 21 2014)

Stoke sweat on defensive duo (Friday November 21 2014)

Archived Stoke City Articles

List All Vital Stoke Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 12

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 1 - 2 Burnley
Spurs 1 - 2 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 2 West Ham
Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Sunderland 3 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Arsenal 12 4 5 3 5 17
9. Everton 12 4 5 3 3 17
10. Spurs 12 5 2 5 -1 17
11. Stoke 12 4 3 5 -2 15
12. Liverpool 12 4 2 6 -3 14
13. WBA 12 3 4 5 -4 13
14. Sunderland 12 2 7 3 -7 13

Breaking League News

Fabianski wins Man of the Match Poll vs Man City
Swansea : 26/11/2014 11:00:00
Everton eye European advance
Everton : 26/11/2014 10:00:00
A Perfect Performance Says Di Matteo!
Chelsea : 26/11/2014 10:00:00
New Recruits amp; Transfer Policy
Spurs : 26/11/2014 09:51:00
Kone returns
Everton : 26/11/2014 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs Burnley
Suggested By:  
Begovic 0%
Bardsley 20%
Shawcross 0%
Cameron 0%
Muniesa 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Sidwell 20%
Moses 0%
Bojan 60%
Walters 0%
Crouch 0%
Arnautovic 0%
Crouch 0%
Adam 0%