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 Post subject: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:26 am 
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Man City v Wolves

Wolves enjoyed an excellent performance and result the other night against Wigan and that was without most of their first-choice strikers, so that has to bode well for boss Mick McCarthy.

But there is still a great euphoria and expectation surrounding Manchester City, and after a good win first up, the new players have had a further week to get to know each other and bed in.

With that in mind, and despite McCarthy returning to one of his former clubs, I have to back City to win in front of what is sure to be a packed, passionate crowd.

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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:32 am 
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What a time to be a Man City fan, loads of money to spend, lots of new players and a sense of real expectation. City really have to win games like this and should be expected to comfortably, Hughes has spent a quarter of a billion pounds since he took over and knows his job must be on the line unless they seriously cvhallenge for the title.

Wolves got a good win against Wigan bit i still think they will struggle this season

Mystic Jarv predicts a comfortable 2-0 home win


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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Manchester City pair Robinho (ankle) and Emmanuel Adebayor (groin) are doubtful for the Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday through injury.

Both players sat out the friendly victory against Barcelona in midweek and their fitness will be monitored ahead of the game.

Wayne Bridge also has a hamstring problem but is expected to be available while Roque Santa Cruz, Vincent Kompany and Michael Johnson remain sidelined.

Wolves are boosted by the return of striker Kevin Doyle and central defender Christophe Berra.

Doyle and Berra have missed the opening two games of the season with groin and hamstring problems respectively but are likely to have to be content with places on the bench as Wolves' boss Mick McCarthy names an unchanged team following Tuesday's 1-0 win at Wigan.

Striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake (hamstring) and right-back Kevin Foley (knee) are still missing while forward Chris Iwelumo (foot) and winger Michael Kightly (foot and hip) remain long-term casualties.

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Manchester City (from): Given, Zabaleta, Dunne, Toure, Ben Haim, Onuoha, Bridge, De Jong, Barry, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Weiss, Robinho, Adebayor, Bellamy, Tevez, Richards, Garrido, Etuhu, Vidal, McGivern, Petrov, Benjani, Taylor.

Wolves (from): Hennessey, Hahnemann, Ikeme, Stearman, Berra, Craddock, Mancienne, Zubar, Ward, Elokobi, Hill, Halford, Surman, Henry, Milijas, Jones, Jarvis, Edwards, Keogh, Vokes, Doyle, Spray.

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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:12 am 
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Wolves travel to Eastlands buoyed by victory at Wigan on Tuesday, their first ever away win in the Premier League.

With Manchester City excused from Premier League duty in midweek, Mark Hughes's side instead took on Barcelona, Martin Petrov grabbing the only goal at the Nou Camp in front of 94,000 fans.

It may have only been a friendly, but the Eastlands faithful will hope it is a taste of what is to come for ambitious City.

Wolves may not boast the likes of Lionel Messi or Zlatan Ibrahimovic but Mick McCarthy's side should not be underestimaTheir danger-man is Andy Keogh, a £600,000 buy from Scunthorpe in 2007. He scored the winner against the Latics and also struck the woodwork.


MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

• Wolves' first Premier League win came against Manchester City, with Colin Cameron grabbing the only goal at Molineux on 4 October 2003.

• Wolves' only previous visit to Eastlands ended in a 3-3 draw on 10 April 2004.

• Their last win on City soil was a 1-0 victory at Maine Road on 8 August 1999 when Robbie Keane got the only goal. That was in a Division One match - equivalent to the Championship.

Manchester City

• Mark Hughes's side won 13 of their 19 home games last season - only champions Manchester United won more (16).

• City's starting line-up against Blackburn last week included just one player who began their opening match in 2008/09, defender Micah Richards.

• They won their final three home games at Eastlands last season, beating West Brom, Blackburn and Bolton.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

• Wolves had the Championship's best away record last season, winning 12 of 23 games away from Molineux.

• Three Wolves players made it into the Championship team of 2008/09; Richard Stearman, Michael Kightly and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.


LEADING GOALSCORERS

Manchester City

Adebayor 1 goal (1 league), Ireland 1 goal (1 league)



Wolverhampton Wanderers

Keogh: 1 goal (1 league)


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason

Assistant referees: Jake Collin, Michael Murphy

Fourth official: Mike Dean

ted after the impressive win at the DW Stadium.

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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:40 pm 
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Phil Mcnulty (BBC) reports on Twitter City have agreed a price for Lescott


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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:44 pm 
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1433: TEAM NEWS Man City v Wolves
Manchester City hand Carlos Tevez his full debut, the Argentine replacing Craig Bellamy up front in the only change from the team which beat Blackburn last weekend. Wolves are unchanged from the side that beat Wigan in midweek.


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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
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BBC Sport's Phil McNulty at Eastlands: "Carlos Tevez's boundless enthusiasm is already firing up the fans at Eastlands, twice forcing Wolves keeper Wayne Hennessey into hasty clearances. Lively start by Manchester City, whose array of attacking riches means they can afford to leave Craig Bellamy on the bench."


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 Post subject: Re: 22/08 - Manchester City Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Adebayor scores to make it 1-0 to City


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