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  • 27 February 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Referee: P. Walton
  • • Attendance: 43077

Manchester City - Fulham Preview: Hosts aiming for fifth straight home league win as Mark Hughes returns to Eastlands

Manchester City - Fulham Preview: Hosts aiming for fifth straight home league win as Mark Hughes returns to Eastlands

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Manchester City: Hart; Boateng, Kompany, Kolo Toure, Zabaleta; Barry; Silva, Yaya Toure, Kolarov; Dzeko, Tevez.

Fulham: Schwarzer; Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido; Duff; Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey; Johnson, Dembele.
  • Manchester City have had an average attendance of 46,416 supporters at league games this season.
  • The Eastlands outfit have not lost a single game at home this year in all competitions. In fact, all seven games they have played in their own backyard have resulted in victories.
  • And in the seven games at home this season, City have scored 24 goals - which is an average of three goals-per-game.
  • Roberto Mancini’s charges have lost two of their last 10 matches in all competitions. They were against arch-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, and Aston Villa at Villa Park.
  • City’s big winter signing Edin Dzeko has made five league appearances, but is yet to score a goal. His luck in cup games, however, has been markedly different, as he scored against Notts County in the FA Cup and bagged a brace against Aris in the Europa Leasgue.
  • Fulham have scored 28 and conceded as many goals in the Premier League.
  • The Cottagers may appear to be in 13th place at the moment, but they are only four points above Wigan Athletic - who currently occupy the 18th position in the standings.
  • Fulham are traditionally poor away from home, and this has continued this season as they have won only one game on their travels. That victory was against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in December last year.
  • Andy Johnson has scored only two goals from his 17 appearances in the Premier League. Even defender Brede Hangeland has scored more, as he has three to his name.
  • In contrast, Clint Dempsey has managed to hit the back of the net on nine occasions, which is a little less than 33 per cent of goals that Mark Hughes' men have scored this term.

November 21, 2010: Fulham 1-4 Manchester City

Carlos Tevez bagged a brace as Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure added one each to make it four up before the hour mark. Zoltan Gera’s goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation on that occasion.

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