Roberto Mancini has restored the 24-year-old striker to the starting line-up for the crucial Champions League tie as the away side make one change from the matchday three win
Roberto Mancini has started with both Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez up front for Tuesday’s crucial Champion League tie against Ajax.
Javi Garcia and Pablo Zabaleta are also brought back into the starting XI, with Matija Nastasic again preferred over Joleon Lescott for European ties and partners captain Vincent Kompany in the centre of defence.
Yaya Toure has been thrust forward into a more attacking role as Mancini looks to utilise the Ivory Coast international’s power and ability.
The only change for Ajax from their last meeting with the Premier League champions is Derk Boerrigter coming in for the benched Tobias Sana.
Christian Eriksen will be the main threat for Ajax and his goal when the two sides last met sealed a surprising win for the Dutch side.
Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Barry, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Tevez, Aguero.
Subs: Pantilimon, Maicon, Kolarov, Walters, Dzeko, Sinclair, Balotelli
Ajax starting XI: Vermeer; Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind; Schone, Poulsen, De Jong; Boerrigter, Eriksen, Babel
Subs: Cillessen, Veltman, Denswil, Dijks, Enoh, Sana, Fischer