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  • February 25, 2012
  • • 18:30
  • • Etihad Stadium, Manchester
  • Referee: M. Jones
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Manchester City - Blackburn Rovers Preview: Hosts look to maintain unbeaten Premier League home record

Manchester City - Blackburn Rovers Preview: Hosts look to maintain unbeaten Premier League home record

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Although the visitors have struggled to get a foothold in the league, they have already won at Old Trafford this season and will be hoping for a similar shock in this game


PROBABLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY

Hart
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy
Milner, Y. Toure, De Jong
Silva, Dzecko, Aguero
BLACKBURN ROVERS

Robinson
Olsson, Dann, Hanley, Givet
Hoilett, Petrovic, N'Zonzi, Pedersen
Formica
Yakubu


Manchester City have a full squad to choose from except for the ongoing absence of Carlos Tevez but, with Roberto Mancini claiming he has forgiven the Argentine. he may soon be back into the fold at the Etihad.

Blackburn's are still without Chris Samba (hamstring) but he would be a doubt anyway with his future at the club remaining in the balance. Young defender Grant Hanley may be the man Steve Kean chooses to deputise.

Gael Givet could also make a start on the left side of defence to cover for the injured Michael Salgado (rib) for this trip to the Premier League leaders.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Manchester City have not lost in eight Premier League matches against Blackburn Rovers, winning five and drawing three.
  • Joe Hart has kept four clean sheets in City's last five home games.
  • Manchester City are also on a 17 game winning streak at home.
  • Yakubu has the best shot-to-goal ratio in the Premier League, converting 38% of his chances.
  • But Joe Hart has the best shot to save ratio from all of the Premier League's goalkeepers with 79%.
  • Opposite number Paul Robinson has saved just 52% of shots at his goal.
  • Blackburn have only managed to come away with two victories on the road in their last 21 trips.
  • They have also kept just one clean sheet during their last 31 away games.

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Available Squads
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
4Vincent KompanyDefender
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
6Joleon LescottDefender
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
11Adam JohnsonMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
34Nigel De JongMidfielder
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
16Sergio AgüeroStriker
45Mario BalotelliStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
2Micah RichardsDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
7David PizarroMidfielder
8Samir NasriMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker
1Paul RobinsonGoalkeeper
23Martin OlssonDefender
6Scott DannDefender
16Bradley OrrDefender
31Grant HanleyDefender
10Mauro FormicaMidfielder
12M. PedersenMidfielder
-Radosav PetrovićMidfielder
-Marcus OlssonMidfielder
23Junior HoilettStriker
-Aiyegbeni YakubuStriker
13Mark BunnGoalkeeper
39Adam HenleyDefender
15Steven N'ZonziMidfielder
77Simon VukcevicMidfielder
27Anthony ModesteStriker
-Rubén RochinaStriker
25David GoodwillieStriker

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