Sunderland 1 - 0 Manchester City

Match info: Premier League at Stadium of Light

Date: 26/12/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: K Friend Att: 42,190

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Adam Johnson 53


Man City

FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: December 24 2012, 13:19 GMT

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (groin) could return for the Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland on Boxing Day after being kept on the bench as a precaution last weekend.

Vincent Kompany: Could return for City
Vincent Kompany: Could return for City

Striker Mario Balotelli (illness) could also come back into contention while left-backs Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy will hope to overcome niggles.

Forward Samir Nasri is out with a hamstring injury while right-back Micah Richards (knee) and midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) remain on the long-term casualty list.

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is a doubt after limping out of Saturday's 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory at Southampton with a dead leg, while fellow midfielder Sebastian Larsson has a knee problem, although manager Martin O'Neill is hoping both will make the game.

Skipper Lee Cattermole (knee) remains on the long-term casualty list along with defender Wes Brown (also knee), but David Meyler has been recalled from his loan spell at Hull to bolster O'Neill's midfield resources.


Sunderland (from): Mignolet, Westwood, Bardsley, Kilgallon, O'Shea, Cuellar, Bramble, Rose, Gardner, Colback, McClean, Larsson, Johnson, Vaughan, Sessegnon, Meyler, Saha, Campbell, Wickham, McFadden, Fletcher.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Wright, Zabaleta, Maicon, Lescott, Kompany, K Toure, Nastasic, Rekik, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Barry, Y Toure, Garcia, Silva, Sinclair, Aguero, Tevez, Balotelli, Dzeko, Razak.

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