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League Cup

  • October 26, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Referee: N. Swarbrick
  • • Attendance: 12436

League Cup Preview: Wolves v Manchester City

League Cup Preview: Wolves v Manchester City


Mick McCarthy's side are likely to face weakened opponents and have the chance to change their fortunes but Mancini's men will be looking to continue their impressive run of form



Stearman, Berra, Johnson, Ward
Guedioura, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis
Vokes, Doyle


Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy

De Jong
Johnson, Milner, Hargreaves, Nasri

Wolves have no new injury worries after their game against Swansea but Steven Fletcher looks set to miss his third straight game with a calf injury. Ronald Zubar, who has been struggling with a groin problem, looks likely to sit out due to a lack of fitness.

Manager Mick McCarthy could also favour Sam Vokes over Sylvan Ebanks-Blake up front after the Wales international has impressed recently.

Manchester City do not have any new injury concerns either, but will probably rest Micah Richards, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Sergio Aguero, who all played a key part in Sunday's 6-1 demolition of Manchester United.

Nonetheless, manager Roberto Mancini has capable replacements and may look to bolster Mario Balotelli's confidence further by starting the striker against Wolves.

  • Manchester City have failed to make the quarter-finals in eight of the last 10 years.
  • Wolves have won two of their last three home games against Manchester City.
  • City have scored 40 goals in 14 matches this season in all competitions.

  • Wolves have not reached the last eight of the League Cup since 1995-96.
  • City have failed to score in only one of their last 19 League Cup games: the 2-0 home defeat to Spurs in the quarter-finals in December 2007.
  • Mick McCarthy's men were knocked out of the League Cup by Manchester opposition last year, losing 3-2 to Manchester United in the fourth round.
  • Wolves have lost only one of their last 10 League Cup games at Molineux, a 3-1 defeat to Morecambe in the second round in August 2007.
  • City's most successful period in this competition came in the 1970s, where they were victorious twice (1970 and 1976), as well as being runners up in the 1974 final.
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