Manchester City v Cardiff City: Starting Teams

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Updated: January 18, 2014

We have the starting teams from the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City welcome Cardiff City.

Head-to-head

  • Cardiff were 3-2 winners in the first top-flight meeting between the two clubs for 51 years last August.
  • Manchester City have never played Cardiff at the Etihad Stadium, but were unbeaten at Maine Road in seven league and cup matches between 1963 and 1985.

Manchester City

  • City are vying to register seven consecutive league wins for the first time since August 2012, when success against Southampton on the opening day extended a run of six straight victories at the end of the previous campaign.
  • It is two months since City lost a league game, away to Sunderland.
  • City have scored 99 goals in all competitions this season.
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored almost four times as many goals (59) as Cardiff (15) in the Premier League.
  • They have scored a league-high five last-minute goals this season.

Cardiff City

  • Cardiff have only taken one point from their last five games (D1, L4)
  • Defeat for the Bluebirds would extend their winless run to six games – the first time they have endured such a sequence since March 2008.
  • Only Crystal Palace have failed to score on as many occasions as Cardiff City (11) this season.
  • Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer never won against City in four attempts as a player with Manchester United, although he did score once (D2, L2)

TEAMS

Manchester City – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (c), Demichelis, Kolarov, Navas, Yaya Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Negredo, Dzeko

Cardiff City - McNaughton, Caulker (C), Turner, Theophile-Catherine; Whittingham, Medel, Gunnarsson, Mutch, Noone; Campbell.

Man City  
  Sergio Aguero

9/4

9/4

4/9

7/4

6/1

 
  Alvaro Negredo

9/4

9/4

4/9

7/4

7/1

 
  Edin Dzeko

1/2

2/1

8/1

 
  Yaya Toure

5/1

5/1

7/1

 
  Stevan Jovetic

5/1

5/1

7/1

 
Cardiff  
  Fraizer Campbell

9/2

 
  Andreas Cornelius

6/1

 
  Peter Odemwingie

6/1

 
  Craig Bellamy  
  Peter Whittingham  
  No Goalscorer

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