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  • 13 March 2011
  • • 22:15
  • • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Referee: L. Probert
  • • Attendance: 41150
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Manchester City - Reading Preview: Roberto Mancini's Men Continue Quest For First Silverware In 35 Years

Manchester City - Reading Preview: Roberto Mancini's Men Continue Quest For First Silverware In 35 Years

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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Manchester City: Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Zabaleta; Barry, de Jong; Silva, Yaya Toure, Tevez; Dzeko.

Reading: McCarthy; Khizanishvili, Gunnarsson, Ingimarsson, Harte; Karacan, Legiertwood, Howard; Hunt, Long, Robson-Kanu.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Manchester City's £27 million January signing Edin Dzeko has scored in both his FA Cup appearances but has yet to find the back of the net in seven Premier League appearances.
  • City have not lifted a major piece of silverware since they beat Newcastle United 2-1 in the 1976 League Cup final.
  • City have needed a replay in two of their three FA Cup ties this season.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored five goals in his last seven F.A. Cup appearances.
  • Of the games following each of their 10 Europa League fixtures this season, City have won six, lost three and drawn one.
  • Reading hot-shot Shane Long was on the score sheet the last time the sides met when he netted the opener in the 2-0 Premier League victory on March 8 2008.
  • Reading have won three of the last four meetings against City.
  • City have needed a replay to beat Reading on the two occasions they've been drawn in the FA Cup.
  • Shane Long has scored four goals in his last four FA Cup appearances.
  • City and Reading have played each other 22 times in all competitions, with City winning 10, Reading seven and five games being drawn.
LAST MEETING


March 8, 2008: Reading 2-0 Manchester City

Goals from Shane Long and Dave Kitson temporarily lifted the Royals out of the Premier League relegation zone in a campaign in which they were ultimately destined for the drop.

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Players to watch

E. Džeko

Position: Attacker

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S. Long

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Manchester City

Reading

Wins
4
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1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Manchester City FC MCI
Manchester City FC Manchester City
Draw
Reading FC REA
Reading FC Reading
76%
17%

Top 3 Predictions

Manchester City FC MCI
3 - 0
Reading FC REA
Manchester City FC MCI
2 - 0
Reading FC REA
Manchester City FC MCI
3 - 1
Reading FC REA

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