Stoke v Manchester City preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke and Manchester City at the Britannia Stadium.

Last Updated: 26/11/10 at 11:59   

Wilkinson (right): Has a sore knee

Wilkinson (right): Has a sore knee

Stoke will give a late fitness test to Jermaine Pennant ahead of the game after he came off with a hamstring problem only 11 minutes into last Saturday's 3-0 win at West Brom.

Although a scan has revealed the damage to be not as bad as first feared, the winger remains a doubt.

Defender Andy Wilkinson could also miss out due to a sore knee, but Jon Walters should be fit to play despite a recent groin injury.

Mario Balotelli might have to be content with a place on the bench as Man City visit the Potteries.

The Italian striker has served a three-match ban but following City's excellent victory at Fulham last Sunday, Roberto Mancini is reluctant to disturb his team.

Mancini will be forced to make one change though as Pablo Zabaleta serves a one-match ban after picking up five bookings.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Etherington, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Tuncay, Delap, Diao, Wilson, Sorensen.

Man City (from): Hart, Richards, Bridge, Lescott, Boyata, De Jong, Vieira, Barry, Johnson, K Toure, Y Toure, Tevez, Silva, Adebayor, Balotelli, Kolarov, Given, Milner, Kompany, Boateng.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool Live
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
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Swansea v A Villa  
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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