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  • March 16, 2013
  • • 8:45 AM
  • • Goodison Park, Liverpool
  • Referee: L. Probert
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Premier League Preview: Everton - Manchester City

The host has won its last three games against the Blues at Goodison Park but comes into this match on the back of a 3-0 FA Cup loss to Wigan and desperate to regain its form.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

EVERTON
Everton
Mucha
Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines

Coleman, Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar
Mirallas, Jelavic

MANCHESTER CITY
  Manchester City
Hart
Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy

Garcia, Barry
Milner, Y Toure, Silva
Tevez


Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard (back) is still unavailable, with Jan Mucha expected to continue to deputise.

Phil Jagielka (ankle) is David Moyes' only other concern as he nears fitness and may make the substitutes' bench for this game. Tony Hibbert remains the Toffees’ only long-term injury absentee after undergoing a calf operation.

For Manchester City, Sergio Aguero (knee) and Vincent Kompany (calf) have had recent injury problems but are in with a chance of featuring.

Both Micah Richards (knee) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) remain sidelined, but may make a return before the end of the month. However, beyond these concerns, manager Roberto Mancini has no new worries ahead of this game.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Everton has won just two of their last seven games in all competitions, including its 3-0 FA Cup quarterfinal loss to Wigan last time out.
  • Toffees defender Sylvain Distin (pictured right) spent six years with the weekend opponents, being named club captain in the 2003-04 season.
  • The Toffees have won their last three games at home to Roberto Mancini's side.
  • Manchester City has won its last four games in all competitions, including twice in the FA Cup, since their embarrassing defeat away to Southampton in early February.
  • Joleon Lescott spent four years at Goodison Park but left for 24 million pounds in 2009 to join the current Premier League champion.
  • In its last four games, despite missing defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany through injury, City has not conceded a single goal.
  • The side's previous meeting this term ended in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium after Marouane Fellaini’s goal was canceled out by a Carlos Tevez penalty.

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Available Squads
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
3Leighton BainesDefender
5John HeitingaDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
23Seamus ColemanDefender
4Darron GibsonMidfielder
21Leon OsmanMidfielder
22Steven PienaarMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
11Kevin MirallasStriker
28Victor AnichebeStriker
42Mason SpringthorpeGoalkeeper
8Bryan OviedoMidfielder
34Shane DuffyDefender
18Phil NevilleMidfielder
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
18Nikica JelavicStriker
14Steven NaismithStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
14Javi GarcíaMidfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
10Edin DzekoStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
6Joleon LescottDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
8Samir NasriMidfielder
11Scott Sinclair Midfielder
62Abdul RazakMidfielder
-Marcos LopesMidfielder

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