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March 5, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ S. Attwell‎
Attendance:‬ 44864‎
 
37′ David Silva
 

Premier League Preview: Manchester City - Wigan Athletic

By Matt Monaghan

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City (Getty Images)


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PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Manchester City: Hart; Richards, Boateng, Lescott, Zabaleta; Vieira, Barry; Silva, Yaya Toure, Balotelli; Tevez.

Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi; Gohouri, Alcaraz, G Caldwell, Figueroa; McCarthy, Watson, Diame; Moses, Rodallega, N'Zogbia.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Manchester City have accumulated just five points in their last five Premier League games.

  • If City lose, and Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur win in this round of fixtures, they will drop outside the Champions League qualifying positions for the first time since September 19, 2010.

  • The Eastlands outfit have lost two home games in the league this season, while Wigan have won only two on the road.

  • City have kept eight clean sheets in 14 Premier League games this season.

  • Carlos Tevez (18) has scored three times more than his closest club rival Mario Balotelli (6).
  • Wigan sit bottom of the Premier League on 27 points.
  • Last weekend's 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United put Wigan's goal difference on -22, which is the worst in the divison.
  • The Latics have won just one league game in 2011 - a 4-3 victory over Blackburn Rovers on February 5.
  • Wigan are one point and six places worse off this season than after 28 games of their last campaign.
  • Hugo Rodallega is the only recognised centre forward to have scored for Wigan in the Premier League this term.

LAST MEETING

September 19, 2010: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester City

Goals from Tevez and Yaya Toure saw City claim a 2-0 victory at the DW Stadium in September. The result saw manager Roberto Mancini's men climb back into the Champions League qualifying places.


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1Joe HartGoalkeeper
2Micah RichardsDefender
4Vincent KompanyDefender
6Joleon LescottDefender
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
-Patrick VieiraMidfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
21David SilvaStriker
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
45Mario BalotelliStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
12Stuart TaylorGoalkeeper
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
17Jerome BoatengDefender
38D. BoyataDefender
34Nigel De JongMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker
7Striker
26Ali Al HabsiGoalkeeper
26Adrain LopezDefender
5Gary CaldwellDefender
32Antolín AlcarazDefender
3Maynor FigueroaDefender
8Ben WatsonMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
12Victor MosesMidfielder
16James McCarthyMidfielder
23Tom CleverleyMidfielder
20Hugo RodallegaStriker
12Mike PollittGoalkeeper
2S. GohouriDefender
20H. ThomasMidfielder
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14Jordi GómezMidfielder
9Franco Di SantoStriker
18Conor SammonStriker
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