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Etihad Stadium (ATT 47,189) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 12:45 Ref: H Webb

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Premier League preview: Man City play host to West Ham

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David Silva: Injury concern with ankle problem

David Silva: Injury concern with ankle problem

Manchester City play host to West Ham on Saturday aiming to tie up second spot in the table after seeing their Premier League title defence ended.

Roberto Mancini's men saw their slim title hopes finally vanquished on Monday night following Manchester United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa and the Italian will be looking for a response from his players against West Ham after last weekend's disappointing defeat at Tottenham.

City are five points clear of third-placed Arsenal and victory over West Ham will move them a step closer to securing second spot.

West Ham will travel to City knowing they have all but secured their Premier League status after last weekend's win over Wigan took them on to 42 points.

Sam Allardyce's side are unbeaten in their last five games, including draws with Liverpool and Manchester United, and they will be hoping to spring a shock against City.

The game will also see both sets of fans pay a special tribute to former City and West Ham midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe - who died 10 years ago after collapsing on a football field while on international duty with Cameroon.

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Mancini must decide if he wants to take a risk on David Silva's fitness before finalising his side. The Spanish playmaker missed the defeat to Tottenham with an ankle injury and City have the FA Cup final in mind.

James Milner is hopeful of proving his fitness after being forced off with a hamstring injury at half-time at White Hart Lane.

Sergio Aguero is pushing for a return to the starting XI from a hamstring injury after being an unused substitute against Tottenham as a precaution.

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West Ham are without defensive pair James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee) for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Midfielder Mark Noble could begin his first game since February after making

two successive appearances from the substitutes' bench.

Midfielder Joe Cole, who also came off the bench against Wigan last weekend

following his recovery from a hamstring problem, may make his first start since

March 2.

Previous game's starting line-ups

4-4-1-1
  • Hart 1 Hart
  • Clichy 22 Clichy
  • Demichelis 26 Demichelis
  • Kompany 4 Kompany
  • Sagna 3 Sagna
  • Nasri 8 Nasri

  • Fernandinho 25 Fernandinho
  • Toure Y 42 Toure Y
  • Navas 15 Navas

  • Silva 21 Silva
  • Dzeko 10 Dzeko

Team taken from Manchester City vs Bayern Munich (UEFA Champions League) on Wednesday 17th September 2014

4-3-3
  • Adrian 13 Adrian
  • Demel 20 Demel

  • Tomkins 5 Tomkins
  • Reid 2 Reid
  • Cresswell 3 Cresswell
  • Noble 16 Noble
  • Kouyate 8 Kouyate
  • Song 30 Song

  • Downing 11 Downing
  • Sakho 15 Sakho
  • Valencia E 31 Valencia E

Team taken from West Ham United vs Liverpool (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 20th September 2014


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1 Chelsea 4 12
2 Southampton 5 10
3 Aston Villa 5 10
4 Arsenal 5 9
5 Swansea City 5 9
6 Manchester City 4 7
7 Tottenham Hotspur 4 7
8 West Ham United 5 7
9 Hull City 5 6
10 Liverpool 5 6
11 Manchester United 4 5
12 Everton 4 5
13 Leicester City 4 5
14 Stoke City 5 5
15 Sunderland 5 4
16 Queens Park Rangers 5 4
17 Burnley 5 3
18 Newcastle United 5 3
19 Crystal Palace 4 2
20 West Bromwich Albion 4 2

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