Blues Go For Christmas Number One

December 19, 2010 by
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City take on Everton on Monday, looking to go into the Christmas period as league leaders.

The blues sit in third place in the league just two points behind leaders United and will go top with victory over David Moyes’ struggling side. The Toffees have won just one game away from home this season while City have won four of their seven games at home so far.

There is still an element of bad blood between the two sides, most notably from the Merseysiders which stems from the Joleon Lescott affair from last summer and Moyes will be eager to beat the blues again following last season’s double over City.

But with the opportunity of leading the Premier League at Christmas, Roberto Mancini’s side will be hoping for another three points that will also keep their unbeaten run in check.

Team News

Mancini will have the opportunity to select want away striker Carlos Tevez following his one match suspension against West Ham last weekend. But if he is selected, he may have to do so without the captain’s armband, with Mancini rumoured to be stripping him of the honour in favour of former skipper Kolo Toure.

Carlos Tevez Manchester City 2010/11 Manchester City V Bolton Wanderers (1-0) 04/12/10 Premier League Photo: Robin Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

The blues will be missing midfield hardman Nigel de Jong for the clash as he serves a one match suspension. 

Everton have injury worries over Steven Piennar, Tony Hibbert and John Heitinga, while former City target (allegedly) Mikel Arteta misses the match through suspension.


City (from): Hart, Richards, Bridge, Lescott, Boyata, Kolarov, Vieira, Barry, Johnson, K Toure, Y Toure, Silva, Tevez, Jo, Adebayor, Balotelli, Given, Milner, Kompany, Boateng, Logan, Cunningham.

Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Cahill, Pienaar, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Saha, Yakubu, Beckford, Anichebe, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Hibbert, Duffy, Baxter, Mucha.

League Form:  

City (last five): DWDWW

Everton (last five): LDLDD

Prediction: City 3-0 Everton

Everton will prove a difficult opponent but I think the blues will over come them and record a decent home win.

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4 Comments on Blues Go For Christmas Number One

  1. Jonny on Sun, 19th Dec 2010 9:00 pm
  2. Maybe 2-0 to City.. Also Cunningham won’t be on the team sheet at all as he is on loan at Leicester 🙂

  3. Brian on Sun, 19th Dec 2010 9:06 pm
  4. Everton were a City bogey team last season let’s hope City give a good account of themselves put it right and get those all important 3 points.

  5. Dave on Tue, 21st Dec 2010 10:30 am
  6. So much for the 2-0 win. Know your place peasants, forever living in United’s shadow. So funny to watch a club demanding respect from everyone with an empty trophy room. Leave BIG affairs to the BIG teams and sing from the rooftops when actually win silverware. (By the way, that’s a trophy that the captain usually lifts when his team finishes the season top of the league or beats the other team in a final) RED ARMY!!!

  7. Pete on Tue, 21st Dec 2010 11:13 pm
  8. Another rag obsessed with City. Nothing better to do than trawl City sites?

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