TEAM NEWS: Dzeko handed start for Manchester City against Ajax

Last weekend’s match winner has been rewarded for his two-goal display with a starting berth upfront alongside Sergio Aguero for their important Champions League tie
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has rewarded Edin Dzeko for his match winning brace against West Brom at the weekend by handing him a starting berth for their crucial Champions League match against Ajax.

Dzeko netted both goals in City’s dramatic 2-1 against the Baggies and starts upfront alongside fellow recalled front man Sergio Aguero.

James Milner will be hoping to impress Mancini after his first-half red card at the weekend meant City had to play much of the match with 10 men.

City are desperate for three points after a 3-2 loss away to Real Madrid and a last-gasp 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Dortmund left them with just one point from their opening two games.

Manchester City starting XI:
Hart; Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; Milner, Barry; Nasri, Y. Toure; Aguero, Dzeko.