Manchester City face Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon knowing that a win today will almost certainly bring the League title to the blue half of Manchester for the first time in decades. For QPR, Premier League survival is at stake and a defeat today would mean they would need to rely on Bolton failing to beat Stoke to stay in the division next season.
Kick-off time is at 3pm and the match will be screened live on Sky Sports.
City boss Roberto Mancini has hinted that he may play the same system that saw off Newcastle last weekend, with Nigel De Jong playing defensive midfield and allowing Yaya Toure to play in a more advanced role.
Mancini has no fresh injury concerns ahead of today’s game and may even recall controversial striker Mario Balotelli to the bench.
Roberto Mancini has suggested retaining the same system that finished last week’s vital win over Newcastle, when midfielder Nigel de Jong came on to allow Yaya Toure to advance.
For QPR, Samba Diakite is missing with a virus and could join Shaun Derry (dead leg) and Akos Buzsaky (hamstring) who are both doubts for today’s game.
Alejandro Faurlin is a long-term absentee with a anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Manchester City (from): Hart, Richards, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Savic, K Toure, Clichy, Kolarov, Milner, Johnson, Nasri, De Jong, Pizarro, Barry, Y Toure, Silva, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli, Dzeko, Pantilimon.
QPR (from): Kenny, Cerny, Murphy, Young, Gabbidon, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Taiwo, Traore, Hill, Derry, Barton, Buzsaky, Smith, Mackie, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Hulse, Cisse, Bothroyd, Zamora, Helguson, Campbell.
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