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  • 4 May 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: M. Jones
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Swansea City - Manchester City Preview: Hosts looking to end a six-game winless run

Swansea City - Manchester City Preview: Hosts looking to end a six-game winless run

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Michael Laudrup's side will be hoping to stop a poor run of results but will have to overcome Roberto Mancini's team, out to finish the season on a positive and secure second spot

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA CITY

Vorm
Rangel, Chico, Williams, Taylor
Ki, Britton
Routledge, De Guzman, Hernandez
Michu
MANCHESTER CITY

Hart
Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy
Yaya Toure, Barry
Silva, Tevez, Milner
Aguero

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is unlikely to make too many changes from the side who lost 2-0 in their previous match away to Chelsea. Neil Taylor came off the bench in that game to make his comeback from a long spell on the sidelines and he could start in place of Ben Davies.

Michu is again set to start up front with support expected to come from fellow Spaniard Pablo Hernandez. The Swans should have a fully fit squad from which to choose against last season's Premier League title winners.

As for the visitors, Roberto Mancini could make a couple of changes from the starting XI which beat West Ham 2-1. Matija Nastasic may come in in place of Joleon Lescott.

Further forward, James Milner and Javi Garcia are both pushing for starts. Sergio Aguero is set to keep his place in attack, with Mancini likely to rest him for their midweek game ahead of the FA Cup final against Wigan.

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • Swansea City have failed to win any of their last six league matches, losing four and drawing two.
  • The Swans have scored 43 goals in the Premier League this season - the lowest amount of any of the sides inside the top nine.
  • The game between the two sides earlier in the season finished in a 1-0 win to City, with Carlos Tevez (pictured right) scoring in the second half.
  • Manchester City are the fifth-highest scorers in the league away from home this season with 23 goals. Manchester United (36) have scored the most.
  • Mancini's side have only lost five games in the league this season, just one more than United.

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Available Squads
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
4ChicoDefender
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
5MichuMidfielder
-Pablo HernándezMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
33Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
3Neil TaylorDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
26Kemy AgustienMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
8Luke MooreStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
4Vincent KompanyDefender
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
8Samir NasriMidfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
16Sergio AgüeroStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
26Javi GarcíaMidfielder
26Jack RodwellMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker

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