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MCFC v Aston Villa

Manchester City FC
vs.
Aston Villa

City Of Manchester Stadium

Wednesday 4th March 2009

7.45pm

This will be a tough game for City after losing two of their most impacting players. Bojinov could start and City fans will be hoping for a perfect come back for the Bulgarian.

Vital Quotes:

Ahead of the game Hughes commented: 'We may well have to play Boj on Wednesday, although it is probably a bit too soon to expect him to play 90 minutes in the Premier League.

'I am pleased we got him on at West Ham because he has not had much Premier League experience.

'It was important that he got a taste of it as soon as possible and we were able to do that, so that was a positive. It is still early in his comeback and we will have to see how he goes. He is a good option for us.'

Hughes later stated: 'Providing he stays clear of the injuries that have compromised him so much, Valeri has a real opportunity to establish himself as a top Premier League player'

Manchester City FC Team News:

Craig Bellamy and the talented Brazilian Robinho are both sidelined with injuries for this tough clash with Aston Villa.

The absence of Bellamy means that Bojinov could make a start after his brief appearance at Upton Park at the weekend.

Player to watch: Stephen Ireland

Ireland will have to be at the top of his game with the absence of Robinho. City need all the attacking flair they can get and Ireland is the man to provide it.

Aston Villa Team News:

Aston Villa and England striker Emile Heskey is doubtful meaning that John Carew will get a start.

Player to watch: Ashley Young

Ashley Young has been outstanding for Villa this season and made the big clubs take notice. The determined midfielder stated: 'We have the character to get back to winning ways. I've got every hope and belief that we are going to bounce back. I am confident of that.'

Match Facts & Stats

City are hoping for a fifth successive home league win while Villa are chasing their seventh successive away league win.

Ref Watch:

Chris Foy is responsible for this match. 17 games has seen a red card 64 yellow cards and a 3-0 win for Manchester City away at Sunderland. Lets hope for another emphatic win.

Match Prediction:

A disappointing result against Stoke for Villa was matched by an equally disappointing game against West Ham for City. Injuries to key players mean that Villa have the advantage, regardless of Manchester City's home form. MCFC 0-1 Aston Villa

Next Fixtures:

Away at Chelsea at 1.30pm on Sunday 15th March 2009


Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Tuesday March 3 2009
Time: 9:21PM

Comments

0
ive got a funny feeling he might start big cas and leave boj on the bench. hope he starts though and i got a feeling he will get a very very good welcome back.
bluemooner_mcfc
03/03/2009 21:27:00
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ive got a funny feeling he might start big cas and leave boj on the bench. hope he starts though and i got a feeling he will get a very very good welcome back.
bluemooner_mcfc
03/03/2009 21:27:00
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If we're consistent, it'll be 0-1. If we're inconsistent, it'll be 3-0.. but we don't have the squad for 2 competitions yet. Personally, I'd go for a bit of consistency, and put Aalborg out. (Robinho comes good in Denmark...). A quarter final berth would seem to be slightly more realistic than 7th place. 1-1...Yeah! Managed to get all three results in. Happy days! rh
roy harper
03/03/2009 22:20:00
0
If we're consistent, it'll be 0-1. If we're inconsistent, it'll be 3-0.. but we don't have the squad for 2 competitions yet. Personally, I'd go for a bit of consistency, and put Aalborg out. (Robinho comes good in Denmark...). A quarter final berth would seem to be slightly more realistic than 7th place. 1-1...Yeah! Managed to get all three results in. Happy days! rh
roy harper
03/03/2009 22:20:00
0
Oh dear, have an uneasy feeling about the Boj and Villa. Was it not the warm up before the match at Villa park that he tore his achilles? As much as we are desparate for the three points, I'd hate to see Boj suffer any further injuries, so hope he'll not be dropped in at the deep end.
fifthcolumnblue
03/03/2009 22:32:00
0
Oh dear, have an uneasy feeling about the Boj and Villa. Was it not the warm up before the match at Villa park that he tore his achilles? As much as we are desparate for the three points, I'd hate to see Boj suffer any further injuries, so hope he'll not be dropped in at the deep end.
fifthcolumnblue
03/03/2009 22:32:00
0
We won't need him - Dunne will get a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes in a 4-2 win that starts a run from now until the end of the season of us winning every game!!! COME ON CITY!!!
MCFC_Goatboy
03/03/2009 23:36:00
0
We won't need him - Dunne will get a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes in a 4-2 win that starts a run from now until the end of the season of us winning every game!!! COME ON CITY!!!
MCFC_Goatboy
03/03/2009 23:36:00
0
Lets hope Stevie plays at his best, he looked a little jaded against WHU
Doody
04/03/2009 00:27:00
0
Lets hope Stevie plays at his best, he looked a little jaded against WHU
Doody
04/03/2009 00:27:00
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