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Watch Live: Manchester City vs. Stoke City (Lineups and Discuss)

Feb 22, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic, left celebrates after scoring the opening goal with teammate Edin Dzeko during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) AP

Manchester City host Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (Watch live online, 10am ET via NBC Sports Live Extra) with the Citizens hoping to overcome their disappointing midweek defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League.

This is a match up between the team with the best home record, City, and the team with the worst away record, Stoke.

The Citizens have lost that incredible unbeaten run at home after the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in their last home match, but Manuel Pellegrini’s team need a win to keep up the pressure on Chelsea and Arsenal ahead of them.


As for Stoke, their win over Manchester United has sparked a resurgence from Mark Hughes’ men, as they’ve drawn against Southampton and Swansea since and are now three games unbeaten.

In team news City bring in Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri to the starting lineup, while Stoke start with four attackers Walters, Odemwingie, Arnautovic and Crouch.


Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Silva; Dzeko, Negredo

Stoke City: Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Adam, Whelan, Walters, Odemwingie, Arnautovic, Crouch

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