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Who R Ya - Manchester City

Vital QPR takes a look at this Saturday's opponents Manchester City

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1880

Nickname: City, The Blues, The Citizens

Ground: Etihad Stadium (47,726)

Manager : Roberto Mancini

Selected Honours


First Division: Winners 1936-37, 1967-68, 2011-12

Second Division: Winners 1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-28, 1946-47, 1965-66, 2001-02

FA Cup: Winners: 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011

League Cup Winners: 1970, 1976

Club Records


Record Attendance: 84,569 v. Stoke City, 3 March 1934

Record League Victory: 11-3 v. Lincoln City, 23 March 1895

Record League Defeat: 2-10 v. Birmingham City, 17 March 1893

Record Buy: £35,000,000 to Atletico Madrid for Sergio Aguero

Record Sale: £21,000,000 from Chelsea for Shaun Wright-Phillips

Record Appearances: 676 + 4 sub - Alan Oakes

Record Goals: 177 - Eric Brook

Squad

Goalkeepers:

Joe Hart
Costel Pantilimon
Gunnar Nielsen

Defenders:

Micah Richards
Vincent Kompany
Pablo Zabaleta
Joleon Lescott
Aleksandar Kolarov
Stefan Savic
Gael Clichy
Kolo Toure
Dedryck Boyata

Midfielders:

James Milner
Samir Nasri
Gareth Barry
Yaya Toure
Nigel De Jong
Jack Rodwell
Abdul Razak
David Silva

Strikers:

Mario Balotelli
Edin Dzeko
Sergio Aguero
Carlos Tevez

Five Reasons To Focus

Yaya Toure: With the way our midfield has been overrun so far this season I fear for the worst when we play City especially when Yaya Toure is starting. Pace, power, skill and an eye for goal, Toure has it all. Last season he scored 13 goals in 43 games.

David Silva: Arguably one of City`s most important players, David Silva is a fine footballer. He is an intelligent player, capable of turning a game on its head in an instant. Silva racked up 8 goals and 22 assists last season.

Vincent Kompany: Like many I really rate Kompany and think he is the best centre back in the league. A Mark Hughes signing from a few years back, the Belgian international has developed into a world class player. Last season Kompany made 40 appearances and scored 3.

Joe Hart: England`s first genuine world class keeper since David Seaman, Joe Hart is one of the top goalkeepers in the world. He was instrumental in their quest for the league title last year and will look to produce similar performances this campaign.

Carlos Tevez: Much maligned and criticised last season for his impromptu exile back to Argentina, Tevez showed the darker side to his personality. However, he returned just in time and contributed to City`s last-ditch attempt for the title. This summer he has come back leaner and hungry for success. Already he has scored 3 in 3 appearances in all competitions.

Last Five Fixtures v QPR

Man City 3-2 QPR on 13 May 12
QPR 2-3 Man City on 5 Nov 11
QPR 0-3 Man City on 28 Oct 03
Man City 1-3 QPR on 8 Mar 00
QPR 1-1 Man City on 6 Nov 99




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Date:Thursday August 30 2012

Time: 6:14PM

 

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