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The Liberty Stadium (ATT 20,242) 4th May 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

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Premier League: Swansea host Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium

Last Updated: 13/05/13 12:04pm

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Michael Laudrup: Looking to return to some form

Michael Laudrup: Looking to return to some form

League Cup winners Swansea will look to hit some form before the end of the season as they host Manchester City.

Since winning the Capital One Cup - the Swans have won just one match, and they are without a win in their last six appearances.

Despite their poor run of form, they still sit in ninth and do have a chance of finishing eighth - but they are now looking over their shoulders as they are just three points above Southampton in 13th.

Manchester City have the FA Cup final in their sights next weekend and some of their players may be forgiven for having the Wembley arch on their mind.

But Roberto Mancini's side are still to confirm second place and he will be looking to finish the league campaign on a high after seeing rivals Manchester United take the title from them.

Mancini will also be looking to taste success at the Liberty Stadium, as last year they went down 1-0 on their first ever visit to Swansea in the Premier League era.

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Chico Flores is an injury doubt for Swansea's clash with Manchester City.

The Spanish defender suffered bruising to his arm in training earlier this week, but Michael Laudrup is hopeful of having his first-choice centre-half available.

Winger Roland Lamah has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

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Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been passed fit for the trip to Swansea.

The England international suffered a back injury in last Saturday's victory over West Ham and with Romanian Costel Pantilimon set to play in the cup final next week - he will be hoping to play this weekend.

City otherwise have no new injury worries or suspensions with striker Sergio Aguero and midfielders David Silva and James Milner having returned from hamstring problems against the Hammers.

It remains to be seen whether Mancini will play some of his squad players with one eye on next week's FA Cup final.

Opta Facts

  • All three Barclays Premier League meetings between Swansea and Man City have seen the home side win whilst keeping a clean sheet.
  • Ashley Williams has made the most clearances (362) and the most blocks (47) in the Premier League this term.
  • Man City have played the highest percentage of short passes in the top-flight this season (92%).

Previous game's starting line-ups

4-2-3-1
  • Vorm 1 Vorm
  • Rangel 22 Rangel
  • Amat 2 Amat
  • Williams A 6 Williams A
  • Davies 33 Davies
  • Shelvey 8 Shelvey
  • Britton 7 Britton
  • de Guzman 20 de Guzman
  • Hernandez 11 Hernandez

  • Routledge 15 Routledge

  • Bony 10 Bony

Team taken from Swansea City vs Newcastle United (Barclays Premier League) on Saturday 19th April 2014

4-4-1-1
  • Hart 1 Hart
  • Zabaleta 5 Zabaleta
  • Kompany 4 Kompany
  • Demichelis 26 Demichelis
  • Kolarov 13 Kolarov
  • Milner 7 Milner
  • Fernandinho 25 Fernandinho
  • Garcia 14 Garcia
  • Nasri 8 Nasri
  • Aguero 16 Aguero
  • Negredo 9 Negredo

Team taken from Manchester City vs Sunderland (Barclays Premier League) on Wednesday 16th April 2014


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3 Manchester City 33 71
4 Arsenal 35 70
5 Everton 35 69
6 Tottenham Hotspur 35 63
7 Manchester United 34 57
8 Southampton 35 49
9 Newcastle United 35 46
10 Stoke City 35 44
11 Crystal Palace 35 43
12 West Ham United 35 37
13 Swansea City 35 36
14 Hull City 34 36
15 Aston Villa 34 35
16 West Bromwich Albion 33 33
17 Norwich City 35 32
18 Cardiff City 35 30
19 Fulham 35 30
20 Sunderland 34 29

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