Manchester City - Reading Preview: Roberto Mancini's Men Continue Quest For First Silverware In 35 Years
By Matt Monaghan
|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.
March 8, 2008: Reading 2-0 Manchester CityGoals 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.
Top 3 Predictions
Manchester City 3-0 Reading
- 21.64 %
Manchester City 2-0 Reading
- 16.71 %
Manchester City 3-1 Reading
- 12.06 %
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||15-May-2013||Reading 0 - Manchester City 2|
|English Premier League (EPL) (EPL)||22-Dec-2012||Manchester City 1 - Reading 0|
|FA Cup (FA)||13-Mar-2011||Manchester City 1 - Reading 0|
|05-Dec-2013||West Bromwich 2 - Manchester City 3||EPL|
|01-Dec-2013||Manchester City 3 - Swansea City 0||EPL|
|28-Nov-2013||Manchester City 4 - FC Viktoria Plzeň 2||UCL|
|24-Nov-2013||Manchester City 6 - Tottenham 0||EPL|
|10-Nov-2013||Sunderland 1 - Manchester City 0||EPL|
|34||Nigel De Jong||Midfielder|
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