PREVIEW: City v Wigan

Wednesday 17 April 2013 | Etihad Stadium | Kick-off 19:45

Tickets: Tickets available from £20. Call 0161 444 1894 for details.

Last Season: City 3-0 Wigan

Match Officials: Referee: Jon Moss; Assistants: A Garratt, S Long; Fourth official: (was Jon Moss until Anthony Taylor was withdrawn due to his involvement in the FA Cup final was announced).

Team News:

CITY – David Silva is fit again but any involvement would risk him for Sunday at Spurs so Mancini may opt to rest him. Micah Richards and Maicon are both back from knee injuries and could be involved. The same goes for Jack Rodwell who has recovered from his latest hamstring set back. Joe Hart should return in goal.

Man City (from): Hart, Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Maicon, Richards, Kompany, Nastasic, Lescott, K Toure, Kolarov, Clichy, Sinclair, Milner, Nasri, Barry, Y Toure, Garcia, Rodwell, Aguero, Tevez, Dzeko, Razak.

WIGAN – Wigan have no new injury concerns but may rest players after their exertions in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Millwall.

Stats:

City have won the last six meetings between the clubs without conceding a goal.

Wigan won on their first two Premier League trips to the Etihad Stadium but have not won on any of their five subsequent visits.

City have won the last six matches against Wigan without conceding a single goal.

City have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 9 matches in all competitions at the Etihad Stadium.

Stats courtesy of BBC Football & Stat City

Press Conference:

It was David Platt’s turn to face the media, saying: “It’s about finishing the season as strong as we possibly can.”

Typical City’s Build-up:

See our Preview in Quotes for a round-up of all the talk coming out of both City and Wigan’s squads ahead of the match.

Fixtures:

Tonight

Manchester City v Wigan (19:45)

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Fulham v Chelsea (20:00)

Compiled by Rob Pollard

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